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A Figurative Fountain of Information for Youth

American Heart Association | Posted 08.04.2015 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

What if there is evidence of instructions with simple steps that serves as a recipe for a longer life, relatively free of disease -- a figurative fountain of information for youth? The American Heart Association has discovered the "fountain of youth" and calls it Life's Simple 7 (Los 7 Pasos).

The Reason Why Women Live Longer Than Men

Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty

By Rachael Rettner, Staff Writer LiveScience It's well known that women live longer than men do, but this wasn't always the case: A new study...

10.1 Tips From My 101-Year-Old Grandmother on How to Lead a Good Life

Douglas Danoff | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas Danoff

My grandmother Helen has lived for more than a century. Born in Brooklyn in 1913, she has been fortunate to lead not just a remarkably long life but a remarkably gratifying one. She also ranks among the wisest people I know.

When Living Longer Isn't Really Living

Barbara Hammond | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hammond

For years, my mantra has been, 'I don't want to outlive my usefulness.' As long as I am productive, which could be making dinner or helping a friend in need, I will feel useful. When that time ends I want to go quietly and quickly. How do you arrange that? Obviously you can't.

10 Things You Can Do To Help You Live To Be 100

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty

It seems that almost every day we read about another centenarian swimming across the English Channel blind-folded with one hand tied behind his back o...

These 5 Cities Might Have The Secret To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

The majority of the United States is approaching the idea of a long, healthy life the wrong way, according to National Geographic writer and explorer ...

Centenarian Lands First Solo Art Show -- And Her Work Is Amazing

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty

When you publish your autobiography at age 88, you must think that's it, right? Not so for Frieda Lefeber, who recently turned 100 and is celebrating ...

Running Vigorously Is NOT The Key To Longevity, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.04.2015 | Fifty

Although there are no sure-fire prescriptions for long life, exercise has often been touted as the key to good health for both young and old. But a ne...

There May Be No Such Thing As A 'Longevity Gene'

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - How do some people live past 110 years old? Is it superior genes, clean living, good luck or some ...

Want To Extend Your Life By Two Years? Then You Should Have This

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.06.2014 | Fifty

Do you feel in control of your life and that what you do matters? It could play a role in how long you live. A study led by researchers at the Uni...

The Secrets To Long Life As Shared By Those Over 90 Years Old

Buck Wargo | Posted 12.25.2014 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

We're all looking for the fountain of youth. It's right in front of our eyes. Not only do we want to live to a ripe old age, but we also want to do so while maintaining our vigor and health. What good is it to live longer but be in failing health and homebound?

The Greatest Hazard Of Living A Healthy Life

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

I am always surprised when I realize I'm in my 50s. I know the years are whizzing by, but I don't really feel much difference. I still love to go clubbing with my girlies, I run half marathons, and go on long Harley rides with my husband. I have a very good job working with people I love.

Living to 100?

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

It turns out that living to 100 is a real possibility for many of us in our 70s and for half of kids now in preschool.

How To Live To Be 110

Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A.

In the Andes Mountains of Peru, living in extreme poverty, Filomena Taipe Mendoza, 116 years old, is in the running to become the world's oldest living person. If her claim proves to be true, it would make her three months older than Misao Okawa of Japan, who currently holds the record for the oldest living person.

Know Who Died?

Charlie Carillo | Posted 07.07.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Growing up in my family, the most suspenseful words any of us could hear were, "Know who died?" Whoever spoke those words had the drop on the rest of...

World's Oldest Person Shares Secret To Longevity On 116th Birthday

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | Fifty

The world's oldest person, Misao Okawa, will celebrate her 116th birthday on March 5 2014. And ahead of this momentous occasion she shared her secr...

100 Wonderful Ways To Live To 100

The Huffington Post | Healthy Living Staff | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Want to add more and better years to your life? Now is the time. We're living longer than ever: The average American that was born in 2013 will be...

The 8 Pillars Of Health That Lead To Long Life

Pamela Levin | Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty
Pamela Levin

As I was growing up, my mom always told me wealth means NOTHING without good health. Truly enjoying your financial and personal successes count for less when you are not in the best of health.

Top 10 Tips For Healthy Aging

Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty

In the last two decades, people have not only been living longer but they also have been staying much healthier later in life, according to a recently...

12 Ways You're Cutting Your Life Short

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.02.2013 | Fifty

Like teenagers, many post 50s behave as though they are indestructible, making lifestyle choices that simply aren't good for them. The good news is...

Sure, People Are Living Longer... But Are They Staying Healthy?

Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty

In the last two decades, people have not only been living longer but they also have been staying much healthier later in life, according to a new stud...

3 Ways To Live A Long And Healthy Life

Posted 06.29.2013 | OWN

After years of studying older folks, a scientist tells us what it takes to age well. By Jihan Thompson We asked Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD, sci...

7 Characteristics Associated With Long Life (And How To Cultivate Them)

Mark Sisson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Sisson

As much as we focus on food and fitness as the "physical" arbiters of health and longevity, there appears to be much more to it. In fact, most research fails to find any grand commonalities in the diet and fitness patterns of the longest lived.

A 99-Year-Old Reveals The Real Secret To Long Life

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

What makes for a happy, healthy life? I sought pearls of wisdom from my 99-year-old Bubbe. She is healthy by most standards, though I wouldn't go so far as to say she is 'happy' -- that is a tough word when you are 99. My Bubbe is best characterized as 'satisfied.'

The Best Advice For Living A Long, Happy Life

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com We polled our Facebook friends to find the secrets to longevity -- and found some surprising answers! Keys to Long...