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.
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That's such BS. Your body tells you when you need to drink with this thing called thirst. And is a longer life spent mostly urinating really worth the effort?
8 glasses minimum. I put down about a gallon a day.
Inspired by the article, I’ve just fixed myself a little chips & dip meal.
That's when your body tells you that it's already dehydrated, actually.
And is a longer life spent mostly urinating really worth the effort?
There are times when a good pee is a very fine thing, indeed.
Oh no, imagine all the old people. On the bright side this will create a huge demand for end of life counselors and improve our unemployment numbers.
I prefer Scotch whisky, cigars, hot girls, fast cars, and America.
6. Avoid going into bars near Camp Pendleton or Quantico and exclaiming loudly “Semper Fidelis? What does that mean, always fairies?”
Thirst is just your mouth being dry. Just because you’ve made your mouth wet doesn’t mean you’ve rehydrated your body. We drink a lot of things in this country that are diuretics, which puts you in the bathroom more and dehydrates you in the process. Most people if they swapped half of what they drank with plain water would spend less time in the bathroom, and have fewer dehydration health problems like headaches.
Drink 8 glasses of water every day.
That’s such BS. Your body tells you when you need to drink with this thing called thirst. And is a longer life spent mostly urinating really worth the effort?
Total junk science, but because it’s a round number and emotionally appealing, some people have glommed onto it as a health benefit.
If I drank 8 glasses of water a day AND took the stairs every day I would also have had to wear Depends.
charlie daniels song?
Whiskey is mostly water.
Whiskey, cigarettes and wild, wild women.
Yep. Me too and it is amazing the difference.
LOL! Suicide by Marine. :)
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.
Use to do home health care for my S I L's grandmother, she was 94 and in good health, lived in her own house but needed a little help...she use to say "Why am I still alive", then she'd laugh...She lived 2 more years. Had quite a sense of humor, but still didn't find living that long a blessing...For those that are not in good health, or living in their own feces in a nursing home, it is not a blessing, but a curse.
How many really want to live to be 100? I wonder...
Might explain why I prefer whisky. Guid Scots whisky. *\;-)
I agree. Now if they had said to drink 8 cups of coffee a day, that would be about right. But 8 cups of plain water? Blech.
Me to! LOL
LOL! I love it... but you are right you have to live a little.
Inspired by this article I’m having a Big Mac and a cup of coffe plus some donuts for dessert.
Well that has certainly worked better than drinking a crap load more water than one needs!
I would also recommend using a parachute regularly when jumping out of planes.
LOL! That’s great!