healthy-at-100.jpgWould you like to live to be 100? Hmm? Maybe, with a couple of caveats: Loved ones who stick around, and good health for all. The author of Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World’s Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples tells how you can live longer. 1) Strive for healthy relationships because loneliness kills quicker than cigarettes. 2) Attitude counts. People with a positive outlook live longer than negative oriented people (aren’t you glad you’re reading the Good News Network!) 3) Be joyful. Do what turns you on. 4) Your body craves movement: Dance, walk or do yoga. 5) Laugh. Laughter has been shown to decrease stress on the heart by adding more oxygen and boosting immune systems. (book review follows)

From the book’s Website:

“In this revolutionary new book, bestselling author John Robbins presents us with a bold new paradigm of aging, showing us how we can increase not only our life span but also our health span. Through the example of four very different cultures that have the distinction of producing some of the world’s healthiest, oldest people, Robbins reveals the secrets for living an extended and fulfilling life in which our later years become a period of wisdom, vitality, and happiness. From Abkhasia in the Caucasus south of Russia, where age is beauty, and Vilcabamba in the Andes of South America, where laughter is the greatest medicine, to Hunza in Central Asia, where dance is ageless, and finally the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa, the modern Shangri-la, where people regularly live beyond a century, Robbins examines how the unique lifestyles of these peoples can influence and improve our own.”

“Bringing the traditions of these ancient and vibrantly healthy cultures together with the latest breakthroughs in medical science, Robbins reveals that, remarkably, they both point in the same direction. The result is an inspirational synthesis of years of research into healthy aging in which Robbins has isolated the characteristics that will enable us to live long — and most important — joyous lives. With an emphasis on simple, wholesome, but satisfying fare, and the addition of a manageable daily exercise routine, many people can experience great improvement in the quality of their lives now and for many years to come.”

“But perhaps more surprising is Robbins’ discovery that it is not diet and exercise alone that help people to live well past one hundred. The quality of personal relationships is enormously important. With startling medical evidence about the effects of our interactions with others, Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World’s Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples asserts that loneliness has more impact on life-span than bad habits. There is clearly a strong beneficial power to love and connection. After reading this book, we will never think about age — or life — in the same way again.”

Dean Ornish, M.D., the heart doctor and nutritionist, says about the book: “Healthy at 100 is a pleasure to read, and it provides the information you need for a breakthrough in health and fulfillment. If you are interested in extending your health span as well as your life span, read this book!”

Buy Healthy at 100 now at — a great holiday gift for older relatives and friends — and the Good News Network receives a small commission on every sale!  Check out the book’s Website for Table of Contents and more info.

(Thanks to Theresa Yordy for spurring me to update this story, whose link had expired! Nov 11, 2007)


  1. That’s a great title. As it’s short (just 3 words) right to the point. And the subtitle is also very concise and satisfied over the readers’ key desires, even Ed has something in it for him!

    It’s amazing though isn’t it how many old people find something that keeps them positive with a gleam in their eye and they become an inspiration to all of us and give us great advice. And always seem to have great senses of humor, they laugh and joke a lot.

  2. That title also gives the impression of a new twist – you can do it at any age. Other books may have covered this before, but this makes out it is new. This will draw many passing people in. Subconsciously we like the new.

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