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Dr. Oz Is A Horn Dog!!

Filed under: AgingSexDr. Oz

dr-oz-top-ten-fitness-health-tips__opt__opt.jpgDr. Oz actively tries to have sex at least three times a week!

We're sure lots of people and every college student ever try to do the same, but we bet Dr. Oz gets it in on the reg. LOLz!

Dr. Oz said that regular erotic activity can increase your lifespan!!

He said:

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Georgia Woman Is 8th Person To Reach 116th Birthday!

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Wow! That's incredible!

A big happy birthday to Besse Cooper!

She just turned 116! She is literally the 8th person to ever reach that age.

She was born in 1896!

That's absolutely ridiculous. We bet she never would've dreamed that she'd reach the year 2000 let alone 2012!

So, what is her secret to long life?

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Optimism May Lead To Longer Life!

Filed under: HealthScience!

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Wanna know the secret to immortality?

Happiness!

A new study found that optimism may be a real fountain of youth.

The study looked at people over 95-years-old and found most of them had positive personality traits. They were upbeat and relaxed about life in general.

One of the researchers said:

"When I started working with centenarians, I thought we'd find that they survived so long in part because they were mean and ornery. But when we assessed the personalities of these 243 centenarians, we found qualities that clearly reflect a positive attitude towards life. Most were outgoing, optimistic and easygoing. They considered laughter an important part of life and had a large social network. They expressed emotions openly rather than bottling them up."

There are about 53,000 people in the U.S. right now who are over 100 years old, which is 0.2% of the population.

Good news is that number has increased 8% each year.

"Nevertheless, our findings suggest that centenarians share particular personality traits and that genetically-based aspects of personality may play an important role in achieving both good health and exceptional longevity."

You hear that?!

Be happy! You'll live longer!

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Genes, Not Lifestyle, May Be The Key To Longevity

Filed under: FitnessHealth

Genes lead to longevity

Key word being "may", so don't give up on that new fitness routine yet!

A new gene study has found many nonagenarians drink, smoke and don't get regular exercise, which suggests that genetic factors, not lifestyle choices may have more to do with the longevity of our lifetime.

Researchers examined a genetically homogenous group of 477 Ashkenazi Jews between the ages of 95 and 109 to find factors that contributed to their long life. They then compared the results with another group of over 3,000 people who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey at 70-years-old.

While the average BMI was similar between the two groups, 60% of the longer-living men had smoked in their lifetime and a similar proportion consumed alcohol daily. The longer-living participants had also engaged is LESS exercise than their counterparts who lived shorter lives.

Dr. Nir Barzilai, director of the ongoing Longevity Gene Project and the paper's lead author, believes this is further proof that certain genes protect people against certain health problems that occur with age.

Much like us, he doesn't want people to give up on those fitness routines yet either! Recounting a story of a man who had heard about his research, he said:

"He said, 'I was at the gym, I saw the interview and I realized my grandmother is 102.' And he said he's not going to the gym anymore. I thought, no, no! If you have longevity in your family, you have a higher [chance] of longevity yourself, because it is highly inheritable. But you don't know if you inherited it."

Exactly! Just because there are those who will naturally live longer because of a gene, that doesn't mean you have it!

The important thing to remember here is that life isn't all about longevity, but enjoyment! We STILL guarantee you will enjoy life more if you live a healthier lifestyle!

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