An Unexpected Predictor for Longevity
For centuries, explorers scoured the earth for this mythical legend. One man, Ponce de Leon, became synonymous with it. Having heard a tale told by the Taino people of healing waters in Bimini; Ponce de Leon, then Governor of Puerto Rico, searched and slaughtered in a fruitless effort to find it.
Scientists Uncover Breakthrough in Reversing Aging: No Longer Tied to DNA Changes
After 13 years of research, Dr. David Sinclair and his team have finally discovered the key factors that drive aging, according to TIME. A study published on January 12th in the journal Cell describes a revolutionary aging clock developed by Sinclair, a genetics professor and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at Harvard Medical School, that can accelerate or reverse the aging process at the cellular level.
If you lack purpose, a new study says you're 2.4 times more at risk of death than those who have a high sense of purpose
A recent study in Preventive Medicine examined how a sense of purpose is associated with mortality by gender and race/ethnicity groups. The study defined purpose as "the extent to which people perceive their lives as having a sense of direction and goals." [i]
The Okinawans' advice on living a long and happy life
Did you know that the Japanese language does not have the word “retirement” in its vocabulary? According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai — a reason for living and purpose in life.
Meet Elsie Allcock, the Woman Who Has Lived in the Same House for Over 100 Years
Elsie Allcock is a history maker and record breaker. In 2018 the British woman celebrated her 100th birthday in the same house that she was born in. It is very unlikely that any other known centenarian has done this.
My Favourite Podcasts Of All Time - Podcasts I Listen To Every Day
I have learned more from podcasts than from books. It’s kind of surprising hearing that from a person who writes mainly about reading and books. I learn better by listening because I create movies inside my head.
New Research: How Our Gut Microbiome Changes as We Age
Loss of stability, greater personalization — and what we can do to stay healthy. Still captivating on the outside, but how's that microbiome looking?Photo by Ravi Patel on Unsplash.
The Hayflick Limit Tells Our Cells When to Die. Here's Why That's a Good Thing
Telomeres, the Hayflick limit, and how we may someday overcome the mortality of our cells. This picture is, apparently, a metaphor for “growth.” And it has cells in it! Double win!Photo by Suzanne D. Williams/Unsplash.
LeBron’s Longevity Changed How We See NBA Players…
According to research, a player reaches their peak around 26 years old and starts declining at 32. Lebron is an anomaly.
The world's oldest person indulges in chocolate and wine
“In ancient China, the Taoists taught that a constant inner smile, a smile to oneself, insured health, happiness and longevity. Why? Smiling to yourself is like basking in love: you become your own best friend. Living with an inner smile is to live in harmony with yourself.” — Mantak Chia.
Japan's Oldest People Unveil Secrets to Longevity
Okinawa is one of the world’s Blue Zone, which has one of the highest life expectancies. Only a few regions on Earth are known as “Blue Zones.” It refers to locations where the chronic illness rate is meager and people live longer than elsewhere in the world.
Micro-Workout Series, No 2. Bodyweight Movements
Micro — Workout Series, No 2. Upper-Body — Legs — Core & Mind. Today’s No 2 in my new series of mini or micro-workouts again focuses on your whole body, all muscle groups as well as your concentration and mind.
Got Ten Minutes to Spare?
You may have caught an interesting piece on CNNtalking about how ten minutes of exercise a day can be lifesaving. The report claims we could prevent 110,000 deaths a year if adults over 40 just added 10 minutes of “moderate to vigorous physical activity to their normal routines.”
How Can We Activate Autophagy?
Findings are based on reviews from scientific papers. I conducted a comprehensive literature review to understand autophagy. Without going into details, I provide only key points in this post.