Category: Well-Being

Health Despite Genes

Posted by davidjsinger - January 2, 2019 - Be Healthy, eating, Exercise, Fitness, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
0

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 […]

Read More

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
0

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 […]

Read More

Health Updates & New Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - November 28, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Exercise, Fitness, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
0

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 […]

Read More

Happiness & Marriage

Posted by davidjsinger - October 31, 2018 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Family, Habits, Happiness, Leadership, Well-Being
0

This year, my wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary. Around the same time, I read a blog post called “8 Traits of a Happy Marriage, According to a Couples Therapist.” I agree with all eight of the defining characteristics of long-lasting, happy marriages. I am particularly drawn to these seven (I don’t disagree with […]

Read More

Eating & Alzheimer’s

Posted by davidjsinger - October 24, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
0

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 […]

Read More

Biases & Your Happiness

Posted by davidjsinger - October 10, 2018 - Be Happy, Be Nice, Be Present, Family, Friends, Habits, Happiness, Well-Being
0

I’ve written before about things I learned from Daniel Kahneman’s wonderfully interesting book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow“. In a section on availability bias, Kahneman shared useful information for couples. Availability bias is the way we judge situations by relying on immediate examples that come mind. For example, as Kahneman points out, divorces among Hollywood celebrities […]

Read More

Do Your Part for Your Health

Posted by davidjsinger - October 3, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
0

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 […]

Read More

Removing Temptations to help your Willpower

Posted by davidjsinger - September 26, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Organized, Changes, Habits, Well-Being, willpower
0

I’ve written a lot about the way willpower impacts our ability to make changes that stick. The bottom line: we have a limited stock of willpower. It’s been studied. It’s a fact. Because of this, the key to making changes that stick is to go slow; to break down your big goals into small pieces […]

Read More

Juice is not Health Food

Posted by davidjsinger - September 12, 2018 - Be Healthy, eating, Habits, Health, Healthspan, Longevity, Well-Being, Wellness
0

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, […]

Read More

Science of Happiness

Posted by davidjsinger - August 29, 2018 - Be Happy, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Well-Being
2

I was at a conference where I had the good fortune to hear Catherine Sanderson speak on The Science of Happiness. Sanderson is a professor at Amherst College where she studies and teaches the subject of happiness. Her speech was fantastic. Here are some of my takeaways: Why do we care about happiness? Happy people […]

Read More