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The Live-Longer Health Tool that Wags Its Tail

By |2019-11-29T06:16:42+00:00November 28th, 2019|Natural Health|

If you’re a dog lover, here’s some health news that you can rejoice over. While research finds that owning a pet of any kind contributes to better health, it’s owning a dog that will help you live a longer life.

Of course, I’m not trying to insult cat owners, but when it comes to pet ownership the research into human longevity is strongest for dog people.

One of the biggest studies of the anti-aging benefits of owning a dog took place in Sweden and involved more than 3.4 million people aged 40 to 80. The 12-year analysis found that dog owners had […]

Being Positive About the Future Adds Years to Your Life

By |2019-11-23T04:42:11+00:00November 21st, 2019|Lifestyle|

Most Americans feel pessimistic about the country they’re leaving to future generations. That’s the depressing outcome of a recent survey conducted by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal.

The implications of this negativity are wider reaching than you might first believe. That’s because the latest research shows that seeing the glass as half empty rather than half full heightens your risk of heart disease and takes years off your life.

The Monty Python song, Always Look on The Bright Side of Life, turns out to be excellent advice for longevity, according to researchers from Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, New York […]

To Get More Out of Your Daily Walk, Step Up the Pace

By |2019-11-14T13:42:20+00:00November 14th, 2019|Natural Health|

Readers of this website know that I’m a huge advocate of a daily walk for both mental and physical health. While slower walking is fine – it’s much better to do something than nothing – there’s some fascinating research out there that might just make you want to pick up the pace.

First let’s dig into some past research reported here, which found a link between an older person’s walking pace and their life expectancy. . .

One study,1 published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that average-speed walkers had a roughly 20 percent lower risk of dying from […]

Do Tall People Live Longer?

By |2019-11-07T10:33:36+00:00November 7th, 2019|Natural Health|

In the never-ending pursuit for the key to longevity, some scientists in the Netherlands turned their inquiring gaze to body size, height and weight. Can these metrics help predict how long we’ll live?

The Dutch may have a special interest in the subject, as they’re the tallest people on earth (on average, of course.)

Here’s what the researchers found. . .

Some of the findings of this large study are to be expected, while others come as a surprise. Case in point is that women may be more likely to reach 90 years of age if they’re taller.

But when it comes to men, […]