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Q&A: Terry Bradshaw on the perfect QB, Bradys longevity and reality TV – Sportsnet.ca

Posted: September 20, 2020 at 5:54 am


If youre like me during the COVID-19 pandemic, your TV viewing habits have consisted of two guilty pleasures: reality TV and, of late, the return of live sports.

Terry Bradshaw is synonymous with live sporting events, as hes helped set up NFC matchups on FOXs NFL coverage since 1994. A Pro Football Hall of Famer, four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and broadcast icon, Bradshaw is adding reality TV star to his resume with his new show, The Bradshaw Bunch, premiering on hayu Canada on Friday, Sept. 18.

I caught up with Bradshaw ahead of the premier of his new show, which will release new episodes for stream or download every Friday, in anticipation of the Week 2 NFL schedule to find out what hes looking for, what players he loves to watch and how playing in his era compares to playing now.

Sportsnet: Did you ever think youd be doing a reality show?

Terry Bradshaw: Well, actually, this is my second reality show.

I did a show with NBC called Better Late Than Never, which is about a bunch of old actors and football players and boxers George Foreman, Henry Winkler, William Shatner and a young comedian named Jeff Dye. We travel around the country, and we did that show for two years and then thought we were going back out. NBC pulled the plug on it. And that was it. So, I have done one before this one.

This show was brought to me by Jason Ehrlich, who was executive producer of Better Late Than Never. He had come to a birthday party and he had seen my three girls and how they interacted with me and how much fun we had together. Light bulb went off.

I said, OK, lets do this. Away we went.

SN: Weve all consumed more TV during the pandemic. What are you watching? What reality shows do you watch?

TB: Duck Dynasty was pretty much it. Thats the only reality show I watch. Im not a reality guy. Im an old movies guy. I like to watch old movies. My wife, she likes to watch old movies. We love documentaries and we love sporting events. So glad they are back.

SN: On your NFL show on FOX, youve got a couple of co-hosts who have done some reality shows themselves. Have they weighed in?

TB: Howie thinks its going to be a hit. Jimmy thinks the same thing. He thinks its going to be funny. Michael Strahan was kind of surprised that I would do something like this, but he thinks it will be good.

All of them are very, very encouraging. Theyre very polite because theyre really good friends. Now, the show airs Friday, though. By Sunday, when I get there Sunday, they may go, T.B., what were you doing? They might be getting ready to rib me waiting for me in my parking spot on Sunday. But otherwise, everybodys asking, Whens the show? Whens it going to be on?

And its about my family. They know my family. They know my grandkids. So, you know, theyre very supportive right now.

SN: The reality show that you help bring to us as viewers is the NFL. Looking at the star character of the league, Patrick Mahomes and his big arm, you have something in common with him: when you played you were known for your arm talent. How do you evaluate the way guys like Mahomes can spin it now?

TB: I think Mahomes has got a good arm. He doesnt have a howitzer, but he can throw it. Hes very good in traffic. Great peripheral vision, throws it from all angles, very accurate, good under pressure, quick release. Tremendous talent.

Weve got other guys. The guy who played against him in Week 1, Deshaun Watson. He can really spin it and probably spin it a little better than Patrick. Hes not Patrick Mahomes, but is awfully good. Weve got Ben Roethlisberger who can really throw.

But the face of our league is, youre right, Patrick Mahomes from Kansas City. That is just a special talent and fun to watch any time. Hes one of the few players that I know, hes on television, Im watching that. Of course, my wife is a Kansas City Chiefs fan, so I have to be careful when Im on the air. Stay off of our boy, she says, because he sent her a signed helmet. And so, you know what that means. He bought my mouth.

SN: But I mean, the Pittsburgh Steelers helped you buy your house. So how does that work?

TB: Exactly.

Well, she knows for a fact that if it went between Pittsburgh and Kansas City, youre history. Thats where you draw the line. Lets not get crazy here. I mean, I spent 14 years at this organization. We won a lot of Super Bowls.

SN: If you had to build the perfect QB from the guys playing right now you could Frankenstein it up how would you build it?

TB: I would start with the strength of Roethlisberger.

I would follow that up with Tom Brady. I mean, theres so many guys that have the clutch gene. He is very much clutch. Hes great in the fourth quarter. Hes great in overtime. Its just amazing. I probably take Bradys calmness under pressure.

Ill take Drew Brees for accuracy. Escape ability, athleticism and the wow factor is Mahomes.

Three out of the four quarterbacks have strong arms. Probably fans would have no idea the strongest arm of all of them Brady believe it or not has a very strong arm.

Ive got a pretty good answer. You take those four players; I got a pretty good quarterback. Yeah, you win some games there.

SN: Youre in your 70s. Youve got so much energy, but you mentioned Tom. Hes 43 now and still playing. Can you imagine that?

TB: Yes, I can imagine playing nowadays at that age as much as I love playing. Had I not gotten hurt, my goal was to play and last to 40. I missed that target as I was 33.

But I missed it by seven years. So, I cant imagine. But I also understand it. Why not? Listen to what a young man does. A kid does. He dreams of playing in the NFL. Its his passion. And he gets there, and the dream comes true. And then its, I want to win championships and that comes true. And theres just nothing greater in life. Experiencing your dream unfold in front of you. And you have tremendous success at what you envision is the greatest job in the world, playing quarterback in the National Football League.

So, yeah, I certainly can get it. Why would you want to retire when youre doing what you want to do? You love what you want to do. You have a good team around you. So, youre competitive and youre making tons of money. Why give that up? So, I dont blame him whatsoever. I got hurt. And once it was over, you cant go back. Im proud of what hes doing and all of what hes doing. There is not many guys willing to do what he is doing this, you know, vegetable ice cream and stuff like that.

God bless him for that. Sounds like horrible, horrible ice cream. If Im eating ice cream, Im eating real, peach ice cream. Thats the real deal.

SN: Absolutely (laughs). Is todays game easier for quarterbacks now than when you played?

TB: Yeah, absolutely.

Professional football in Canada or in the National Football League, to play the position of quarterback, its not easy to handle the pressure, block everything from your mind, separate coverages, deliver the ball without realizing that people are hanging all over you.

Ive got one of the greatest pictures, most exciting pictures I have of myself: just all you see are people and at the very top of my hand with the football coming out of my hand and you can hardly see me.

That is the coolest picture I have ever seen. I just love that it shows me that Im oblivious to whats around me. And thats what you have to have to play quarterback.

It is easier to play in the sense that when I played in the 70s, you could get hit, you could get body slammed. You didnt have a suspension helmet, early part of my career, no chinstraps. I mean, the rules were changed back in the late 70s. It slowly started changing to where you couldnt jab or jam a receiver at the line of scrimmage up to five yards. Get your hands off of it as opposed to bump-and-run all over the football field.

So, its a totally different game. The game you see today in the NFL is the old AFL of the 60s. Thats why Ive often said 40, 50 times passing is the reason they did it because passing the football is exciting. And the NFL of the first 70 years from the first day, up to about 78, was just hard run, run, run, play action, run, run. Boring.

