Fit over 50 Update — Healthy Lifestyle Curbs Dementia Risk

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In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write: A chapter entitled, "Five Habits to Live Ten Years Longer (or More!)," in which we show five lifestyle habits that dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and, most importantly, premature death -- thus increase the quantity and quality of your life. Now these five habits have been shown to reduce the risk of dementia and Alzeheimer's disease. Fit over 50, Five Habits to Live Ten Years Longer (or More!), pages137-139 Order Fo50 Here According to a report from NBC News: The key is not any one factor, several studies show, but following a combination of healthy lifestyle habits. And the more healthy habits a person adopts, the…
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Fit over 50 Update — 5 habits reduce Alzheimer’s risk by a shocking 60 percent

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In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write: Three-quarters of premature cardiovascular deaths and half of premature cancer deaths in the U.S. cold be attributed to lack of adherance to the five low-risk factors. Fit over 50, Five Habits to Live Ten Years Longer (or More)! pages 137-138. Now a study shows these factors also dramatically reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Order Fo50 Here The Washington Post reported researchers “found that combining five lifestyle habits ... can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by 60 percent.” The researchers “assessed study participants’ lifestyles on five metrics,” including eating, exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption, “and their ‘engagement in cognitive stimulation activities.’” The research found that those who “pursued four or five healthy behaviors over…
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Fit over 50 Update — Cut 300 calories daily and live longer

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In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write: Three-quarters of premature cardiovascular deaths and half of premature cancer deaths in the U.S. cold be attributed to lack of adherance to the five low-risk factors ... (one of which is) a high-quality, nutrient-dense diet.Fit over 50, Five Habits to Live Ten Years Longer (or More)! pages 137-138. Order Fo50 Here CNN reported research suggesting “cutting just 300 calories from your daily diet could significantly benefit your cardiovascular health, even if you’re already at a healthy weight.” Researchers found that “during the course of two years, participants in the study who were on a calorie restriction diet lowered their blood pressure and levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol, and saw a 24% drop…
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Fit over 50 Update — Loneliness Kills

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In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write: Vivek Murthy, MD, as the nineteenth US Surgeon General, ... sounded a new alarm saying, “It turns out that loneliness is associated with a reduction in your lifespan.” He called it a loneliness epidemic.Essential 5 -- Healthy Relationships (page 49) Order Fo50 Here Now a new study reports loneliness tied to premature death. The study found that heart patients who reported feeling lonely were more likely to die a year after hospitalization compared with their peers who didn't feel lonely, according to a study in the journal Heart. Researchers collected data on over 13,400 heart patients with average age of mid-60s and found higher odds of depression, anxiety, and lower quality of life…
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Monthly Family Update – January 2020

General Health
Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Calling All “Bryson City” Fans – Join an Exclusive ClubInterview on Chris Fabry LiveInterview on Christian Doctors’ DigestA column in Today’s Christian Living Answers to last month’s prayersPrayer requests for this monthPast Issues 1) Calling All “Bryson City” Fans – Join an Exclusive Club Covers from my three Bryson City books Of my 33 books, by far the most popular (and best-selling) are the three from my medical practice years (1981-1985) in Bryson City, North Carolina (Bryson City Tales, Seasons, and Secrets). Many have requested I write about my days of practice in Kissimmee. Well, I have great news for you.  I’m excited to tell you that I’m releasing the first of two books about Kissimmee called “The Best Medicine: Tales of Humor and…
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