Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Old and Happy?

The New York Times has a recent article about living long and well. It is targeted at men but one could also apply it to women.

"Gentlemen, 5 Easy Steps to Living Long and Well"

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
Published: February 19, 2008

The Five Things
1. Not smoking
2. Weight management
3. Blood pressure control
4. Regular exercise
5. Avoiding diabetes

My Thoughts...

1. Eat more healthy food [more fruits and vegetables]. Only total health nuts eat enough of these. For the other 99%, me and most everybody else, we need to eat more of these foods.
2. Exercise a little everyday. This is not complicated. Do something besides sitting on the couch, eating bon bons and watching TV [my apologies to the makers of bon bons].
3. Do not over indulge in treats. We all have our favorite foods. The food that makes us feel good when we eat it. If you know it is not a good idea to eat it everyday, don't. A couple [2] of times a week shouldn't be a problem.

Do things in your own best interests.


1 comment:

michael said...

For food I've heard it put this way... the more natural the "form" of food you're eating, the better it is for you, overall. Example... a plain baked potato with a little butter or olive oil, vs. frenchfries. Also, the more processed the food is, the more things it takes on that are "bad" for you. I'm not saying do the crazy raw diet thing, just that it's good to avoid processing when and if you can.