Take these three tests that are predictive of lifespan right in your own home all by yourself. If you’re overweight and/or out of shape, do yourself a favor and read this post.
TYPICALLY, IN order to get a handle of on your mortality you need to go to some medical practitioner who will poke, prod and draw some blood.
Your HDL level (the “good” cholesterol), triglycerides, blood pressure, and the granddaddy of them all – telomere length – can do a decent job of predicting lifespan.
A medical person could run tests to measure all this and more. But you can get a pretty good fix on your probable life expectancy right at home all by yourself with three tests.
The three indicators that have some pretty good odds of predicting lifespan are:
- Waist circumference,
- Pulse rate and
- The sitting-rising test.
Let’s dive into each test, with the aim of enabling you to do them. For those of you with unhappy outcomes, there will also be an intervention plan. Read more
Stringing together small simple morning habits can set you on the right track to reach the destination you desire. But beware – even after they’re habitually set in place, habits can easily be knocked off track. Here’s what to do.
WELL, HERE I am again at Philz café this beautiful Saturday morning in Sausalito. I’ve finally settled in to do some writing after abandoning a wobbly table for my usual perch after some interloper (finally!) left it.
Thankfully, the topic of today’s post was uncommonly clear within ½ hour of awakening.
As I’ve emphasized in How To Change When Change Is Hard and How To Make Tiny Habits Big, the difference between wanting something and getting it is not daydreaming, or writing it in a notebook, but the small steps taken day by day that lead you to the promised land
As the Chinese proverb wisely advises,
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”
Can Ashwangandha reduce your stress and boost testosterone, libido and muscle? Yes, this unfamiliar Indian herbal adaptogen can do that, and more!
UNLESS YOU’RE seeped in Ayurvedic medicine or Indian herbs, you must be thinking,
Frankly, it took me awhile to get the pronunciation right. I’ve been using this herb for over a year now in various forms, and want you to consider its benefits. If you’re stressed, have low lbido or wonder where your muscles went, then Ashwagandha may be for you. Read more
Is it humiliation or rejection that’s holding you back, keeping you from achieving all that you want to be, or do? Here’s a process for finding out and overcoming the negative emotions of the past.
THIS POST explores the possibility that something unsavory, which happened long ago, may be blocking your advancement today. It could be something that humiliated you or some deep-seated rejection.
Right now, the memory of it is dim, near forgotten, and yet it tenaciously lingers deep inside and cripples your success. Read more
Vitamins are worthless, so say many studies that have formulated the “vitamin myth”. I review the studies, cite contrary evidence, and suggest we combine nutrient dense, antioxidant rich food, along with some vitamins, and call it a day.
IT WOULD be surprising if you didn’t bump into at least one article or newscast reviewing a spate of studies that seem to confirm that vitamins are useless at best, and may even be unhealthy.
I was unhappy to read the summaries of such studies. Doing so stuck my nose into a universal truth for us humanoids:
We resist new information that threatens anything in which we’re invested.
The only way to move forward is to take responsibility for your life. Change your narrative. Get empowered. Recognize that you may not control what happens to you, but you can control your response. Look in the mirror and say, “I am responsible!”. Here’s why…
THIS LAST day of the year tends to get us focused on what we wish to experience next year.
People everywhere look inward, at least a bit. We ruminate, explain things to ourselves, and typically reinforce whatever narrative it is that we’ve carefully constructed over the years to explain ourselves to ourselves, and to whomever may care to listen.
The thing is, if you want a different tomorrow than your yesterdays, your narrative may have to change. As I reminded readers in my last post,
“Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.”
Let me tell you one thing that may help you get what you want. The one statement, said earnestly, that can break the old, repeated patterns that keep our life looking the same year after year.
Look in the mirror and say out loud: Read more
Remaining lean once you are lean is more about managing your head than figuring out the lean-making plan. Life will hand you plenty of opportunities to ditch your lean-making habits. Here’s my perspective.
LIKE ANYTHING hard to achieve, getting lean is a process of two steps forward, one back, along a meandering trail that consistently needs remapping.
If you’re steadfast and guided by the right map (food, drink, exercise), you’ll eventually get there.
Now the challenge is staying lean, a process of two steps forward, one back, along a meandering… well, you get the idea.
And so it is with me, I thought, as I stared down at those numbers on the scale this morning, five more than were there the last time I weighed myself. Read more