Longevity Lifestyle Matters

Ultimately, It’s Your Experience That Matters.

To be sure, we're proud of Longevity Lifestyle Matters. But, to us, what really matters is your experience.   We have put together a program with the brain front and center. So, go ahead, enjoy yourself with great social opportunities, learn a different way to eat, exercise your brain and body, and savor every day.   We invite you to check out the other books that we have written and to visit all the blogs and articles. Today is my birthday and I am so enjoying experiencing life!...

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To Supplement or Not?

If your journey has ever taken you down the supplements aisle at your local market and you had questions like, "What should I take?" or "Do they do what they say they do?" "Is one brand better than other?"--your not alone.   Nutritional knowledge can be as elusive as a horse out of its corral, even for the pros.  There is no shortage of information and studies, but most don't note any significant long-term positive effects of taking supplements and indeed, some have a negative effect.   Sure, they say they're "all natural"--but are they...

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Sep 28 2016

Sleep

Did you know that there is a link between sleep deprivation and a desire to eat? Studies at Columbia University found that people who get insufficient sleep tend to eat an extra 300 calories a day, and the favorite food is ice cream. Both men and women eat more protein-rich foods on short sleep, but only women ingested more fat—averaging 31 more grams of fat after sleeping for 4 hours.   Sleep is also critical to a Longevity Lifestyle. Mental skills suffer severely from sleep deprivation, even more so than physical skills....

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Sep 28 2016

Water

Your brain must have water to do its job. If you don’t give it a good supply, your brain will direct the body to steal some fluid from elsewhere in your body. At any given time your bladder has the largest potential reservoir of fluid—urine. Now that puts a different spin on the term pea brain!   Your brain is composed largely of fluid, 80-90 percent and your body is 60-70 percent fluid. Both need a daily supply of water. Consume your calories through food and make water your beverage of choice. Unless...

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Try It, You Might Like It!

There's no doubt that we know more about preventing injury and illness than they did, say 50 plus years ago. For example, hopping on a single gear or if you were lucky a three-speed Schwinn bike heading down a steep hill trying to stay upright while avoiding a gaggle of kids, and once at the bottom turning around and riding back up the hill was thrilling--but dangerous.   Today you can be a safer rider.  Protect their brain with a helmet, suit up with UV-blocking pants that won't get caught in the chain, slather...

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Sun – Could Cost You Down the Line

Remember the days of health tans? People basked around pools, hiked a trail on a lazy afternoon, and golfers spent 18 holes without sunscreen. If you were one of the many who enjoyed the sun unprotected you may be paying the price today with skin damage. So, what can happen if we don't mind our sun exposure? The most common kind of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma, which is identified on spot exposed to the sun over the course of time - the face, the ears, temples, neck, nose and head. Catch it...

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Knowledge is Power

Some of you may read this blog and feel smug. You have great blood pressure, BMI, your diet impeccable and you wonder when you look around how other people your age got so decrepit while you're still young and spry.   Some of you won't read this blog unless someone send you a link. And some of you may suspect that you have every disease you read about and death is just around the corner.   As a wise friend of my once said "knowledge is power."   She is right, of course.   So in the next...

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You Can Grow Older Gracefully

Tempers flared. Their voices interrupted each other at an all-time high. Angrily they each tried to win the other over to their point of view. In frustration, the younger man stopped dribbling the ball and slammed it in the general direction of the hoop. It missed. “I’m out of here,” he exclaimed. “We can’t agree! What’s more, I’m beginning to think we have nothing in common; not even basketball!” He bent to scoop up his jacket that had been flung to the ground during the heat of competition. The older man bit...

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Do You Like Growing Older?

"You can learn to like almost anything that is good for you— learn to love the opportunity of living younger for longer!" - Arlene R. Taylor PhD That question was flung in my direction smack-dab in the middle of a presentation. Momentarily startled, I realized there is no simple yes or no answer to this question and was pretty certain it would be a mixed bag. Having never been asked that specific question before, and with such an emphasis on the word like, I figured it deserved some thought. “Let me ponder that...

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Help Yourself

In 1979 there was a wonderful study completed by a Harvard Professor by the name of Langer. She recruited eight men who were in their 70’s who were neither healthy nor unhealthy for a five day retreat. These age-appropriate men, slow, bent, and easily fatigued were shown vintage TV programs from 1959, listened to music from that era, and overall treated as if they were still in 1959. No one offered to carry their bags in or fetch them something to drink or a blanket. They kept their topic to...

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