And the merger of the AFL and NFL was predominantly because the AFL was gaining. They were garnering ratings, taking them away from CBS, and it was because their brand of football was exciting. It was really fun to watch.

And what youre seeing today is the 60s of the AFL, especially in the last year. Its so much fun to watch.

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How to live longer: This diet trick could boost your life expectancy – Express

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Food fuels your body, so it makes sense that what you feed yourself will impact your overall general health. Yet, here's one diet tip you may not have considered.

If your meals contain mostly fruits, vegetables, nuts and pulses, the likelihood is that your body will be benefiting from the minerals and nutrients you're consuming.

However, if you gorge on cakes, biscuits, chocolate and high-salt foods, eventually health problems will occur.

As the years accumulate, so does the results of how you treat your body - on the inside and outside.

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New Podcast Presents Power Player Interviews at Intersection of Longevity and Technology – Stockhouse

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading authority and author on aging partners with an award-winning tech journalist for the new monthly podcast, What's Next: Living Longer, Better, Smarter launching today. The hosts, Mary Furlong, a successful entrepreneur in the $8.3 trillion longevity economy, and former CBS, Bloomberg and public radio reporter, Fred Fishkin, will offer fresh perspectives into the worlds of technology and aging by interviewing notable thought leaders on a variety of topics focused on adults age 50+.

"We are delighted to be partnering with technology media expert Fred Fishkin to highlight trends in the longevity market," said Mary Furlong, the executive producer of the What's Next Longevity conferences which offer a platform for entrepreneurs to build sustainable brands. "Fred and I worked together 20 years ago through our CBS partnership and are pleased to be leveraging our knowledge base and distribution to bring a fresh set of perspectives around healthy aging using technology."

"Mary is a leading voice and advocate for seniors, longevityand I have to say it living longer, better and smarter!" said Fred Fishkin, who is re-teaming with Furlong after having worked with her at Third Age in the late 90s. "It is an opportunity to bring the depth of her knowledge to the growing number of people who have been turning to podcasts for news and entertainment. And the guests we will have on and the topics we have plannedcovering the intersection of technology, longevity and agingwill be very exciting."

The podcast topics will include: changes in Medicare for telemedicine since COViD-19, the impact on older voters in the 2020 election, the innovative tech solutions to address social isolation in seniors and a holiday gadget gift guide for the age 50+ crowd. The first podcast is a tribute to the late author (Passages) and aging icon, Gail Sheehy, who passed away on August 24 at age 83. Mary Furlong (Turning Silver Into Gold) shares her memories of her friend along with authors and friends of Gail, Ciji Ware (Landing by Moonlight, Rightsizing Your Life) and Sherri Snelling (A Cast of Caregivers). What's Next: Living Longer, Stronger, Better podcast will be available on: Anchor, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Spotify, Spreaker, PodcastAddict, PodChaser. Google Play, iTunes and iHeartRadio and many other podcasting outlets..

According to a report from Infinite Dial 20, 55% of the U.S. population roughly 155 million people has listened to a podcast. Among those, listeners age 55+ make-up 20% of the entire podcast audience. According to Nielsen, podcast listeners are more likely to follow companies and brands on social media they hear about on podcasts and 69% agreed that podcast ads made them aware of new products or services.

About Mary Furlong Mary is the President and CEO of Mary Furlong & Associates, and is a leading authority on the longevity marketplace. She is an author, educator, and serial entrepreneur, and she has helped to guide the business and marketing strategies of leading corporations, emerging companies and nonprofits. Interested sponsors can learn more at: maryfurlong.com

About Fred Fishkin Fred is an award-winning journalist who has worked with CBS Radio, Bloomberg and NPR, and has hosted a long-running daily radio and online report on consumer technology. He also works with Princeton University and the faculty chair of autonomous vehicle engineering on a regular podcast focused on using technology to provide mobility for all. Find more of Fred's work at http://www.techstination.com and http://www.smartdrivingcar.com.

Media Contact: Mary Furlong - (925) 323-0312, 247587@email4pr.com Fred Fishkin Fishkin@techstination.com

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When Colts quarterback Philip Rivers throws, anything can happen – Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Who is Philip Rivers?

Well, that depends on which of his 7,637 career passes youre watching.

Sometimes, hes elitely accurate, as his new boss, Colts coach Frank Reich, called him Wednesday, four days before the Vikings visit Indianapolis.

Over a 17-year career, 16 of them with the Chargers, Rivers ranks ninth in completion percentage at .647.

Other times, Rivers looks like a rookie in need of a good benching.

In Sundays 27-20 upset loss to Jacksonville, Rivers handed the Jaguars 10 points by throwing the 199th and 200th interceptions of his career. Another one was negated by penalty.

His first interception was a high-risk gamble typical of Rivers. Throwing off his back foot as he was being hit, Rivers trusted the receiver to come down with a ball thrown to the sideline.

That first one was on me, Reich said. I made a wrong call and put him in a bad position and that resulted in an interception. Although there were two interceptions last week, I would only put one on [Rivers].

The Jaguars turned the first interception into a 27-yard touchdown drive and a 7-7 tie.

The second interception that counted was a level of Favre-like stubbornness typical of Rivers. He stared down a receiver, thinking he could jam the ball through a small window.

The Jaguars turned that mistake into a 3-yard field goal drive and a 27-20 lead with 2:50 left in the game. Needing a touchdown, the Colts lost when they turned the ball over on downs at the Jacksonville 26.

Overall, Rivers completed 78.3% of his passes for 363 yards behind excellent protection from one of the leagues best offensive lines.

Reich was with Rivers in San Diego as quarterbacks coach in 2013 and as the offensive coordinator the next two seasons. He knows the risk vs. reward balancing act, having seen Rivers lead the league in completion percentage (.695) in 2013 and interceptions (18) a year later.

I love the way Philip plays; I love his aggressive mind-set, said Reich, who coaches with a similar philosophy. I think hes a great decisionmaker. I think hes an extremely productive player.

I know people have said theres more interceptions here and there, but as a coach and ex-quarterback, I just tend to look at those on a case-by-case basis and I think theres always some risk with some of the reward. The key is balancing that out. We have a lot of trust and confidence in Philip that hes going to be a great decisionmaker for this team and do a good job of protecting the football.

Rivers, whose 20 interceptions last year led the league, became the 28th NFL player to throw 200 career interceptions. Of those 28, 14 are in the Hall of Fame, and Drew Brees, No. 15 on the list (236), will be the first year he is eligible.

The top five: Brett Favre (336), George Blanda (277), John Hadl (268), Vinny Testaverde (267) and Fran Tarkenton (266).

Most of the players on the list have at least two things in common: longevity and a fearlessly competitive nature thats not extinguished by turnovers.

[Rivers] has elite toughness physically and mentally, a very tough competitor, Reich said. And like the other great quarterbacks, hes a very instinctive playmaker.

A lot has changed in the nine months since the Vikings forced seven turnovers four by Rivers in a 39-10 win at Los Angeles. Rivers line now is better, and the Vikings defense certainly is worse.

