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Want to live to be 100?

Old People 

 

Research has shown some factors that indicate you are younger than your numeric years.

You're the life of the party  

Outgoing people are 50 percent less likely to develop dementia. Researchers speculate that their more resilient brains may be due to lower levels of cortisol -- studies show that over secretion of this "stress hormone" can inhibit brain cells' communication.  

You exercise for at least 40 minutes a day  

Middle-aged people who run for a total of about 5 hours per week lived longer and functioned better physically and cognitively as they got older. They didn't just get less heart disease -- they also developed fewer cases of cancer, neurological diseases, and infections.  

You eat high fibre foods  

Dietary fibre helps reduce total and LDL ("bad") cholesterol, improves insulin sensitivity, and boost weight loss. Keeping a healthy bowel keeps the whole body functioning better. 

You eat nutritionally healthy foods

When you have a healthy diet of mainly fruit and vegetables and supplement where necessary your cells are assured of the nutritional building blocks to create longevity in a healthy body. 

You make every calorie count  

Men and women who limit their daily calories to 1,400 to 2,000 were literally young at heart -- their hearts functioned like those of people 15 years younger. 

You have a great relationship with family and friends

People who have friendships and people to share life’s pleasures with always live longer. We are social beings and belonging and contributing give us a connection that will increase our life span. Stay connected to friends, family, and current events, and you feel vital and relevant. 

You think positive and see the positive

Those people who have a happier outlook on life and can see the glass half full live longer. They tend to find the good in situations instead of finding the bad. Worriers create stress for their entire system which causes early breakdown of cells. Feeling youthful is linked to better health and a longer life. It can improve optimism and motivation to overcome challenges, which helps reduce stress and boost your immune system and ultimately lowers your risk of disease. 

You are mentally stimulated

Learn to Twitter, Facebook, or Skype to help keep brain cells young and healthy. Read, play crossword puzzles, get out and about, be involved. Volunteer for community projects 

You started menopause after age 52  

Studies show that naturally experiencing it later can mean an increased life span. Women who go through menopause late have a much lower risk of heart disease. 

Your pulse beats 15 times in 15 seconds  

That equates to 60 beats per minute -- or how many times a healthy heart beats at rest. Most people have resting rates between 60 and 100 bpm, and the closer to the lower end of the spectrum, the healthier. A slower pulse means your heart doesn't have to work as hard and could last longer.  

You don't snore  

Snoring is a major sign of obstructive sleep apnoea, a disorder that causes you to stop breathing briefly because throat tissue collapses and blocks your airway. In severe cases, this can happen 60 to 70 times per hour. Sleep apnoea can cause high blood pressure, memory problems, weight gain, and depression. 

You have a (relatively) flat belly after menopause  

Women who are too round in the middle are 20 percent more likely to die sooner, even if their body mass index is normal. At midlife, it takes more effort to keep waists trim because shifting hormones cause most extra weight to settle in the middle. 

You had a baby later in life  

If you got pregnant naturally after age 44, you're about 15 percent less likely to die during any year before age 50. If your ovaries are healthy and you are capable of having children at that age, that's a marker that you have genes operating that will help you live longer. 

You Love your Body and Care for it as your “ Temple”  

When you think Healthy, you eliminate unhealthy habits, you consume no more than 1 glass of red wine per day, you have a massage, you have a project that you are working on. You will look good, feel good and be a wonderful asset to your community. 

 

Chevy1927 

 

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