Sunday, April 12, 2015

why cheat ?

There was something in the title of this article that initially sounded appealing:  a "cheater's guide" as if this information would give you (dear reader) an edge to living well and long.  But it did not sit well with me, because there is no need to cheat to have the benefit.  And (not less importantly), cheating is unfair and is simply not ethical.   My impression of "cheating"  that might give you a temporary advantage, lives in a "win-lose world".  In a world where "win-win" is allowed, there is no need for cheating.

I do understand that sometimes there is a perceived need to have a provocative eye-catching lead to grab eyeballs;  boring headlines are ignored.  But there seems no need to endorse fundamentally unethical behavior.  Do something else, please.

The short version of the article consists of four things to do:
1. Find Your Tribe
2. Eat Smart
3. Seek a Purpose
4. Move It 


The Cheater's Guide to Living to 100
April 3, 2015 – 5:00 AM
(Dollar Photo Club)

Four super-simple secrets to living longer, healthier and happier—from longevity expert Dan Buettner and centenarians around the world

By Ginny Graves

You turn 50 and suddenly you’re pegged as “middle-aged.” But what if it really was the middle, and you could expect to live to 100 or even 120? Don’t laugh. There are 53,364 centenarians in the U.S. today, according to the latest Census Bureau figures, and experts estimate that number could skyrocket to 600,000 by 2050. Better yet, many of these oldsters will defy the doddering stereotype. Take Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Michigan. She was still bowling at 104 and getting around with the help of a walker last May—when she celebrated her 115th birthday. Last year, UnitedHealthcare polled 104 people who’ve reached triple digits and found that not a single one felt sad or burdened, or even particularly old. On average, they said, they felt more like whippersnappers of 83.