Floss regularly for longevity, plus floss recommendations

Not kidding! Flossing regularly is an indicator of longevity. Of course it’s not a guarantee. It’s just that people who are knowledgeable about the benefits of flossing and who are motivated to get/keep their mouth in great shape floss — and are more likely to take care of their health in other ways.

Plus, flossing has been found to prevent heart disease.

Face it, flossing isn’t very much fun. About the most I’ve been able to get out of it is (1) being mindful about doing it daily and seeing improvements in gum health (no tenderness and bleeding is the goal), and (2) going to the dental hygienist and her barely needing to do any scraping. In fact, last time I went, I got to skip a scaling procedure, which would have been unpleasant. It also saved me $60. Continue reading

How to experience a longer life: time is experienced subjectively

Explore – Finally, here is a “guaranteed” way to lengthen….

Love this little paragraph for pointing out that time passes more slowly for children because more is new to them.

To make the most of your time, minimize routine and fill your life with new, active experiences — including spending more time living in the present.


Repost from Elephant Journal: Drink Beer, Eat Chocolate, Live to 100

Drink Beer, Eat Chocolate, Live to 100. ~ Jolee McBreen | elephant journal.

Click to read what researchers now believe the link between longevity and stress is.

Hint: It’s not avoiding stress or minimizing stress.

Thanks, Elephant Journal.