Nov 20, 2012 by EDITOR
10 Lifestyle Changes
That Will Keep You Alive
Simple measures can create magnificent results if applied regularly and incorporated into your lifestyle. These ten lifestyle changes could be all you need to improve your health today.
1. Have more sex
Sex has many apparent health benefits. Studies suggest sex can boost your immune system and reduce stress.
2. Keep your teeth clean
Diabetes, low birth weight babies and heart disease have all been linked to gum and bone disease in the mouth. Even heart attacks have been linked to bad dental hygiene.
3. Use the sun
A little sunshine is good for your mood and allows the body to produce necessary vitamin D, which is lacking in some 70 percent of American kids these days.
4. Drink less
After years of hearing that moderate drinking is good for the health, many studies have found that having a drink or two each day might be something that healthy people do, rather than the drinks being the cause of their good health. And if you're having more than a couple drinks a day, then you're at higher risk for liver damage and diabetes.
5. Wash your hands
Hand washing remains the best prevention against the flu and many other diseases.
6. Get some rest
Serious lack of sleep -- less than six or seven hours a night -- has been associated with increased risks of high blood pressure, hypertension, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Lack of sleep can also contribute to auto accidents and on-the-job injuries.
Almost every disease in the body is initiated or aggravated by high cortisol levels which are elevated in people who lack the ability to calm their thoughts and minds. Learn how to relax, meditate and center yourself.
8. Don't stress
Stress kills. It causes deterioration in everything from the gums to the heart and can make you more susceptible to a range of ills, from colds to cancer.
Over and over, studies find a host of exercise benefits, not just for the body: It can raise kids' academic performance and stimulate adult brains. Exercise make bones stronger and alleviates many types of chronic pain. Regular exercise has even been associated with a lower risk of cancer. The type of exercise matters, so find out what works best for you and doesn't consume a lot of your time, but do make it a focus for at least 20-30 minutes per day.
10. Eat better
Choose real food instead of sugar laced with traces of real food. Cook at home rather than eating fast food and processed genetically modified foods, Use spices, and good oils like coconut oil to spice up your meals.