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Thoughts on Longevity

It’s only recently come to the forefront of my mind that it’s possible to give ourselves an amazing shot at living to over ninety.

Of course, we can’t control everything.  There are a million and one ways we can die tomorrow, but they’re not really worth worrying about.  If we go to a renegade icicle or mysterious sinkhole…that’s just how we’re going to go.  Can’t do much about it.

However, the areas we can control should be controlled with as much rigor as possible.  I’m talking about our nutritionour musculoskeletal system, our brain function, our emotional health, our relationships, and our creative output.

There are a plethora of ways we can make tiny shifts in the right direction in any of these areas right now.

Let’s look at our body. Making an effort to perform posture correcting exercises, or even going as far as to eliminate the behaviors and habits that create bad posture can clear up many potential health risks.

In nutrition, the addition of a green juice on a daily basis can make sure we’re getting at least some kind of fresh plant matter into our diet on a daily basis.  We don’t have to make a large shift – things can evolve from micro actions into something much bigger.

Combine all of these micro actions in all aspects of longevity over time.  Eventually our level of performance in all areas is staggering, and we’re eating beautifully, exercising and caring for our body well, making sure our brain functions properly, and so on.  It’s hard to argue that the person doing all of those things doesn’t stand a chance to add years – or even decades – to their life.

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