Category: Fitness

Protecting Your Health vs. Many Conditions

Posted by davidjsinger - February 27, 2019 - Be Healthy, eating, Exercise, Fitness, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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Dr. Gabe Mirkin, whose newsletter I have been reading for years, and highly recommend, reported on a study published last summer: you can reduce your risk of dementia by up to 70 percent when you follow the same healthful habits that help to prevent heart attacks. The study found that each lifestyle risk factor for […]

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Health Despite Genes

Posted by davidjsinger - January 2, 2019 - Be Healthy, eating, Exercise, Fitness, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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Happy New Year! Dr. Gabe Mirkin, whose health newsletter I have been reading for years, and highly recommend, reported on a study published last summer with wonderfully positive news: lifestyle factors can have a positive impact on the way your body responds to your genes. Researchers looked at identical twins with vastly different lifestyles and […]

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Health Habits Can Add 12 Years to Your Life

Posted by davidjsinger - December 5, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Exercise, Fitness, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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I am an advocate of adopting new habits all year long, and not waiting for New Year’s Day. That said, calendar events (birthdays, the start of a month, and the start of a year) can inspire people to focus on personal development. And with a new year on the horizon, I want to share information […]

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Health Updates & New Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - November 28, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Exercise, Fitness, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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The way I approach the sixth of my Six Simple Rules, “Be Healthy,” is closely connected to the fifth, “Be a Lifelong Learner”. I regularly read health-related articles to keep up on the latest science around eating well and exercise, and work on new habits according to what I learn. As always, I make new […]

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Time Management & Your Priorities

Posted by davidjsinger - May 23, 2018 - Be Healthy, Exercise, Fitness, Health, Longevity, Time Management, Wellness
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I have been greatly influenced by the writing of Stephen Covey, the late author of Seven Habits for Highly Successful People. What I learned from his ideas have been very important for my time management. Essentially, his message, as explained by the first three of his seven habits, is this: Decide you have control over […]

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Biking & Driving: Safety & Health

Posted by davidjsinger - February 28, 2018 - Be Healthy, Exercise, Fitness, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Wellness
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I read in the New York Times some disturbing information about people not wearing bike helmets. According to the article, head injuries account for three-fourths of the nearly 700-plus bicycle deaths that occur each year nationwide. In New York City, 97% of cycling deaths and 87% of serious cycling injuries happened to people who were […]

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Put it on Your Calendar

Posted by davidjsinger - October 25, 2017 - Be Healthy, Exercise, Fitness, Health, Longevity, Time Management, Wellness
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I’ve written a number of times about making the time to do the important things in life. Rather than saying, “I didn’t do it because I didn’t have the time,” it’s more accurate to say, “I didn’t do it because I didn’t make the time.” (One example: Making time for exercise; a big challenge for […]

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Habits & My Lost Fitbit

Posted by davidjsinger - July 5, 2017 - Be Healthy, Exercise, Fitness, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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Last year I wrote about my Fitbit, which I had become very attached to. The impact the Fitbit had on me was a surprise: I went from being someone who already exercised a lot, to someone who exercised even more. A few months ago, I lost my Fitbit. It was one of those frustrating things […]

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Athletic Lifelong Learning

Posted by davidjsinger - June 28, 2017 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Be Healthy, confidence, Exercise, Fitness, Happiness, Health, Learning, Well-Being, Wellness
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I’m a big believer in lifelong learning. The fifth of my Six Simple Rules is, “Be a Lifelong Learner.” I do a ton of reading (books, magazines, newspapers, and blogs), I listen to podcasts, and I attend classes, workshops, and seminars, among other things. I’m also a strong believer in learning from experiences, positive and […]

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Six Rules for a Simple Life

Posted by davidjsinger - April 19, 2017 - Be Healthy, Be Nice, Be Organized, eating, Exercise, Fitness, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Kindness, Minimalism, Organization, Six Simple Rules, Stress, Time Management, Well-Being, Wellness
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I was playing with words in my head earlier this year, as I often do, and the title of my book, Six Simple Rules for a Better Life, became “Six Better Rules for a Simple Life”. (I wrote about it in my monthly newsletter.) Simple things of all types appeal to me, so my mind […]

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