The GrammaSutra believes that the number one way to have a great sex life as you get older is to actually get older. To that end we will be posting information on how to live longer, live stronger and stay alive so you can enjoy your life and your sex life for as long as possible.
Drs. Howard Friedman and Leslie Martin studied 1,500 people at Stanford University to find out who lives the longest and why. Their book, "The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study," documents the findings of this study. It discusses the character traits they found associated with long life, and addresses some of the common myths about longevity.
The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late. (Myth!) --Get married and you will live longer. (Myth!) --Take it easy and don't work so hard and you will stay healthier. (Myth!) --Thinking happy thoughts reduces stress and leads to long life. (Myth!) --Religious people live longer, so don't miss religious services. (Myth!) --If you have hobbies like gardening, walking, and cooking, you should take up more vigorous forms of exercise. (Myth!) --Worrying is very bad for your health. (Myth!) --If you believe that you are loved and cared for, then you are on the road to good health. (Myth!) --Retire as soon as you can and play more golf to stay healthy and live longer. (Myth!) --If your child is very serious, encourage him or her to be more spontaneous and have more fun. (Myth!) --Give your children a big head start in school and they will thrive for life. (Myth!) --You can live to be a hundred only if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred (as Woody Allen is said to have joked). (Myth!)
For more information check out http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Books/excerpt-longevity-project-drs-howard-friedman-leslie-martin/story?id=13076733&page=1