Check out this tidbit from Your Body's Ten Weirdest Health Clues.
Women taller than 5 feet, 2 inches may be missing a gene mutation that helps them reach their 100th birthday, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.I'm not convinced I want to live to be a centenarian, but apparently--despite my 5'6"--I have a better chance because I'm a non-smoking, tea-totalling quasi-vegetarian. Well, actually, a chickafishaturkatarian.
Prevent it: Take a page from the habits of California’s Seventh-Day Adventists, who have one of the highest concentrations of centenarians: Quit smoking, and cut back on alcohol and eating meat.
Changing habits can be hard, hard, hard! Fortunately, there are more support systems available than ever before for people who want to quit smoking, drinking and overeating. In addition, Eden Energy Medicine can help with this effective technique drawn from Traditional Chinese Medicine:
The Temporal Tap
It is important that the statements are in your native language or the one you are most comfortable with, in your own lingo, and aligned with your own values. For easy recall, make them short and to the point.
To perform the Temporal Tap, start tapping at your right temple in front of the ear canal and continue tapping on the scalp around the top edge of the ear until you reach the back center of the ear, just opposite where you started. The active spots are only along the upper half of the ear, from front center to back center. Tapping with all your fingertips bunched together ensures that all the points along the Temporal-Sphenoidal (T-S) line are stimulated. Say your affirmation while you tap; repeat this procedure three times.
Do this several times a day, waiting at least 30 minutes before repeating the same affirmation. You can tap for as many different affirmations as you wish as long as you can easily address them all several times a day. Reinforcement is part of the process. Once your affirmation has become a part of your life, you can replace it with a new one.
By the way, I shamelessly stole this information from an online article. If you want to read it in full (well worth it!), click here. You can also read Donna Eden's variation in her award-winning book Energy Medicine.