longevity

Higher Morale, Longer Life Span

  A new study shows that having a sense of optimism about your future actually helps you live longer… much longer!   Published March 15, 2015 in Age and Aging, the results are clear: a higher morale leads to a longer life.   Researchers looked followed over 645 elderly participants (85 years old and older) for over 5 years using interviews, assessments and home visits, and after adjusting for age, health conditions, mobility, functionality and other variables. Those with higher morale lived on average 5 years longer than their more pessimistic counterparts. If folks who are already 85 years old […]

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The Secret To A Long Life

Recently published on Jan 24, 2015 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition yet another study has come out showing that prolonged sitting each day is associated with an increased risk of death from all causes… …including: cancer cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. And important to note: exercising did not protect against this risk or prolong life… …even those who exercised strenuously had a higher risk of death if there were prolonged periods of sitting in between work outs.   Turns out, sitting 6 hours or more a day raises your mortality risk no matter how hard you exercise

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