Crucial Minutia
it's the little things...
Kate Torgovnick
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Live Forever.
2 Comments | posted March 06th, 2007 at 10:06 am by Kate Torgovnick

In a previous life (fine, four months ago), I was a health editor at Jane Magazine. I constantly was flipping through medical journals and Google searching for health news that could inspire an article. In the process, it never failed to amaze me just how many studies are going on at any given moment about things that make people live longer. Below is a (nearly) exhaustive list, from being tall to drinking donkey milk. I’ve divided it into two lists: “Things that make you live longer” and “Things linked to kicking the bucket earlier.” If you see more of yourself in list #1, kudos and I’ll help plan your 90th birthday party. And if you recognize yourself more in list #2, well, you didn’t really want to be 103 anyway. Here goes…

Things linked to living a really long time:
Being tall.
Having a high IQ.
Being one of those people with a quick reaction time.
Not eating so much yeast.
Not eating so much meat.
Eating only veggies, fresh grains, and other unprocessed stuff.
Eating more chocolate.
Drinking wine.
Drinking donkey milk.
Having kids later in life (for women).
Stressing less (for everyone).

Things linked to kick the bucket earlier:
Having a good sense of smell.
Being cheerful (seriously).
Being short.
Not being the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Your mom chowing down on junk food when you were in the womb.
Bottling your anger when you’re really pissed off.
Not being able to deal with change.

Oh, and I’ve also included handy-dandy links so you can read up. —Kate

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  1. I would never drink donkey milk, but good to know. ;-) xo, Kimmi

    March 16th, 2007 | 10:39 am
  2. But dammit, I love yeast!

    March 16th, 2007 | 10:57 am

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