Laughter is the best medicine
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
Get your beauty rest
Cliches? Or truths to heed?
As this century rolled into existence, average U.S. life expectancy hit an historic high: 77 years - up from an average of 47 years just a century ago. But how will Americans spend those extra years? Shuffling weary bones about a nursing home or playing shuffle board on a Caribbean cruise?
Do you remember being surprised to learn the age of a coworker or new friend? They look and act ten years younger - or older. Have you ever done that back-pedaling trick when you mistook someone's sister for her mother? Once past puberty, guessing a person's age can be tricky. Is there a secret to looking and feeling youthful?
From hormones to herbs, fighting the effects of time is big business. "Snake-oil salesmen" are alive and well with "magic" pills to restore the vitality of youth, grow hair, smooth thighs or wrinkles. The truth is that we are more than physical beings and no one pill or potion (or surgery) can reverse the advancing years.
The real "magic" lies in wise life decisions made in all areas of our humanity. In fact, laughing more, eating fruit, and sleeping that extra hour are not merely cliches, but examples of practical day-d-day choices that can add up to more years in your life and more life in your years.
Regardless of age, you can "live younger", reduce the risk of disease, and look forward to a future characterized by well-being and independence.
It's Easier Than You Think to LOOK younger:
Flossing your teeth wards off infection & helps your immune system 6.4 years younger
Work puzzles to maintain mental sharpness 2.5 years younger
Laugh to reduce tension that deteriorates health 1.7-8 years younger
Take a look at Real Age: Live Life to the Youngest for helpful articles, health & diet information as well as a complete personal profile and live "As Young As You Can Be".