It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like the idea of living a longer and healthier life. While the average life span has gown to be impressively long, I think most would agree that life is still too short. Everybody has different advice about what to do to live longer, there are some common themes.
National Geographic writer Dan Buettner studied the four cultures with the longest and healthiest average life spans to find some common characteristics. Those cultures were the ones developed in Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California; and the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. In these areas the rates of cardiovascular disease and cancer were significantly lower than the average rates in America and diabetes really wasn’t an issue at all meaning. Buettner reports that he found that people who were considered likable tended to live longer. By likable he means that people want to be around you, typically meaning compassionate, giving, interested and interesting. But don’t fret if you don’t feel as if you are extremely likable at this moment, you have time to become that way! Another important part of living long is having a sense of purpose. This is of course something that develops with time, but should be a thought in the back of your mind, not as a source of stress but as a means of guidance. Identify things that you like to do and that give you great pleasure, they are likely to help lead you on a more fulfilling path. Buettner also found that leading a social life is crucial to your overall health and happiness, even if it means skipping a trip to the gym or eating a bit less healthy. As far as physical activity goes, Buettner who was once himself a world champion cyclist, recommends finding physical activities that you enjoy and that don’t hurt too much. Adjust what you are doing based on your age and abilities. Pushing yourself too far, or doing something you don’t enjoy really isn’t helping you very much in the long run. As far as eating goes, moderation is key. Don’t worry about strict dieting, just remind yourself to take it slow and eat in moderation.Read More at Industry Articles >>
Many people are wondering why they still cannot find a job, and the answer for most is because there just are not enough jobs out there to satisfy the demand. The truth is that most of these were very competitive jobs that required a few years of college experience or a previous apprenticeship in order for a candidate to qualify. Many new job seekers just do not have the talent and skills that are required to fill many of the modern jobs.
In order to fix this lack of talent, in the current American working population, it is critical that the source of the problem be addressed. The American education system has a huge influence on the level of talent in the workforce and currently it just isn’t getting the job done. The issue is not the idea that many people believe, which is that the education system isn’t as strong as it was fifty years ago. The real issue is that the American education system has not grown to develop students in specialized fields such as math, science, and engineering as quickly as the needs for these sectors are arising. As a percentage of the American population as a whole, there are relatively fewer candidates with a specialized degree in one of the previous three disciplines when compared to the same statistic during the Cold War Era of the 50s and 60s.
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Executives need to be aware of shifts in the workplace and the labor pool that makes age discrimination claims an important management issue.
“Shifts in demographic trends and judicial reasoning have combined to set the stage for a rapid rise in the risks posed by unsuccessful job candidates who fall within the protected class of workers age 40 and older under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,” states Fay Hansen, a contributing editor for Workforce Management magazine.
The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that percent of the population that falls within the age group of 45 to 84, will continue to rise. This means that executives need to be aware of a shift in the labor pool and the available talent for key management positions.
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Executive Search Firm Reaction Search International has placed Jeffrey Grayson as Intrawests CIO. The search was conducted by Robert Boroff, a Managing Director at Reaction Search International.Read More RSI Press Releases >>
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