An Easy Way To Add Seven Or More Years To Your Life

By |2022-11-03T10:18:43+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Lifestyle|

If you think of yourself as “over the hill” or believe “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, you may be hastening your own demise.

That’s because the link between beliefs surrounding aging and actual longevity is very well established. But there’s good news. According to a new study, even if you currently have a negative attitude about the way your body is aging, it’s never too late to start thinking positively and add years to your life.

Western society is bombarded with negative stereotypes regarding aging. Elderly people are depicted as grumpy, old fashioned, set in their ways, even a […]

What Will Help You Live Longer, Genes or Lifestyle?

By |2022-10-27T07:23:26+00:00October 27th, 2022|Lifestyle|

Around here, we are keen on stacking the longevity deck in your favor. And fortunately, many dedicated scientists worldwide share our zeal for healthy aging. From what to eat, to how to exercise, to understanding the role genetics play in longevity, the research is coming out fast and furious world-wide.

Now, a recent study published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity reveals new findings that are giving fresh hope to anyone who fears they’re losing the longevity lottery.1

You’ve no doubt read in this newsletter some of the scientific evidence showing that low physical activity and greater time sitting are […]

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much For A Long Life?

By |2022-10-06T13:08:42+00:00October 6th, 2022|Lifestyle|

New research from the University of Oxford reinforces what we’ve long believed: Drinking isn’t good for you.1 But how much is too much?

Let’s take a closer look at the effects alcohol has on the way your body ages…

These most recent findings are based on the largest ever study on the impacts of alcohol on our DNA and the tiny DNA endcaps that shorten with aging, called telomeres.

The study relied on data from the massive UK Biobank, analyzing 245,000 people aged 40 to 69 years. Three percent of participants were categorized as “never drinkers” and four percent “previous drinkers,” while the […]

Beat Back Heart Disease, Dementia, And Early Death With This “Virtual” Trick

By |2022-09-15T13:24:34+00:00September 15th, 2022|Lifestyle|

Fall is here. And while you’re probably ready for brisk air and changing leaves, the autumn season is the gateway to the dreary, shorter winter days – making it harder for those living in some areas to get out and about.

Thankfully, a new study shows a “virtual” trick that can help you stay active and social this fall and winter, without setting foot outside your front door.

Even better? Researchers say it can lower your risk of strokes, heart disease, cognitive decline, and even early death, especially if you’re a senior.

I’m talking about […]

Can Money Buy a Longer Life?

By |2021-11-18T10:04:25+00:00November 18th, 2021|Lifestyle|

It’s said that money can’t buy you happiness. That’s certainly true. But there’s something money can buy, apparently. According to researchers wealth can buy you a longer life.

Read on to find out just how much wealth researchers say you’ll need to accumulate to extend your lifespan.

The new study, conducted by researchers at Northwestern University, is not the first to examine if money is tied to lifespan.

For instance, a previous study found an increased risk of death among retired stockholders when their wealth was reduced after a sizable fall in the value of their holdings.

Other studies have found that accumulated wealth […]

What is a Good Age to Die?

By |2021-11-04T11:14:20+00:00November 4th, 2021|Lifestyle|

While longevity is a goal for many, others are concerned about living too long and enduring any suffering that might come with it.

For example, the popular British singer and TV presenter, Cilla Black, said in 2010 when she was 67, that she didn’t want to live beyond the age of 75.

Four years later, the acclaimed oncologist, bioethicist and former advisor to President Obama, Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, then aged 57, echoed her words, writing that “75 years is all I want to live.”

Their comments beg the question, is there a good age to die?

Researchers at the University of Kansas explored […]

Can You Really Cheat Aging and Death?

By |2021-09-02T03:39:19+00:00September 2nd, 2021|Lifestyle|

Recently we wrote about new research suggesting that one day it may be possible for the average human to live to 120 or even 150 years of age—nearly doubling the average human lifespan in the developed world.

While these scientists say it’s only a matter of time before modern medicine has advancements to dramatically slow the aging process and allow our life spans to nearly double, other anti-aging scientists believe it’s all pie-in-the-sky.

Let’s take a look at the research that has the pessimists convinced that aging cannot be dramatically slowed and that the human life span has a limit.

A major new […]

How Being a Workaholic Impacts Your Longevity

By |2021-07-29T13:26:49+00:00July 29th, 2021|Lifestyle|

Work. Work. Work. Are you a workaholic who typically logs way over 40 hours a week?

In our modern society this practice isn’t always frowned upon. In fact, a non-stop work life is like a badge of honor to many. For others, working less doesn’t feel like an option from a financial standpoint.

The high value placed on work and the money it provides begs the question: Can you work yourself to death?

A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report answers the question with a resounding yes. The report points to research that suggests working long hours is an occupational health risk that […]

Are You Being Nagged Into an Early Grave?

By |2020-12-31T10:01:02+00:00December 31st, 2020|Lifestyle|

“Still haven’t repaired the fence, cleaned out the garage, or picked up the dog’s prescription? How many more times do you have to be told?”

Nagging is one of the most common relationship complaints reported by couples therapists. It may not be the most serious, but it’s certainly annoying and frustrating for both partners.

Even if nagging doesn’t sound the death knell for a relationship it can bring about another, more serious death… your own.

As amazing as it seems, you can actually nag somebody to death. We’ve got the numbers to prove it. . .

Health studies going back to the 19th century […]

Seniors Enjoy a Better Quality of Life Than Three Decades Ago

By |2020-11-26T21:37:10+00:00November 26th, 2020|Lifestyle|

Are older people better off mentally and physically today than the previous generation?

Yes, at least in Finland, say researchers who just published a study on aging in the journal Ageing Clinical and Experimental Research.1

Let’s take a look at what we can learn…

Scientists at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland accessed the country’s health data gathered 28 years ago on the physical and mental abilities of elderly people. The subjects included 500 participants aged between 75 and 80 years old.

Next, the researchers conducted the same physical and cognitive tests on a group of 75- […]

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