Limitless Optimism

Why Optimistic Women Live Longer and Healthier - from "The Voice" by Acecia J.

Your attitude makes a huge difference in nearly every aspect of your life, from your personal relationships to your success on the job.

Being more optimistic is also linked to having a stronger immune system. However, it’s easy to get trapped in a cycle of pessimism, especially if you’re struggling with paying the bills or have relationship conflicts in your life. Here are some tips for how you can turn it around and cultivate a habit of optimism.

Count Your Blessings

This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but the power of gratitude can’t be overstated. According to Harvard University’s health newsletter, developing a habit of gratitude can improve your overall happiness and make it easier to stay in an optimistic frame of mind.

Try beginning your day with a mental list of the things for which you are most grateful, or write a gratitude list in your journal before bed. Your list of blessings can be anything from enjoying the cute antics of a puppy to having a job that you like. Nothing is too small to count among the good things in your life.

Fake It – But Only to an Extent

You have probably heard the advice “fake it ‘til you make it,” and this is also true when it comes to cultivating an optimistic outlook. You have a great deal of power over your mental attitude and disposition, even during times when your circumstances are different than you wish they were. Simply setting your mind with a determination to look for and find the bright side can influence your reality so that your outlook actually becomes positive.

At the same time, it’s also important to remember that you can’t completely force yourself to feel happy. Attempting to make yourself feel something when you don’t can sometimes make you feel worse, because your mind and body know when you’re not being genuine. This can feel like putting even more pressure on yourself. Instead, simply reminding yourself often of the things that are good in your life can put your focus in the right place, and positive feelings often evolve naturally from there.

Create Some Natural Positive Vibes

Does it seem like experts are always telling you that exercise is the magic cure for everything?

Well, in the case of improving your outlook, exercise is proven to work. Whether you choose the calm peace found in a yoga class or the feel-good endorphins of a half-hour on the elliptical machine, moving your body will help you feel better, inside and out. Studies have shown that regular exercise enhances motivation and mood and is associated with lower levels of depression and anxiety. If you could take a pill that would actually make you feel more optimistic, wouldn’t you do it? A half hour of exercise a few times a week has the same benefits, without any negative side effects.

Make Necessary Changes

While it’s well and good to stress the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, the truth is that some circumstances make it hard to see the brighter side of life. If your job makes you miserable, work on getting a different one. Seeing a counselor can help if you have difficult personal relationships. If you’re unhappy enough with your life that it’s hard for you to see the good in it, you owe it to yourself and to your good health to work on making changes for the better. Even the effort of working toward making changes can bring positive changes to your outlook… even before you’ve achieved them, simply because you know that you’re making progress.

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I’m not diabetic, but [unfortunately], I’m an expert

All you didn’t want to know about Diabetes Mellitus

diabetes mellitus is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood and urine.

It’s also a disease that can change your life if you let it. There are two types and they are very different.

Type 1 is a chronic condition where the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

Type 2 is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).

MayoClinic.org

BIG Difference. So I got to be an expert over an expanse of 30 years. I first watched my mother deal with Type 2 diabetes – and since that was in the 60’s and 70’s, treatments were not very effective and she suffered a lot of bad side effects. My next experience was when my 13 month old daughter started showing signs of something wrong – weight loss, thirst, lethargy. Type 1 is immediate and deadly. If a person is not treated, they die. And yes, that is my 13 MONTH old baby!

We started our education right then, and 7 months later got another lesson when our 7-year old son fainted in the shower one morning, and we discovered, he had Type 1 Diabetes too. Fast forward 2 years, and our oldest – in 6th grade at that time – came home and said “Mom, I’m really thirsty and I’m peeing a lot!”. To say that we were devastated is an understatement, and back to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis we went.

So, about 10 years ago I got involved with a company that promoted “being your best at every age” – with all-natural, plant-based supplements that encompass all of the following – they are our health paks.

  • increasing hgh naturally
  • weight loss
  • workout and fitness
  • skin, hair, and nails
  • incredible face trio
  • joint comfort
  • body oxygenation

I am at a high risk for Type 2 Diabetes – the Four “F’s” – Figure – I carry extra weight, Forty – I’m past 40, Family – there’s that family connection, Food – my diet includes foods that are not diabetes-friendly.