But anything good, bad or ugly - can happen Sunday because you never really know what to expect when Rivers drops back to pass.

Mark Craig is an NFL and

Vikings Insider.

Twitter: @markcraigNFL.

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Guenther Steiner favouring longevity in driver selection | PlanetF1 – PlanetF1

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Date published: September 19 2020

Guenther Steiner says that, in deciding who will drive for Haas next season, he and the team are thinking beyond 2021.

The American team currently has two seats free for next year, with neither Romain Grosjean nor Kevin Magnussen being offered new deals as of yet.

With Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg available, as well as a number of younger drivers, there are a number of options for the team. As many as 10, Steiner recently claimed.

There are close to 10 [options], he told Autosport.

It is amazing what is around at the moment. Thats why you see me very calm. Because there are only 20 seats, and we have got 10 potential people which could do the job, which is good.

Two of them we have got already.

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In the eyes of many, Perez and Hulkenberg are the two best options, with both having proved themselves to be excellent midfield drivers on the grid.

However, while they may be the best for next season, with new regulations on the horizon, Steiner is thinking ahead to beyond then.

I dont want to go through all the criteria but it needs to be a package, and we need to see what do we want to do in the future, he said.

Were not just thinking about next year. Then, if youre short on thinking, it is pretty easy: you try to get the fastest guy as quickly as possible in.

But we are thinking about the next five years after we have signed our Concorde Agreement now. So, we want to build up again, that we are getting back to the results that we had in 2018.

That takes a bit more time to think it through: financially, talent, its a lot of things coming into play. And that is where we are. As I said, we are in no hurry.

In terms of younger drivers, the team has both Pietro Fittipaldi and Louis Deletraz in its ranks. Whats more, due to the close relationship with Ferrari, Mick Schumacher and Robert Shwartzman are genuine possibilities.

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Burnt toast and vegetable chips: Oncologist named subtle habits that increase the risk of cancer and interfere with longevity – The Times Hub

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Certain non-obvious daily habits can interfere with longevity and increase your risk of cancer. Oncologist Robert Thomas, who teaches in Cambridge, warned about this, reports the Daily Mail.

Image via: pixabay.com If the toast is burnt during preparation, the doctor advises against eating it. Under the influence of high temperatures in foods containing starch and sugar, acrylamide compounds are formed, which are considered toxic. They threaten DNA damage and put a significant strain on the immune system, increasing the risk of cancer. Although one burnt toast will not harm your health, it is worth considering if such a dish is constantly included in the diet.

Fresh blackberries are good anti-carcinogenic agents. However, a berry bought in a store does not have such pronounced properties, it can also contain pesticides and toxins.

Vegetable chips are not the best substitute for potato chips, the oncologist warned, since they are about as harmful. Such healthy snacks are often made from beets and carrots, where the sugar is even higher and the level of acrylamides is higher, which threatens cancer.

For cheese lovers, it is better to choose blue, it contains a lot of bacteria that are beneficial to the body. Also, the product has a positive effect on the work of the digestive tract.

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On this date in Maine history: Sept. 20 – Press Herald

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Sept. 20, 1883: John Appleton (1804-1891) of Bangor, chief justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, retires after serving 20 years and 11 months in that role, longer than any other chief justice in Maine history.

A New Hampshire native, the Bowdoin College graduate was admitted to the bar in that state, then moved back to Maine to practice law in Dixmont, Sebec and Bangor. He was appointed as a Maine Supreme Judicial Court associate justice in 1852, then became chief justice in 1862.

Appleton influenced the development of Maine law greatly. His treatise The Rules of Evidence, Stated and Discussed, published in 1860, set a template on that subject that became a national model. He was also noted for his embrace of free-market capitalism and opposition to government loans or tax breaks for businesses.

In December 2019, Chief Justice Leigh Saufley completes her 18th year as chief justice, a time in that office second only to that of Appleton. She announces in April 2020 that she will step down later in the year to become dean of the University of Maine School of Law. As a result, Appletons longevity record remains intact.

Sept. 20, 1993: Victoria Vicky Van Meter (1982-2008) of Meadville, Pennsylvania, who began flying airplanes at age 10, becomes at age 11 the youngest girl ever to fly across the United States from east to west when she flies a Cessna 172 from Augusta to San Diego, California, taking five days to make the trip. Her record is later broken.

The following year, at age 12, Van Meter becomes the youngest female pilot to make a trans-Atlantic flight when she files a Cessna 210 from Augusta to Glasgow, Scotland.

Van Meter later graduates from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania with a bachelors degree in criminal justice, then becomes a Peace Corps worker in Moldova, a former part of the Soviet Union. In 2008, having battled depression and resisted taking medication, she dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A statue of her in the Augusta State Airports terminal building commemorates her 1993 transcontinental achievement.

Joseph Owen is an author, retired newspaper editor and board member of the Kennebec Historical Society. Owens book, This Day in Maine, can be ordered at islandportpress.com. To get a signed copy use promo code signedbyjoe at checkout. Joe can be contacted at: [emailprotected]

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NY Jets’ Frank Gore, 37, gets a chance to prove he’s still got it on Sunday vs. 49ers – NorthJersey.com

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EAST RUTHERFORD If things had worked out the way they were supposed to for the New York Jets, Frank Gore wouldnt have started a single game for them this season.

But a hamstring injury to LeVeon Bell in the season-opener changed things. And when the Jets host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, theyll be relying on Gore to carry most of the running load against one of the best defenses in the NFL. And the 37-year-old expects to deliver.

I always prepared like I was the guy, just because you never know what happens in this league, said Gore, who is in his 16th NFL season. Thats why I go out every day on the practice field and prepare like I do. If my number gets called, I want to be ready.

It feels almost fitting that Gore will get this opportunity against his former team, the 49ers.

Gore has found a place among the greatest running backs in NFL history with a combination of durability and relentlessness. It all started with the 49ers in 2005, where he spent the first 10 years of his career.

Gore still has love for the 49ers. His profile picture on Twitter is a red and gold No. 74, with the 49ers logo on it, honoring the retirement of Joe Staley, the offensive tackle who spent so many years blocking for Gore.

Gore said this weekend that he plans to retire with the 49ers if he ever does decide to retire.

New York Jets running back Frank Gore (21) looks on prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium.[RICH BARNES/USA TODAY SPORTS](Photo: Rich Barnes, Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)

But when he takes the field at MetLife Stadium, Gore will put all those feelings to the side and do everything in his power to beat his former team.

I want to win, Gore said. Especially with us coming off a loss last week. I want us to look a lot better than last week, as an offense, as a team. And thats doing whatever it takes to win. It could be the 49ers, Seattle, whatever. I just want to get a win.

The 49ers will surely be doing all they can to make it a difficult day for Gore, too. But what Gore was able to accomplish with the 49ers he had his best seasons in San Francisco, including all five of his Pro Bowl selections still lingers more than six years after he last played for the organization.

"I love Frank Gore, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters as he prepared to play the Jets. I think he's one of the best running backs to ever play. I think he's one of the more underrated running backs to ever play. His longevity and his numbers now have finally given him a little bit more attention that is past due.

