Boomer Rules of Thumb for longevity and Wellness

by | Jan 26, 2016

Ten Rules of Thumb, which I’ve gathered from professional sources, suggest that longevity can be guesstimated by:

  1. Lung capacity (which can generally relate to low resting heart rates) –        see: fitness age . A related rule of thumb: How quickly one can expel all of one’s lung capacity.  Your VO2 MAX is a good parameter to know.
  2. Strong grip / handshake strength
  3. Do well on a sitting rising test aka SRT (honest!)                                                     What’s this test? How many times can you get up from a sitting position (knees crossed) without assistance?  More sit-rises means longer lifespans.Sit Rise Test
  4. Live in a “blue zone” and/or practice what centenarians do in them (eg. Seventh Day Adventists, Okinawans).  Right – “Mediterranean” diet and other factors help to maintain blood pressure levels under control. Click to  Eating to Break 100.
  5. Satchel Paige was spot on – “everything in moderation”. Live smartly -> counter the four causes of free radicals and bodily inflammation (which are: smoking, sun burns, stress and EXERCISE).  Yes – be sure to replenish your body with plenty of natural anti-oxidants after exercise (Top anti-inflammatory-foods). Judiciously use ergogenic supplements if your natural sources are inadequate (Doctor’s supervision).
  6. Don’t Eat Crap, As Younger Next Year (Crowley and Dodge) assert. Well, you can and should go off the reservation occasionally. Then get back to the reservation!back to the reservation
  7. Avoid Falling by getting (keeping)  your toes, feet, lower legs strong and stable          (BALANCE)
  8. Be social – find kedges to pursue (again thanks to Crowley and Dodge) –     see Kedges – Younger Next Year
  9. Get your Heart Rate lower.  See Your Heart Rate and Lifespan estimated
  10. MOVE . . . 

A pretty good reminder can be viewed @: increase your life expectancy

Yours in Boomer Wellness,



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