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What a Surprise? You Hold the Key to Longevity

Everyone is destined to die. It’s like this analogy: We all come in the middle of the movie and we all leave in the middle of the movie. However, you can maximize your good time in the theatre. To live longer and with a better life quality you need to know how to harness your power. Here is the formula: The more things you love and enjoy, the longer you will live. A positive outlook is intricately connected to longevity and life quality.

Essentially, you can to a good degree will yourself healthier. Think yourself timeless. Scientific research to date asserts that the secret to a long life may be linked to your personality. Are you living in chronic stress or do you let perceived insults slide off as though you massaged olive oil on your body?

A study (May 2012) in the Journal Aging analyzes people who lived 100 years or more in relatively good health. The common denominator for all the participants is a positive outlook, an authentic cheerful demeanor. Nir Barzilai of Albert Einstein Medical College while focusing on the genetic reason for longevity, interestingly enough became aware that hopeful feelings and resilient thoughts contribute too. In fact, past scientific research has claimed that chronic stress shortens DNA telomeres and shorter telomeres are a concrete marker for accelerated aging.

Dr. Albert Levy, MD, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York explained to me during a radio interview that throughout the years he has observed that his healthiest patients have the happiest demeanors. Happiness and optimism boost the immune system to function at peak performance. Perhaps, happy people take better care of themselves too.

6 Steps To extend your life journey and make it joyous. Now, step on it!
For more information on managing your stress and reclaiming your life read my book, Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life. To listen to archived radio shows with guest experts visit Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show

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