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These 5 Healthy Habits Give You 7-10 Extra Years of Disease-Free Life

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

A major new Harvard study found that you can gain up to 10 years of lifespan, free of cancer, heart problems, and diabetes if you practice five healthy habits.[i] 

Researchers released their findings after tracking 111,000 people for up to 34 years. 

The scientists found that women can add 10 years of healthy life and men seven. 

The life-extending healthy habits are:

  1. Regular exercise.
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Low-Fat Diet Lowers Testosterone in Men

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Men's Health, Sexual Health, Sexual Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

For years, mainstream doctors had a simple mantra for people trying to lose weight…

Cut fat to lose fat. 

A low-fat diet—especially one low in animal fats—was touted as the best way to slim down. 

The food industry saw it as an opportunity to create a whole new range of products. Fat-free products flew off store shelves.

Low-fat eating became a way of life for many of us.

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The Simple Secret to Living Longer

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Here comes the New Year, with hordes of folks looking for ways to become healthier.

Some of us will resolve to exercise more. Others will go on diets. Or we’ll cut out guilty pleasures like fast food. 

Most of us will fail miserably.

One study found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions die by mid-February.[1]

New research shows there’s a better way.

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Playing Cards, Board Games Prevents Cognitive Decline

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Computer brain-training games have soared in popularity in recent years as seniors look for ways to stay mentally sharp and prevent Alzheimer’s.

Lumosity, FitBrains, Elevate, and CogniFit are among the most popular of the cutting-edge digital mind exercisers.[1] 

But what about “old school” games such as cards, bingo, Scrabble, and chess?

Do they have the same brain health benefits as computer games? 

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The Secret of the ‘Island Where People Forget to Die’

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

On the Greek island of Ikaria, a bigger percentage of the residents live past 90 than anywhere else in the world.

Many live well past 100.

That’s why it’s known as the “Island where people forget to die.” 

The old folks on Ikaria aren’t frail and feeble. If you visit the island, you’ll see centenarians riding bikes, hiking, and bragging about their love lives.

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One Surprising Factor Predicts How Long You’ll Live

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

What single factor determines how much longer you have to live? 

The obvious one is age. After all, if you’re 80, it’s likely you have less time left than someone who is 60. 

Genetics are big factor, too. If your parents and grandparents lived long lives, chances are you will, too. 

Whether you smoke makes a big difference as well.

But it turns out that there is another longevity factor that is more powerful than any of these. 

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