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Jeanne Calment: The oldest recorded person in modern history

Recently I’ve noticed a trend in the topics I’ve been blogging about on here.  Much of it to do with living longer and healthier, linking stress and alzheimers, taking care of yourself better, and tips on “living to 100.”  In all the searching I have been doing on the subject, I started to think “Who is the oldest person that ever lived?”

Let me introduce you to Jeanne Calment, who bucks about every nutritional trend that has been on the forefront of media for many years now.  I’ve even posted things that she rebuffs.

Jeanne was born in Arles, France in 1875 to a modest family, before the advent of the light bulb, phonograph, automobile, and 14 years before Alexandre Gustave Eiffel built his tower.

“I dream, […]

By |August 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jeanne Calment: The oldest recorded person in modern history

Centenarians share tips for a longer, healthier life

Researchers have discovered that centenarians tend to share certain traits in how they eat, move about, and deal with stress.  The idea?  We emulate the behavior, and we might live to see the same results! This article was originally published in US News and includes 11 tips for living longer.
1. Don’t Retire

“Evidence shows that in societies where people stop working abruptly, the incidence of obesity and chronic diseases skyrockets after retirement.” – Luigi Ferruci, Director of The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

2. Floss Every Day

Excess bacteria in the mouth is thought to enter the bloodstream and trigger inflammation in the arteries, a major risk for heart disease.
View the complete list here.

By |July 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Centenarians share tips for a longer, healthier life