Monday, August 28, 2017
The Clues to Long Life
The research finds that the most agreeable, thoughtful, and helpful individuals were among the longest living. Researchers saw time and again that it was not the feel-good aspects of having friends that was associated with long life. What mattered most was the more hands-on aspects of life like being in contact with family members, doing things with friends, and helping others. When taken in total with the many characteristics of long live, being conscientious, being in a good marriage, having healthy habits, and working hard in a successful career make up those who live longest. It’s these good habits that can actually help shape your fate.
“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln
Review our coaching review of this research The Longevity Project Coaching Program
Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: What is your training volume?
Each week as you exercise or train for your next event you will accumulate a total amount of calories burned, distance covered (run/bike), or training time. A typical week of exercise is 100-150 minutes, 1,500 calories, 10 miles (runners), 40-50 miles (cycling) as a base of fitness to begin your fitness journey. Add 10% increase to your totals each week if you want to improve your fitness. If your goals are more endurance and weight loss oriented you can maintain this level over an extended period of time (10-12 weeks) and challenge yourself to complete 20,000 calories. Set your benchmark and match or improve on it each and every week. The stronger your energy system is the more you can tolerate the intensity and stress of the modern lifestyle and protect your body from illness.
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Nutrition Tip: Eat Less
Look it’s pretty simple, we as Americans eat too much. If you want to lose weight and stay healthy you are going to have to eat less period.
Read more…Eat Less
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.” C.S. Lewis