Gore passed Barry Sanders last fall, becoming the third-leading rusher in NFL history. He trails only Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith. Shanahan never coached him in San Francisco. But as a young quality control coach for the Buccaneers, Shanahan remembers watching Gores film from the University of Miami, and what he saw in 2004 left an impression even before Gore started marching toward history.

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2005, file photo, San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore, left, is tackled by Jacksonville Jaguars defender Mike Peterson, right, during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Gore took his first NFL snaps as a pro with the 49ers in 2005 in what seems like a lifetime ago for the NFL's third-leading rusher. It all comes full circle for the 37-year-old Gore on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, when his New York Jets host the team with which he began his career 16 years ago. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)

My first year in the league I remember watching his [film] in Tampa, just coming out of Miami just studying him, Shanahan said. I loved him then, I loved him every year. He runs so hard. The guys that run that hard very rarely can play to his age, which just shows how dedicated he is, how much of a football player he is and obviously extremely talented, but he's a special dude."

Relentlessness is one of the things that makes Gore special. Hes never liked sitting out preseason games. And at age 37, hes not particularly thrilled with the weekly maintenance plan that has him sitting out every Thursday practice as a rest day.

Jets coach Adam Gase has been a vocal supporter of Gore since he had the chance to coach him with the Dolphins in 2018. And while hell be mindful of Gores carries on Sunday, hell also knows that keeping his workload down will be easier said than done.

I have an idea, Gase said. But last time I had an idea, it just went a little sideways and we [the Dolphins] were playing Chicago, next thing I know he looked like he lost about 15 pounds in that game. I try to be smart as far as managing his carries and his reps, trying to get those other guys involved and then at the same time, you know, Frank likes to get in a rhythm so he wont like standing over there too long.

Gore had 15 carries for 101 yards for the Dolphins against the Bears that day, his 44th career game with 100 or more yards. He had his 45th and most recent 100-plus-yard last year with te Bills, going for 109 yards on 17 carries. If the Jets hope to beat the 49ers, it would help a lot of Gore could eclipse 100 yards for the 46th time in his career.

The Jets announced Saturdaythat they have signed linebacker Alec Ogletree from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game. They also elevated two players to the active roster: running back Josh Adams and wide receiver Josh Malone.

Ogletree has started all 93 games he's appeared in during a seven-year NFL career, including 13 last year with the Giants. He was added to the Jets' practice squad in earlier this month and wasn't on the roster for the season-opener in Buffalo. It's unclear what role he'll play with the Jets, but he could start.

Avery Williamson ramped up his practice this week, but it's unclear if he'll be able to play after missing Week 1 with a hamstring injury. Ogletree and Neville Hewitt are the only healthy inside linebackers on the roster.

Adams and Malone have now both been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster for the second time, and will be able to return to the practice squad without passing through waivers -- one ofthe rule changes for playing this season during the pandemic.

But if the Jets want either on the active roster for a third time later this season, they won't be able to elevate them: they'll have to sign them to a player contract and they'll have to pass through waivers to return to the practice squad.

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Farmed soils are thinning across the globe, study finds – UPI News

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Sept. 15 (UPI) -- More than 90 percent of traditionally farmed soils are thinning, according to a new global survey of soil erosion rates.

To estimate the longevity of soils across the globe, researchers in Britain, Belgium and China compiled soil erosion data from 255 locations in 38 countries on six continents. Researchers calculated how long it would take for the top foot of soil -- the topsoil humans rely on to grow food -- to be completely eroded, the so-called soil lifespan.

The data -- published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters -- showed roughly 16 percent of the conventionally farmed soils, including soils in Australia, China, Britain and the United States, have lifespans of less than a century.

"Our soils are critically important and we rely on them in many ways, not least to grow our food," lead study author Dan Evans said in a news release.

"There have been many headlines in recent years suggesting that the world's topsoil could be gone in 60 years, but these claims have not been supported with evidence," said Evans, a researchers at Lancaster University in Britain. "This study provides the first evidence-backed, globally relevant estimates of soil lifespans."

The nutrients and organic matter found in topsoils are vital to not only farming, but a variety of ecosystems services. More must be done, authors of the latest research argue, to slow soil erosion rates and preserve soil health.

While the latest soil survey findings paint a gloomy picture for traditionally farmed soil, the outlook is rosier for soils managed with conservation strategies, which suggests a turnaround for degraded soil is possible.

"What our study also shows is that we have the tools and practices to make a difference -- employing the appropriate conservation methods in the right place can really help protect and enhance our soil resource and the future of food and farming," said Jess Davies, study co-author and Lancaster professor.

Just 7 percent of soil under conservation management had lifespans of less than 100 years, and almost half had lifespans of more than 5,000 years.

The best strategy for curbing erosion and replenishing soils is to reforest arable land, though researchers say other strategies that allow farming to continue can also boost soil health and longevity, including the use of cover crops.

Farmers can also help slow erosion rates by avoiding ploughing land down slope and employing hillside terracing when necessary, they said.

"It is clear that we have a conservation toolbox that can slow erosion and even grow soil," said John Quinton, study co-author and Lancaster professor. "Action is needed to promote the adoption of these measures so that we can protect and enhance our soil resource for future generations."

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Health workers make up 1 in 7 reported coronavirus infections, WHO says | TheHill – The Hill

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said health care workers make up about1 in6 cases of coronavirus around the world and more than a third of cases in some countries.

While health workers represent less than 3% of the population in the large majority of countries and less than 2% in almost all low- and middle-income countries, around 14% of COVID-19 cases reported to WHO are among health workers, the health agency said in a statement Thursday.

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In some countries, the proportion can be as high as 35%, the WHO said, noting that COVID-19 has exposed health workers and their families to unprecedented levels of risk and thousands have lost their lives globally.

The WHO noted that its data was limited as its not possible to determine whether medical front line workers were infected in the workplace or in their community setting. The numbers could also be skewed because health workers are typically prioritized for testing.

The pandemic has also placed tremendous psychological stress on health care workers battling the virus on the front lines. In addition to the physical risk, the WHO said a recent review found one in four health workers reported experiencing depression and anxiety during the outbreak, and one in three suffered insomnia.

During a news briefing marking World Patient Safety Day, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged governments to address the threats health workers face and announced the launch of the Health Worker Safety Charter. The charter includes steps to better protect workers and improve their mental health.

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all of us of the vital role health workers play to relieve suffering and save lives, Tedros said. No country, hospital or clinic can keep its patients safe unless it keeps its health workers safe.

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How to live longer: The three building blocks to boost longevity – Express

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Published in the prestigious British Medical Journal, this year, researchers analysed a wealth of data.

They collated data from the Nurses' Health Study (1980-2014), which consisted of 73, 196 participants. In addition, data was extracted from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (1986-2014), which involved 38,366 participants.

The research team were based at The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

In particular, they paid attention to those who didn't end up getting diabetes, any cardiovascular disease or cancer.

