weekly blog--one for the ages
Here is Parade Magazine’s "how-to" list compiled from a study of super-agers.
Eat just enough less to maintain a healthy weight. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Focus on protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs. Eat a mostly plant-based diet.
Long-lifers tend to have one or two drinks per day, but it may be more about social engagement than the alcohol.
People practicing a religion tend to live longer, and it might be related to social life, volunteerism, stress-reducing prayer, and an attitude of gratitude.
Cultivating close friendships and avoiding loneliness. According to the Pew Research Center, about 27 percent of the 72 million Baby Boomers live alone.
Spending lots of time in social activities such as book clubs, playing cards, volunteering, and hobbies.
Have an optimistic personality.
Stimulate your brain with brain-stretching exercises and activities that go beyond crossword puzzles and Sudoku.
Exercise at least 45 minutes a day.
Have a purpose.