M is for Move

You’ve heard the saying, “Move it or lose it,” but what, exactly, are you “losing” if you aren’t moving?  It turns out that by not exercising regularly, you may very well be losing years off your life! Studies have shown that regular physical activity can increase your lifespan by several years but don’t stop there.  […]

A is for Avoid

What you choose to keep OUT of your body and mind is just as important as what you put IN them when it comes to aging gratefully.   Unfortunately, you live in a world where it’s becoming more and more necessary to put a big, deep moat around yourself to keep OUT all of the toxic […]

E is for Eat

A carnivore, a vegan, a 100-year-old from Sardinia walk into a bar … just kidding. They would never walk into the same bar because none of them would ever be able to agree on what to drink (or eat)! When it comes to longevity, there are A LOT of opinions out there about the best […]

B is for Belong

Did you know that simply belonging may protect you as you age? According to multiple studies, including an 80+ year Harvard study, close relationships keep people happy throughout their lives, and this helps delay mental and physical decline. In fact, a sense of belonging is a better predictor of a long, happy life than social […]

S is for Sex

It may be taboo to talk about, but we think a healthy sex life is one of the pillars supporting your quest for longevity.   Sex is the last S in our longevity-promoting “BEAMSSSS” protocol.   Sexual health and longevity Sexual health and longevity are intimately linked, with research suggesting that individuals who are sexually active and […]

S is for Sleep

How often have you woken up feeling sluggish, irritable, or just straight-up forgetful after a night of tossing and turning, contemplating, and middle of night To-Do list-making? Yeah, we’ve been there too.  Unfortunately, insufficient sleep can ultimately affect life expectancy and day-to-day well-being. An analysis of data from three studies suggests that sleeping five or […]

S is for Stress

If sleep is the Great Restorer, stress is the Great Destroyer.  Or, at least, it is in high quantities.  Some stress is good for you.  Did you know that? Strenuous workouts, surprise parties,  intense projects at work – these can all be sources of beneficial stress.  The Human Optimization Project (HOP) understands the importance of […]

S is for Sun

Sun exposure has gotten a bit of a bad rap, but have you ever noticed how good you feel when you’ve been outside in the sun?  Spending time in the sun has marked effects on mood,  but did you know that it can also promote longevity?  The third S in our longevity support “BEAMSSSS” protocol […]