Extend Your Life

F from Blue Mountains, NSW Australia wrote me yesterday suggesting it was innapropriate publishing that photo (scroll down) of the 100 year-old lady lighting a cigarette from her birthday cake candles.

I explained that it was just light-hearted, it made me laugh, so I thought I’d share it; sometimes it’s good to have a laugh. Laughing is good for your health. Smoking isn’t, of course.

Some people are destined to live a long time, and bad habits don’t seem to affect their longevity; sometimes the healthy die young. This of course is a weighty subject, and the topic for another blog, unless anyone wants to comment here.

Here’s an interesting report published just recently. I thought this was obvious, but I guess people have forgotten some basics.

healthy living:

Daily Telegraph 08/01/2008

A healthy lifestyle can increase a person’s lifespan by as much as 14 years, scientists have claimed.

Researchers have calculated people can extend the length of their lives by up to 17 per cent by not smoking, drinking only moderately, eating healthily and keeping physically active.

Many studies have highlighted the health risks associated with cigarettes, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet and lack of exercise. However, few have looked at the combined effects of all four on longevity.”

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Posted by Kurma on 10/1/08; 5:17:42 AM

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