Longevity

It’s essential to maintain the stomach in good condition for the elderly. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Principles of Longevity for the Elderly

In the past 100 years, the lifespan of the average human being has increased by 50 percent. While society as a whole is expected to live longer than previous generations due to better health care, diet, exercise, and an active mind.

Gilded lion in front of the Palace of Tranquil Longevity. (Image: BriYYZ   via   wikimedia /  CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Good Health and Longevity of Li Qing Yun

According to legend, Li Qing Yun was a traditional Chinese medicine physician, herbal expert, qigong master, and tactical consultant.  In May 1933, Time magazine reported on Li in an article entitled Tortoise-Sparrow-Dog, in which he revealed his secrets for longevity: Maintain a tranquil mind,…

A simple lifestyle is the path to longevity. (Image: Pixabay CC0 public domain)

A Simple Lifestyle Is the Path to Longevity

The World Health Organization believes that four factors affect human lifespan. These are genetic, accounting for 15 percent; social and natural environment, accounting for 17 percent; level of healthcare, accounting for 8 percent; and lifestyle and diet, accounting for 60 percent.

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Principles of Longevity for the Elderly

In the past 100 years, the lifespan of the average human being has increased by 50 percent. While society as a whole is expected to live longer than previous generations due…

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Secrets to Longevity of the Japanese

Japan is home to the most centenarians and has the lowest infant death rate in the world. A health care system based on prevention and good living habits are the…

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The Good Health and Longevity of Li Qing Yun

According to legend, Li Qing Yun was a traditional Chinese medicine physician, herbal expert, qigong master, and tactical consultant.  In May 1933, Time magazine reported on Li in an article entitled Tortoise-Sparrow-Dog, in which…

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A Simple Lifestyle Is the Path to Longevity

The World Health Organization believes that four factors affect human lifespan. These are genetic, accounting for 15 percent; social and natural environment, accounting for 17 percent; level of healthcare, accounting for 8 percent; and lifestyle…

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Job’s Tears and Red Beans for Longevity

Job’s tears are commonly known as Chinese pearl barley or coix. They are the seed of a grass, grown mostly in Asia and are well known for their many health benefits.

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The Mystery of a 256-year-old Herbalist

Li Ching-Yuen, the 256-year-old Chinese herbalist who died in 1933, is a mystery, that’s for sure. Official records state he was born in 1677; however, this is disputed.

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Helping Others Is Good for You

Research reveals that helping others with “material support” can reduce mortality rates by 42%; helping others with moral support can reduce mortality rates by 30%.

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The Secret to Longevity

Race, climate, food, and customs vary in different regions of the world, but one thing remains unchanged—namely, people who live a long life are optimistic, cheerful, good-natured, and easy-going.