While eating healthy and exercising are proven ways for living a healthier life; there are other things that you can do to help you live a longer, fuller more fun-filled life. And remember no matter what your age you are still 'aging'...
Consider incorporating these 10 tips or at least some of them into your daily lifestyle - share with family and friends; you may even want to pass these along to fellow co-workers.
Here's to a Fuller, Longer Life for You ...
1. GET A FURRY FRIEND
Owning a pet can help reduce blood pressure, lower stress and lessen how often you go to the doctor... as well as provide a loving companion.
2. TRY GARDENING
You can lower your stress level and blood pressure simply by being around plants. So take a stroll around a beautiful garden, or spruce up your home or office with some plants.
3. LAUGH MORE
Laughter is a great way to relieve stress and relax blood vessels. Plus, laughing makes you feel good (how simple is that?).
4. DO SOMETHING NICE
People who are active in their community and give more than they receive feel healthier than those who don't. Clean up your local park or help your neighbor..or maybe just listen to a friend.
These are called --> Random Acts of Kindness... Give One -- Get One.
5. SING YOUR FAVORITE SONG (Out Loud!)
Music is more than something you can enjoy---it can also improve your immune system. So don't be afraid to sing your favorite song...your body will thank you for it.
6. RELAX A LITTLE
Some stress if fine--- and unavoidable---but too much can increase your blood pressure and damage your immune system. Plus, stress for long periods of time can prevent injuries from healing and even affect our brain functions ( like learning, memory and mood).
7. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Sleeping too little or too much can increase your chances of heart problems, diabetes and obesity so make sure you get the right amount ---about seven to eight hours.
8. THINK POSITIVELY
People who have a positive attitude generally have a longer life than those who don't. So try to look on the bright side... you might live longer because of it.
9. HAVE SOME DARK CHOCOLATE
Not only is dark chocolate a tasty treat, it is also good for you. That's because it is high in antioxidants that are good for your heart.
10. GET A MASSAGE
A nice message is a great way to relax and just make yourself feel better. It also helps with circulation and muscle tone. So lay down, relax and enjoy!
You have probably seen these tips before and many others like them ---have you implemented any yet? If not, just regroup and start now with these--- remember "a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step".
If you have already started your 'thousand' mile journey then stay on course and visit Miss Julia's Guide to Healthy Living for more information and tips to help you along the way.
~~~ If you have any tips on how to live longer or any advice on what has helped you live a fuller life please feel free to leave a comment and we will pass it on~~~
HEALTHY LIVING - TIPS - FACTS & INFO
HEALTH TIP: ---> Eating fruits and dark red, green and yellow vegetables increases the vitamins in your body which help you build a healthy immune system. This helps fight viruses and infections. A cup of yogurt a day is also beneficial. It can reduce your susceptibility to colds by 24 percent.
DID YOU KNOW?
Cranberries, raspberries and strawberries all contain antioxidants to help prevent against diseases and premature aging. Plus, you get valuable doses of fiber from their skins and seeds.
To Your Health & Success!
Miss Julia, Licensed Professional Nurse
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Visit me online @ JuliaGrayonLine.com
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Information from :
"Prevention's Anti-Aging Guide: How to take off 10 years or more--and look and feel better than ever" by Andreas von Bubnoff and Joanna Lloyd, www.prevention.com