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(TR#259) Avoid One of Life’s Major Regrets

WHAT IF….not traveling enough is one of life’s biggest regrets? RESEARCH SAYS: Karl Phillemer, Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University, interviewed over 1,000 elders and learned that not traveling enough was a major life regret. He summarizes his research, “Travel is so rewarding that it should take precedence over other things younger people spend their money […]


(TR#258) The Dangers of Over Exercising

WHAT IF….Ironman exercise causes our hearts to wear out? RESEARCH SAYS: New research by Dr. James H. O’Keefe reveals that overly long, extreme physical stress is not the way to live longer. Repeated running of more than four miles faster than 8 minutes a clip and other prolonged intense aerobic activity (e.g. endurance bike racing) […]


(TR#253) One Way to Immediately Boost Your Happiness

WHAT IF…watching TV does not equal happiness? RESEARCH SAYS: That’s right. In fact, more than 2 hours of TV a day leads to unhappiness. Yet most of us spend four times as many hours watching TV as we do engaging in sports or hobbies. Why? We tend to create habits for things that are easy […]


(TR#247) Live Older AND Better

WHAT IF…instead of worrying about dying, you invested in living well every day? RESEARCH SAYS: You should act as if you will need your body for 100 years. The smokers, overeaters, and couch potatoes among us are too focused on the comforting thought that the worst that can happen is dropping dead one day. You need […]


(TR#238) Don’t Die Before You’re Done

WHAT IF…aging well has more to do with habits than heredity? Research says: Physical aging after 80 is determined less by heredity than by habits formed before age 50. Growing old with grace and vitality, it turns out, is up to you, not your genetic makeup. RESEARCH SAYS: Do you have a bad habit you […]