How to Live to be 100+

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.

Today I wanted to include the TED Talk above because once again I am simply amazed how quickly we are getting closer to learning that the humans of the past are still the humans of present. The man made world in which we created has changed significantly, but the truth of the matter is that we still exist with the same genes that took millions of years to develop. We are still tribal in nature and find that it is survival that guides us and that includes procreation. It is that link to the natural world and the small societies we create that will determine our fate in this life. If you haven’t already, please find 20 minutes in your day to watch this talk by Dan Buettner. He has written several books on the subject of the Blue Zones and you can find his website here.

I didn’t find this talk by chance of course. It was linked on Humans are not Broken, and I always encourage people to listen to this podcast. As always Angelo Coppola investigates and learns through his own personal trials to find the answers that lead to finding the vital health that our ancestors enjoyed.

I am still limiting myself in my workouts to just 15 reps besides the fact that I can take it a little bit more. Of course I am still building and maintaining muscle as I do this, but I am not maximizing my workout, taking it to the limit if you wish. My cardio is down to just 20 minutes per session and I have found this significant in warming up and breaking a sweat before I hit the bowflex. It is a balanced and stabilized workout that I believe will provide enough to keep blood sugars low and the fat machine burning.

Blood Sugar- 106, Weight- 174.6

Treadmill- 20 Minutes

Bowflex- ARMS
Curls- 170 lbs- 15
Hammer Curls- 130 lbs- 15
Tricep Pulldown- 140 lbs- 15
Dips- 310 lbs- 15

Breakfast- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Lunch- Meatloaf, Mixed Vegetables
Dinner- Steak, Salad

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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8 Responses to How to Live to be 100+

  1. rsweijo says:

    I liked the TEDMED Bluezone presentation!

  2. Not sure I’ll have much quality of life if I make it this far

  3. I find it hard to believe the quoted activities of the 100-yr olds. I’ve seen folks of about this age. I can assure you that no one of a 100 yo will ride a bike etc; they’ll be barely able to hold their balance.

    From what I’ve seen, I wouldn’t want to make it this far as there wouldn’t much quality of life. JMO

  4. Ericka says:

    All reviews go through moderation and approval.

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