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Live to 100 with these tips and facts on healthy aging and disease prevention. Learn how you can achieve successful aging and live to 100 in good health and happiness.
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  2. Energize Your Life (13)
  3. For All Ages (12)
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How to Live Longer for Men
Learn the top 5 causes of death for men, like heart disease and cancer, and how to prevent them.

How to Live Longer for Women
Understand the top 5 causes of death for women, including heart disease and cancer, and how you can prevent them.

TV Shortens Your Life
Too much television is bad for you -- but researchers now have done a study that shows just how much additional risk you are at if you watch tons of TV every day. In fact, your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease may increase as much as 80% if you watch TV more than 4 hours a day.

Hyperthermia and Aging
Extreme heat isn't fun for anyone, but older adults are especially vulnerable to summer weather dangers like heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Learn the risks of hyperthermia to seniors and the elderly, and how you can lower your own risk (or that of an older family member) of getting a heat-related illness.

Top Ten Aging Challenges
Aging well means facing the challenges of aging with a strategy. The University of Texas Medical School, Division of Palliative Medicine put forth a list of 10 Aging Challenges. I will give you information and ideas on how to prevent or minimize your risk for each of these ten challenges.

Real Life Longevity Habits
When writing about longevity, one of the most popular questions I get is "What do you do for longevity?" and I've decided to answer it here. There ideas and habits below are what I do (or at least try to do) to live healthy and feel good. These are longevity ideas that I have come upon in my 2 + years of reading and writing about longevity. Of course, there are a lot more things out there that yo…

Top Ways to Exercise in Your Office
Many of us will spend all day sitting at the computer. If we don't get up and exercise now and then, all that sitting will lead to fatigue, weight gain and worse. Here are some ideas for office exercises - exercises you can do right at your desk or workstation. My personal goal is to do at least one of these ten minutes exercises at least every two hours. It makes a world of difference in my ener…

Top Facts on Aging
Aging is complicated and all the new products claiming to be "anti-aging" aren't helping any. Read these Aging FAQs to learn more about aging and what you can control (and what you can't). Follow the links for more information.

Does Aging Have to Be Bad?
Aging, in our culture, is linked to a big negative attitude. Luckily, aging doesn't have to be all bad. Aging can be seen as a time of renewal, refocusing. If we all learn to start seeing the positive sides of aging, we can transform what is means to be older.

What are Good Resources on Aging?
Aging resources can very, luckily the US government has excellent resources available to get reliable and accurate information on a wide range of aging topics. Check out these top aging resources to find the information you are looking for.

Top Anti-Aging Methods
Anti-aging covers a wide range of approaches, methods and products, including ways for skin anti-aging, living longer, healthy aging and more. Let's take a moment to separate the medically sound anti-aging approaches from the ineffective (and usually expensive) ones:

Your Anti Aging Plan
Anti aging is becoming more and more complicated each day. There are lots of products out there that claim anti aging benefits. Here are some of the top anti aging methods to get your started. If you master all these methods, you will be doing just about everything you can to live longer and healthier.

Top Ways to Live Longer
What are your top ways to live longer? How do you work to increase your life expectancy? What are you favorite ways to add to your longevity? Share your ideas here and read the ideas of others.

Simple Steps to Increase Your Life Expectancy - Get Outside
Life expectancy can be extended through various healthy aging and lifestyle changes, such as preventing vitamin D deficiency. With simple changes, you can increase your chances of a longer life expectancy and healthy old age. Use these tips to live longer and increase your life expectancy.

Older Americans Month - May 2007
May is Older Americans Month. Each May, since 1963, the US Administration of Aging has dedicated May to celebrating older Americans. 2007's theme for Older Americans' Month is "Making Choices for a Healthier Future" which focuses on healthy lifestyle choices.

Top 10 Resolutions for Longevity
Anytime is a good time to make a resolution to improve your chances of a long and healthy life. From drinking tea to getting yourself tested, there is a lot you can do to live longer.

Longevity Techniques
Longevity techniques claim to be able to extend life. Some of these techniques are emerging from scientific research and other are based more on science fiction than fact.

Ways Men Can Improve Health and Longevity
Men don't live as long as women. While biology may explain some of this, men's longevity is impacted by risk taking, health seeking behaviors, and other factors. Men's health must improve if the longevity gap between men and women is to close.

