Tips to Healthier Living
Working to live a longer life shouldn't be work or stressful but just to the
contrary. You should enjoy life and the pursuit to living better and longer. Here
are a few tips that will help you in that pursuit. They are all simple and, frankly,
it will enhance your life!
1. Sleep enough. The average American does not sleep anywhere near enough each night
and does not sleep well enough. Lack of sleep slows down your metabolism and
potentially increases the severity of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure,
diabetes and obesity.
2. To reduce the risk of potentially disabilitating diseases such as arthritis,
maintain a healthy weight. A good way to do this is eat a lot of fiber and always
fill 3/4 of your plate with grains, vegetables, legumes and fruit. The last quarter
of your plate should be meat, chicken or fish. This will keep your fat intake down
and nutrients high. Also, eat early in the day. Do not make the final meal of the day
the largest. Your largest meal should be lunch. The final meal should consist of the
least food. And always drink plenty of water. Have a glass of water before you begin
eating each meal. This will help your body digest the food quicker and allow you to eat less.
3. Always use sunscreen on all parts of your body exposed to the sun including your
lips. Even in the winter and on cloudy days, it is important. Damaging UV rays can
cut straight through clouds and are amplified by snow in the winter. Radiation can
also damage blood vessels and even inhibit immune reactions in the skin.
4. A recent study done at the Harvard Nurses' School reported by Katie Hansen Bruno,
"Women who are all-around health conscious-exercise, eat right, maintain a normal
weight, drink occasionally, and don't smoke-reduce their chance of heart disease by
an amazing 82 percent".
5. As we age, our bodies are less able to absorb the nutrients that they need. It is
very important to supplement your body with the nutrients that it needs. The nutrients
that are less able to be absorbed are vitamins D, C, B6, B12 and folic acid as well
as many minerals such as zinc. Also many supplements that are purchased over the
counter are not absorbed very well by the body. Most nutrients that you intake are
washed out of your body without any absorption. Please contact me if you are
interested in receiving vitamins that are scientifically proven to be absorbed by
6. Stay healthy by always carrying cleansing hand gel. You will prevent yourself and
those around you from getting viruses by using hand gel regularly. Also, be sure to
get your flu shot in October every year if you are in a high risk group. High risk
groups include those over 50 years old, children with asthma, people with heart or
lung diseases or people that care for others in a high risk group.