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Put Live To Be 100 on My Bucket List??

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Even though I don't have Live to be 100 on my Bucket List following is an interesting MSN Health article that gives you good suggestions on how you can achieve that goal. I'm going to list all the things they suggested you to do to achieve that. To be honest, most of them I already do but the ones I don't I'm going to start doing them as I want to be healthier now.

1. Floss Once a Day can add 6.4 years to your Life Span

2. Take a good Multivitamin slows the signs of aging

3. Weigh Yourself Once a Week because Life-Threatening pounds can creep up and stay at a healthy weight. Staying at a Healthy Weight can add 6 to 7 years to your life.

4. 5 Days a Week eat some Nuts. Pistachios are recommended because they have less calories than most nuts and are so healthy. Eating 1 oz or 45 Pistachios at least 5 times a week can add 2 years to your Life.

5. Do Cardio Exercises 5 Days a Week for 30-60 Minutes can help your body be 20 years younger and you may grow new brain cells.

6. Every Day Commit Hara Hachi Bu - Japanese people in Okinawa live an average of 6 or 7 years longer than most of Americans Do. Hara Hachi Bu just means you only eat until your 80% full and stop--not 100% full like so many people do. Okinawas know that Life is worth Living Well and Healthy!

7. Get Enough Sleep but Not Too Much - Sleep between 6-9 hours a night--no less no more can help live a long life. You'll have a trimmer waist and reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

8. Have friends and Socialize with them. Australian Researchers found those people who had a circle of friends outlived folks with the fewest. You can add 3 to 4 years to your life by getting together with friends.

9. Every Year Get a Mammogram.

10. Have Your Cholesterol Checked at every Physical as heart disease is the Leading cause of Death in Women. You can add 6.3 years to your Life by improving your Cholesterol if it's high or keep a normal one.

11. Eat 5 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Daily

12. Exercise Regularly

13. Drink a Moderate Amount of Alcohol (Up to 7 glasses a week)

14. Avoid Smoking

15. Think Positive

16. Eat Fish and/or nuts

17. Get Out in the Sun to get your Vitamin D or take Supplements

18. Munch on Foods High in Vitamin C and E as they are healthy antioxidants

19. Meditate, do deep breathing or tai chi.

I want to do as many of these as I can possibly do as I aim to be healthy of body and mind as I age gracefully.



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  • v BEESPARKLE
    My sister in-law used to say. I dont know if I want to live to a 100. She came to my Surprise Anniversary this pass sunday. She is now 89 young. She has not got a wrinkle yet. So I am sure she will make the big 100 . With flying colors.

    That put a step in my walk when I seen her and sat with her. her mind is sharp as a whistle.

    Like your list here.

    If my sister in-law can do it . So can we.
    1685 days ago
  • v SPEEDY143
    emoticon emoticon I'm shootin' for 100 'cause I have a lot to do still emoticon

    emoticon Linda
    1694 days ago
  • v PATTYCAKE17
    Nice blog, Jill.Thanks! Helpful hints are always good reminders, as well as good motivators. You're sounding more positive all the time. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1696 days ago
  • v MEME102
    Interesting information - thanks for sharing!!! Only want to live to 100 if I FEEL good!!!
    1698 days ago
  • v VTMAID
    Nice blog, Jill! I am not sure about #6. I do 60 minutes of cardio every day, but I am pretty sure I don't have any more brain cells, lol. I wish.........
    I thought the items were very interesting. I tried meditation for awhile, but just couldn't really get into it. I wish I could because I have heard that it is so beneficial.
    At any rate, thank you for such an excellent blog!
    Hugs,
    Karen
    1699 days ago
  • v JOANOFSPARK
    emoticon emoticon emoticon great blog .....loved the advice.......it's really great advice and even though I have no desire to live to be 100, I still want to live healthier and do a lot of the things on your list......but am going to copy it and put it on my bulletin board to remind me every day .........thanks for such a great blog.... emoticon
    1699 days ago
  • v MADKAPKID
    Well, my friend...I don't know if I will live to be 100....and not sure I want to unless I know I will be in pretty good shape ( for 100) and have all my marbles ( so to speak ). But, I can say that I do try to enjoy every day that I am blessed to wake up and breathe fresh air...to smile...and live another day on earth ith family and friends. Your blog has some good advice....great job. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon
    1699 days ago
  • v SLIMTHICK2
    Good post my friend. Very informative. Have a great week. emoticon
    1699 days ago
  • v JINLYNN
    Great list - I am going to copy it and join you in following them. Thanks for sharing this.
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    1700 days ago
  • v COOLMAMA11
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    Yes Jill, we can do this!

    Hugs Elaine
    1700 days ago
  • v SUSIEPH1
    Sound like a good plan Jill, and easy to do!!
    Just little changes to our daily routine can help us feel so much better.
    Thank you for posting such a great blog!!
    hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1700 days ago
  • v ESILBO
    GREAT ADVISES,,, CAN T FLOSS ANYMORE THO...LOL...I STOPPED MY FAVORIE NUTS, PISTACHIO BECAUSE I THOUGHT THEY WERE FATTENING, GOOD NEWS HERE...
    THANKS JILL
    LOVE
    LISE
    1700 days ago
  • v DEBBIEG8S
    Wow, don't know what happened there. Glitch I guess. emoticon
    1700 days ago
  • v DEBBIEG8S
    Great blog and so full of wonderful information. I like it when people find thing and share them with us. I don't have time to read every "health" publication out there, although sometimes I would like to, so it's good when someone post something like what you posted.

    Thanks,

    Debbi
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    1700 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/5/2011 11:34:09 AM
  • v DEBBIEG8S
    Great blog and so full of wonderful information. I like it when people find thing and share them with us. I don't have time to read every "health" publication out there, although sometimes I would like to, so it's good when someone post something like what you posted.

    Thanks,

    Debbi
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    1700 days ago
  • v DEBBIEG8S
    Great blog and so full of wonderful information. I like it when people find thing and share them with us. I don't have time to read every "health" publication out there, although sometimes I would like to, so it's good when someone post something like what you posted.

    Thanks,

    Debbi
    e
    1700 days ago
  • v IOWAGRAMMA
    Well, Jill...I don't want to live to be 100 unless I'm of sound mind and body!! Having said that, I'd also like to be healthy now, so need to follow these suggestions. Like you, I already do most of them and am working on others. In fact, I tried walking meditation this morning--that didn't work so well, but I have other options for that. I rarely drink alcohol because I don't care for it, and I'm still trying to figure out how to tell when I'm 80% full...I've never gotten a signal like that and frankly, I don't have a clue. Working on a healthy weight and the cardio, too!! Thanks for sharing. Jeannie
    1700 days ago
  • v MS.ELENI
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    1700 days ago
  • v WINDANCER99
    Interesting list. One of them I didn't know would increase your life span. Glad I'm flossing and getting more benefits than one. Thanks for sharing!
    1700 days ago
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