So I have a choice to make. Do I want to keep doing the things I have always done and risk this terrible disease (yes – the effects can be terrible – including limb loss, blindness, renal failure to just name a few), or do I want to bit the bullet and change my habits so I do not develop Type 2 Diabetes – or other autoimmune diseases.

You think it would be an easy decision – but most of us are so comfortable with our habits, and keep our head in the sand thinking “it won’t happen to me”!

What matters? Duh – life. My husband and children and spending time with them. Being around to enjoy my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Leaving a legacy. Teaching others how to live well. It matters. Life matters.

Join me. Let’s do this together. Leave me a comment and say “I’m in” – I choose life. I choose health. And I will share my story with you – and my plan.

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Modern Golden Girls

A happy ending story

I knew my sweet friend looked way younger than her years, but I hadn’t seen her for 6 months or so when we went on a trip together. She looked so young and radiant, I had to ask – “What’s your secret, girlfriend?”

She told me it was ‘pantyhose for her face’, and we both laughed, but her skin was so radiant and smooth, I just had to have her get me some immediately! A week later, I received my package in the mail and learned more about not only this amazing serum and complementary products, but also how to look younger from the inside out! I was hooked, and I started on my own journey to look and feel younger and vibrant.

That was my first experience with her company. While I came to love the products, I was content building a business at a different company and had no interest in making the switch. Over time, I saw what this company and the Referral Marketers were building. The unique compensation plan includes a patented model to generously compensate distributors who are brand new as well as experienced networkers! In fact, the start-up bonus program is actually over the top!

She invited me to travel to her company and see for myself. I was impressed, and knew I had to make the move. One tool especially intrigued me. I was in a meeting with my friend and the owner/CEO of the company, when she asked me about my current company. I shared what I thought were pretty good stats, then she did some calculations and showed me what I would be making with this company – and the same number of reps. I was floored and made the switch.

Fast forward 10 years (yes, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary this next year) and after what we have experienced world-wide in 2020 and 2021, more and more people are paying attention to their health and the consequences of our western habits. I learned how every product this company sells has scientific data backing it up – and how we have science beyond testimonials that are shaking up the health and wellness industry.

This industry allowed me to trade in my salary for true financial and time freedom. Even though I was a network marketer, I was hustling to earn a leveraged paycheck that was slowly growing, but took so much time. There were constant parties, workshops, and hundreds of hours on the phone.

Since coming on board with this company, I don’t do those things anymore. We build differently using referral marketing and a duplicatable system, unlike anything I’ve ever seen! I finally have my life back. I can spend more time on my hobbies, travel, and be there for my friends and family.

“And it doesn’t matter whether you want to do this full time, or casually share the products with friends. I’ve seen people succeed by gaining customers and getting people excited for our results-driven products.”

I’m so grateful to this industry and this company for not only helping me find success, but my team as well. They are creating a leveraged income for them and their families and becoming better versions of themselves every day.

“I’ve come to learn that life is way too short to be working for someone else’s dreams. We have to get out there and live our best lives; This industry helps us do that.”

If my story resonates with you, I would love to set up a time to talk. Set up an appointment here on my calendar – https://calendly.com/terrykempfert

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Is it time to Fuel your Health?

Hey there – I just got back from our Leadership Conference in Salt Lake where I shared an easy way to make some permanent changes to your health without spending a lot of money or putting in a ton of commitment and effort.

Everyone just loved this simple, 3-step program that will reduce inflammation and drastically improve how you feel and live. I know there are so many of you who suffer with less than ideal physical well-being and this program will improve your quality of life without making huge changes to your lifestyle.

If you are a man or woman over 40 looking to better yourself physically, comment “let’s go” in the comments and I will send you a Free Report that details these 3 steps! You just need to let me know by sending me a message before midnight on April 30th. After that, this will be part of my paid coaching program.

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Sleep for the “health” of it!

6 Tried and True Tips for Sleep, Beautiful Sleep!

Though our 24/7 society may not place a high priority on sleep, adequate rest has never been more important. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep problems are a national epidemic, with 30 percent of adults reporting that they get less than six hours of sleep on an average night. Insufficient sleep is linked to a myriad of health problems, like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. If you’re one of the millions of Americans having trouble getting enough sleep, here are some tips you can try.

