Hello my fine friends!
It’s the first Friday of the month, so before you gorge on a healthy plate of beans (jelly), eggs (cadbury), and carrots (cake) for (F)easter, let’s dish up some nutrition knowledge for this month’s Did You Know link-up!
No idea what I’m talking about? Start here!
I love old people. Full of wisdom. Stories. Antics. And share my eating and sleeping patterns.
There’s always news headlines about new members of the 100+ club. Centenarians if you want to get technical. And so comes the question..
What’s the key for how to live longer?
And which ones do we remember?
” A shot of whiskey before bed.”
“10 slices of bacon for breakfast every morning.”
or a recent one I’ve seen..
“A Dr. Pepper every day.”
Great! All I have to do is add a cocktail and a pound of bacon to my daily routine, and I’ll live to be like.. 200!
Or maybe it’s not even these kinds of headlines that stick out to you. Even the healthy ones are what we aim to accomplish to keep kickin’ into the triple digits.
What if I told you none of it really mattered?
Sure, I eat healthy and exercise because it makes me feel good.
And it is good for your body. But is it the secret to longevity?
According to the Longevity Project, it’s much more simple.
Started in 1921, 1500 healthy boys and girls were followed through until 1990, where different aspects of health and lifestyles were examined for keys to longevity. What did they find?
Stress. Some of it in life is good. Jobs that are a little more stressful cause you to work a bit harder.
Happiness. Isn’t actually the key to longevity. Those who were more cheerful and optimistic as a child often took more risks, smoked, and drank more later in life.
Responsibility. Those who were a bit more serious and conscientious were opened to greater experiences and opportunities in life.
So what’s the bottom line?
Go after what makes you happy.
Give it 100%.
Do what you are willing to fight for.
Who knows. Maybe you’ll live to tell your story 200 years from now.
..while drinking a Dr. Pepper. 😉
Read more about the Longevity Project here.
Then head on over, add you link, and share some love!
Make it a great day!
Are you celebrating Easter? What are you most looking forward to?
What do you think the key to a long life is?