Some of you may be interested and/or amused by an article that appeared in Yesterday's (Saturday 1 March) The Times Magazine. It's about Dr David Agus's book 'A Short Guide to live a Long Life'.
David Agus lists 65 rules to live a longer life. I thought the article was fun. The rules listed in the article are surprising:
1. Caffeine - especially from traditional souces may have protective anti-cancer properties. Moderation is key.
2. Smiling - triggers the release of pain-killing, brain-happy endorphins and serotonin.
3. Uncomfortable shoes - cause unnecessary inflammation that can have an impact on your entire system. Inflammation has been linked to some of our most troubling degenerative diseases today. Alzheimer's, cancer, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and accelerated ageing.
4. Agus advises his readers to 'track your movements during the day with an accelerometer, and develop a daly personal activity target. 'Being sedentary is about as bad for you as smoking', he says.
5. Cleanliness counts - 'Wash your hands regularly, especially after exposure to germy things such as bathrooms and raw chicken'
David's other ideas are: 'We should all be taking statins', 'Get a flu jab', and 'Take an aspirin before bed'.
Reading the book might come as near as any of us might get to a private consultation with a Beverly Hills consultant!
You can access the article at: thetimes.co.uk/tto/magazine... but need to subscribe to read the whole thing.