I just finished listening to the audio version of "Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or die trying)", by . author Bill Gifford. The book is an interesting history and exploration of all the different (and sometimes downright weird) ways people try to add years to their life.
I think we have it all backwards anyway. Sure, I am not in any hurry to die, but I don't want to live longer just for the sake of adding birthdays.
Instead of adding years to my life, I'd rather add some more life to my years, no matter how many I have left.
Instead of being obsessed with (not) dying, I think it's more productive to be some more effort into really living.
Of all the different things that Gifford explored in his book, from vitamins and supplements, drugs, cold therapy, transfusions, the lot of it, there were two things that stood out as credible and evidence based that really seem to add both longevity and better health:
- Caloric restriction of some kind. Intermittent fasting seems to be the easiest and most sustainable way.
- Exercising 100 minutes a WEEK adds 7 years to life.
It really is that simple, noting that simple and easy are not the same thing.
There is also good evidence that coffee and red wine are helpful, and maybe a few select supplements and a medication or two.
Skip a meal once in awhile.
And I am not just being a homer for these things, even though I have long advocated both. I am not interested in doing things that don't matter, but when I find out they do, well then let's get on it!
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