Advice on Living Longer

Thursday, March 4, 2004

Diet Changes . . . .

I have read that eating soy products more often and drinking soy milk will make you much healthier and more energetic. What turns me off is that soy products such as soy bars, soy milk, etc., cost more than non-soy products, and I fear it is not the additional cost of soy beans or production, but... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 29, 2004

Living Longer Often Depends on Being Able to Defend Yourself.

In this time and in this society, there are those who would happily extinguish the life light within you. To avoid that, establish some means by which you can defend yourself, your very life if need be. That may mean taking some self-defense courses, carrying a whistle or other loud alarm with you,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Driving Advice on Living Longer . . .

If you are on an expressway, no exits nearby, and little traffic, stay away from cars that have left their turn signals on, and on, and on. They seemingly aren't totally with it and are not operating at full faculties. Better yet, stay away from all cars that seem to be doing weird things. It will... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Having just returned from Washington, DC . . . .

One way to live longer would be to avoid the DC Beltway, particularly during the morning and the evening rush hours. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Balance is the key . . . .

In my opinion. Too much of anything is not good, nor is too little of some things. To prolong life, one must balance diet, exercise, attitude, sociability and other daily factos fo life. Too much work is not good; too much alcohol is not good; too much food is not good; balance all that you do and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Some obvious but obviously overlooked ways to extend life:

Exercise regularly, 30 to 60 minutes a day for 3 to 5 days a week; eat a well-balanced meal with as few as possible processed foods; drink lots of water; moderation in sweets and alcohol, if you can't or choose not to avoid them; early to bed and early to rise; find a hobby that is mentally... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 25, 2004

Coffee and Caffein . . .

A recent article stated that drinking coffee, either caffeinated or not, helped control diabetes. Seems some of the foods we look to as bad for us have their good sides as well. What I have seen about coffee seems to vary on a weekly basis. It also seems to depend on whom is writing that week. Where... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 24, 2004

My experience was heavenly . . . .

I recently got a massage, one full hour of bliss and the aftereffects of relaxation and ease. Such things must, most definitely increase one's life. I wish I could afford daily massages. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 19, 2004

Living Longer, Sociological Issues . . .

In these times, living longer could also result from not extending any middle fingers toward strangers, or sensitive aquaintances, and watching what you say to others in public, again, particulalry strangers. Sign in to see full entry.

Newsweek Article on Longevity

An interesting article about a low-calorie diet, actually a subsistence-level of caloric intake of about 1400 calories per day for men, indicated that it has the chance of increasing a life-span from 10% to 20%. Of course, living on that low calorie diet is just a step up from starvation. Is it... Sign in to see full entry.

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