Senior Care

The Best Kept Secrets to a Long and Happy Life

By March 30, 2015 No Comments

What is Assisted Living?

I was recently given a book from a colleague of mine called “Happy To 102”

Happy to 102 “The philosophy behind the book is that  we are living longer than ever. Centenarians are the fastest growing segment of our population. Before we know it, 102 just may become the new 75. As we live longer, though, we want to enjoy improved health-span alongside increased lifespan. Happy to 102 lays out all those factors diet, exercise, sociability, mental challenge, sense of purpose that make the difference not only in how long we live but in how well we live. Based on groundbreaking scientific research of the longest living people on Earth,Happy to 102 spells out precisely what it takes to delay or escape Alzheimer’s and other chronic diseases, slow down the process of aging and enjoy better health in our senior years.”

What really intrigued me about this book is the new viewpoint they are providing in regards to how the new generation needs to start thinking.

“As important as it is to live a long time, it is probably more important to live happily and well. And to live happily, seniors need to plan to live to 102 years of age, rather than planning to live to 80 or 90. In other words, people need to accept the idea of living to 102 as the new norm and forgot the old idea of dying around age 87.

Seniors younger than 87 need to think, act and live young. Rather than preparing to die early, they need to be prepared to live long and well. There’s time enough to think old when the are past 100.”

I’m not totally convinced that this will become real to those who are currently in there 20’s-30’s but the information I have so far read (to page 44, a good nighttime read) has every intention to help people live healthy and happy lives so that when they do start aging it is not painfully and they can still enjoy their life.

I recommend this book for anyone who wants to have their later years be good ones.