Dan Bueltene of National Geographic has studied where people live to be real old. This is what he found:
Myth 1 If I try hard to live to 100, I can.
Myth 2 There exists a program to slow down aging. We have 35 trillion cells. They are replaced every 8 years, and as they are replaced there is some genetic damage to some cells.
But there are four things that can help us age our best:
1. MOVE NATURALLY. Use the stairs, walk, do yard work. Get out and move. You don’t need a gym.
2. RIGHT OUTLOOK. The power and influence of your outlook cannot be overstated.
3. EAT WISELY. So obvious, but so hard to do.
4. CONNECTIONS. Keep socializing and keep communicating with friends. People keep us young.
TO BE HAPPY–WATCH:
WATCH YOUR THOUGHTS THEY BECOME WORDS.
WATCH YOUR WORDS FOR THEY BECOME ACTIONS.
WATCH YOUR ACTIONS THEY BECOME HABITS.
WATCH YOUR HABITS FOR THEY BECOME CHARACTER.
WATCH YOUR CHARACTER FOR IT BECOMES YOUR DESTINY.
–AUTHOR UNKNOWN BUT ATTRIBUTED TO MANY.