Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanksgiving, Gratitude and Health

November 25, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments  | 

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?   Interestingly, research is finding a positive relationship between gratitude and a person’s cardiovascular and immune system functions.   University of California Davis psychology professor Robert Emmons’ research indicates that, “Grateful people take better care of themselves and engage in more protective health behaviors like regular exercise, a healthy diet, (and) regular physical examinations.” His research also revealed that grateful people tend to be more optimistic, a characteristic that boosts the immune system. “A growing body… Read more »

The Power 8

November 4, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments  | 

These are the characteristics shared by communities that have the largest number of residents that live to be 100 or more.   1.  Natural Movement.  The longest lived people don’t often pump iron at the gym, instead they live in such a way that encourages them to move frequently as part of their daily life.   2.  Purpose.  Those that live to be 100 or more have a “reason for being”.  Having a purpose adds to life expectancy.   3.  Calming Actions. Stress… Read more »