Build Exercise into Your Daily Routine
Exercising too close to bedtime can make it difficult to fall asleep. But getting some exercise earlier in the day has an opposite effect and will actually help you sleep better. The National Sleep Foundation reports that exercise is especially beneficial for people who have sleep disorders, with even a single session of aerobic activity reducing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep for people suffering from chronic insomnia and improving overall sleep quality. The good news is that it isn’t necessary to get intense, athlete-level exercise, either: the benefits were seen from moderate-intensity aerobic exercise.

Ditch the Late-Night Snack
After a long day, nothing seems quite as comforting as a dish of ice cream while watching the late show. But in addition to wreaking havoc on your waistline, it turns out that eating too close to bed can disturb your sleep, too. Your body has to work to digest whatever you eat. If you’re truly hungry, have a lighter and easier to digest snack instead, like a piece of fruit.

Nix the Nightcap        
When it comes to sleep, alcohol is the great paradox. Because a drink can often take the edge off and make you feel more relaxed and sleepy, it seems logical that it would help you give you a better night’s sleep. While a review of 27 studies concluded that alcohol does indeed help users fall asleep more quickly, it results in poorer quality sleep, so you are less likely to feel well rested and refreshed in the morning. The negative effects are even more pronounced if you consume more than one drink.

Beware the Blue Glow        
Most of us spend the majority of our day in front of electronic screens, whether it’s our computer at work or our smartphones. Our bosses often expect us to bring work home, and then there’s the ever-present lure of Facebook. Even seemingly harmless pastimes like watching TV can disrupt sleep. But sleep experts say that exposure to the blue glow of electronic screens before bed contribute to poor sleep, in part by blocking our body’s release of sleep-promoting melatonin. Turn off the electronics a couple hours before bed and read a book instead to promote healthy sleep. 

Manage Your Stress
Stress is the biggest bugaboo of modern life. Between busy schedules, money worries and unsettling stories on the news, it’s no wonder that we find it difficult to relax. Not surprisingly, that high stress level also leads to difficulty sleeping and evening binge eating. Managing your stress has multiple benefits, though, and not just for sleep. Lower stress levels lead to lower blood pressure, a stronger immune system and decreased risk of diseases. Try relaxing habits like meditation, prayer, yoga or journaling. 

Our favorite way of addressing stress and night time binge eating is LunaGen.

LunaGen helps you fight back against those nighttime cravings by reducing stress and suppressing appetite*… without harsh stimulants, dangerous chemicals or habit-forming sleep aids. And unlike ordinary diet pills, LunaGen won’t wear off right about the same time that the nighttime binge-eating cycle is kicking in. It’s perfect for anyone whose diet keeps failing because of out-of-control nighttime binging.

Improving your sleep habits does take a little bit of effort and self-discipline, but the rewards of a better night sleep will help you stay healthy and age-proof.

FIND YOUR LIMITLESS.
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Build a Better Brain at Any Age!

I’m Terry Kempfert, and my passion is helping people live healthy and long and be their best at every age!
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I really enjoyed this book from Sanjay Gupta – I have followed his Documentary on Chasing Life, and the idea of being able to grow new brain cells and Keep our brains Sharp is fascinating to me!

From the neuroscience research world and the global council on brain health, studies now show that you can build new brain cells. This wasn’t always the belief – they used to think there were only two times in your life when new brain cells developed. As a new baby, or after a traumatic brain injury. Scientists have now found that is not the case. There are places in the world that have little or no dementia. So much of dementia can be addressed by lifestyle – which is a very inspiring thing.

The three main things you can do to build your brain are as follows:

  1. Move – humans were designed to be moving continuously. The connection between physical fitness and brain fitness is clear, direct, and powerful. Moderate walking numerous times during the day releases neurotrophic factors when you move.
  2. Sleep – Scores of well-designed studies routinely show that poor sleep can lead to impaired memory and that chronic stress can impair your ability to learn and adapt to new situations. You need to get at least seven hours of sleep a night which is the bare minimum if you want to have normal, healthy functioning physiology from your brain on down.
  3. Nourish – By eating some foods and limiting others, you can preserve your memory and brain health. In the Blue Zones, people typically eat a big breakfast, a medium lunch, and a small dinner. For the healthiest diet – think SHARP. Slash sugar, Hydrate, Add natural Omega-3 fats, Reduce portions, and Plan what you are going to eat!