Senior researcher, Yanping Li, said: "Previous studies have found that following a healthy lifestyle improves overall life expectancy and reduces risk of chronic diseases. But few studies have looked at the effects of lifestyle factors on life expectancy free from such diseases."

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New Podcast Presents Power Player Interviews at Intersection of Longevity and Technology – PRNewswire

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A leading authority and author on aging partners with an award-winning tech journalist for the new monthly podcast, What's Next: Living Longer, Better, Smarterlaunching today. The hosts, Mary Furlong, a successful entrepreneur in the $8.3 trillion longevity economy, and former CBS, Bloomberg and public radio reporter, Fred Fishkin, will offer fresh perspectives into the worlds of technology and aging by interviewing notable thought leaders on a variety of topics focused on adults age 50+.

"We are delighted to be partnering with technology media expert Fred Fishkin to highlight trends in the longevity market," said Mary Furlong, the executive producer of the What's Next Longevity conferences which offer a platform for entrepreneurs to build sustainable brands. "Fred and I worked together 20 years ago through our CBS partnership and are pleased to be leveraging our knowledge base and distribution to bring a fresh set of perspectives around healthy aging using technology."

"Mary is a leading voice and advocate for seniors, longevityand I have to say it living longer, better and smarter!" said Fred Fishkin, who is re-teaming with Furlong after having worked with her at Third Age in the late 90s. "It is an opportunity to bring the depth of her knowledge to the growing number of people who have been turning to podcasts for news and entertainment. And the guests we will have on and the topics we have plannedcovering the intersection of technology, longevity and agingwill be very exciting."

The podcast topics will include: changes in Medicare for telemedicine since COViD-19, the impact on older voters in the 2020 election, the innovative tech solutions to address social isolation in seniors and a holiday gadget gift guide for the age 50+ crowd. The first podcast is a tribute to the late author (Passages) and aging icon, Gail Sheehy, who passed away on August 24 at age 83. Mary Furlong (Turning Silver Into Gold) shares her memories of her friend along with authors and friends of Gail, Ciji Ware (Landing by Moonlight, Rightsizing Your Life) and Sherri Snelling (A Cast of Caregivers). What's Next: Living Longer, Stronger, Better podcast will be available on: Anchor, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Spotify, Spreaker, PodcastAddict, PodChaser. Google Play, iTunes and iHeartRadio and many other podcasting outlets..

According to a report from Infinite Dial 20, 55% of the U.S. population roughly 155 million people has listened to a podcast. Among those, listeners age 55+ make-up 20% of the entire podcast audience. According to Nielsen, podcast listeners are more likely to follow companies and brands on social media they hear about on podcasts and 69% agreed that podcast ads made them aware of new products or services.

About Mary FurlongMary is the President and CEO of Mary Furlong & Associates, and is a leading authority on the longevity marketplace. She is an author, educator, and serial entrepreneur, and she has helped to guide the business and marketing strategies of leading corporations, emerging companies and nonprofits. Interested sponsors can learn more at: maryfurlong.com

About Fred FishkinFred is an award-winning journalist who has worked with CBS Radio, Bloomberg and NPR, and has hosted a long-running daily radio and online report on consumer technology. He also works with Princeton University and the faculty chair of autonomous vehicle engineering on a regular podcast focused on using technology to provide mobility for all. Find more of Fred's work at http://www.techstination.comand http://www.smartdrivingcar.com.

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The Habits for Longevity That Most Resonate With You, According to Your Myers-Briggs – Well+Good

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Although there are many ways to improve ones longevity, we know a lot of the key building blocks center around eating well, exercising, keeping stress at bay, connecting with loved ones, and getting regular sleep. However, certain personalities may lean into different habits for longevity that promote overall well-being for the long haul.

Where does your long-term health focus lie? Depending on your Myers-Briggs type, it might be community-building or routine, spirituality or variety of movement. (Still havent learned your Myers-Briggs yet? You can find out morehere. Want to take a deeper dive in your downtime this week? Check outour guide to cognitive functions.) Take a peek below to see which habits for longevity most resonate with you, according to your Myers-Briggs personality type.

Ever a creature of habit, ISFJs most focus on the building blocks of health. You know your routines and seek to follow them to a Twhether that involves a cup of green tea in the morning, a midday walk, or a set bedtime at night (even on the weekends). For you, health is not a fad, its a lifestyle to maintain through small, everyday decisions.

Research has shown how important community is for longevity, and this rings especially true for ESFJ. You are a social creature. You dont feel balanced, supported, or reinvigorated unless you have the right circles of community. Part of your wellness regimen is simply surrounding yourself with people who help you grow, whether its mentors and colleagues at work, co-volunteers at the PTA, or your oldest friends.

ISTJs typically have a deep sense of self, and awareness of what grounds them and what habits help them feel more in tune with their bodies. So, ignoring fads is how you promote longevity. You dont diet; you seek to eat well-balanced meals. You dont try new workout classes if you know you love to walk or run. You dont need the next best thing in a friend or partner if youre already happy with your crew. Keeping that sense of what works for you is the best way for you to stay healthy for the long-term.

ESTJs like to streamline their lives, so cutting the excess is the easiest way for them to promote longevity. Sometimes, this means cutting back on sugar. Other times, its alcohol. Sometimes, its simply toxic friendships or a hobby thats sucking up too much family time. You always want to be balanced and not focus on too much of just one avenue in your life. (Too much of a good thing can eat away at your peace of mind and wellness habits, after all.)

While you love moving, you need to steer clear of exercise ruts, or youll simply push it off your busy plate. To evade this problem, make sure to mix up your movementa hike today, yoga tomorrow, an online Zumba class the next day. If youre bored, dont sit still; try something new.

When it comes to habits for longevity, ISFPs need to expend energy, similar to their ISTP counterparts. But while ISTPs need to let off physical steam, you need to let off emotional steam. You do this through creative pursuits, which help you work through your feelings. Maybe that means making and painting a table for your hallway, picking up photography, or drawing. Whatever it is helps you process your emotions to feel more balanced every day.

You know how they say attitude is everything? ESTPs focus on fun like its their job. Whether its taking your partner on a spontaneous date, playing video games (or board games!), or telling ridiculous jokes, the way you interact with the world keeps you sprite.

ISTP: Soaking in nature

ISTPs need two things for mental and physical health: movement and nature. You feel more at home outdoors than you do with most other people, and you need a workout to feel like youve expended all that pent-up energy. You like pushing yourself, which is why adventure-driven exercise is your favorite way to movewhether thats a scenic climb on foot, a trail ride on bike, or paddle-boarding on the lake. The closer you can be to nature, the betterand it keeps you feeling your best.

ENFPs tend to develop bad habits if they are not actively working on expanding themselves. If you are in a rut or feel like youre not growing, the best medicine is to get out of your environment and travel to a new location. Yes, Paris is great. Brazil is perfect. But a new hiking trail a half-hour from home is also enough to get your body and mind moving in new directions. Breaking out of your environment helps you to maintain your sense of momentum and keeps you motivated and healthy.

