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Today we have another edition of our weekly feature: Aging News.
We’ll start off with the common traits shared by folks who have enjoyed a long life:
Personality Traits Of Long-Lived People:
It’s logical to figure we could learn something from long living people, right?
Dr. Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been researching such an idea.
His Longevity Genes Project, studied 500 healthy people 95 to 112 years old.
Half were overweight or obese, 60 percent of men and 30 percent of women had smoked for many years, and few exercised. Only 2 percent were vegetarians. “As a group, they didn’t do what we ask our patients to do,” Barzilai said. The biggest predictor of living to 100 was how long people’s parents had lived, not lifestyle factors…”
Whoa…I’ve been eating all these blanking vegetables in vain?
Anyway, check out those personality traits, when you Personality Traits of Long Living People
Aging Tricks That Make Us Happier:
How often do we acknowledge the power of our attitude about age related adjustments we must make? How we respond to the effects of aging, are crucial to our physical health, and directly effect our levels of satisfaction and happiness.
I recently read a short, interesting and sensitive, article written by a lady who is also coming to grips with getting older.
She evens offers her five tips for aging with style and happiness. I enjoyed them. I think you will too.
Read them when you 5 Tricks To Transform Your Experience Of Aging
Cheapest U.S. Retirement Towns:
Wanna retire on just your social security income? May not be a cakewalk, but some people manage to.
Because the cost of living varies by location, where you decide to live, will directly affect your budget.
There’s an article on the U.S. News website listing the 10 cheapest U.S. towns. The writers also provide their reasoning for including specific cities to the list.
I’ve no desire to leave Florida. But, still thought the article was interesting and worth reading. If you’d like to read it, too, Cheapest Places to Retire In The U.S.
Are Testosterone Supplements Safe:
In an attempt to re-capture what aging naturally takes away, last year 2.3 million American men used some form of testosterone replacement. That’s double the number of users for 2008.
As a gender, some of us men have been sold on the idea that our worth is directly related to our physical powers. Of course that’s situationally true enough.
Yet, in the big scheme of life, (if there is one) is a pursuit of youthfulness healthy? Specifically, for otherwise healthy men, is testosterone therapy harmful?
I’m not so sure, but then, I’m not too keen about nutritional type supplements.
Testosterone replacement, or supplements, are suspected of causing:
- Heart attacks
- Coronary artery disease
- Blood clots
Uh, ‘No thanks.’
Read more about the questions concerning testosterone replacement and the FDA’s involvement, when you Are Testosterone Supplements Safe
Tips For Balance Control:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of death related to injury among the elderly, and over a third of those aged 65 and older fall every year…”
I know the feeling.
I’m in pretty decent shape. But, occasionally I kinda lean more than intended and have to grab something to steady myself.
And, sometimes I catch myself off-balance just doing something I’ve did in the same way for thousands of times.
These kinda things don’t happen often. But it doesn’t take a genius to predict a future of more.
That’s why I was happy to find an intelligent article offering four ways we can improve our balancing act.
You can find it when you, How Senior Citizens Can Improve Their Balance Control
Ernest Hemingway’s Last Meal:
New York Strip Loin with Garlic-Herb Crust, baked potato, Caesar salad, and a Bordeaux.
And, that’ll do it for today. Looking forward talking to you next time.
Ideas for me, your aging related story, or comments are very damn welcome…