Posts Tagged "longevity"

Speak to yourself nicely: People who say they are sickly are more likely to be, even if they’re physically active

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 in Health & Wellness

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the May 7, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show It’s time to stop being too hard on yourself. According to a study, your perception of your fitness, especially compared to your peers, may affect your actual physical health. The study, which was led by researchers from Stanford University, had determined that individuals who believe they’re not as active as people who are the same age could be at risk of dying younger compared to those who perceive themselves as more active – even if both groups have the same activity levels....

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Life Expectancy in U.S. Lags Behind Global Rates

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 in Health & Wellness

By Kristina Fiore Life expectancy at birth for American men was 75.6 years and 80.8 for women in 2007 — 36th and 33rd in the world — with wide variation from county to county, researchers said. County-level life expectancies for men ranged from 15 years ahead of an international average of top-performing nations to more than 50 years behind, Christopher Murray, MD, of the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues reported in Population Health Metrics. The range for women was 16 years ahead to more than 50 years behind. “The U.S. picture, with its remarkable...

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Slow Metabolism Linked to Longevity

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 in Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

by Joel Fuhrman, M.D When we use the word “metabolism,” we are usually referring to resting metabolic rate, which is the amount of energy (calories) that the body requires per day for its basic functions at rest.  Most people believe that it is desirable to raise their metabolism, because they will burn more calories and consequently lose weight.  Having a slightly lower resting metabolic rate is thought to predispose some individuals to weight gain, especially in the obesogenic food environment that we live in.1,2  However,  there are unfavorable consequences to running your body at faster...

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BYU Study Finds Relationships Help You Live Longer

Posted on Aug 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

by Sara Israelsen-Hartley No man is an island, and if he tries to be one, he may die sooner, according to a new BYU analysis. Researchers have discovered that people with greater social relationships are 50 percent more likely to live longer than their socially reclusive counterparts. In fact, a lack of friends is as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day or being an alcoholic. It’s also twice as damaging as obesity and more harmful than not exercising, according to the study.  “We’re not in any way trying to downplay the seriousness of these other risk factors, (which)...

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