Discovering and connecting are key as well and we will go over those pillars in another conversation.

According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, author of “Keep Sharp – building a better brain at any age”, “Never forget that the brain is exceptionally plastic. It can rewire and reshape itself through your experiences and habits, and a lot of this remolding can be achieved in a mere twelve weeks. It’s like building any other muscle.”

FIND YOUR LIMITLESS.
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One Hundred Days

So I’m always yammering on about being my best at every age, living limitless, moving my body, eating well, enjoying life, yada, yada. You’ve all heard me. Don’t get me wrong – it’s been my goal for the past 10 years to make the rest of my life the best of my life!! But there’s one dirty, dark little secret that I’m going to reveal to you that has the power to take away all I’ve accomplished!

And it’s not even a real secret. I have not tried to hide it one bit – in fact, it’s been kind of a fun “fact” about me – but not really. I’ve embraced it, laughed about it, shared fun posts and memes, heck, I even have a shirt that shares a joke about it – but it’s time to be open and let you know what I need to take more seriously and to improve about myself.

10 years ago (really, 10?) I found a different kind of program that changed my life. I became more life-conscious. I started really thinking about how many more years I wanted to live, and how I needed to make some changes to be able to do that. I have an amazing family, wonderful friends, a great business, beautiful home, and everything I could imagine. I wanted to travel more, enjoy more, do more things with people I love, spend more time at the lake, enjoy my colleagues more, create more art, read more books, and help more people in this world.

I joined a company that had products that provided immediate results with my quality of sleep, my energy, my strength, my weight, my skin and my health. I enjoyed sharing my results, and reaching my goals. I was more comfortable in my skin. I started moving more – swimming, biking, walking. I embraced my stage in life – letting my hair turn silver, embracing the wonderful fun of this age – a time of more freedom, more options, and even more creativity. I was feeling better than I had in years.

And I still do. But one little, ugly habit has firmly implanted itself in my life. It’s delicious, it’s red, and it comes in a bottle.

I call it “Wine at 9”. There seems to have been a trend that started about 10 years ago – it was women getting together for “girlfriend nights” and learning about and drinking wine. Or maybe they played Bunko, or talked about books (for 10 minutes). Wine was certainly the featured presentation. And that morphed into the “wine mom” – google that if you want a good laugh. And then Covid. Oh, don’t get me started.

So for the past 2+ years, “wine at 9” has been my reward and my salvation. I could be on zooms and calls all day, just as long as after I made dinner, did some laundry or whatever the daily chore was, I could waddle to my couch with my “glass” of wine (a true serving of wine is 5 oz. Whatever.) and chill out with my latest Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime featured presentation. It was safe. I didn’t have to get dressed up, put on makeup or even talk to people. And a glass of wine wasn’t $12, so I was saving money, right?

Fast forward to 2022. Wow – we are finally able to go places, and talk to people. Maybe I should get started on that book I want to write. How about some volunteer work? I could be doing that. Painting my kitchen? Oh my gosh, my energy was coming back. But I still have this habit that started nagging me at 8:45 to put on my jammies, open up a bottle, and chill out with a good movie. I just wonder why the bottle was required. The taste is fine, but I’m not purchasing Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2018 from Bordeaux at $1000/bottle. (Did you know that you get an extra 10% off 4 bottles at target plus your 5% reward?)

Seriously, a beautiful bottle of wine at dinner is delightful. But the $7.99 deals I was buying weren’t all that great. And something salty goes so well at that time. I deserve it. It’s the pandemic – I’m not doing much for fun these days. Did you know there are 6.75 grams of sugar in an average bottle of wine? And I drink the dry, red stuff. Holy, moly – no wonder I packed on my Covid 19!

So, spring has sprung (kind of – I live in Minnesota) and I feel empowered and energized to do some new things. What is this? Yes. I’m paring down the mounds of clutter and papers that have accumulated over the winter on every flat surface. I scraped every last bit of ice and snow off my deck before the last snowfall – I’m being optimistic. And the other day I dusted my baseboards! If that doesn’t scream spring and renewal, I don’t know what does.