Negativity is toxic, especially for INFPs, who tend to dwell on what they should have done or what others may think. Shifting the focus toward joyspending time with friends, long walks after dinner, travel (or vacation energy)is how you maintain your pep. Whenever youre in a funk, replacing joy and gratitude with whatever is occupying your mind with worry is an immediate way to feel well at every age.

ENFJs really like the process of creating. You bake and cook a lot for others because you love to give your loved ones foods that will make them smile. The ultimate act of health and self-care, though, is cooking for yourself. You love the sense of control that comes with putting together just the right flavors and fresh foods. Its a treat for your body, and heart, and its an essential part of your wellness rituals.

INFJs are incredibly in tune with their inner worlds and usually have deep, well-formed belief systems. For you to maintain your mental health and inner balance, you need to stay in touch with your spiritual side. Praying, meditating, and connecting to nature are all ways that may you connect to something bigger than yourself, which can provide you a sense of purpose and a reason to stay healthy.

INTJs really arent interested in wellness for the sake of wellness; they make small changes in their lives because they know it will have longer-ranging effects. (If anyone can plan for the future, its you!) You think about longevity in the small decisions you make dailystopping at one glass of wine, saying no to dessert if youre already full, taking a walk at the same time every day, lifting weights because you know muscular endurance is important as you age. It really is, for you, the little things.

For ENTJs, habits for longevity boil down to self care. Sometimes, that means spending time with your partner. Other times, its making sure you are meal-prepping instead of grabbing an unhealthy lunch every day just because its the quickest. For you, self-care is framed like a goal to accomplish instead of something that can be ignored if theres no time.

INTPs are serious types. You are a reader, philosopher, and hard worker. But you stay young the simplest way of all: remembering to laugh a lot, and seeking out fun. Youre great at taking time for funny movies or memes in the middle of your workday. Its actually more than just break. It is literally how you stay young.

Making time for spontaneity may sound counterproductive to striking habits for longevity, but its actually not. Leaving a day or a weekend open to use however you need tofor fun, for self care, for exercise, for organizationis the best way to make sure your most critical needs are met. Its also freeing to leave time for yourself, totally untouched by obligation.

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Adding this one simple food to your diet may help you live to 100, according to the world’s longest-living people – CNBC

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A few years ago, I traveled to Okinawa in Japan, Nicoya in Costa Rica, Ikaria in Greece, Loma Linda in California and Sardinia in Italy all "Blue Zones," or homes to thelongest-lived people to find out what centenarians ate to live to 100.

I also asked dozens of theworld's leading nutritionists and food scientists what we should eat to enjoy a long and healthy life, while also taking care of the environment.

One conclusion leaped out like a flashing neon sign (and might come as a shock to fans of the latest trendy diets): Of the top 10 recommended foods, half belonged to the bean family lentils, soybeans, peanuts, chickpeas and black beans.

On Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, for example, the day might begin with a warm corn tortilla stuffed with savory black beans. On the Italian island of Sardinia, lunch might be a steaming bowl of minestrone, packed with fava beans, cranberry beans and chickpeas. On the Japanese island of Okinawa, dinner might include a tasty stir-fry with green beans, soybeans or mung bean sprouts.

Coincidental? I don't think so. A 2004 study of people 70 years or older in three different cultures around the world found that for every two tablespoons of beans a day individuals consumed, they reduced their risk of dying by 8%.

Other research has shown that beans not only provide the complex carbohydrates, proteins and trace minerals our bodies need, they also supply the fiber our microbiomes require, boosting our immune systems. That makes sense, because Blue Zone residents don't achieve their extraordinary longevity by relying on superior genes alone, but also by avoiding obesity, diabetes, heart disease, dementia and cancers better than the rest of us.

By contrast, nearly two thirds of Americans now report themselves to be overweight or obese, according to Gallup. And according to arecent Harvard study,we have a shorter average life expectancy than residents of nearly any other high-income nation largely because of our diets and lifestyles.

In every Blue Zone I've ever visited, generations of cooks have made beans a key ingredient in their most popular recipes.

Here are a few to make in your own kitchen:

TENDER BEAN, POTATO AND ONION STEW

Tender Bean, Potato and Onion Stew

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Featured in almost every Nicoyan meal, black beans contain high levels of anthocyanins and have 10 times the antioxidants of an equivalent serving of oranges. Rich and hearty, this one-pot meal is a staple in Costa Rica. It's easy to make and costs less than $1 a serving.

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CHICKPEA SOUP WITH LEMON AND HERBS

Chickpea Soup With Lemon and Herbs

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Greeks and Ikarians especially have mastered the art of blending lemon, olive oil and herbs. This simple recipe is a warming alternative to chicken soup in the winter and provides yet another way to creatively incorporate beans into your daily diet.

Cook time: 2 hours, 20 minutes; 45 minutes if using canned chickpeasServings: 6

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BLACK-EYE PEA SALAD WITH MINT AND ONIONS

Black-Eye Pea Salad With Mint and Onions

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This recipe represents one of my fondest revelations from cooking in Ikaria. I would never have thought to pair beans with vinegar and mint, but the result was a symphony of new and magical flavors. The vinegar not only adds the healthful digestion and immunity-boosting effects of fermentation and probiotics, but also helps maintain the texture of the beans so they don't disintegrate as leftovers.

Cook time: 1 hour if using dried beans; 10 minutes with canned beansServings: 8

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SWEET POTATO BLACK BEAN BURGER

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

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This burger is a longevity powerhouse. Loaded with beans, greens, sweet potatoes and pepitas, it's the perfect example of a Blue Zonesinspired twist on a classic American comfort food.

Cook time: 35 minutesServings: 4

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On top of being good for you, beans are cheap to produce and grow practically everywhere, from equatorial zones to northern regions, so they don't need to be transported vast distances to reach markets. They also don't require refrigeration and can be stored for a long time.

Beans are even healthy for the land itself, because they restore crucial nitrogen to the soil. Accounting for the environmental impacts of what we eat has become more urgent as Earth's climate crisis has worsened. The global food system now contributes more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, primarily from livestock production.

Shifting our diets to favor plants over meat could be so important. If people followed standard dietary guidelines, we could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food production by as much as 70%, according to a team from the University of Oxford.

So, what's the bottom line? Can we be good to both ourselves and the planet? Our research suggests we can. And the first step on that quest to achieve a long healthy life should be to embrace the simple magic of beans.

Dan Buettner is a longevity researcher, National Geographic Fellowand award-winning journalist. He is the author of"The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest" and "The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People." His latest bestseller,"The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes for Living to 100," fuses scientific reporting, National Geographic photography and recipes that may help you live to100. Follow him on Instagram@danbuettner.

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Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. Focuses on Growth and Longevity – PRNewswire

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BAMBERG, S.C., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For more than a century, Phoenix Specialty has made small, precision components that are critical to a host of industries all made to the exact specifications of the customer. Phoenix is a fourth-generation family-owned company, with a long history of stability and growth. Built by people with a passion for service, quality and reliability, Phoenix has become a trusted supplier of specialty parts to OEMs around the world over the last 113 years.

