Sunday, January 8, 2017

Secret to Living A Long Life

1. Just Move
The world’s longest-lived people don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. Instead, they live in environments that constantly nudge them into moving without thinking about it. They live in places where they can walk to the store, to their friends house or places of worship, their houses have stairs, they have gardens in their yards.
Consider making things a little inconvenient. Make that extra trip up or down the stairs instead of loading things at the top or bottom to take up later, walk to your airport gate instead of taking the moving walkway, park far from the entrance, walk a dog, do your own yard and house work, get rid of some the time saving electronics and power equipment that have “simplified” your life. Exercise while you watch your favorite show.
Right Outlook – Gain 4 Years
2. Purpose Now
Knowing your sense of purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy. The Okinawans call it “ikigai” and the Nicoyans call it “plan de vida;” for both it translates to “why I wake up in the morning.” Do an internal inventory. Be able to articulate your values, passions, gifts and talents.
What are the things you like to do and the things you don’t? Then incorporate ways to put your skills into action. Even Warren Buffet loves his work so much he says he "tap dances to work" each day. If you're focused on work that lives beyond your death, it will carry you into a longer life. Think about it. If you don't have a life's purpose that bolts you out of bed in the morning, one day you just won't.
3. Down Shift
Even people in these areas experience stress. Stress leads to chronic inflammation which is associated with every major age-related disease. What the world’s longest-lived people have that we don’t are routines to shed that stress. Okinawans take a few moments each day to remember their ancestors, Adventists pray, Ikarians take a nap and Sardinians do happy hour. Find a stress shedding strategy that works for you and make it routine.
Eat Wisely – Gain 8 Years
4. 80% Rule
Marketers tell us we can eat our way to health. America has been eating its way well beyond health. This strategy focuses on taking things out — instead of putting more things in — our diet. “Hara hachi bu” – the Okianawan, 2500-year old Confucian mantra said before meals reminds them to stop eating when their stomach is 80 percent full. The 20% gap between not being hungry and feeling full could be the difference between losing weight or gaining it. Serve food at the counter, store leftovers, then sit down to enjoy the meal. Replace your big dishes with 10” plates. Remove TV’s from the kitchen. People in these areas eat their smallest meal in the late afternoon or early evening and then they don’t eat any more the rest of the day. Fasting regularly will extend your life.
5. Plant Slant

Go ahead and eat meat if you want. But consider it a condiment and try the leanest, finest meat you can afford. Try to limit it to a portion the size of a deck of cards and only twice per week. Beans, including fava, black and soy and lentils are the cornerstone of most centenarian diets. Snacking on nuts–about a handful a day has been associated with an extra 2-3 years of life expectancy.
6. Wine @ 5

Moderate drinkers outlive non-drinkers. The trick is to drink 1-2 drinks per day (preferably Sardinian Cannonau wine), with friends and/or with food. And no, you can’t save up all weekend and have 14 drinks on Saturday. (I'm personally passing on this one)
Connect – Gain 4 Years
7. Belong
All but five of the 263 centenarians interviewed belonged to some faith-based community. It doesn’t matter if you’re Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish or some other religion that meets as a community. Research shows that attending faith-based services four times per month will add 4-14 years of life expectancy.
8. Loved Ones First
Successful centenarians in these areas put their families first. This means keeping your aging parents and grandparents near by or in your home. (It lowers disease and mortality rates of children in the home too.)
Work on being in a positive, committed relationship (which can add up to 3 years of life expectancy) and invest in your children with time and love. (They’ll be more likely to care for you when the time comes.)
9. (Last but not least) Right Tribe
The world’s longest lived people chose–or were born into–social circles that supported healthy behaviors, Okinawans created ”moais”–groups of five friends that are committed to each other for life.
Research from the Framingham Studies show that smoking, obesity, happiness, and even loneliness is contagious. Assessing who you hang out with, and then proactively surrounding yourself with the right friends, will do more to add years to your life than just about anything else. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” — Jim Rohn.
Coming to market, last week it was mentioned here that "Nifty almost completed 1st round of upmove around 8200 & now 2nd round of 8300-8350 is due. But Nifty may come down first near 8150-8100 and then 8300-8350 & higher levels may come." Nifty behaved in copy book style, first came down in 8150-8100 area and then moved towards 8300-8350".

Most probably Nifty completed upmove in 8300-8350 area last week or may complete in coming week. If corrective bounce complete in this area of 8300-8350 then next round of fall may start but if Nifty sustain above 8350 then Nifty may go upto 8450-8500 soon.

In downside 8225-8175 is strong support now, sustenance below 8175 may bring fast downward momentum and then fall of another 150-200 points may be swift. So keep close eye upon 8350 & 8175 for next decisive move.

Have a nice week ahead, take care of you & your family :)