Category: Habits

Mark Twain on Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - March 13, 2019 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Organized, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Well-Being, Wellness
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I recently happened upon this Mark Twain quote: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” I like to take it back a step. The first step to making changes is to have […]

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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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Changing Habits Changes You

Posted by davidjsinger - February 13, 2019 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Healthy, Changes, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Learning
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I was listening to a podcast about healthy eating and the person being interviewed said people crave salty, sugary, and fatty foods. The more we eat of them, he went on, the less we taste them—and then we eat more and more of them until we feel satisfied. I’ve experienced this phenomenon in the opposite […]

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Soda is Poison

Posted by davidjsinger - January 30, 2019 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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If you are looking for your first new habit for 2019, try eliminating soda (diet and regular) from your diet. Every time I give a speech, I use “giving up soda” as an example of a health habit to adopt. I talk about the incredibly huge amount of sugar in soda: there are 39 grams […]

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James Clear on Making Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - January 16, 2019 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Changes, Habits, Learning
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I’ve been reading articles by James Clear for a bunch of years. He shares all kinds of useful life hacks. Over the last few years, he has written quite a bit about making and keeping good habits, a subject that is near and dear to my heart—and core to my message. His suggestions differ from […]

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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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Fun, Learning, and Gratitude in 2018

Posted by davidjsinger - December 26, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Celebrate Your Progress, Family, Friends, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Learning, Mindfulness
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As I have done for each of the past few years, here are the many ways I enjoyed the experiences of my year: places I visited, what I listened to, what I read, what I watched, and more. Reading I love reading and I love learning. I read quite a bit every day, starting with […]

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Multitasking & Making Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - December 19, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Organized, Be Present, Changes, Habits, Learning, Organization, organized
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As any regular reader here knows, I’ve written a lot about how to make changes stick – break down your goals into small pieces and work on one at a time for the 21 days it takes to create a habit. As I have explained, we have a limited amount of willpower, so it’s important […]

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More Gratitude Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - December 12, 2018 - Be Happy, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness
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There is a very nice family I’ve known them for nearly 25 years. Several of them are real estate brokers and they have a monthly newsletter. I’ve been on their mailing list for many years and often find helpful tips. A recent newsletter contained a list of ways to practice gratitude on a regular basis. […]

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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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