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Achieving superior health is not beyond your reach. You might not be aware but we are almost all programmed to live long. But the quality of that ‘long’ depends greatly on how we live, what we eat and drink. The promise of living more than a 100 years in good health seems pretty appealing to me, especially that the ways to achieve it are not that complicated.
The Complete Guide To Achieving
Superior Health Achieving superior health is not beyond your reach. You might not be aware but we are almost all programmed to live long. But the quality of that ‘long’ depends greatly on how we live, what we eat and drink. The promise of living more than a 100 years in good health seems pretty appealing to me, especially that the ways to achieve it are not that Good Health Powered By complicated.
bottoms up. It turns out
that the moderate drinkers have decreased risk of mortality compared to non-drinkers. So drink up. Providing of course you feel like it and you are an adult as the study proved that among older adults moderate drinkers actually have a lower risk of mortality compared to those who abstain from drinking altogether. Moderate consumption may mean having a glass of Merlot with dinner. Wishing You Good Health
enjoy your coffee. Recent studies
suggest coffee can actually protect women against heart disease and other ailments. Other recent studies show that even decaf can be beneficial to your liver and help protect you from diabetes. Women who drink 2-3 cups of coffee a day are 25% less likely to die from heart disease compared to those who don’t drink coffee. Wishing You Good Health
love chocolate. But not too
much. It turns out that only those who eat moderate amount of chocolate live longer compared to those who eat it more than three times a week and those who do not eat chocolate at all. Wishing You Good Health
love garlic. Garlic might not
be as delicious as chocolate is but it surely has some superpowers. Garlic and the vegetable family it comes from has been known for many health benefits. It lowers blood pressure and improves circulation. It also boosts your immune system while helping to regulate blood-sugar levels at the same time. So load up on it to live longer! Wishing You Good Health
love your mum. It turns
out that people who have close relationships with their mum have a dramatically smaller risk of disease by midlife. It turns out that 91% of people who weren’t close to their mum developed a serious disease by midlife compared to 45% of those who had a close relationship with their mum. Wishing You Good Health
don’t start school to early.
The recent study shows that starting school too early can lead to increased risk of mortality. It turns out that starting formal schooling before the age of six is a risk factor, so school (at least formal education) can wait a bit. Wishing You Good Health
develop a strong handshake. It
may sound weird but grip strength is a suggested indicator of longer life. People with greater physical capabilities are likely to live longer. In one group of studies actually, those with a weak handshake were between 2 and 3 times more likely to die during the period of study. Wishing You Good Health
move to the country. If
you want to live longer it’s best to leave the concrete jungle. According to the Office for National Statistics (UK), people who live in rural areas typically live longer than people who live in cities. In Somerset women’s average life expectancy is 84 years while in Manchester it is only 76 years. Wishing You Good Health
choose the right spouse. Not
only does companionship have links to a longer life over time but who you choose to marry also makes a difference. You should wed wisely as longevity is an inherited phenotype across three generations. Choosing a spouse whose grandparents are still alive can help your children live longer. Plus a strong and healthy relationship is linked with general longevity. Wishing You Good Health
own a pet. Pets heal
the heart. It is a studied fact that survival rates for heart-attack victims are 12% higher for those who own a pet than for those who don’t. Owning a pet decreases loneliness, limits depression, encourages laughter and prompts exercise. Wishing You Good Health
be optimistic. It pays off
to be positive and think happy thoughts. People with a positive outlook are usually less stressed and more capable to deal with life’s challenges. That positive outlook is also linked with decreased mortality risk. Optimistic people live about 12 years longer than the pessimists. Wishing You Good Health
go to the dentist. Do
not only go to visit your dentist regularly, but listen to his words! Floss everyday and brush your teeth regularly as poor dental care has been linked to many serious illnesses later in life, including heart disease. Bacteria that live in the mouth can cause a person’s arteries to swell and can lead to greater risk of Wishing You Good Health heart disease.
meditate more. Did you know
that 15 minutes of mindful meditation can produce a much more relaxed state of mind that one hour of deep sleep? So free your mind with meditation – a powerful healing tool for stress, which can lead to increased risk of disease later in life. Wishing You Good Health
have more plants. Plants are
well known for removing air pollutants which are responsible for more than 1,6 million heaths each year. It is well known that certain indoor plants can significantly improve the quality of indoor air. Best plants to do the job are English Ivy, Asparagus Fern and Purple Waffle Plant. Wishing You Good Health
get up every hour. Do
not sit too much! Sitting can actually kill you. The average person should take roughly 10000 steps a day. Taking fewer is increasing your risk of heart disease and other ailments. People who sit for 4 hours a day outside of work have a 50% greater risk of dying than those who sit less than 2 hours a day. Wishing You Good Health
take it easy. Chill out
and just relax. Letting stress go is one good way to live a longer and healthier life. Anger is typically linked to high blood pressure and can cause increased risk of certain ailments. Actually men with the highest level of anger in response to stress are three times more likely to develop a premature heart Wishing You Good Health disease.
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