"And He feeds me and quenches my thirst and when I fall sick then He (Allah) cures me" [Soorah Shu'araa: 80]


27.6.08

Steps to Help Ensure a Longer Life Span


The above book is written by Dr. Robert Goldman and Dr. Ronald Klatz, who founded American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in 1993.A very precise and scientifically orientated book on hormones, nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants etc and especially for those who wish to live longer and healthier.

I quote one paragraph on tips to ensure a longer life span!
  • drive a big car (2800 pounds or more). the survivability in a potentially fatal accident between the largest and the smallest automobiles can differ tenfold

  • avoid stress and depression.they are major cause for premature aging

  • exercise at least 30 minutes daily. it is your number-one defense against the infirmities of old age

  • limit harmful fats such as saturated fats and trans fatty acids in your diet.they are directly associated with an increased risk of both heart disease and cancer

  • sleep 7-8 hours a night.quality sleep is essential for rejuvenation and repair

  • consume little or no alcohol

  • don't smoke.with every minute you smoke, a minute of your life is taken away!

  • try to keep weight at or even 5 % less than ideal body weight. mortality increase significantly at 20% or more above IBW and 10% or more below IBW

  • mantain optimum antioxidant vitamin blood levels.animal studies indicate a 20% increase in longevity with optimum nutrient supplementation

  • early detection is the key to a cure for both heart disease and cancer-get blood tests and complete physical exams yearly

  • if age fifty-five or older, consider hormone replacement therapy, if needed,administered by a knowledgeable physician

  • drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of purified or bottled water

  • think young.aging is as much a state of mind as it is a state of physiology.lie about your age (especially to yourself).keep young-feeling friends around to remind yourself what "youth" feel and thinks like

  • do not "just getting old". fight tooth and nail to remain youthful and vigourous. at least 40 anti-aging drugs now exist, and hundreds now under development

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