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Longevity

The Secret Behind Women's Longer Lives

Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty

It's common knowledge that women tend to live longer than men. Although men are living longer these days, a woman's life expectancy is 81.1 years comp...

Longevity Tips From My Super-Powered Greek-American Mom

Zoe Helene | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Zoe Helene

I asked my mother to share some of the wellness wisdom she's learned from a long line of long-lifers.

An In-Depth Look At The New Realities Facing Retirees

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Today, life in adulthood and beyond is far more like rafting down a twisting, turning whitewater river. Its length is uncertain -- you might live 70, 90 or 110 years -- and new challenges, opportunities, discoveries, and potential surprises are around each bend.

An Actual Payoff Of Pessimism?

Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living

By Christie Wilcox for YouBeauty.com Take a moment and think about where you will be in five years. What will change between now and then? What wil...

5 Surprising Ways To Live Longer -- And Better

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Amanda Schupak An extraordinary 80-year study has led to some unexpected discoveries about long life. In 1921, a Stanford University psyc...

The Personality Trait That Is Key To Living Longer

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty

Long before the age of gene therapy and miracle medical treatments, the secrets of long life were being gathered and revealed in a unique study of 1,5...

Coffee Can Help You Live Longer

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

If you drink coffee, I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that the more cups of coffee you drink, the higher your risk of dying early. The good news is that if you "risk adjust," then the more cups of coffee you drink, the lower your risk of dying early. Let me explain.

Remedies From A Stress Survivor

Marilyn Tam | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Life is a continuous discovery and adventure. How we choose to deal with each circumstance is up to us. We can choose to recognize and let go of unhealthy stress. May you always live knowing that indeed at all times we have a choice. Your good health, happiness and life depend on it!

Dare to Be 100: Guts and Smarts

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.10.2013 | Fifty
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

In my experience, every single person who has mastered the great art of successful aging has had an inner grit. Not necessarily with any bravado or flourish, but with a steely determination to look loss straight in the face without blinking.

How Long Will You Live? Pee in a Cup to Find Out

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While protein in the urine has long been an indicator of kidney damage, this recent study, examining men and women between the ages of 30 and 85, for the first time showed a link between mild and heavy amounts of protein in the urine and shorter life spans.

The Transformation of Retirement

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

How will the boomers' desire to stay socially engaged give rise to a revolution in mentoring, volunteering and philanthropreneuring? What are the personal, social and financial challenges of each of the five stages of retirement.

The 3 Women Who Make Me Feel Good About Old Age

Maddy Dychtwald | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty
Maddy Dychtwald

Who are your elder heroes? Who inspires you on the next stage of our life journey?

Why You Should Eat Like a Wild Gorilla

Tana Amen | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Tana Amen

Aping a wild gorilla's eating habits could dramatically improve your health -- or may even add years to your life, by reducing your risk for killer diseases like diabetes, heart attack, stroke and dementia.

Drink This For A Long Life

Posted 03.22.2013 | Fifty

So what's the key to longevity? Is it clean living? What about fasting or exercise or happiness? Actually, the key to long life may be something you a...

No Strain, No Gain: How Stress Can Make You Stronger

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We often presume to know why certain things are good for us. But when it comes to lifestyles, proving what is good and why proves quite difficult.

WATCH: Longevity Secrets To Keep You Young

Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty

It's a familiar construct that some of us have heard way too often: [Insert Age] is the new [Insert Age]! But a 2012 study of Japanese and Swedish ...

Do Winners Really Live Longer Than Those They Beat?

Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty

Research has long linked socioeconomic factors such as income and education with better health and longevity. But no one has been sure whether this co...

Book Review: The Longevity Kitchen

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

I think of Rebecca Katz as a joyful wisdom keeper and a creative artist weaving together nourishing and healing traditions with science, beauty and the alchemy of masterful food preparation. When you create with this cookbook, you will end up smiling and satisfied, and you may just live a longer and healthier life.

Longevity Costs Outpace Senior Savings

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

Even though you may want to live forever, the question becomes: Can you afford it? The cold hard reality is that the cost of longevity is quickly outpacing most people's ability to pay for it.

How Aging at Home Became 'Aging at Home'

Rachel Adelson | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Our grandparents had arthritis; we'll have arthritis. The difference is we'll live with it longer. The difference is we've had fewer kids. The difference is we may have higher expectations. The difference is that there are vastly many more of us.

Reversible Destiny

Randy Eady | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Eady

Where longevity is continually affirmed, one expects to find the unexpected. Hence, "Reversible Destiny Lofts" in Toyko, Japan offer a marvelously innovative and functionally foolish way to live your days.

Happy to 102: An Interview with Ephraim Engleman

Lily Sarafan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Fifty
Lily Sarafan

The last surviving member of the Stanford class of 1933, Dr. Ephraim Engleman, is turning 102 in a few weeks. He serves as a shining example of healthy longevity -- he continues to work part-time and has no intention of retiring.

Your Chances Of Dying By 2023? New Test Will Tell You

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty

What are your chances of dying in the next 10 years? Do you smoke, get winded after walking several blocks or have a hard time pushing furniture acros...

If 72 Is the New 30, Then I'm Not Even Middle-aged!

Joan Gage | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Researchers in Germany have decided that a 72-year-old human being today has the same probability of death as 30-year-old hunter-gatherers back in the cave man days.

A Recipe For Life: 4 Ways To Change Your DNA

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Reasonable lifestyle changes make a huge difference in living longer, healthier lives, and are simpler than you think. Like I tell my clients, it's the small changes that add up to a winning recipe.