Eight Ways To Live Longer

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  • By Robin Westen

    Okay, so there are no guarantees. But there’s plenty of scientific evidence to show we can boost our chances of living a longer, healthier life by following these lifestyle tips:

    Eat Right

    According to a study published in the “International Journal of Epidemiology,” eating a diet high in a variety of vegetables and low-fat protein leads to a longer life and one with less cardiovascular disease and cancer. On the other hand, lots of red meat, refined carbohydrates, sugars, and foods rich in saturated fats was associated with increased mortality rates from those diseases. And research published in the Rejuvenation Research reports the less overall eating you do as you age could add years to your life. According to the study, if we eat 15 percent less than we did from age 25 we could add 4.5 years to our life.

     

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  • Exercise : Of course, we’ve heard this constantly. Now a study published in the “Archives of Internal Medicine” reports that regular exercise slows the aging process. For example, the study indicated that regular running reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, and neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Choosing an activity you really love, like hiking, will make an exercise program easier to stick to.

     

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  • Stop Smoking It’s not too late. If you’re having a tough time doing it, speak with your doctor about smoking cessation medication. There's also a wealth of online resources, like www.smokefree.gov,

     

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  • Don't Oversleep There’s been plenty of attention given to the lack of sleep, but a study published in the “Archives of General Psychiatry” found that people who sleep more than eight hours nightly had a significantly higher death rate. It’s also true sleeping less than four hours each night increases your chance of premature death.

     

    Speaking Multiple Languages Can Help Delay Alzheimer's

    One of the easiest ways to fight the onset of Alzheimer's disease is by learning another language. The innovative Pimsleur Approach promises to teach you any language in just 10 days. Materials are available in CD, MP3 or iTunes formats. Get started today!

  • Cultivate Friendships Several studies have noted the health and happiness benefits of a social life, which include an increased feeling of self-worth. Plus, friends are helpful in difficult times, reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, and may also encourage us to look after our own health.

     

    Speaking Multiple Languages Can Help Delay Alzheimer's

    One of the easiest ways to fight the onset of Alzheimer's disease is by learning another language. The innovative Pimsleur Approach promises to teach you any language in just 10 days. Materials are available in CD, MP3 or iTunes formats. Get started today!

  • Give The Boot To A Bad Attitude A study published in the “Mayo Clinic Proceedings" reported that people who expect misfortune and only see the negative side of life don’t live as long as those who hold a more optimistic view. Other rewards for an upbeat attitude? Fewer problems with work or other daily activities because of physical or emotional health, less pain, increased energy, and a generally happier, more peaceful state of mind. Furthermore, a study published in the “American College of Cardiology Journal” reports laughing increases blood flow by more than 20 percent. This has a similar beneficial effect to that of an aerobic workout. Even if you force a laugh, it works. Turns out our bodies can’t distinguish between real and fake laughter.

     

    Speaking Multiple Languages Can Help Delay Alzheimer's

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  • Don't Get Too Angry A study published in the “Archives of Internal Medicine” found that those who were classified as having the highest level of anger in response to stress were more likely to develop heart disease prematurely in comparison to those who reported lower anger responses.

     

    Speaking Multiple Languages Can Help Delay Alzheimer's

    One of the easiest ways to fight the onset of Alzheimer's disease is by learning another language. The innovative Pimsleur Approach promises to teach you any language in just 10 days. Materials are available in CD, MP3 or iTunes formats. Get started today!

  • Get A Pet Numerous studies show that owning a pet can help you live longer and feel healthier. The benefits range from reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, better physical and psychological wellbeing, reduced stress, and lower blood pressure levels. It's easy to get a pet: There are hundreds of them in shelters just waiting for your love!

    About The Author

    Robin Westen is ThirdAge's Medical Reporter. Check for her daily updates. Her latest book, co-authored with Dr. Alyssa Dweck, is "V Is For Vagina."

     

    Speaking Multiple Languages Can Help Delay Alzheimer's

    One of the easiest ways to fight the onset of Alzheimer's disease is by learning another language. The innovative Pimsleur Approach promises to teach you any language in just 10 days. Materials are available in CD, MP3 or iTunes formats. Get started today!


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