9 Steps To Living a Longer, Better Quality of Life

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An American writer and explorer named Dan Buettner published a book in 2008 entitled The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. This book details information about five regions in the world in which people lived for an unusually long time, often over 100 years. These five regions, which Buettner named the “Blue Zones,” are:   The Barbagia region of Sardinia, Italy The tropical islands of Okinawa in Japan Loma Linda, California (home of the Seventh Day Adventists religious…

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Exercise Variety May Slow Aging

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It turns out any amount and type of exercise may slow the aging process. However, a recent study has found mixing up your exercise routine may be the best approach to slowing the aging process. Aging is measured by the length of your cell’s telomeres. Telomeres are the protective caps at the end of your DNA, like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces. They help protect the ends of your DNA each time a cell copies itself and divides to make new cells. Telomeres naturally…

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Inactivity Found To Be More Harmful To Your Health Than Obesity

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Here is another reason to keep moving if you want to be healthy and live longer. We already know how harmful being overweight and obese can be. Now, a study has found that lack of physical activity, like sitting too much, is even more harmful and may lead to twice as many deaths as obesity. In the study’s conclusion, researchers estimated that while 337,000 out of 9.2 million deaths were because of obesity, 676,000 deaths were due to lack of physical activity, regardless of weight. The…

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Mediterranean Diet May Keep You “Genetically Young”

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A recent study has found that eating a Mediterranean diet may be your key to living longer by keeping you “genetically young.” The diet has been a staple of the people in the Mediterranean region for centuries. It is rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans and peas, olive oil, fish and red wine. It is generally low in dairy and red meat. The study found people who ate a Mediterranean diet had longer telomeres. Telomeres are the protective caps at the end of our chromosomes…

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The Simple Weight Loss Secret

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It is that time of year when many people make their new year’s resolutions and losing weight is one of the most popular. Losing weight is not very complicated. It may be difficult for some because it can involve a little will-power, but the rules to follow are quite simple. The secret to losing weight is to EAT LESS SUGAR! Sugar is the main reason why 69 percent of American adults are overweight and 35 percent of these people are obese. Even children between the…

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The Foundation of Life, Health and Energy of Your Body

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Many people do not know one of the most important factors for a long, healthy life. Do you? Did you know that the spine and nervous system is the foundation of life, health and energy of your body?  The brain and nervous system control all body functions. It does so by sending energy down the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the main power line of the body, carrying electrical energy to all of the vital organs and tissues of your body. Each and every…

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Avoiding Too Much of This May Save Your Life

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There are many things you can do to live a longer, healthier life. Eating nutritious food and maintaining excellent posture are two important factors. The third is imperative if you want to balance your lifestyle for many healthy years to come.  We have discussed in a previous article how sitting has been shown to increase the likelihood of people dying sooner. More recently, newer studies have shown sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and early death! The most surprising…

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This Prevents Heart Disease, Stroke and Diabetes as Effectively as Medication

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If you or someone you know is taking statins for cholesterol, beta blockers for heart disease, diuretics for heart failure or anticoagulants for stroke, this has been found to be just as effective as these expensive, toxic medications. A recent study has found exercise is more effective than drugs after you have had a stroke and just as effective at preventing heart disease and diabetes. Regular exercise is very effective in reducing the risk of death from a second heart attack, rehabilitation after a stroke,…

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Eating More of This Food Group Can Make You Look Younger in as Little as 6 Weeks and Reduce Your Risk of Dying From Any Cause

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Would you like to have young, glowing skin and at the same time reduce your risk of dying?  If you do, there is a simple dietary strategy to accomplish both of these goals at the same time.  Recent research from the University of St. Andrews in the UK has found that eating fruit and vegetables is associated with healthy glowing skin.  It is the carotenoids in fruits and vegetables that are responsible for healthy skin. Carotenoids are the red, yellow and orange colors found in…

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5 Newly Discovered Health Benefits of Fish Oil

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Fish oil is one of the most important supplements you should be taking on a daily basis because of its “bang for your buck” in terms the many health and disease prevention benefits.  Here are five of the most recently discovered benefits: Anti-Aging/Extends Lifespan.  Fish oil can slow (and even lengthen) telomeres on our DNA.  Telomeres are the protective caps at the end of our chromosomes (think of them as the plastic tips at the end of your shoe laces). Telomeres naturally shorten with age…

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