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How to Grow Younger with the Right Attitude

By |2020-08-20T13:27:58+00:00August 20th, 2020|Lifestyle|

When researchers investigated why some folks age better and stay healthier longer than others, they were surprised to find that one powerful factor in their favor can be simple: attitude.

The evidence from these studies shows that it’s vital to work on developing an anti-aging attitude if you want to live the best, longest life possible. Fortunately, adopting the right attitude is easy when you have the right tools.

So, what is this fountain-of-youth frame-of-mind that researchers have uncovered?

It’s simply maintaining a healthy independence and sense of control over your life.

Researchers at North Carolina State University have shown that older adults feel […]

Trust Me – Your Attitude to Others Will Help You Live Longer

By |2020-08-13T11:24:19+00:00August 13th, 2020|Lifestyle|

It’s sometimes called the ‘glue’ that binds societies together. And yet trust has been declining across the U.S. since the 1960s.

You could say our trust in others has gone from bad to worse with the COVID-19 pandemic. Mask wearing, social distancing and isolation are tantamount to saying, “Keep away, I don’t trust you.”

And yet trust is not only a core feature of a modern civilization, the latest research strongly links your ability to trust to your life expectancy.

Trust Adds Ten Months to Life

It seems surprising to suggest that the trust you put in others predicts how long you’re likely to […]

We’re Just Three Decades Away from Immortality, says Leading Scientist

By |2020-06-25T11:35:21+00:00June 25th, 2020|Lifestyle|

There’s good news for anyone under the age of 40. You’re not going to die… at least that’s what Dr. Ian Pearson believes.

In fact, Dr. Pearson says that anyone who’s alive by the year 2050 will be able to “live forever,” thanks to new technologies. Let’s take a closer look at what science is doing to help people become immortal.

From scorpion oil to spiderweb elixir to drinking gold, there’s no shortage of concoctions humans have sampled in their search for the fountain of youth and the quest for eternal life. But of course, they’ve all fallen short.

Dr. Ian Pearson says […]

Strike Up the Band! Your Memory Will Thank You!

By |2020-01-30T08:22:28+00:00January 30th, 2020|Lifestyle|

Virtually every list of recommendations for brain health includes something about the benefits of playing a musical instrument.

The good news is, even if you dodged piano lessons as a kid or played baseball instead of tuba, it’s not too late to reap the rewards of music making.

I understand you’re older now, and the thought of picking up a new instrument or reuniting with an old one may feel daunting.

However, I recently discovered a body of brain health research that offers some exciting scientifically proven reasons to get musical.

Boosts Healthy Social Connections

This won’t come as a surprise to anyone who played […]

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 […]

How Long Will You Live? The Answer Might Be in Your Hands

By |2019-10-25T04:16:34+00:00October 24th, 2019|Lifestyle|

Way, way back when I was in college, we’d say “get a grip” to someone who was losing control of himself – someone who needed to pull himself up and stop being foolish.

Turns out “get a grip” may also be good advice for those who seek a long life.

You see, if you’re one of those people with a crushing handshake, you should count yourself lucky.

According to researchers, being able to perform that kind of vice-like grip – while not pleasant for the person you’re shaking hands with – means it’s more likely you’re going to live a long time.

And enjoy […]

The Surprising Anti-Aging Effect of Living in Space

By |2019-06-27T13:30:53+00:00June 27th, 2019|Lifestyle|

51-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly lived in the International Space Station for almost a year while his identical twin brother Mark continued with life on earth. As an astronaut, Scott is a member of group that’s been studied in greater depth than any other living humans. As part of a special study, so was his earthbound twin.

The many negatives of space travel were expected to take their toll on Scott’s health — and they did.

What researchers did NOT expect was a sizable and positive change in an important marker of aging. . .

Increases Risk of Heart Disease

The effects of extended space […]

Three Proven Ways to Up Your Life Expectancy

By |2019-03-06T15:43:24+00:00March 7th, 2019|Lifestyle|

If you’re looking to give yourself a better chance of living a longer life, ask researchers who investigate how lifestyle habits are linked to longevity. They’ve produced some easy-to-follow advice.

By analyzing studies that match up daily habits with how long people live, they’ve discovered tips we can put to use right now and – here’s the kicker — they don’t require drastic changes. They’re within the reach of just about everybody.

Ready to add years to your life? Let’s go!. . .

Don’t Nosh on Fried Foods

A 24-year study at the University of Iowa shows that avoiding fried foods may help you […]

Shocking Discovery: Holocaust Survivors have Longer Life Expectancy. Why?

By |2019-02-14T15:27:32+00:00February 14th, 2019|Lifestyle|

People who survived the Holocaust experienced higher levels of physical and mental illness in their later lives.

This is hardly surprising. They lived under horrendous conditions, with inadequate clothing and shelter, prolonged malnutrition, brutal overwork, and “chronic stress” – a phrase that hardly seems adequate to the experience. On top of that, most of them saw their families murdered.

These traumas took their toll and led to poorer health outcomes decades after they returned to normal society.

But in the first analysis of its kind ever done, researchers made an unexpected discovery about survivors: They lived longer, on average, than the rest of […]

Why Do Presidents Tend to Live a Long Time?

By |2019-02-01T03:45:47+00:00January 31st, 2019|Lifestyle|

I bet you’ve seen those photos documenting the changes that occur in presidents during their stressful tenures. After a year or two, they are already showing signs of wear and tear; wrinkles line their faces and streaks of gray start to proliferate in their hair.

This observation led Dr. Michael Roizen, of RealAge.com fame, to deduce that presidents age twice as fast as the rest of us when they’re in office. He attributed it to “unrequited stress.”

But here’s the thing: physical appearance shouldn’t be confused with accelerated aging.

Never mind the gray hairs — according to a paper1 published in the Journal […]

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