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Aging healthfully is not just a matter of having good genes

Aging healthfully is not just a matter of having good genes | Longevity science | Scoop.it
As people grow older, they can benefit from paying attention to food, exercise, sleep and stress.
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Eating well and exercising, plus taking care of your stress and sleeping patterns go a long way towards preserving good health. Ray & Terry include these steps, as well as attentive medical care and personal research, in their TRANSCEND steps towards longer healthy life.

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Bake, sleep more, skip a meal, exercise, stress less, have a hobby

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Healthy Living in Old Age Can Add 6 Years to Life

Healthy Living in Old Age Can Add 6 Years to Life | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Following a healthy lifestyle can lead to a significantly longer life, even among people who are already well into their 70s, new research shows.

 

This study followed people in their mid-70s and older for almost twenty years. Researchers found a strong association between lifestyle and life expectancy.

 

"Physical activity was the single biggest predictor of longevity."

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Office Attack: stressed at work? Look out for your heart

LONDON (Reuters) - People who have highly demanding jobs and little freedom to make decisions are 23 percent more likely to have a heart attack compared with their less stressed out colleagues, according.

 

Perspective is needed, though. About 3% of heart attacks may come from work stress, but 36% come from smoking and 12% from sedentary living.

 

If you or someone you know can say 'yes' to 2+ of these points, lifestyle changes are in order.

 

-I work too hard, my job stresses me out

-I spend long hours sitting at my desk

-I rarely exercise

-I take cigarette breaks during the day

-I eat fast food or prepackaged food almost everyday

 

Please protect your heart.

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Otis Brawley at TEDMED 2012 (video)

Some two-thirds of cancer are caused by lifestyle choices, says Otis Brawley, chief medical offer of the American Cancer Society.

 

But routine screening, which causes over-diagnosing, is not the answer.

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