Nuts for a Longer Life? Yes, but Which Ones Are Best?

Eating a handful of nuts a day may be all it takes to help ward off serious disease and prolong a healthy life, says a major new study. In the largest study to date to look at whether eating nuts can help you live longer, researchers who followed 76,464 women and 42,498 men for 30 years found that people who ate nuts every day were 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease, cancer or any other cause, compared …

Do Vegetarians Really Live Longer?

Does following a vegetarian diet really help you live longer? Or, as the comedians might say, does it just feel longer? Seriously, a large, new study found that avoiding beef, pork and chicken may give you a slight edge: vegetarians had 12 percent fewer deaths overall than nonvegetarians, and 19 percent fewer deaths from heart disease, during a nearly six-year period. Adding fish and seafood to a vegetarian diet helped even more. Those who were pesco-vegetarians had 19 percent fewer …

Do Healthy Choices Matter?

  Felice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. When something good happens to me it’s because I’m good. When something bad happens to me it’s because the world or something out there is bad. When something bad happens to someone else it’s because they’re inherently bad. When something good happens …

“The Recipe for Longevity…”

I came across this article in Time this morning and found it so interesting – check it out! Ever wonder the ingredients to living longer? Sure there is the typical advice: eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke… but have you ever considered that having lots of friends might actually be beneficial to your health and longevity? According to this article and researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of North Carolina, who pooled data from 148 studies on the topic, …

Dan Buettner: Living Longer

From 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 …