MIND/BODY CONNECTION

Friend Trend

Becky Holman

How to combat depression

Did you know that nearly one in 10 Americans has a bout of depression at least once a year? Studies suggest that depression rates are about 10 times higher now than they were 50 years ago. One reason may be more social isolation—caused by computers, TV and video games. To combat depression, be sure you stay socially engaged. Volunteer work and social clubs may help you live a longer, stronger, happier life. Having a good training partner works too.

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The Secret to Staying Injury Free

Ron Harris

The Secret to Staying Injury Free

Recently, I had the privilege of speaking with Bodybuilding Hall of Fame member and owner of one of the most perfectly proportioned physiques of all time (and one of my early idols in the sport), Lee Labrada. One subject I was curious about was how he managed to stay injury free during his entire bodybuilding career while so many others were constantly tearing muscles and getting hernias.

Living Forever: Is It Possible?

Dr. Bob Goldman

Living Forever: Is It Possible?

No one ever said it would be easy to live forever. We may need ultralow-calorie diets—think baked soybeans, sardines and protein powders—and we’ll certainly need to break a sweat at the gym. Throw in a generous helping of scientific advances, however, and beating the current world record of 122 1/2 years starts to look downright doable. You might even live to 150 or longer—perhaps much, much longer.

Signs You’ll Live Long

Becky Holman

Signs You’ll Live Long

According to the November ’08 Prevention, “In the 20th century, the average life expectancy shot up 30 years—the greatest gain in 5,000 years of human history.” In “Surprising Signs You’ll Live Longer Than You Think,” author Sandra Gordon lists many of those, including the following:

Elijah Maine

Ian Sitren

Elijah Maine

BodySpace member Elijah Main, a.k.a. “SuperMaine,” set a record for this feature: A United States Navy Seabee, Elijah is stationed at a naval air base in Sicily, and he flew all the way to Palm Springs, California, for the shoot. That’s the longest distance ever traveled by a BodySpace member for his or her photo shoot.

Iron Halos, Steel Commands

Dave Draper

Iron Halos, Steel Commands

Ah, the weekend to myself. Laree’s gone to visit her mom north of the Napa Valley in California’s charming wine country. The sun clings to the thin edge of fall, unable to conceal the restrained cold of a restless winter. There’s a lot said in the candid utterance, “Brrrr,” on the lips of those whose sleeves are too short for the chilly day.