|(Photo by Mary Ellen Mark/Trunk Archive)|
Recent studies are shattering the myth that life span is predetermined by genetics. The latest bombshell: your morning run could be the fountain of youth. Justin Nyberg had a good article in the June 2011 Outside Magazine about the correlation between running and living longer. Turns out that endurance training might help you live longer, not just more enjoyably now. In addition, to live longer, add these 3 promising habits:
- Cut your calories - pretty much every study shows that reducing your caloric intake slows the aging process, even in obese mice.
- Boost your antioxidants - not only do they protect you in the present, they may help you function better later in life.
- Stay positive - optimists outlive pessimists, simple as that.
What better way to stay positive than with scenic views? End your week right by enjoying some or all of the following video (it's a long one...). Even if you have no interest in skateboarding, watching Kyle Chin longboarding his way down this undisclosed location is sure to put you in a relaxed, happy frame of mind heading into the weekend.
Have a great weekend all!