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Oct 20, 2015

Increase Vitality and Live Long!

These helpful habits will not only help you to stay healthy, they will increase your lifespan and lower your risk for disease.

1)     Eat less sugar
Eliminate fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners Spenda, aspartame, sweet & Low all cause diabetes.  Sugar causes insulin resistence, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease.

2)     Eat Less Fat
Saturated fats such as red meats increase our risk for heart disease, high cholesterol and cancer. Many do not realize that fruits and veggies provide all the vitamins and minerals we need. 

3)      Reduce Stress.
Stress initiates the release of a variety of hormones that cause your blood pressure to rise and pulse to race. The hormone cortisol, released to lessen these effects, also creates problems when it remains chronically elevated. Practicing yoga, pilates, meditation, deep breathing are good for managing stressful events.  Relaxing hobbies, physical intimacy, taking vacations are also good ways to cope with stress.  Pets increase oxytosin levels which is a longevity hormone, so consider getting your own! Also nothing beats having a good social support system of family and friends.

4)     Exercise more
It’s best to combine strength training, stretching and aerobic exercise. Walking, jogging, cross country skiing are all good aerobic exercise. When possible, short and vigorous exercise is best. 

Sprinting Guide
2 min exercise, 1 min rest
1.50 min exercise, 1.5 min rest
1.15 min exercise, 2 min rest

5)     Eliminate Toxins in your Environment

Take less toxins in and put more toxins out. A good way to do this is to increase sweating by taking sauna’s, hot tubs, and getting regular exercise. Eating greens, onions, garlic, pomagrate juice can help eliminate toxins. And drinking Green tea lowers our risk for all kinds of cancers colon, breast, prostate, and helps with weight loss (Best to have 2 cups per day).