Ida plays golf daily and holds the course record for the most holes-in-one: 11. She is now 102 years old. The hallmarks of her longevity? Watch this short video by Dustin Cohen (dustincohen.com), https://vimeo.com/117588730 .
What does “being a good kid” have to do with aging well? It can have quite an effect. Dr. Len Kravitz, University of New Mexico, has examined the commonalities behind the longevity associated with people living in the world’s four “Blue Zones”. One of the most compelling: meaningful social networks. People who have successfully created greater social relationships have better general health, mental health, and vitality. Dr. Kravitz adds that “social integration is associated with decreased C-reactive protein, a risk factor for coronary artery disease. You can scan Dr. Kravitz’s comments here to learn more about the complex aspects of growing older.
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