What would an additional 7 to 14 years of healthy living be worth to you? Try this activity to find out. Start walking and have a partner select a moment to shout stop! Consider that to be the probability of the length of your life if you have unhealthy habits. Then visualize yourself engaging in healthy habits that will increase the probability of extra years to your life. Take a step and discuss the value of a year added to your life. What would you do with it? What additional experiences would you have? What contributions would you make? Take another step and discuss the second year. Continue until you have discussed all 7 to 14 years of added life. It is all probability, but research clearly indicates that healthy habits will probably add 7 to 14 years to a person’s life.
Fifteen Ways to Add Healthy Years to Your Life
With your influence and guidance you can also add extra years to each member of your family and other people you care about. The following are some ideas I have discovered in research. An easy way to find out more is to visit www.doctoroz.com.
- Know & track your blood pressure. Lower if needed. Optimum is 115/76.
- Take a walk or exercise 30 minutes a day.
- Take 1⁄2 a regular aspirin or 2 baby aspirin a day with glass of water.
- Protect your heart by flossing & brushing teeth daily.
- Consume foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, flax, or supplements.
- Get good night’s sleep & use stress reduction techniques.
- Eat 6 to 10 servings of vegetables & fruit each day.
- Eat lycopene-rich foods such as cooked tomato products, papaya, pink grapefruit, etc.
- Choose whole grains rather than processed grains.
- Maintain a healthy weight by reducing portion size.
- Take a balanced food supplement each day.
- Eat foods with sufficient fiber, especially early in the day.
- Drink plenty of fresh water daily.
- If you smoke, stop.
- Always work closely with your doctor.
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