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  1. Lorii Abela
    October 10, 2014

    It  is  a great blog which provides valuable information pertaining to how one person can live healthy longer, including Mr. Breuwing's story on how he became the . World' Oldest Man who died in U.S. at the age of 114.  Thanks, Pat, for your great time sharing this. 

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  2. Norma Doiron @Savvy Biz Solutions
    October 8, 2014

    Wow! Pat, you are inspiring. You don't just talk it, you LIVE it! And you are a wealth of information, super information. Thanks so much with sharing with the world. <3

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    • Pat Moon
      October 11, 2014

      Thanks, Norma.

      What would I do without the support of friends and business associates like you? You are a big inspiration to me.

      Keeping on, keeping on!

      Pat

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  3. Ines Roe
    October 2, 2014

    Wonderful advice. Particularly about giving life purpose and meaning. In my opinion that is the most ciritical piece. When life has meaning we are more likely to do the self care elements of eating well and exercise – we then have a reason to do them 

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    • Pat Moon
      October 11, 2014

      Hi Ines,

      Absolutely, life purpose and meaning contribute to our overall health. When we have no purpose, we are not going to care about our health until it breaks down. Once a person’s health breaks down they end up in a vicious cycle of not being able to pull themselves out of the downward cycle. Of course, I’ve seen people lift themselves up and regain broken health even when the odds are against them. Then they are able to have real purpose.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Pat

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  4. Beverley Golden
    October 2, 2014

    Love how you brought the wisdom and experience of the older generation into this piece Pat. As you know, I truly believe that the over 90 generation had a much healthier way of living, including their attitude and their eating habits. Not to mention the quality of the food they grew up on.  We all can make choices to adopt some of these healthy patterns and to be the healthiest and best version of the modern-day us we can be. Thanks for another wonderful article.

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    • Pat Moon
      October 11, 2014

      Hi Beverley,

      Yes, we have so many conveniences, more nutritional scientific knowledge, and variety of foods than our parents. Yet they had better basic foods that were real food and not refined and processed. I believe it is showing up with so many people living into their 90’s and even reaching 100 in good health. Your mother is a great example of that. I believe that for the most part our parents had a less stressful life but of course that is all in the perspective.

      Thanks for your supportive comment.

      Pat

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  5. Roslyn
    October 2, 2014

    What a fabulous blog. Love the examples from Mr. Breuning's life and your own. I read so much about health and nutrition, I appreciate when the writer personalizes the information. It helps me pull the information toward me. I eat 5xs a day- with brunch and dinner being larger balanced meals.  You are right- it depends on your own metabolism. It took time to figure out what I need to do to keep my energy even. Also looks like you've changed your format or font and I like it a lot.

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    • Pat Moon
      October 11, 2014

      Roslyn, it pleases me that you were pulled into the article enough to appreciate how it applies to you. I, too, find that I need to eat about 5xs a day with 2 more complete balanced meals. Keeping energy levels even is key to feeling well and functioning at our best.

      Glad you like the format and font. Gradually making improvements.

      Love having you as a regular reader.

      Pat

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  6. Veronica
    October 1, 2014

    Mr Breuning sounds like he had the right formula. I would only want to live that long if I still lived a healthy 

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    • Pat Moon
      October 11, 2014

      Yes, Veronica, quality of life is what we all work towards as we grow older. Life can be quite difficult when we don’t have good health at any age.

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  7. Alexandra McAllister
    October 1, 2014

    Pat I agree, Mr. Breuning did make some good points. I find the older I get, the less I feel like eating 3 meals…I now eat 2.  I exercise, take natural products, try not to over stress and as far as working, I love what I do. 🙂  Thanks for sharing your story.  Married for 52 years!! Congrats, Pat.  That is incredible!

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    • Pat Moon
      October 1, 2014

      Alexandra, it is so great that you eat well, exercise, keep your mind active working and take natural products. 

      I feel very blessed to still be married to my highschool sweetheart. We were only 18 when we married and have 3 wonderful children as a result. 

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  8. jessica
    October 1, 2014

    thanks for the wisdom shared here–clearly you have a lot of knowledge on this topic and it shines through!

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    • Pat Moon
      October 1, 2014

      Jessica, thank you for that very supportive comment. I appreciate you as a reader of my blog.

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  9. Meryl Hershey Beck
    October 1, 2014

    Great tips and advice for staying young, fit and healthy in all aspects of yor life.  Eating properly and keeping our bodies in motion is where many pople slow down with age. It is so important to take care of ourselves at any age.  Thanks for sharing. 

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    • Pat Moon
      October 1, 2014

      Yes, Meryl, diet and motion are both very, very instrumental in the aging process. Choices are so critical.

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  10. Tina
    October 1, 2014

    Pat, you are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for being there with so much useful and youthful information.

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    • Pat Moon
      October 1, 2014

      You are so welcome, Tina. I love sharing.

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  11. Mary Marriner
    August 17, 2012

    Very god article, Pat.  A good attitude goes a long way to help us live longer….and avoiding stress!  Thank you for your advice.

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    • Pat Moon
      August 22, 2012

      Mary, you are right about attitude and stress affecting how healthy we are as we grow older… living younger longer is my motto.

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  12. Jessica Stone
    August 17, 2012

    Very interesting 3 points!  I know how critical it is to keep your mind sharp and your body moving.  And embracing change is a key to life.  I'm with you, though, about the 2 meals.  Personally, I wouldn't survive!  Secondly, to maintain your metabolism working properly, eating small meals throughout the day (not stuffing yourself), often enough (2-3 hours), keeps that metabolism churning away.  You also maintain or lose weight this way!  And your body doesn't flip into starvation mode and tries to hang onto everything.  Great post!

