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Life Expectancy Is Going Down – Here’s How to Buck the Trend and Live Longer

By |2018-10-18T08:06:11+00:00October 18th, 2018|Lifestyle|

Since the early 1900s it’s been taken for granted that our life expectancy, year by year, would keep getting longer and longer. What with improved knowledge of nutrition, better medical care and more of it, safer jobs…

And for a long time, the average person was living longer. But no more.

In many parts of the US and the world, life expectancy has begun to grow shorter. If you don’t want to be a victim of this disturbing trend, keep reading to find out what you need to do.

According to researchers at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the annual increase […]

Are You Working Yourself into an Early Grave?

By |2018-10-04T12:19:15+00:00October 4th, 2018|Lifestyle|

If workers in Germany, the richest country in Europe, can enjoy 40 days off a year, why do we Americans take only 17 days’ vacation?

Even with this miserly number, more than half of us don’t even use all the vacation days we’re entitled to, and – this kind of amazes me – one out of four don’t take any time off at all.1

Whatever the reasons for the difference (maybe because employees in every other advanced nation in the world have paid annual leave required by law), it’s vital to take a good break from work – your health and lifespan […]

Put on a Happy Face – It Will Extend Your Life

By |2018-09-20T13:13:53+00:00September 20th, 2018|Lifestyle|

Be happy. Enjoy life. It pays off in spades. Scientists even have an estimate as to how long it will take you to see a change in your physical health: about three years.1

In our instant-gratification society, that may seem like a slow-working medicine, but while you wait you get to be. . . well, happier. And that seems like an end in itself.

The resulting better health brings a longer, potentially more satisfying life. But what really interests researchers today is not so much the link between feeling happy, good health and life expectancy, but whether life happiness by itself adds […]

The Lazy Man’s Guide to Living Longer

By |2018-09-13T10:04:43+00:00September 13th, 2018|Lifestyle|

If you want to maximize your life expectancy, you have your choice of special diets, exhausting exercise programs and complicated lifestyle changes you can adopt as you try to live as long as possible.

But you can also take the easy way out if you’re so inclined and still improve your odds of a long life.

Here are some easy tips to potentially add years to your life without making a commitment to huge changes in your daily routine. And studies show these low-effort methods work. . .

Want an unusual, but simple way to join the centenarian crowd?

Indulge in hot peppers.

No, I’m […]

The Visionaries Who Believe We Can Live Forever

By |2018-08-31T06:18:28+00:00August 30th, 2018|Lifestyle|

“We may have a society in which robots will drift away from total metal toward the organic, and human beings will drift away from the total organic toward the metal and plastic, and that somewhere in the middle they may eventually meet.”

The science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made that prediction in 1965. Today many scientists are working to make this a reality in the medical field.

For instance, in 2015, a 34-year-old Los Angeles quadriplegic, Erik Sorto, became the first person to control a robot arm with his thoughts. Now he’s able to enjoy a glass of beer by his own […]

An Unlikely Combo Increases Lifespan by 36 Per Cent

By |2018-08-16T16:36:29+00:00August 16th, 2018|Lifestyle|

One of the hallmarks of aging is cellular senescence. Cells lose the ability to divide, differentiate, and replicate — yet stubbornly refuse to die.

These senescent cells not only lose function, but interfere with processes that create new cells when old ones die. They also harm nearby healthy cells by secreting pro-inflammatory factors and other tissue-damaging molecules.

Senescent cells don’t normally form before we’re past the age of 60, but they can arise in obese individuals and those with chronic diseases at a much earlier age. Whatever the reason you develop these “zombie cells” that refuse to die, they drive the aging […]

Can Some People Stop Aging Completely? “Yes,” Italian Researchers Say

By |2018-08-02T13:15:14+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Lifestyle|

When Italian researchers analyzed the health and mortality of Italian seniors, they came to a startling conclusion: As far as longevity and life expectancy goes, quite a few of the people in their study had stopped aging.

They had reached what the researchers call a “mortality plateau.”

While other seniors kept experiencing an increased risk of dying with each passing year, the risk for these non-aging folks had leveled off. Their chances of dying from one year to the next stayed the same even as they got older and older.

As a result, the researchers believe that although the oldest person on record […]

Put Your Hands Together and Live Almost Four Years Longer

By |2018-07-20T02:09:37+00:00July 19th, 2018|Lifestyle|

The late Dr. Cyril Clarke was a renowned British physician, geneticist and professor of medicine. After 1984, with the explosive increase in the number of people living beyond 100, he began to take a great interest in human longevity.

He wondered whether extended lifespans were related to the decline of religious faith and belief in the afterlife. Perhaps, he considered, loss of faith motivated people to live longer in this life.

On the other hand, many centenarians are deeply religious. So what do we find when we look at the facts? Keep reading. . .

In the US, Lynn Adler, founder of the […]

If You Want to Stay Young, be a Kidult

By |2018-06-07T11:17:28+00:00June 7th, 2018|Lifestyle|

If you’re looking for a secret recipe to feel younger and enjoy a longer, happier life, here’s an answer that’s straightforward, painless and cheap.

All you have to do is think young, act young and indulge in nostalgia.

Maybe this sounds too good to be true, but it’s the finding of a recent survey, and it’s backed up by a research psychologist.

Make Silly Faces

For the survey, 2000 British adults were asked about the health effects of youthful behavior and the habit of indulging in nostalgia.

Three out of four believed it was important, now and again, to forget they were adults.

The respondents created […]