Since its inception a century ago, a lot has changed. What hasn't changed, however, is Phoenix Specialty's commitment to reliability and dedication to excellence. The company has ensured its growth over the years by making significant investments in their equipment. Phoenix's in-house tool & die shop is home to many state-of-the-art CNC lathes, CNC milling machines and Wire-EDMs. Its production machining department also houses cutting edge equipment, including Swiss screw machines, water jets, CNC lathes, CNC milling machines and numerous stamping presses. Phoenix most recently announced its plans to expand operations in Bamberg County in a $5.5 million dollar investment. The expansion is projected to create 35 additional jobs over the next three years.

Made right here in the USA, Phoenix Specialty manufactures parts to exacting standards, for the most technically advanced industries of the 21st century. In fact, Phoenix became one of the first AS9000 certified company in the United States, and later achieved AS9100 accreditation.

In a time when supply chain disruptions are becoming more frequent, it would be hard to find a supplier more reliable than Phoenix Specialty. As an essential American-made supplier, Phoenix is dedicated to investing in the future of the industry, its people, customers and facilities. Even during tough economic times, Phoenix has proven their ability to stand the test of time.

Since 1907, Phoenix Specialty has been the leading supplier of custom parts to America's Original Equipment Manufacturers. Located in Bamberg, South Carolina, Phoenix delivers high-quality precision parts all made in the USA. Serving all industries, this business has manufactured millions of parts, for thousands of customers worldwide. With an extensive raw materials inventory and an in-house tool & die shop, Phoenix has the capability to produce specialty parts fast. Offering a written Risk-Free Promise and a Managed Inventory System, Phoenix Specialty has made sourcing custom components easy for more than a century.

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How to live longer: A spice known to help curb cancer growth and boost longevity – Express

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In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the effect of ginger on the lipid levels was investigated.

The study noted, 45 patients in the treatment group and 40 patients in the placebo group participated in this study".

There was a significant reduction in triglyceride, cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), very low-density lipoprotein, levels of before and after study separately in each group," it continued.

Mean changes in triglyceride and cholesterol levels of the ginger group were significantly higher than the placebo group.

Mean reduction in LDL level and increase in high density lipoprotein level of ginger group were higher than the placebo group, but in VLDL level of placebo was higher than ginger."

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University of Iowa Aging and Longevity Studies Program marks 40th anniversary – UI The Daily Iowan

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The program will celebrate its 40th birthday with an international, online learning summit with presentations from faculty, elders, and stakeholders around the world.

Learning summits from University of Iowa faculty, elders, and stakeholders from around the world are marking Thursday as the 40th anniversary of the founding of the University of Iowas Aging and Longevity Studies Program.

We are one of the longest-living certificate programs in the University of Iowa, and one of the longest-lived gerontology certificates in the country, said Mercedes Bern-Klug, the programs director.

The learning summit is open to students, practitioners, and the public and will feature two days of presentations. Bern-Klug said she believes people do not give older adults the chance to fully participate in society, citing ageism, discrimination, and misconceptions about aging as barriers that the 40th anniversary summit and the program itself is working to dismantle.

Were trying to broaden peoples ideas of what it can mean to be an older adult in contemporary society, Bern-Klug said. So, were featuring older adults themselves, who are on their third career and are having fun and making money and doing good in society.

Although she originally planned to hold the summit in person, she said the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to go online. However, Bern-Klug said there is a silver lining to a virtual celebration.

Now we have a speaker from Dublin who was able to join us, two from New York City, and one from Boston, she said. We have speakers we could never have afforded to bring in, but through Zoom will be a part of our conference.

The event itself is dedicated to Hermine Mclaren, the founder of the Aging and Longevity Studies Program. Bern-Klug said Mclaren had come to work in the UIs College of Dentistry and was tapped to create a university-wide credential to prepare all students to work with older adults.

Mclaren then served as the director of the program for 17 years, Bern-Klug said, which made honoring Mclarens legacy a reason Bern-Klug created the 40th anniversary summit.

She died suddenly and unexpectedly a few years ago, and so we have set up a student fund in her name, Bern-Klug said. Part of what well be doing is also encouraging people to donate to that student fund so we can support students who are working on their aging and longevity certificate.

The director added that all the presentations from the summit will be available online for free beginning Oct. 1, which is the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.

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Nadia Sabbagh Steinberg, the program coordinator, said everyone can benefit from this nuanced understanding of older adults that the summit and program teaches.

Its the first time in our history that a number of older people surpass the number of children particularly in developed economies like ours in the United States, Sabbagh Steinberg said. No matter what profession you pursue, all of us are going to experience the effects of population aging in any career.

Although the Aging and Longevity Studies Program is part of the School of Social Work, the coordinator said it is a university-wide and multidisciplinary program available to any student.

UI senior Austin Uhl is involved with program as well. He is graduating this year with a bachelors in Global Health Studies and certificates in Aging and Longevity Studies and Disability Studies, and said he first got involved with the program when he took the introduction to gerontology course.

It turned out to me loving this class and learning so much more than I thought I would about the aging process, and how important this subject is in so many different aspects of the world, Uhl said.

The graduate-to-be said although he is not completely sure what he will do with his degrees, he is hoping to do research on problems facing the aging population.

He added that he is excited to attend the 40th anniversary summit, where he will be introducing and moderating a Q&A with Craig Mokihiber, the Director of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in New York.

Said Uhl: Out of all of the coursework Ive done at Iowa, the Aging and Longevity Studies Programs classes and administration has been by far my favorite and the best.

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10 Reasons To Start Your Day With A Bowl of Oats – Longevity LIVE – Longevity LIVE

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Oats are an incredibly popular breakfast choice and for good reason. Theyre one of the healthiest grains on earth, particularly because theyre rich in so many important vitamins and minerals. Its no wonder so many people make sure to start their day with a delicious bowl of oatmeal.

Oats arent only a good source of fiber and protein, but they also contain thiamine,magnesium,phosphorus,zinc,manganese,selenium, andiron.

Additionally, oats are rich in antioxidants and this is one of the main reasons why its so good for the human body. That said, read on for 10 reasons to why oats are the perfect breakfast option.

As mentioned, oats are high in antioxidants compoundsthat help to reduce ones risk for disease and illnesses by fighting off oxidative stress. Avenanthramidesare a popular group of antioxidantsalmost only found in oats.

Being an antioxidant, avenanthramidesnot only help to protect heart health, but they also containanti-inflammatory and anti-itching effects, and this may be one of the reasons as to why oats are so good for your skin.

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death worldwide, but a warm bowl of oatmeal may help reduce your risk.

For one, high levels of LDL cholesterol are a major risk factor for heart disease. However, researchhas found that a compound in oats, beta-glucan fiber, can effectively reduce both total and LDL cholesterol levels.

Whats more, a separate studyfound that a high intake of whole grains (including oats) wassignificantly associated with a 21% reduced risk of heart disease.

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by highblood sugarsas a result of insulin sensitivity.

High-fiber foods, such as oats, can help to control blood sugar levels, reducing the risk for diabetes, and any diabetes-related complications.

