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AND, We may even see longevity drugs within our lifetime. Until then, here are 10 Tips for Health, Sanity & Anti-Aging.
Eat right. Make foods high in antioxidants and essential fatty acids (EFAs) part of your regular diet. These include nuts, fish, especially salmon and mackerel, berries, especially blueberries, green vegetables and whole grains
Exercise. We’ve heard this over and over, but it’s worth repeating! Cardio is very important, and now we know weight training is also critical for bone health.
Relax. It reduces stress and therefore, improves overall health. *Pets are great stress relievers, there’s nothing like the unqualified love of a dog to reduce the high blood pressure caused by the qualified love of a significant other.
Get outside. In a short-term memory study, volunteers took a test, then walked in a park for an hour. After the walk, they took a similar test and recalled 20% more. Nature captures our attention without asking much of us in return, providing a “rest” for our brain.
Chew gum. Professional baseball players chew with abandon. It’s legal and steroid-free. People who chewed during a mild stress test had higher attention and memory scores and 16% less of the stress hormone, cortisol, than those who took the test gum-free.
Take Vitamin D. Test subjects who took an average of 528 IUs of vitamin D per day for 5 years had a 7% lower risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
Eat apples. Studies at Cornell University suggest that apples may provide food for thought– literally, by protecting the brain from the oxidative damage that presage Alzheimer’s (AD) and Parkinson’s.
Detox. Help your body’s natural ability to detoxify by drinking pure water, eating organic food, avoiding sources of air pollution and exposure to tobacco, and limiting consumption of alcohol, preservatives, caffeine, sugar and processed foods.
Floss every day. Getting rid of the bacteria
Sleep well. During sleep, the body “recharges” and repairs. Lack of sleep weakens the immune system and may cause short-term memory loss, impaired creativity, and weight gain.