Maximize Your Quality of Life:

  • Live longer with activity
  • Minimize the distress of age-related diseases
  • Delay the onset of age-related diseases
  • Shorten the time you live with illness and suffering

Lifestyle Patterns of People Who Live to Be 100:

  • Keep weight steady
  • Exercise regularly
  • Stay positive in attitude
  • Challenge your mind
  • Stay friendly and social

Stress Causes Illness:

  • Chronic stress – Extremely destructive to health
  • Produces biological reactions that “age” the body

Control What You Can:

  • Do not smoke
  • Watch your diet
  • Exercise
  • Reduce stress
  • Engage socially
  • Exercise your mind
  • Use preventative medicine
  • Get adequate rest
  • Remain flexible in mind and body
  • Maintain purpose in your life

Research Shows Some Vitamin/Mineral Benefits:

  • Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin D
  • Fish oil
  • Selenium
  • Mixed carotenoids
  • Folic acid
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium

Omega-3 Brain Foods:

  • Canola oil
  • Olive oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Avocados
  • Soybean oil
  • Walnuts
  • Flaxseed
  • Fish: trout, herring, salmon

Mediterranean Style Diet:

  • Rich in fruits, vegetables, unrefined whole grains
  • Low intake of saturated fats
  • Lowered risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Increased heart health

Exercise Every Day:

  • Make it fun
  • Make it a priority
  • Make it easy
  • Make it social
  • Make it interesting
  • Seize new opportunities

Engage in Novel Experiences:

  • Learn a new language
  • Travel
  • Join a new social club
  • Creative writing
  • Painting
  • Attend a class
  • Mentor a student

Find Joy Daily:

  • Hobbies
  • Daily exercise & daily relaxation
  • Humor
  • Socializing with friends or neighbors
  • Talking by phone with friends/family
  • Gardening
  • Music
  • Praying/spiritual connection

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