Posts Tagged ‘Life Extention Revolution’

By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

I found such a cool site I have to share it with you! You notice that I post a lot about nutrition fitness and overall wellness to help you learn how to better take care of yourself. Well, what’s the point of all that anyway–good nutrition, fitness and health? Trust me it’s not to save the government and my insurance company money (although it will). Maintaining good health contributes to:

• a better quality of life

• less dis-ease and hospital stays

• the ability to be more active and productive (sure, some sick people work but not as efficiently)

• a longer life

By now you are likely saying, OK, Sue get on with it, what’s this cool site already? It’s called Living to 100.com. And it provides you with a really nifty life expectancy calculator. What’s so cool about it? Well, for starters, I think entering in some data and finding out your projected life expectancy is pretty cool. Even better, once you calculated your projected age, the feedback section goes through each lifestyle area and explains what you are doing well and where you need to improve.
In one test you can easily see how all the fitness and nutrition and other wellness choices you make impacts your life expectancy. It’s a great way to see how simple changes in your daily life can impact your health and longevity. And the feedback section provides links to other links about specific elements of your health like calcium supplementation, quitting smoking and exercise info.

Dr. Perls Creator of the Life Expectancy Calculator

I took the test and it said I will live to be 96 if I continue to maintain all my healthy lifestyle habits. Of course it also told me I can add a few years to my life by working less, exercising more and taking an aspirin a day. Should I go for 100? Looks like I better do a better job of financial planning for my later years  since I may live quite a long timer!

Take the test yourself and see what it tells you about your lifestyle choices and where you can improve to increase your projected longevity. Use the calculator here.

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From time to time we post about nutrition topics. Nutrition Data Blog is a great source of nutrition tips and ideas. Check out the ND blog here.

The Nutrition Data Blog is maintained by Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS.

Who is Monica Reinagel? Take a look at her bio from MacMillan Speakers here to see if she really is a credible source about nutrition:

A licensed nutritionist, noted author, and trained chef, Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS, has written and edited numerous books, articles, and other publications on health, nutrition, and diet. Her books include Amazon best-seller The Inflammation Free Diet Plan, as well as The Life Extension Revolution: The New Science of Growing Older without Aging (with Philip Miller, M.D.) and The Secrets of Evening Primrose Oil.

Monica is the creator of the IF Rating system, a scientific method for estimating the inflammatory effects of foods. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and is a board-certified nutrition specialist. Monica is a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American College of Nutrition and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Monica is Chief Nutritionist for NutritionData.com, the internet’s leading source of nutrition information. Her well-respected blog on NutritionData.com and her popular weekly Nutrition Diva podcast have attracted a large and enthusiastic fan base. In an age of information overload, Monica is known for her clear and practical advice on how to take charge of your health—without taking all the fun out of life.

Hmm, trained chef, licensed nutritionist, Masters Degree in nutrition, author of many nutrition books. We think Monica’s credibility speaks for itself! To view her blog click here.

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