October 30, 2012
HOW TO LIVE A LONG TIME:
The researchers followed subjects for an average of six years, measuring their diets, physical activity and how much they napped. They found that occasional napping was associated with a 12 percent reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease, but that regular napping — at least three days weekly — was associated with a 37 percent reduction. She also pointed out a preliminary study of Ikarian men between 65 and 100 that included the fact that 80 percent of them claimed to have sex regularly, and a quarter of that self-reported group said they were doing so with “good duration” and “achievement.” . . . Ask the very old on Ikaria how they managed to live past 90, and they’ll usually talk about the clean air and the wine.
I’m going with the whole package. Why take chances?