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Simple Trick To Live Longer


There’s no guarantee, but researchers think they’ve discovered a simple little trick you can do at home that might help you live years longer.

Turn down your thermostat.

“(Our study)… raises the intriguing possibility that exposure to cold air — or pharmacological stimulation of the cold-sensitive genetic program — may promote longevity in mammals,” says researcher Shawn Xu of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute.

Xu’s research shows that cold air may stimulate reactions in skin and fat cells that boost life expectancy. It activates a receptor known as the TRPA1 channel. TRPA1 passes calcium into cells. The resulting chain of signaling ultimately reaches DAF-16/FOXO, a gene associated with longevity.

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About the Author: Carl Lowe has written about health, fitness and nutrition for a wide range of publications including Prevention Magazine, Self Magazine and Time-Life Books. The author of more than a dozen books, he has been gluten-free since 2007.

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  • Ze’ev Ben-Dror, C.C.N.

    I prefer to sleep with a room temperature of 50-52 degrees and sleep so much better. In the winter (I live in the desert.) I leave a window open or the door to the storeroom about two inches.

    Ze’ev Ben-Dror, C.C.N.
    Anti-Aging Agora
    member, Life Extension Foundation
    member, British Longevity Society

  • Bobby

    Nope, note me Ze’ev, wish I could say the same! My wife is always cold. I guess I’m gonna go soon. LOL, needed a little comic relief on that one.