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Health & Fitness > The List

The List

Yes, genetically speaking, the luck of the draw is probably the most important factor in living a long life.
As most of you know (what few of you are left here at mybloggers), I'm trying to reach a century worth of the good life.

Here's my list:

Eat right-- Fruits and vegetables. No "white" foods or carbs.
Vigorous Exercise (cardio and muscle and mind)
Sleep 8 hrs/day and take a power nap.
Drink water and maybe green tea, coffee, and wine.
Eat breakfast.
Eat slowly.
Brush and floss teeth.
Have regular BMs.
Live "Arcticly" (cold house).
Don't smoke and live rurally (less air pollution)
Avoid noise (reduces stress)
Listen to music ( " " )
Have good hygiene
See doctor, dentist, optometrist yearly
Meditate (relax)
Read, work puzzles
Avoid "risky business" (ladders, chain saws, etc.)

Except for the last one, I try to follow the "good list". They say the following items increase longevity, but I don't follow them.
Marriage (or partner)
Own a dog or cat
Go to church, socialize
Hug (human touch)

I'll probably die from a falling meteor or dog bite from jogging. Just my luck!

posted on Dec 11, 2012 5:48 AM ()


I agree with most of your list. I don't quite agree on carbs & potatoes, unless you are talking carbs at the expense of vegies, and potatoes done in an unhealthy way. As for risks - I take calculated risks. But, I'm bored, so taking some little risks adds some excitement & adventure to my life (A risk I took recently: kid's school was going downhill skiing, they didn't take me as a volunteer, so I took the risk of going skiing all by myself, with my older equipment that the ski shop guy called "vintage", taking more difficult hill routes as I got my "ski legs" back. Made friends with a cute young ski attendant & Had SO MUCH FUN!) Checked on the kids once in a while.
comment by crazylife on Dec 12, 2012 7:27 AM ()
Speaking of which, I accidentally happened across about a 10 feet row of
undug potatoes yesterday while strolling through my garden! Surprise! I bet you're getting hunkered down for winter. Shame on you for flirting with the ski instructor!
reply by solitaire on Dec 13, 2012 5:47 AM ()
I like your list!
comment by marta on Dec 11, 2012 5:59 PM ()
Thanks. I left a few things out, like taking vitamins and supplements. I could have written a single post just on the "correct foods". However, I'm far from perfect: I had a Burger King whopper with fries yesterday (treated my father).
reply by solitaire on Dec 12, 2012 5:28 AM ()
You socialize with your family and fellow golfers. And I bet you hug that grandson and new baby.
comment by boots586 on Dec 11, 2012 4:53 PM ()
True. I spent 4 hours with my father and both sisters yesterday. I do like to hug--something my parents never did.
reply by solitaire on Dec 12, 2012 5:25 AM ()
looks like my list ---laugh----ya gotta have a sense of humour if ya cant laugh at yourself you my as well be dead
smoking ---have done for over 60 years have stopped a few time then i get stessed and start again ---music except rap is a must
comment by kevinshere on Dec 11, 2012 4:27 PM ()
Oh how I despise rap! I used to smoke a pipe. It's been 10 years since I gave that up.
reply by solitaire on Dec 12, 2012 5:23 AM ()
Cold house too stressful for me -- that's only okay for a certain kind of physiology. Some of the things on your list, like low noise, are a given down here. No loud traffic, few sirens. As for the rest, pretty much do everything. No white food or carbs? I refer always to my standard for anything: everything in moderation.
comment by tealstar on Dec 11, 2012 11:06 AM ()
Sugar, salt, flour, potatoes are the bad guys, so they say. Like you said, in moderation.
reply by solitaire on Dec 12, 2012 5:22 AM ()
I have a list too but it's not the same as yours. So far today I have crossed off laundry. I have yet to vacuum, make supper and work on a sweater I started months ago.
comment by nittineedles on Dec 11, 2012 10:57 AM ()
I have those kind of lists, too. When I went grocery shopping yesterday, I couldn't read my own writing on something on my list. I figured it out as soon as I got home!
reply by solitaire on Dec 12, 2012 5:18 AM ()
I didn't know that living in a cold house was good for you. That's one thing I can check on the list! The thing is, I find being cold to be stressful.
comment by maggiemae on Dec 11, 2012 7:31 AM ()
I don't like it, believe me! But one burns more energy (calories) trying to keep warm. So they say.
reply by solitaire on Dec 12, 2012 5:17 AM ()
A good list. Where you live, you really ought to have a cat or two. It'd be good for you AND the cats.
comment by steve on Dec 11, 2012 7:07 AM ()
And not good for the mice and voles. I have a major problem with both.
reply by solitaire on Dec 12, 2012 5:15 AM ()

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