In fact, a studypublished in Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetesshowed that two days of oatmeal intervention resulted in a highly significant reduction in required daily insulin doses in 15 patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes.

Whole grains, such as oats, can help to regulate body weight, particularly due to the presence of beta-glucan. For instance, a Japanese study found that the intake of highbeta-glucanbarley led to significant and safe reductions in the visceral fat area(belly fat).

Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children, however, feeding your child a bowl of oats for breakfast may help to reduce their risk.

According to a studypublished in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology,feeding oats to infants before the age of 6 months was linked to a decreased risk of childhood asthma.

Also, on the note of childrens health, a more recent studypublished in Nutrients found that oatmeal-containing breakfast was associated with better diet quality and a higher intake of key food groups and nutrients compared to other breakfasts in children.

As mentioned, oats are incredibly high in fiber and this can help to improve digestive health, such as relieving constipation.

A studypublished in the British Journal of Nutrition found that oats or oat bran can significantly increase stool weight and decrease constipation.

Avenanthramides is a group of antioxidants that are found in oats, and they may help to reduce the risk of cancer, particularly colon cancer which is the same cancer that Black Panther Chadwick Boseman lost his life to.

Additionally, a Harvard study found that eating oats can reduce the risk of death from cancer by 20percent.

Were in a period of time when the strength of our immune system is of paramount importance. That said, eating more oats may be exactly what your immune system needs.

According to one study, beta-glucan helped to boost the effectiveness of immune cells, making them further stronger in their fight against bacteria.

According to a studypublished in Nutrients, nutrients found in oats can help produce melatonin, the chemical that induces sleep. Perhaps adding some honey to a bowl of oats can help make it the ultimate late-night snack?

Theres a reason why oats can be found in so many skincare products.

A studyfound that oats contain anti-inflammatory properties, and this can help them treat symptoms associated with dry and irritated skin.

You can incorporate oats into your skincare routine. Try sprinkling oats into your bath or creating a paste, and then applying it on your skin and leaving it on for 15 minutes before rinsing off with normal water.

When you think of the warm and sunny Mediterranean region, foods like olives, tomatoes, as well as fish and nuts come to mind.However, one would be crazy to leave out avocados the longevity fruitof the Mediterranean diet.

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How to live longer: How often you should eat to extend your life expectancy – Express

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The link between the foods we eat and the length of our life expectancy is firmly established. Eating healthily can bolster your defences against a host of chronic diseases, not least heart disease - a major killer worldwide. Extensive research has extolled the virtues of healthy eating.

Health bodies routinely advocate eating a diet that is full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fish, poultry, and vegetable oils.

For good reason too. In a study published in The Journal of nutrition, people with diets consistent with a healthy dietary pattern had a 31 percent lower risk of heart disease, a 33 percent lower risk of diabetes, and a 20 percent lower risk of stroke.

Much emphasis is placed on the foods we eat but less is understood about the frequency of our eating habits.

Speaking to the Express.co.uk, Dr Sarah Brewer, Medical Director of Healthspan and Author of Live Longer, Look Younger, shed some light on the current research in this area.

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"Restricting your calorie intake can significantly extend your lifespan, although you may argue that life quality is reduced," she said.

Unfortunately, as Dr Brewer explained, you need to restrict calorie intake to 60-70 percent of your normal daily needs to prolong your lifespan by 30-50 percent.

This can be a tall order, especially if you have a mentally and demanding lifestyle.

However, eating every other day (i.e. fasting one day, and eating what you like the next) appears to produce similar effects with health benefits starting within as little as two weeks, noted Dr Brewer.

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This insight comes from researchers writing in the journal Medical Hypotheses.

As Brewer reported, the researchers suggested this strategy might improve insulin resistance, asthma, allergies, infections, autoimmune diseases (eg asthma, rheumatoid arthritis), osteoarthritis, heart problems and menopausal symptoms.

It may also delay, prevent or improve neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis.

Rethinking your eating habits should not come at the cost of regular exercise, however.

"Exercise can partially reverse the effects of the ageing process on physiological functions and preserve functional reserve in the elderly," said Dr Brewer.

Numerous studies have shown that maintaining a minimum quantity and quality of exercise decreases the risk of death, prevents the development of certain cancers, lowers the risk of osteoporosis and increases longevity.

One notable study involving more than 10,000 men found that exercise reduced the number of age-related deaths from all causes by almost a quarter - even if exercise was not started until middle age, reported Dr Brewer.

"In particular, deaths from coronary heart disease were reduced by 41 percent and risk of stroke reduced by 50 percent," she said.

Regular exercise has also been shown to prevent diabetes, with the protective effect appearing strongest in those with the highest risk, said Dr Brewer.

"Both the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study and the Diabetes Prevention Program found that changes in lifestyle of high-risk overweight subjects with impaired glucose tolerance reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent," she reported.

Furthermore, exercise appears to reduce the risk of certain cancers, especially those of the colon, rectum and uterus, she added.

According to the NHS, adults should do at least 150 minutes (two hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as cycling or fast walking, every week.

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Singapore and Apple Launch LumiHealth App To Boost Wellness – Longevity LIVE

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Singapore has launched the LumiHealth app with Apple, in an innovative move to help improve health and wellness outcomes. The collaboration was announced today as part of the countrys Smart Nation initiative. A national effort to leverage technology to deliver benefits to its citizens and businesses.

LumiHealth will use technology and behavioral insights to encourage Singaporeans to maintain healthy and complete wellness challenges through their Apple Watch and iPhone. The app was created by a team of physicians and public health experts.

According to Bloomberg, as part of the scheme, Singapore residents will be able to earn as much as S$380 ($280) in rewards and vouchers by completing goals and tasks set within the app. Goals can be accomplished by walking or doing other exercises like swimming or yoga. The LumiHealth app will offer personalized coaching and reminders for health screenings and immunizations. Wellness challenges will nudge users toward making better food choices and improving sleep habits.

The LumiHealth program is voluntary. While the issue of privacy of data is always debated when an initiative of this scale is initiated, Apple assured the media the app has been designed with user privacy and security at its core. All user data will be encrypted and none will be sold or shared for marketing purposes.

The Singapore government is known for its innovative approach to health and technology. Singapores Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat told media, Even as all of us around the world are dealing with the challenges of COVID-19, we must keep investing in our future. And there is no better investment than in our own personal health.

Singapore has one of the worlds leading healthcare systems, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to incorporate Apple Watch and LumiHealth into their holistic approach to well-being, said Jeff Williams, Apples chief operating officer. Apple Watch has already helped millions of our customers manage their activity levels to improve their health, and we look forward to applying our expertise here in the same privacy-friendly way that distinguishes all Apple products and services.

LumiHealth is available in the App Store for pre-order now, and the two-year program will be offered from late October 2020.

The city-state was among the first to roll out a contact-tracing app to help combat the coronavirus pandemic this year. It is expanding that effort by distributing tokens that will allow residents to enter selected venues, in an effort that may pave the way for larger gatherings.

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