Friday, November 13, 2009

Longevity Secrets That You Know

Despite our advancement in technology and medical discoveries, human nowadays tend to have higher mortality rates compared to our forefathers. Why is that? Explorer and longevity researcher Dan Buettner studied the places where people live the longest: Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Loma Linda California. His book The Blue Zone shares some tips from the long-lived residents. But honestly all of us have known these tips for a long time already.

Contrary to popular belief, supplement cannot reverse the merciless aging process. But by avoiding processed foods, cutting calories by 20%, getting on a scale daily and most importantly making family a priority may slow aging down. It is undeniable that stress is the mother of all diseases. Because of stress, our lives have been shortened. So we should know how to fend it off and reduce it.

3 Ways To Reduce Stress

1~Meditate. Sit in a quiet space and focus on the skin below your nose and above your lip. Feel the sensations of your breathing. Aim for 15 minutes a day, building up to an hour.

2~Get Personal with yourself. Write a personal mission statement. It helps you develop your purpose in life, a factor that contributes to longevity.

3~Do Yoga. It is an ideal exercise as you get older, when joint health is especially important.

I'm sure some of you are actually practising these basic steps right? Good for you. If you haven't yet, it is never too late to start. That's all for today folks. Have a great weekend. :)