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Top 3 Habits To Increase Longevity
We all want to live long healthy lives. Sure genetics play a role in our overall health but the life choices we make everyday have a huge impact. Some habits are difficult to keep and others are easy. Below are the top three habits for longevity.
1) Drink 8 Glasses of Water Everyday
There is a reason why you have heard this before…it is the truth! Not only will drinking water help you stay thin, water will help detoxify your organs. Water hydrates your body thereby giving you the energy you need to lead a happy and productive life. Substitute a glass of water for juice or other sugary beverages and you will see how much better you look and feel.
2) Yoga and Meditation
Stress is a killer and is the root of many diseases that are highly pervasive in our society. Daily practice of yoga and meditation can normalize your blood pressure and detoxify your body through breath control. Yoga and meditation also lower stress hormones that can add unwanted fat to your body. Start out trying to practice yoga and/or meditation a couple times a week. Chances are you will get addicted to how it makes you feel and you will find yourself wanting to practice more frequently.
Believe it or not research shows that laughter increases your body’s immune system. Laughing releases chemicals in the brain that give you a sense of well-being. Laughter is also a great way to relieve stress. When you are upset and frustrated think out about how much better you feel after someone gets you to laugh. Laughter decreases stress and will add years to your life.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|American Health Care2 Jun 2011|