What can we learn from those 100 yrs old

PICT6652Don't rely on medicine! I never ever heard a 100 yrs old claiming they did it because of medicine or drugs. Always without exception it will be something related to their lifestyle or food.  And it took some time until that fact crystallized.

Today we are often convinced that no matter what kind of (unhealthy) lifestyle we live, there will be always some kind of miracle medicine to take care of no matter how badly messed up we are. Ironically or sarcastically  these messages are sent by those who are selling the drugs.

Think about this. If you are in your twenties or thirties now, and you already have some kind of medical condition, what do you think that will look like by the time you reach your fifties? Sixties? Seventies?? That won't be pretty, unless you do something about it now.

Change your lifestyle.  Eat healthier. Don't get angry over small things. Laugh. And don't delay any of those.

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  1. Bruce
    Oct 19th, 2009 3:03 AM

    I hate to play the devils advocate, but all the dead people who didn't take drugs to extend their lives (since they didn't have them) would probably disagree with you. Sure a good life, well lived should extend your life.

    • Oct 19th, 2009 10:15 AM

      i am not so sure. I never heard one of them complain about lack of drugs.

  2. Oct 16th, 2009 5:14 PM

    That last sentence says it all! It's all about the choices you make in how you live and what attitude you have when dealing with the roller coaster of life.

    Stress is a biggie -- don't sweat the small stuff or the things out of your control to control! Take things day-by-day and make the right decisions -- we all know what they are, don't we? ;-)

  3. Oct 16th, 2009 3:27 PM

    Don't let the stress get you.

    Many people say the Mediterranean Diet is so healthy, due to olive oil, etc. But in realtiy the people i.e. on Crete get significantly older than the average rest of us because the simply reject stress. If something can't be done today they (at least the 'old style' people who really get older) don't even try to get it done today. Instead they quietly prepare everything to get it done tomorrow and they also prepare their arguments on why it will not be finished today. But they don't freak out by making numerous hours of over-time. In the end the mess out 100% of these deadlines while we totally stressed folks mess up only 93%.
    We could learn a lot from these people, if we had time to reflect their way of doing. At least I think we could... :-D

    • Oct 16th, 2009 3:38 PM

      "if we had time..". yeah :)

  4. Oct 16th, 2009 3:01 PM

    Hmmm don't forget the part about not smoking, drinking alcohol in moderation, and getting lots of exercise. These three things are the fountain of youth IMHO-- Good advice here and I agree totally with everything you say.

    • Oct 16th, 2009 3:37 PM

      Well those too, of course :)