Thursday, December 2, 2010

Simple Tips for A Longer & Healthier Life

Today I stumbled upon an article from Harvard Publications discussing tips that would help you live longer, my guess - healthier too. Yes, genetic predisposition plays an important role in obesity and chronic illnesses; however you have the power to “change many of the variables that influence how long you live and how active and vital you feel in your later years.”
They are actually simple so I am quoting them verbatim here. You can always check their link for more details!
  1. Don’t smoke.
  2. Enjoy physical and mental activities every day.
  3. Eat a healthy diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, and substitute healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats for unhealthy saturated fats and trans fats.
  4. Take a daily multivitamin, and be sure to get enough calcium and vitamin D.
  5. Maintain a healthy weight and body shape.
  6. Challenge your mind. Keep learning and trying new activities.
  7. Build a strong social network.
  8. Follow preventive care and screening guidelines.
  9. Floss, brush, and see a dentist regularly.
  10. Ask your doctor if medication can help you control the potential long-term side effects of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, or high cholesterol.
Even though these are not mine, but they are quite exhaustive and straight to the point. So now, you know what will help you live longer, happier and healthier. They are simple but require commitment and effort.It’s totally your choice, but my recommendation for sure!

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