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Longevity

Get Up, Stand Up: Stand Up for Your Life

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Chairs are killing us. Prolonged sitting has been recognized as a major health hazard. A new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine takes ...

Dare to Be 100: Get Smart, Live Long

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I am a geriatrician, a physician who studies those things that get in the way of any of us living all of our fully allotted 100 years. Numerous risk f...

Yagana Shah

Study Reveals Surprising Habit That Will Help You Live Longer

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.04.2014 | Fifty

If you're reading this at your desk or on your couch, you might want to stand up first. While many of us think we can counter the effects of sitting a...

Yagana Shah

100-Year-Old Paperboy Reveals The Secret To Longevity

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty

Next time you're struggling to get out of bed in the morning, think about Walter Sharp. At 100, he just might be the world's oldest paperboy, and he's...

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

3 Lessons On Aging We Can Learn From Robin Williams

Michael Hodin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

We expect brilliant people such as Robin Williams to contribute to society well past their 60th birthdays. Yet the rest of us are more or less expected to retire, step aside, and draw benefits from the government for the rest of our lives. This neediness and dependency view is vastly out of touch with what we now know about aging.

5 Ways Mountains Can Help You Lead A Happier, Healthier And Longer Life

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living

"The mountains are calling and I must go," naturalist John Muir famously wrote back in the 19th century. And while he set off to create and protect on...

Fat Gain = Brain Loss

Mike Sheridan | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Without a doubt we will all die one day, but the question of how is largely dependent on your behavior. Whether of the heart, or of the brain, degenerative disease is not inevitable. Change your actions and you change your outcome!

How to Pinpoint Your Purpose

Polly Campbell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Purpose is not finite. It is not contained by a single duty or job description or activity. It is not limited by a single expression. While your purpose will probably remain the same throughout your lifetime, how you express it will shift and change dozens of times. Make room for that expansion.

3 Easy Ways To Laugh More Every Day

Cathy Chester | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

To every comedian who has ever given us hours of fun and laughter, I say a sincere thank you. You have given us a great gift, one that may add years to our lives.

Health Before Wealth

Mike Sheridan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Throughout the week there's a lot of things that make me say WTF! But two that continue to stand out include: Millionaire celebrities choosing DUI...

Longevity Annuities: Buying Peace of Mind

Terry Savage | Posted 07.22.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

The dread fear of retirement is living so long that you run out of money. Of course, there will be Social Security, but as many seniors are finding o...

Longevity vs. Durability: Can You Have Both?

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

We've extended the warranty on the human heart, and people are living longer. We've improved care for skin, and people look better. But it's your frame that gets you where you need to go whenever you need to get there.

A World Future Society Conference Speech: Everyone Faces a Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. Each one of us has a problem. In fact, no matter where you go on the planet, no matter who you find, every single person on Earth has this same dire problem.

Great News For Women Who Gave Birth Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Lots of women delay starting their families for various reasons. Now it turns out that delaying child-bearing might be a way of living longer, accordi...

Working Too Hard for The Runners High

Mike Sheridan | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Epinephrine (or adrenaline) is likely the hormone responsible for the 'high' from running, as it's the same feeling adrenal junkies live for. As was i...

Having Sex... Forever

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 09.08.2014 | Science
St. Gallen Symposium

Aubrey de Grey wants to rid the world of aging so that people can live forever. That may sound like the plot of a science-fiction movie, but de Grey doesn't like science-fiction movies. "They are a pain in the ass and make my life much harder," he says. We find out why.

Yagana Shah

Quitting These 4 Bad Habits Could Help You Live 10 Years Longer

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty

Stub out that cigarette, pour out the wine glass, and get off the couch. If you've been meaning to quit that one bad habit but just can't seem to comm...

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

More Health Care vs. More Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may at times think too much. There is no shortage of very intelligent, highly educated people in my academic world. But perhaps there is something seductive about the pursuit of data that causes some in this domain to think that the pursuit of data is itself the objective. It shouldn't be. What most people want is for the data we derive to be applied to some

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

What Would You Write On Your Gravestone?

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Idalia's hearing had deteriorated over the years, but no matter: she and Clemente knew exactly what the other was thinking. They still lived in their house. She managed the bills. He did the driving. They understood the risks. On a piece of paper, duct-taped to the dash of his car, was a note about who to call in case of an emergency.

High-Fiber? More Like Undercover Sugar!

Mike Sheridan | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

They tell us we need high-fiber whole grains to prevent cancer and heart disease with in-your-face marketing, quoting research from experiments they've funded.

What's Better: Exercising More Or Sitting Less?

Mike Sheridan | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

There's no doubt we can all make an effort to increase our standing or walking outside of the hours we're expected to sit.

Yagana Shah

4 Simple Ways To Determine Just How Long You Might Live

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty

Ever wonder how you'll fare when it comes to the longevity stakes? As far as we know, there isn't any crystal ball to pinpoint exactly how long you'll...