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Longevity

What People Who Live To 100 Eat Every Day

SELF | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
SELF

Over a decade ago, writer Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and a team of scientists to explore these areas, now called the "Blue Zones." His latest book, The Blue Zones Solution, takes a closer look at their healthy lifestyle habits -- particularly how they're eating. Here's a look at each region's key secret to long life that you can practice daily.

The Online Test That Predicts If You'll Die Within 5 Years

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 06.19.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If you could figure out how many years you had left to live, would you want to know? The researchers behind UbbLE, sh...

A Cultural Anthropology of Illness: How Words Can Make You Sick

Dr. Mario Martinez | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mario Martinez

What would happen if physicians transitioned from mechanics who repair the body to teachers who explore the causes of health, and from mental health p...

100-Year-Old Woman Says 'Booze' Is The Secret To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty

Yes, an apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a cold glass of beer may help you live to 100. At least that's what one centenarian thinks. Pauli...

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.

Loss Of Smell Linked To Greater Risk Of Death

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty

Your nose could provide clues to your longevity, a new study suggests. Published today in the Annals of Neurology, the study says your ability to i...

103-Year-Old Twin Sisters Die Within Weeks Of Each Other After Spending Entire Lives Together

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty

After living most of their lives together, Glenys Thomas and Florence Davies, reportedly the world's oldest twin sisters, passed away within weeks of ...

Can Transhumanism Overcome a Widespread Deathist Culture?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Zoltan Istvan

To change the deathist culture in America and abroad, it's important for people to understand that lengthening lives and having the ability to overcome human mortality is not something that has to be seen as clashing with religion.

Dare to Be 100: Heartbeats and Car RPMs

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Rare is the person who can deliver a scientific lecture complete with intricate equations and strange symbols and still be entertaining. Such a person...

Soon-To-Be World's Oldest Sisters Reveal Surprising Secret To Long Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty

Beans on toast, bangers and mash, and other traditionally British foods are what the soon-to-be oldest sisters in the world say are the secret to thei...

Elderly Who Exercise 30 Minutes A Day Live Up To 5 Years Longer

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty

Regular exercise packs as great a punch as quitting smoking when it comes to life expectancy, according to researchers in Norway. The study, publi...

Are Millennials Ready For A 100-Plus-Year Life?

Paul H. Irving | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

We're in the midst of a demographic shift resulting from increasing longevity. Life-spans have nearly doubled in the last century due to advances in science and sanitation, and lives grow longer each year. The odds are that millennials and the generations that follow will experience significantly longer lives.

What The 'Blue Zones' Can Teach Us About Living Longer

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 05.08.2015 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

While we won't all live to 100, we can make changes in our lives to improve our longevity with the added benefit of improving our quality of life. Get out in your community, make exercise a key part of your life, and stay close with your family. And don't forget to eat your beans.

How Long Will You Live? Body Size, Heart Rate and Metabolism

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

These observations were then applied to the association of size and longevity. The larger the animal, the lower its metabolism and the longer it lived. Smaller animals have higher metabolic rates and shorter lifespans.

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...

Want To Live To 100? Here's What You Need To Do

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty

For the past 50 years, researchers in Sweden have been doing an aging version of "Up," the documentary series that followed 14 British children and pr...

All That Cheese Might Be What's Keeping French People So Healthy

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living

A diet rich in cheese might actually give you a metabolic boost, according to new research. But lest you think this is a gift from some celestial dair...

Survey Reveals The Simple Habits That Could Help You Live To 100

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty

It's quite an accomplishment to live to 100, but a survey of centenarians revealed it's your attitude that can get you there. UnitedHealthCare release...

(B)Older Americans Month

Marc Middleton | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Marc Middleton

Learning how not to fall is important, but learning not to fear failure is equally important. Men and women over 60 need help building new careers, starting new businesses and finding new relationships. We need encouragement to pursue our passions, to reinvent ourselves.

The Gift I Would Give to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 06.27.2015 | Fifty
Edwin Leap, MD

They fight for custody, they change the diapers, feed and bathe the children. They take them to school, clothe them, care for them in their sickness.

Hillary Is In -- And Her Age Is No Disqualifier

Paul H. Irving | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Paul H. Irving

Americans deserve to know about a presidential prospect's health, and questions about experience and integrity are, of course, legitimate areas of inquiry. But to imply that Hillary -- or any candidate -- should be discounted based on advancing age goes too far. Age is an asset; it's no disqualifier.

Dying Well Means Dying At Home

Allen Frances | Posted 06.11.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

There should be a statutory, civil right to die for those whose lives are made unbearable by incurable illness. It is an inherent contradiction to be both a libertarian and simultaneously against allowing others to end their lives of pain on their own terms.

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 ...

Diet? I'll Have What He's Having!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For those who don't know, that's really what the whole Blue Zones idea is about: a characterization of the lifestyle, behaviors, culture and environment of those populations around the world that live the longest and the best. They have the most vitality and the least chronic disease.

World's New Oldest Person Reveals Surprising Key To Long Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty

After the two oldest people in the world passed away within days of each other, 115-year-old Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Michigan is now the oldest do...