Can you add years to your life? If you want to extend life beyond the current lifespan of 70 years, according to experts, there are a variety of ways to add years to your life by making simple changes in your lifestyle. And while there are many books on the market today that tell you how to add those years to your life, none of them break it down quite as simply and easily as Dr. Darlene McCord’s new book Living Well at One Hundred.
The book is divided into nine simple chapters ranging from assessing your current health, to nutrition, to what you need to do in the future to keep living longer. The book focuses on achieving wellness and avoiding illness and a “way” of living as naturally and vitally as possible.
Nanotechnology and biotechnology are advancing faster than you are aging which means the future looks more promising for us all. Every year, science is discovering genetic codes that, when switched on or off, have the potential to treat or cure diseases, reverse aging, and repair damaged organs.
However, we may have to wait a few decades until vision is restored to the blind and the physically disabled can walk again. You can take advantage now, however, these simple secrets to longevity.
5 Simple Tips to Add More Active Years to Your Life:
- Laugh More. Not only can laughter relax your whole body, but it also is a form of communication with others, an important factor in reducing anxiety and stress.
- Eat Breakfast Daily. Eating a high-nutrient, high-fiber breakfast can jump start your day. It not only makes you feel better—those who eat breakfast can add one to three years to their life as opposed to those who skip breakfast.
- Get a Pet. Studies have found that animals can lower blood pressure and heart rates. A New York study concluded that heart attack survivors with pets were more likely to be alive one year later than those without pets.
- Get Physically Active. The Harvard Alumni Study of more than seventy-one thousand men found that burning 2,000 calories a week resulted in an increased life span of at least two years. Exercise works wonders on your physical and psychological health.
- Brush and Floss. Recent studies have linked periodontal disease to heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory disease. Healthy gums prevent bacteria from entering the bloodstream and thus causing serious problems.
Today we can expect more than simply having one hundred candles on our birthday cake. We can have our cake and then celebrate the day with a great game of golf or an afternoon of tennis. The key to living well at one hundred is good planning. Come along on a journey to good health that will keep your body and mind healthy for years to come.