Fun Ways to Live Longer
Living longer and healthier doesn't have to be a tedious chore. There are fun ways that will build your health while giving you the immediate reward of pleasure. Chocolate, games, sex and sleep are all linked to improved health and longevity.

Anti-Aging Theories
No one really know why we age or how to stop it. These five anti-aging theories are your best bet to slow the aging process and increase longevity.

Longevity Basics
Longevity is a complex topic that has interested people throughout the ages. From early legends to modern medicine, people have been captivated by the idea of extending life.

Why We Age -- Theories and Effects of Aging
Aging is a complex process that researchers are only now beginning to understand. There are many theories of aging and many descriptions of what aging does to our bodies. The reality is that all of these processes interact in a complex way. By understanding aging theories and why we age, we can better take action to age in a healthy way and live longer.

10 Ways to Manage your Medical Information and Avoid Mistakes
Having your medical information organized and having a system to communicate with doctors and nurses can prevent mistakes, delays and frustrations.

Longevity Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Flowers are good, but Mom really needs some help staying young and healthy. This year find gift ideas for Mother's Day that help with longevity and anti-aging. Help Mom to relax, eat better, exercise more and get the testing she needs. What better way to show your love than to help Mom stay healthy?

Four Habits for 14 More Years of Life
Eating fruits and vegetables, drinking moderate alcohol, exercising, and not smoking -- recent research shows that people who adopt all four habits can expect to live about 14 years longer than those who do none of them. Even doing 2 of the habits can reduce your risk of dying. Increase your longevity and life expectancy by eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, not smoking, exercising and drinking a moderate amount of alcohol.

Add 2 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables and Be Healthier
Researchers in the UK have shown that adding 2 daily servings of fruits and vegetables can increase your chances of being in good health by 11%. That is a pretty good increase for doubling your dinner veggies and eating an apple.

Religion Might Add Years to Your Life
Attendance at weekly religious services has been associated with an increased life expectancy of 2 or 3 years. Learn more about religion and longevity.

Calorie Restriction May Increase Life Expectancy
Longevity can be increased in rodents and monkeys by restricting the amount of calories consumed every day while assuring proper nutrition. Researchers examined decades of studies to determine if calorie restriction can increase human life span. So far, the evidence is unclear, but calorie restriction seem to help people reduce risk of diseases.

Why is Nitric Oxide Important for Longevity?
Nitric oxide is an important molecule for the body. Nitric oxide is produced when the body is relaxed and calm.

Summer Health Risks
Summer brings a few health risks that need to be taken seriously. From exposure to UV rays to pool safety, the summer is a time to take precautions to keep summer activities safe. Avoid food poisoning, West Nile, Lyme Disease, heat stroke, dehydration and more.

Healthy Lifestyle Adds 11 Years to Your Life
A study in the UK has become the basis of a nationwide program for healthy lifestyle change. The study showed that by not smoking, eating well and exercising, people could add 11 years on to their lives. These simple changes make all the difference.

Lifestyle Changes for the Middle Aged
Don't ever think it is too late to start your healthy lifestyle. Research shows that huge health benefits can be had no matter what age you start. Reduce your risk of heart disease and death by eating more fruits and vegetables, exercising more, keeping your weigh down and not smoking.

L-carnitine Improves Health in Very Old
L-carnitine is a substance produced in your body. As you age, the amount in your blood decreases. Supplements of L-carnitine have been shown to improve quality of life in the very old. Research subjects who took L-carnitine improved in muscle mass, mental function and energy levels while decreasing in fat and fatigue.

Healthy Weight and BMI Range for Older Adults
Healthy weight is often defined as a BMI between 18 and 25. But when it comes to longevity, healthy weight may have a wider definition. Research shows that people who are overweight and even obese, as classified by their BMI, have better life expectancy outcomes than expected.

Is Retirement Good For You?
Retirement and health may be linked. Does retirement mean you can be healthier, or is there something about working that keeps us going? Find out about the link among retirement, health and life expectancy.

Hard Facts on Aging and Health in the U.S.
Aging and health in the United States is complex. What are the major health problems as a person ages? How do they factor in to the daily life of older Americans? An NIH database gives some hard facts about aging and health in the United States.

Live to 100
Live to 100 by learning the profiles of centenarians, people who are 100 or more. Successful aging depends on delaying and surviving age-related illnesses. Take advice from centenarians about how to live to 100.

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