FAQ #25: The answer to can it be done is found in the Longevity Program, which will help you build an ageless body and mind after you cross the threshold into the longevity zone. This is the twenty-fifth and final frequently asked question in our series.
I heard you say something like the following on the site, "How would you like to go hiking, skiing, and dancing, with a smile on your face, when you are 100+ years of age?" Can it be done?
Another secret of the longevity lifestyle is about returning to the environment where are bodies function best at the cellular level. We need to live our lives within the boundaries that were imposed upon us about 50,000 years ago, which was the last time our genetic code was set.
Those who learn to live within the constraints of where we now stand on the evolutionary scale are the ones who will be be hiking, skiing, and dancing at 100+ years of age. Why?
Because these folks are living with ageless bodies that are well preserved and maintained within the external environment that our cells thrive in. Their cells are jumping for joy because these homo sapiens are living in harmony and in balance with Nature. After all, it is where we belong!
Ok, I think I understand. How can it be done?
Keep reading to find out!
Enter the Longevity Program: The third and final program in the Four Pillar Program series is geared to adults between the ages of 25 and 65 who are within 10 per cent of their set point weight, which is the weight they had when they were 18 years of age, and who have already completed the second program in the series called the Disease Prevention Program, either stream 1 or stream 2.
Here are four of the many life-extension benefits provided by this program:
"Whether you can do or dream, begin it! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." ... by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I am certain the Longevity Program will help you build an ageless body and an ageless mind after you cross the threshold into the longevity zone. Follow the appointments carefully, read the handouts, and weave the protocols, routines, techniques, and methods slowly into your lifestyle.
Along the way, your body will begin to reverse itself at the cellular level, your energy will soar, your radiance will shine brightly, and you will participate in activities that you thought were impossible to do at your age.
The reason is because you have shifted your biological age to a point that is well below your actual age! And you will like the new you so much, you will never want to abandon the longevity lifestyle. Yes, it can be done!
I guarantee it ....
To your good health,
Gotcha. I want to dance, ski, and hike at 100 + years. How do I get started?
With the Preventative Health Programs listed below you not only get your energy back, but you also become stronger physically, aerobically fit, and nutritionally sound. This is because the programs are designed with a balanced approach in mind with exercise and nutrition weaved throughout the programs.
Register for the program that is applicable to your current situation:
a. If you are between the ages of 25 and 65 and are currently overweight then the:
Permanent Weight Loss Program is the right program for you at this time.
b. If you are between the ages of 25 and 65 and not currently overweight then the:
Disease Prevention Program Stream 2 is the correct way to go.
c. If you are between the ages of 25 and 65 and have already completed the second program in the series called the Disease Prevention Program, either stream 1 or 2, then the:
Longevity Program is now the right program for you.
Note: There is no use signing up for the longevity program if you are currently overweight and/or you have done nothing over the years to ward off the big four degenerative diseases. The programs have been designed to be taken in a specific order so as to keep in step with the way our bodies recover and rebuild at the cellular level.
For the answer to can it be done, we can turn to John Robbins, who is the author of Healthy at 100, Random House, 2006. In his book, he explores the scientifically proven secrets of the world's healthiest and longest-lived peoples.
Through the example of how 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.
In his introduction, Mr Robbins writes, "When you distrust the aging process, it's hard to imagine yourself enjoying your older years, doing things like dancing, jogging, or hiking. It can be difficult even to consider the possibility that you might, during every phase of your lifetime, have the capacity for growth, change, and creativity."
He goes on to say, " ... Already, half of those aged sixty-five and over have two or more chronic diseases, and a quarter have problems so severe as to limit their ability to perform one or more activities of daily living. Meanwhile, the average age of the chronically ill is continually getting younger. Throughout the industrialized world, people are living longer, but they are getting sicker sooner, so the number of years they spend chronically ill is actually increasing in both directions."
John Robbins sums it up best when he says, " ... Who you will become in your later years is shaped by all the choices you make, all the ways you care for your self, how you manage your life, even how you think, from the earliest years, about your future. .... It will give you a chance to right any wrongs you've committed against your body. You'll see how to regain the strength and passion for life that you may have thought were gone forever."
Mr Prevention says: When I first read that half of those aged sixty-five and over have two or more chronic diseases, I was in shock. I had to read it three times before it sunk in. So, the take-home message from the above is clear. Our current medical model doesn't work when it comes to longevity because it is too focused on illness and disease rather than on health and wellness. The medical community is so preoccupied with the symptoms of disease that little attention is being paid to the characteristics that enable people to lead long and healthy lives, as well as be energetic and independent in their later years.
So, the answer is a definite yes to can it be done. But not by following
the mainstream model of Big Medicine. There is no path to longevity if
you take this route, only a road that leads to disease, and oftentimes
earlier and earlier in life.
Here, on the site, and in our programs, we advocate the preventative way for all who seek to add quality to their years. The preventative way is everything! And, without it, you have nothing to get you to the threshold of longevity. You need to adopt the four pillars of health, which are the nutrition protocols, exercise routines, stress reduction techniques, and detoxification methods to ward off the many diseases of mankind.
With the help and guidance from the Two Arms of Prevention, namely, the Preventative Health Programs and the companion Preventative Health Education series, you will find that prevention is all you need as you make your way along the road to the longevity zone. You will discover that it can be done and your rewards will be an ageless body and mind.
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Go to the Exercise Room
Head over to the Stress Reduction Place
Check out the Detox Centre
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On The Preventative Way page we reveal a number of scientific facts related to how we function at the cellular level to keep our bodies healthy. Visit this page often as new facts, quotes, videos, tips, and traps will be added from time to time.
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