Category: Longevity

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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Eating & Alzheimer’s

Posted by davidjsinger - October 24, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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With dementia (and specifically Alzheimer’s disease) a part of my family history, an article in The Atlantic, “The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s,” caught my attention. Its sub-title, “A high-carb diet, and the attendant high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline,” reinforced my commitment to the way I have been eating: watching my […]

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Do Your Part for Your Health

Posted by davidjsinger - October 3, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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Early this summer, the New York Times published “How Long Can We Live? The Limit Hasn’t Been Reached”. The piece explains, “The mortality rate flattens among the oldest of the old, a study of elderly Italians concludes, suggesting that the oldest humans have not yet reached the limits of life span.” What they are saying […]

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Juice is not Health Food

Posted by davidjsinger - September 12, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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I have learned the best way to visualize the about the amount of sugar in anything is to look at the nutrition label and divide the number of grams of sugar by four. That will tell you how many teaspoons of sugar are in one serving of that item. Every time I give a speech, […]

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Healthy Eating Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - August 22, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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Earlier this year, the New York Times published an article regarding weight loss—specifically, the best way to lose weight. One conclusion: The best diet is the one you can stick to. I have written and spoken frequently about the way I eat. I don’t push a particular diet and I don’t focus on weight loss. […]

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Healthy Eating & Your Microbiome

Posted by davidjsinger - August 15, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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Dr. Gabe Mirkin’s Fitness and Health e-Zine is one of my go-to places for keeping up with the latest suggestions for my health. In a recent article entitled, “What You Eat, Not Your Genes, Determines Your Microbiome,” Dr. Mirkin wrote, “The hottest area of medical research today may well be on the bacteria that live […]

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Stop Smoking Now

Posted by davidjsinger - August 8, 2018 - Be Healthy, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
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One of my friends passed away this year. She was only 60. She died from cancer. She was a smoker. And she knew smoking is what did her in. Another of my friends, also age 60, has a different story to tell. A number of years ago, she had bronchitis. To be sure it was […]

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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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