5 Habits Scientifically Proven To Help You Live Longer

r-WATCHING-TV-large570We’re living longer and attempting to be healthier. Here are 5 steps you can take to facilitate longevity from the Huff/Post50.

Step away from the television — it’s much easier to get motivated to go for a walk or to the gym. Keeping TV time to under 2 hours seems to be the bellwether for health. Eat a handful of nuts daily for their heart-health benefits. Slow down on red meats and, especially, processed meats.

Danish researcher Peter Schnohr found that jogging only 1 to 2 and a half hours a week can increase life expectancy by over 6 years for men and more than 5 years for women.

A study at University of California-Davis found people who regularly practice meditation have higher levels of telomerase, the enzyme which lengthens the telomeres at the ends of your chromosomes, which affect aging. “Similarly, another study found that cancer patients who combined meditation with other healthy lifestyle changes over several years were able to lengthen their telomeres.” Meditation also helps manage stress and blood pressure, safeguarding against other diseases.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/how-to-live-longer-_n_5007992.html?ir=Fifty&utm_campaign=032514&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-fifty&utm_content=Photo

 

Dance Until Dawn in Euro-Chic Decadence

Ibiza-based Pacha’s international brand of super-clubs has a Hell’s Kitchen venue, Pacha New York. With the Hudson River to the west, the 30,000 square foot space is split into 4 levels, each accessible individually.

“While other cavernous clubs promise decadence, only Pacha delivers communion—with both the music (the D.J. booth, encircled by LED lights, melds with the dance floor; 17 hidden subwoofers force you off your feet) and the exclusive world-within-a-world party atmosphere. VIPs get a separate entrance to fourth-floor lounge Pachita, with Moroccan-style vaulted ceilings and plush banquettes. Bikini-clad go-go girls soap up in steamy glass-enclosed showers on the floor below. They’re not getting ready for a day at the office; neither should you,” according to Darren Frei in New York Nightlife.

http://nymag.com/listings/bar/pacha/

Pacha
618 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 209-7500

 

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Legends Today

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This year is the 50th anniversary of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. If you’ve wondered what’s happened to the original models, the answer is here.

Patrick Kiger compiled a list of the SI supermodels with photos and updates on their lives. Enjoy them here:

http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/18/si-swimsuit-issue-legends-where-are-they-now/

Architecture For A Happy Marriage

non-vday-staircaseToday my daughter pointed this article out to me, “How To Pick Your Life Partner,” in the Wait But Why post. Having read a lot of such articles, starting as a teenager with dating advice in Glamour Magazine, I was pleasantly surprised to have been enchanted with this one. It’s pretty obviously written by a male with its no-nonsense approach to the topic of how to choose a partner and then create a happy marriage. So, I could not resist checking out the author.

Tim Urban shares some of his attributes with us: “getting called an out-of-touch Baby Boomer even though he’s only 31,”not being an expert on things he writes about” and “drawing stick figures at a 2nd grade level.” As a real Baby Boomer who was impressed with his cogent account of the trip from first date to the altar and many years down the road of wedded bliss after, I had to research further.

Lorena O’Neil wrote “Wait But Why: Making Nerdiness Viral,” in NPR AS HEARD ON NPR LISTEN ONLINEa description of the blog which helped me to understand why this 31 year old guy could put such brilliant perspective into the marriage topic. Wait But Why is a blog that works as an adult science and social studies classroom. The website pairs cartoons, infographics, lists, and irreverent, conversational writing for a mix that looks like BuzzFeed meets Hyperbole and a Half meets Thought Catalog. The act of reading the posts is an experience in and of itself. You can easily curl up for 20 minutes digging into a single post with all of its drawings, data visualizations and captions. Don’t let the crude, seemingly haphazardly drawn stick-figure images and basic layout of the site fool you — it’s full of insights and skillful explanations of real-life situations. Sometimes the best way to make a complex idea click is with a really basic drawing, a super-simple pie chart or a stack of candies sized up against Earth.” 

Read more: Wait But Why: Making Nerdiness Viral | Good Sh*t | OZY

Enjoy Parts 1 & 2 of “How To Pick Your Life Partner” here:

http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/pick-life-partner.html