With all the struggles, trials, and tribulations we each go through in the span of our lives - here are some clues to health and longevity - the following are excerpts from an article published by CNN.COM:
...he took up running to overcome his grief after the death of his wife and a son. He ran his first marathon at age 89. The key to life: "Laughter and happiness," he says. "That's your remedy for everything."
...Her advice for a long life? Avoid smoking, drinking and vege
tables. She was also an optimist: "Every year brings something new. I've always been content with what I have."
...worked out at daily a local track. Healthy most of her life, she said exercise and an optimistic attitude helped.
attributed his long life to light eating, not smoking and work in the sunshine. After his postal career, he worked on a farm. ..."I am always looking up towards the sky; that is how I am."
...She said she ate more than two pounds of chocolate a week and only quit smoking at age 120, not for health reasons, but because she could not see well enough to light her cigarettes. She credited her longevity to port wine, her sense of humor and a diet rich in olive oil.
...The secret to her long life, she said, was being cheerful. "I've always been a happy person, a giggling person, a wide-mouthed person." She also kept fit -- dancing the electric slide until age 103.
...She kept in shape throughout much of her life. At 102, she said she did leg squats to keep healthy.
He credited cold showers with his longevity.
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