Skip to comments.Top 5 Habits to Increase Longevity
Posted on 09/01/2009 3:18:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Is it really possible for anyone to live happily to 100? The good news is that your body was designed to be 100 - you just have to get out of the way.
Getting out of the way means taking an honest look at the habits and lifestyle you are living with today. Most of us have developed habits that limit our true health potential.
But don't let these bad habits of the past discourage you - it is never too late to make new choices. What you did in the past can be changed, and your body will respond in kind. What matters is what you do from this moment forward.
Top 5 Daily Habits for Your Longevity It takes 14 to 21 days of repetitive behavior to form a new pattern in your brain. Once the pattern is formed, it becomes an automatic behavioral response.
As you develop new healthy habits, they will begin to replace bad habits. These healthy lifelong habits are adapted straight from the time-tested traditions practiced by centenarians all around the world, and I can say with certainty that they will transform and rejuvenate you!
Eat five small meals a day.
Climb the stairs instead of using elevators.
Laugh it up!
Drink 8 glasses of water every day.
Unwind with meditation.
(Excerpt) Read more at health.yahoo.com ...
I gave up coffee, tea and anything else with caffeine, and drink water all day. No set amount, just whenever I feel like it. I fall asleep much more quickly at night.
That’s when your body tells you that it’s already dehydrated, actually.
Doctors from a wide range of specialties agree: By all evidence, we are a well-hydrated nation. Furthermore, they say, the current infatuation with water as an all-purpose health potion — tonic for the skin, key to weight loss — is a blend of fashion and fiction and very little science.
Same here...sorry, did you mean water?
I'll take that and living to 65 over veganism and teetotalling and living to be 90.
Although I recollect a guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno who was on just because of his longetivity. He was 100 and something, maybe 105, I don't remember. Anyhow, Jay asked him if he ever smoked and he said he quit when he was 85. Jay asked him about drinking and he said, "Oh yeah, I like Jack Daniels!" So I guess you never can tell about these things.
I still knock down some soda, but generally not more than 40 ounces in a day and not after 2 PM. The rest is almost all water. The body is a much happier thing on water than most other stuff we drink.
Avoiding mobs bearing torches and pitchforks.
First and foremost.
Two words work besr — Eat less!
Yes, if there is snow on the ground.
Hmm, I don’t see bourbon and cigars anywhere in that list. Guess I’m not gonna make it.
I have learned that when one reaches a certain age thirst is likely to be misinterpreted as hunger. Sometimes when I feel hungry I start sipping from a large tumbler of ice water and my “hunger” goes away instantly. When I am really hungry it takes twenty minutes or more after starting to eat before I stop feeling hungry.
Snopes makes the claim that many people can meet their water needs from the food they eat without drinking any other fluids. I won’t say it isn’t so but I would think a person would have to be “eating” a lot of soups and such that have a very high water content. I know I would have a hard time going 24 hours without drinking anything, it would be very tough on me.
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Benjamin Franklin
"You can never buy beer. You just rent it. --Archie Bunker
"Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer." --Dave Barry
"I recommend..bread, meat, vegetables, and beer." --Sophocles
"I work until beer o'clock." --Stephen King
that really should read... “drink 8 glasses of wine (or whiskey or beer) every day that obama is squatting in the White House.”
Back when I was overweight and eating mostly processed, salty foods, I needed a lot of water. Since switching to mostly whole foods (lots of fruits and vegetables), the only drink I have is a cup of coffee in the morning and maybe a glass or two of wine or beer at night.
Michelle is the prototype.
The healthcare bureaucrats will be overpaid attitudinal affirmative action advanced black women.
Think Royal Pains and the firer of the good doctor
The message is that the blacks have turned on the Jews
I would add another habit for a long life:
Seemed obvious to me.
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