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- […]

These Healthy Choices Lengthen Life, Even For Those With Chronic Conditions

By |2020-11-19T13:14:45+00:00November 19th, 2020|Lifestyle|

It often takes an acute health crisis to get people to the point where they are willing to change direction and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

But what if someone has two or more chronic conditions such as asthma, angina, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis that will likely remain regardless of any lifestyle changes they make?

Will a person in this situation see a benefit in terms of life expectancy by making healthier choices?

Scientists from the United Kingdom thought this question needed to be answered.

We’ve been told that not smoking, avoiding junk food, losing excess weight, exercising regularly, and other healthy choices will keep […]

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 […]

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