Category: Well-Being

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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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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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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Happiness & Marriage

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

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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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Biases & Your Happiness

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

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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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