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    • Pat Moon
      August 22, 2012

      Jessica, thanks for your comment and support. Meal skippers do not understand that they are causing their bodies to go into that starvation mode and then wonder why they cannot lose weight. That is a great point.

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  13. Sue
    August 16, 2012

    Love your post, Pat.   Each point you make is so important.  Eating right and getting adequate rest makes such a difference, and have tried to do a better job of drinking my daily requirement of water as well!  Working in the hospital, I see a lot of patients who come in with symptoms of dehydration.  Amazing how your body can respond to this.  I totally agree how important it is to live with purpose.   Thanks for sharing!

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    • Pat Moon
      August 22, 2012

      Sue, thanks for your comment. You are so correct about drinking water. If people would only realize the danger of not staying hydrated, no matter what their age. How can a person live with purpose when their brain and body are dehydrated. Thanks for bringing that to light.

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  14. Jenny Shain
    August 16, 2012

    This makes me think of the Bible verse Genesis 6:3 " he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years." 
    My favorite point here is "Always Embrace Change! Often we've got to simply trust the process. I was saying the other day that many people can gage their ability to embrace change with how well they've reacted to Facebook changes. -Trust the process friends!

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    • Pat Moon
      August 22, 2012

      Jenny, your point is very well taken. We need to trust the process of change in order to move forward in life. I feel that I actually have the confidence to make and accept change better now than when I was younger. When I was young, I often allowed fear to keep me from doing activities, etc. that would have enhanced my life.

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  15. Ron Cross
    August 16, 2012

    Great post Pat! I've definitely been making more of an effort to eat more natural foods, and I'm back in the gym now for the first time in quite a few years. I can also attest to the point you made about continuing to learn. It helps keep us young by keeping our brains stimulated and sharp. 
    Loved this one, keep it up!

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    • Pat Moon
      August 22, 2012

      Good for you, Ron. I’m so thrilled that you are making changes in your life so as to live younger longer… great job.

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  16. Penny
    August 16, 2012

    Absolutely love this…..Everybody says your mind is the most important thing about your body. Your mind and your body. You keep both busy, and by God you'll be here a long time."  I watch people who retire, sit in front of the TV and slowly die. It mortifies me how people so look forward to doing nothing.  thanks for all the great advice!

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    • Pat Moon
      August 22, 2012

      Penny, I so agree with you that it is so self-destructive to retire, sit in front of the TV and slowly die. At one time in my insurance career, I worked with seniors in planning their end of life requests. I would come away more determined to take care of my mind and body so I would not be on a whole platter of prescription drugs in order to get through the next day… it is so sad.

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  17. Carolyn Hughes
    August 16, 2012

    I love your common sense approach Pat! Embracing change and taking care of your mind and body are so important at any stage. Growing older involves adapting on all levels and looking forward to the future instead of trying to hold on to your youth!

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    • Pat Moon
      August 22, 2012

      Thanks for your comment, Carolyn. You are correct that growing older involves adapting and looking forward to the future. As we adapt and plan for the future we can also draw from our life experiences and life commitments.

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  18. Hughie Bagnell
    October 14, 2011

    Great article Pat…Mr. Breuning did make some great points and drinking water, as you say, is very important as well! …Thanks, Hughie

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    • Pat Moon
      October 23, 2011

      Hi Hughie, yes keep drinking water, it is a key to good health.

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  19. pat
    October 13, 2011

    Enjoyed your article.  My goal is to live to be 100 and still be strong and active and having fun at my great grandchildren's weddings.   I agree wtih you that these days the produce is so lacking in nutrient value that taking good natural sourced supplements is one of the keys to anti aging.  It is working for me so far as we embrace a year of downsizing our house, growing a business and all around change.

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    • Pat Moon
      October 23, 2011

      Pat, I agree about wanting to live to be 100 but only if I am able to enjoy life to the fullest. God bless you and all your endeavors.

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  20. denny hagel
    October 13, 2011

    Love this…"Everybody says your mind is the most important thing about your body. Your mind and your body. You keep both busy, and by God you'll be here a long time." Thanks for sharing!

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    • Pat Moon
      October 23, 2011

      Denny, thanks for your comment.

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  21. Anastasiya Day
    October 13, 2011

    Pat, brilliant article. I totally agree – Life does have to have purpose! We need a reason to get out of bed and get going, that's why we always should think positive and move forward. thank you so much for posting this article!

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    • Pat Moon
      October 23, 2011

      Anastasiya, thanks for the encouraging words!

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  22. Elise Adams @AdamsOrganizing
    October 13, 2011

    Love this! "Life does have to have purpose! You need a reason to get out of bed and get going. Staying busy keeps your mind sharp and your body in shape. Talking about body in shape, exercise is an important factor in living younger longer." A strong purpose in life erases depression and lowers our stress….and, you're right, helps us live longer as a result! 🙂 Great article!

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    • Pat Moon
      October 23, 2011

      Elise, thanks for your nice comment on my article on Living Younger Longer. It is so wonderful to hear from people with encouraging words.

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  23. Olga Hermans
    October 12, 2011

    Pat, you are adorable; I admire you and commend you. Most women of your age like to settle down and here you are encouraging all of us not to be afraid of change. You are a great example. I have friends of my age and they think blogging and all that comes with it is way out of their comfort zone…..oh my!! Thanks for your great article again!!

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