Is Coconut Oil Good For Your  Health?

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You probably know that saturated fats are bad fats that can cause all kinds of heart related diseases. Did you know that and the humble coconut oil has 92% saturated fats? Then why is it that there are many advocates of taking coconut oil as a health supplement? Isn’t that contradictory?

Supporters of virgin coconut oil argue that coconut oil helps them to improve skin condition, have more energy and even to lose weight. Huh? consuming saturated fats to lose weight? How is that possible? Read More…

Everyone wants to live longer and we spend a lot of money trying to find the secrets to living a longer life. We buy potions, pills, creams and exercise equipment – all in an effort to maintain or regain our youth. I have many uncles and aunts over 80 years old. Even though I will soon be 70 I still work and play (almost) like I did many years ago.

Man of exercycle illustrating fitness for a longer lifeThere are too many books on How to Live Longer but there are some simple recipes for living a successful long life.

First and foremost – Plan on it. Just that simple. Plan on it. Dream about the future no matter what terrible things lay in your past. No matter what has happened in the past, dream about tomorrow. You can’t change yesterday but you CAN change tomorrow.

LISTEN: Your future STOPS when you stop planning your future! Did you get that? Your future STOPS when you stop planning your future!! God only knows how long I will live but I’m having a ball planning my future.

Always think about tomorrow and you won’t lose sight of today. Start planning your future today!! Throw yourself into your passion. Learn everything, go everywhere, meet everyone.

LIVE!

Our mouth is an integral part of the body so whatever is wrong with it, other parts can become affected.

As you age, there is a need  to exert more effort in order to preserve those wonderful teeth for longer or even for a lifetime.

It is great to see, and something to be proud of to have your teeth still intact even at the age of 60 and beyond. The problem is that every day we are confronted with lots of food and beverages to choose from that can be damaging to oral health. As well,  there are medications that can pose damage to the enamel on the  teeth surface. For these reasons, it would quite difficult to keep a complete set of teeth  you become older. 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…

Longer lives posing new challenges

Nonetheless, our life expectancy continues to increase. Yes, life expectancy for people born in 1900 was under 50 years of age. Thanks to advances in medicine and public health, that rose to 68 by 1950. Today, life expectancy is 76 for men and 81 for
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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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What is extreme longevity?Why do the population of some places live longer than others? Is it diet, social factors or the community lifestyle? Check this out for some interesting aspects.

“I really enjoyed reading a recent story in The New York Times Magazine about attempts to understand extreme longevity — the weird tendency for certain populations to have larger-than-average numbers of people who live well into their 90s, if not 100s.”
http://boingboing.net/2012/10/26/the-infrastructure-of-longevit.html

 

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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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