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How to Live to 100 and Have Fun Doing It!

Posted on 10/25/2012 by |AARP The Magazine | Comments

Your LifeReading Dan Buettner’s New York Times story, “The Island Where People Forget to Die” made me want to move to Ikaria, Greece, immediately. This is an island where an unusually large percentage of people live past 100 because they get ample amounts of sleep, sex, socializing, spirituality, spinach, and sourdough bread. And they drink several glasses of red wine each day. Basically, party animals who don’t sit still much, but pray and take a lot of naps. To be honest, this …

Dan Buettner: Living Longer

Posted on 10/23/2009 by |General News | Comments

Personal HealthFrom Bernard Ohanian Dan Buettner, author and researcher known for his work on “Blue Zones” — places around the world where higher percentages of people than normal live long and fulfilled lives — talked about his work in the Blue Zones and with the Vitality Project in Albert Lea, Minn. He also added several tips for a longer and more fulfilling life, including: 1) Not exercising, but instead incorporating natural movement into your life: walking, raking leaves, getting up to …

Back to Work?

Posted on 10/14/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeThere is a great Q&A style article on CNNMoney.com today that addresses concerns of older Americans who were looking to retire, but like many in the country, don’t have the same amount of certainty in their financial stability that they once had. The author touches on going back to work (but does that make sense when the rest of America is looking for work, too?) and social security eligibility. Check it out if you’re looking to retire early…or already have …