Older people drinking alcoholAnyone at any age can have a drinking problem. Uncle George always liked his liquor, so his family may not see that his drinking is getting worse as he gets older. Grandma Betty was a teetotaler all her life until she started having a drink each night to help her get to sleep after her husband died. Now, no one realizes that she needs a couple of drinks to get through each day. Read More…

A long life is one of man’s greatest dreams. But this dream can never be pulled off by chance. A long and healthy one starts with having good genes, but definitely, it is not your genes alone that can determine if you’ll live past the 100 mark. What you take and what you do is a huge factor. But many age-conscious people in the world find very notable places where many inhabitants live long and healthy lives. What then can we learn from these distinct communities?

Okinawa, Japan

With over a million inhabitants in this southern Japanese island, more than 900 of them have already lived more than a century. There are five more Okinawans who live to be 100 years old or so compared to other places in Japan. And the number of their centenarians is four times as many in America and in Britain.
One distinct characteristic of the Okinawans is the ability to be healthy even until their end. Researchers observed that these people tend to age slower than others. They even work as long as they can which grants these people ikigai, a sense of purpose. Read More…

January 31, 2014

At 102 Years old, Robert Marchand has cycled into the record books by covering almost 27 kilometres (approx 16.7 miles) in one hour.  This has enabled this fit and active retired firefighter to maintain his crown in the over 100’s category.  He also holds the over 100’s record for 100 kilometres (62 miles).

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Laurie Coates Inspirational Elder at 100Laurie went to the doctor the other week which is not unusual – he has superficial skin cancers all over his body. What startled the doctor was when Laurie asked him if he could check his heart. The doctor did so – and looked at him in amazement. “You’ve got the heart of a 16-year-old” he said.

Always good news when you’re 100 and well on your way to your 101st.

 

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Old manHere are some tips to seem younger.  Yes, you can use plastic surgery, apply layers of make up, have hair replacement, undertake arduous fitness regimes and wear the youngest fashions.  However your behavior is a major indicator of how you are perceived.  The Four Tips to Seem Younger below will help more than all of the rest.

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The good news and some bad news about living longer. 

“On average, men are living 11 years longer and women 12 years longer than they did 42 years ago. This fits in with everything else we know about changing patterns of disease and mortality. What used to kill humans in huge numbers was …Mail Online – Michael Hanlon’s…”
http://hanlonblog.dailymail.co.uk/2012/12/we-are-living-longer-healthier-lives-so-whats-not-to-like.html

 

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Who doesn’t like to get glowing and flawless skin much like present day leading stars? Surely everyone does. On the other hand, one might think otherwise because of the probable cost that it might have. Well, while today’s superstars use outrageous costed routines, they also have regimens that the typical American is able to afford. Keep in mind that the top 10 anti aging products tend not to always need to be very costly, like the Lifecell anti wrinkle cream that is a perfect example of high quality at mid price. Read More…

Beautiful-older-woman imageDon’t you find it amazing how some people don’t look something comparable to their real age? For instance, celebs — though they may be in their early 40’s, they simply look like they are in their late 20’s or early 30’s. Exactly what do these people do to “cheat” how old they are? Do they commit big money on the top anti aging products? Do they exaggerate? Do they go under the knife? Or are they just truly fortunate with the youthful looks?

There are many methods to look 10 years younger and this does not necessarily mean it has to be expensive. Here are several secrets concerning how to “cheat” how old you are: Read More…

I've got a habit of LIVING T-shirt imageWhen I was on holiday recently, I went to the South Island of New Zealand and spent most of my time in Queenstown. If you have ever been there you will know what a spectacular place it is, with the mountains and lakes and great vistas.

On my return I flew into Christchurch and as I exited the plane and entered into the airbridge, the man in front of me removed his jacket. Wow, I thought when I saw the back of his T-shirt, what a great motto.

I snuck out my smartphone and took a quick picture. Once I had taken it I felt a bit guilty, given that I did not have his permission, or even knew that I had taken the picture. Admittedly, it was taken from behind so he was not to know. Nevertheless, I felt I needed to tell him.

I tapped him on the shoulder and said “I hope you don’t mind, but I took a photo of the back of your T-shirt – I hope that is ok?” He was fine with it and I went on to explain that I would like to put it on a website I have because of the message in the motto. He said he was fine with that and said he was keen to get the message out. He then went a little quiet, then explained that he had previously had a drug problem and this T-shirt was a public declaration that he was now free, and was just high on life.

Something I think, we could all take on board.

Another very inspirational elder. I guess we can’t all own such a classic, but you have got to admire her attitude!

 

 

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