So it’s time to overhaul my habits too. We’re eating more fresh produce, fish and chicken, and a couple of Girl Scout cookies as a treat seems to satisfy me as much as that Tres Leches cake I made for the last birthday celebration.

So maybe it’s time to say bye-bye to that last, big, ugly, habit that has hung onto my hips for the past couple of years. Maybe it’s time for something lighter, fresher, and easier on my body. I don’t even want to tell you all the havoc that wine can impart over time. It’s NOT great for my heart – no matter what they say. It does not help you sleep better – in fact, it makes your quality of sleep worse which decreases mental clarity and when you do wake up you feel lethargic and slow. And I think my liver could use the break. Alcohol is especially hard on your liver and other organs.

So bye-bye for now. I’m committing to ONE HUNDRED DAYS with no alcohol. After that, who knows. I hope I feel so much better that I will never go back. Or maybe only for a glass of that Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2018 on my birthday. We’ll see. So this April Fool started yesterday, and my 100th day will be July 9th. I did think about the milestone days during that time and wondered if I would feel left out without drinking – I decided no. I’m stronger than that.

I’m committed. It feels good. And I will feel more authentic working toward “being my best at every age” from now on.

FIND YOUR LIMITLESS.
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5 Ways to Live a More Limitless Life

~ The Limitless Voice by Acecia Jones

Living Limitless
We all know people who always look on the bright side–and they might be onto something.

A study published in Health Behavior and Policy Review found that individuals who considered themselves optimistic were less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease and were more likely to participate in healthy behaviors such as abstaining from smoking and drinking, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising regularly.

Of course, for some people, staying optimistic is more easily said than done. Staying optimistic in the face of the nightly news can be a challenge.

You can’t control what’s happening in the world, but you can control your own attitude. Here’s how to reap the benefits of staying positive.

1.     Eliminate Negative Self-Talk.

Your mom always told you if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. But do you extend that same courtesy to the way you talk about yourself?

Negative self-talk only serves to highlight your shortcomings and darken your mood, so try this exercise: The next time you feel self-doubt coloring your thoughts, think of three positive things about yourself. Making positive self-talk a habit can boost confidence and banish a bad mood.

2.     Be Grateful.

The great Winston Churchill once said:

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” 

Perhaps that’s what separates optimists from pessimists–the ability to see the positive in every situation. Take the time to be grateful every day, whether it’s writing in a gratitude journal or counting your blessings before bed. Feeling grateful can highlight the silver linings even in challenging circumstances.

3.     Laugh!

Don’t forget to make time for humor, especially since laughter can elevate your mood. Go see a funny movie, have lunch with a few funny friends, watch silly cat videos online. Make sure that laughter is part of your daily life and it’ll be hard to be pessimistic.

4.     Practice Mindful Meditation.

Taking a few moments each day to step back, ponder, and meditate can have a positive effect on your mood. If the idea of meditation seems strange, try this: Set a timer for five minutes and find a quiet place in or around your home. Grab a cup of tea, watch the sunset, or simply just enjoy being unplugged for a few minutes. Doing so allows you to slow down and banish negative thoughts while allowing you to focus on an optimistic attitude.

5.     Get Moving.

We all know that exercise can have a powerful effect on mood, thanks to endorphins that release when you participate in anything from yoga to running. Set aside time to exercise each day, even if it’s just a brisk walk around the block.

Don’t let get work stress, family obligations, or even the nightly news get you down. There are many reasons to be happy. Make optimism a daily goal; you can add positive activities and reflection to even the busiest schedule.

Next task? Spreading that optimism to your family and friends.

