How to Live Longer and better

Wednesday April 1, 2015 8:30 p.m.
The March 2, 2015 issue of TIME magazine had a picture
of a baby on its cover with this squib:

This baby could live to be 142 years old.

Inside the magazine, the title of the article is:
The New Age of Much Older Age

Everyone wants to live longer, and science is starting to make that happen. But living better will be the real challenge-and opportunity.

The beginning of the article:
We live in extraordinary times, and thanks to medical and scientific advances that even a generation ago would have sounded like science
fiction, our lives are getting longer. An American born today has a projected average lifespan 20 full years longer than one born in 1925,
and we are, as a society, growing old. For the first time in U.S. history, the number of people over 60 exceeds those under age 15.
The article ends this way:
As with most matters involving health, it comes down in large measure to lifestyle-diet, exercise, adequate sleep and positive attitude….
That, if nothing else, puts a sweet twist on the hard rule that all lives must end: enjoy the time you’ve got, and you just might get
more of it.
If you’ve read my blogs or my books, you know I am 94 (April 29th), you know my lifestyle (Read my ebook: A Nonagenarian’s Path to
Living Longer and Better) and you know I have a sense of humor. (For example, I went to Walmart, bought a leaf rake and when I got
to the cashier, she told me I had to use the screw she pointed to, to attach the rake to the handle. I said, “No problem, M’am,
I’m good at screwing.” She burst out laughing, looked me up and down and said, “I bet you are!”)
Which reminds me. After my usual one to 2-hour nap today, I woke up feeling a bit romantic, and after some aggressive coaxing and foreplay,
we enjoyed honeymooning while soft music emanated from our TV. The interesting thing is that, at my advanced age, the thrill is still there,
and I don’t have to be concerned about my erection lasting more than 4 hours because I take no pills, not even vitamins!
I mention this because I believe a healthy sex life is a big plus in extending one’s life. (See my blog on January 12, 2015) The article
supports my belief where it cites research that verifies that married couples live longer than singles.


Vive la Vie!