Ways to Live to 100
A list collected by Men’s Journal looks at the current science on the habits of people who not only live longest, but who also live best.
• Coffee. In recent years, there’s been a flood of research showing that coffee is not only not going to kill you — it could even extend your life. Studies have shown that moderate coffee consumption can protect against heart disease, liver damage, melanoma, multiple sclerosis, cognitive decline, and even certain cancers. The federal government’s dietary guidelines advisory panel says that enjoying a few cups of coffee per day is a great way to guard against Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
• Eggs. Ample research shows that eggs do not increase your risk of heart disease but instead are jammed with nutrients that may lower your risk, particularly protein, folate, and vitamins B12 and D. This is why federal dietary recommendations say eggs — including the yolks — can be part of a healthy diet.
• Yogurt. Yogurt can be crazy-healthy — as long as you avoid brands that are teeming with added sugars (just read the Nutrition Facts panel to find out). Packed with protein, calcium, vitamins, minerals, and sometimes probiotics, yogurt has been linked to many life-extending benefits. Yogurt’s one-two punch of calcium and vitamin D helps protect bones from osteoporosis.
Most Popular Cities for Millennials
The National Association of Realtors analyzed employment gains, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the largest 100 metro areas to identify the best markets for millennial homebuyers.
1. Madison, Wisc.
2. Salt Lake City
4. Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.
6. Oklahoma City
7. Omaha, Neb.
8. Bakersfield, Calif.
9. Grand Rapids, Mich.
10. El Paso, Texas
NEWS OF THE WEIRD
By Chuck Sheppard
Cuteness Alert: Baby’s First Shoes: When Olivia the giraffe gave birth to her son on May 2 at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, zookeepers noticed his rear feet were not in normal alignment, a condition called hyperextended fetlocks. So the 170-pound baby was fitted with casts to correct the problem, and along with them, his own custom-made pair of therapeutic shoes made of plywood and polyethylene. “I’m hopeful they will help him walk better,” zoo veterinarian Dr. Tim Storms told KIRO. He expects the treatment will continue over several months.