FIND YOUR LIMITLESS.
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Momentum Mindset –

Tips for a stronger approach

~Acecia Jones
Building your business relies on both your personal efforts and the efforts of others. In order to be successful, it takes a good team to make it happen! A great leader will never stop meeting new people. Each person they come in contact with will automatically be a potential prospect. But how do you teach your down-line the same concept? Network marketing is exactly that… WORK. It doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and requires the fine tuning of your skills. As you and your team continue to bring in new people, let’s make sure everyone has the tools they need. Here are some helpful tips for newbies or those who just need a refresher in the initial approach: 

1. Invite with Enthusiasm
Inviting people to take a look at the products and business opportunity grows your business! The goal isn’t “selling” someone on Limitless, but rather finding those that are looking. Create a sense of urgency, be enthusiastic, and give a sincere compliment! Here’s a great example: “Julie, I just found this amazing new product, Thrive-hGH. It’s helped me look and feel years younger! Since you always look great, I just knew I had to share this with you!” Also, make a list of people you’d like to work with. Your friends, family, co-workers, and phone contacts, are all a great place to start.  
2. Make It Easy
When it comes to options, it can be overwhelming if there are too many to choose from. When discussing products, don’t just rattle off a list of them. Instead, take your time getting to know your prospect. Often times while building the relationship, little hints get dropped. Remember: knowledge talks and wisdom listens! The Shape Your Body pak could be the perfect “starter pak”, SkinnyStix could be the perfect sample, or perhaps they are unhappy with their skin care regimen. Whatever the case may be, talking about 2 or 3 products is easier to mentally digest than 20+ products! 
3. The Value of Results 
We’re not just talking about the science-based results of our amazing products, but the results on the business side as well. Don’t forget to mention all of what Limitless has to offer. Not only can you make extra income just working part-time, but making this a full-time career? The world is your oyster. 
4. Qualifying Your Prospects
Have you ever tried to convince someone to do something they don’t want to do? You try time and time again to persuade them, but they get defensive? Let’s not do that. Remember, this should be considered a sorting process, not a selling process- you’re simply looking for the people ready to make a change.  If within the course of a conversation someone is giving you every excuse as to why they wouldn’t be a good fit. LISTEN TO THEM! You should really qualify your prospects, rather than just trying to force an enrollment with everyone you meet. Someone could be a terrible Distributor but the most loyal customer and product advocate you have.  
5. Any Attention Is Good Attention
People will always have something to say, whether it’s good or bad. Embrace it! Even when people leave negative comments on your social media or send “hate mail”, this could be your time to turn it around. Educate them, correct them in a friendly tone, or find ways to alter their comments into positive information! 
6. Be The Resource
Your down-line should be able to come to you first when they have questions. Being a good leader means knowing the answers so you’re available to help your team members. There may be times you won’t know the answer to everything, but even directing them to find the answer can help tremendously! Get familiar with virtual office and utilize the fact sheets! Know where you can find informational videos and always check your e-mails!  There’s always room for growth and these steps will definitely support that. As you continue to learn what works and what doesn’t, don’t lose your spirit! Keep on being the best you can be – physically, mentally, and financially! 

FIND YOUR LIMITLESS.
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Two studies suggest the sweet spot for longevity lies around 7,000 to 8,000 daily steps or about 30 to 45 minutes of exercise most days.

To increase our chances for a long life, we probably should take at least 7,000 steps a day or play sports such as tennis, cycling, swimming, jogging or badminton for more than 2.5 hours per week, according to two, large-scale new studies of the relationship between physical activity and longevity. The two studies, which, together, followed more than 10,000 men and women for decades, show that the right types and amounts of physical activity reduce the risk of premature death by as much as 70 percent.

By Gretchen Reynolds

Plenty of research already suggests that people who are active outlive those who seldom move. A 2018 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for instance, concluded that about 10 percent of all deaths among Americans 40 to 70 years old are a result of too little exercise. A 2019 European study found that two decades of inactivity doubled Norwegian people’s risk of dying young.

  • Both studies pinpoint the sweet spot for activity and longevity at somewhere around 7,000 to 8,000 daily steps or about 30 to 45 minutes of exercise most days. Doing more may marginally improve your odds of a long life, Dr. O’Keefe said, but not by much, and doing far more might, at some point, be counterproductive.
  • Accumulate and measure your activities “in whatever way works for you,” said Dr. Paluch. “Step counting may work well for someone who does not have the time to fit in a longer bout of exercise. But if a single bout of exercise fits best with your lifestyle and motivations, that is great as well. The idea is just to move more.”

~ excerpted from the New York Times Article September 15, 2021