Much too often we give up our youthful indiscretions in the name of health. I’m here to tell you that you may need to start engaging in them again!
1) Have (safe) Sex Often
Studies have shown that having sex two or more times a week can greatly decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. Women who follow this rule live longer and happier lives. It’s great exercise and boosts your mood naturally. Sex has also been shown to be a pain and stress reliever. Dr. Richard Mayeux, a Columbia University neurologist noted, “That seems to be as good as anything’ for preventing dementia. Make sex your daily workout routine of at least 10 minutes, it has shown tocut dementia risks in half! Skip the Tylenol and Prozac – sex is better!
2) Eat More Fat
Good fat! Omega-3 fatty acids reduce wrinkles, maintain bone strength, and keep joints limber. There are 27 unique amino acids and we are always learning more about their powerful healing properties. Proline, found highly concentrated in phytoplankton, gives our body the ability to rebuild all fibrous joint tissue such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage very quickly. Staying limber allows you to stay active. Omega-3’s are also credited with adding a great natural boost of energy! Omega-3 should be supplemented from a healthy source if don’t consume 2 grams daily in your diet.
3) Drink Red Wine
Drink for your health (in moderation)! The substance found grape skins reduces the first of diabetes and liver problems. This leads to a significant reduction in obesity-related deaths. Researchers have determined resveratrol, the nutrient found in grapes, has health benefits we are just scratching the surface about. In addition to protecting your body, a new animal study from John Hopkins propose procyanidins, found in red wine seeds, reduce arterial clogging, reducing deaths from heart disease.
4) Go to a Comedy Show
Have you been to the theater this week? If not then you are missing a great opportunity to stay younger. They say that ‘Laughter is the best medicine,’ but laughing is just the beginning. Laughter releases endorphins, lowers stress, boosts the immune system and protects the heart. Muscle tension often remains relaxed for up to 45 minutes after a good knee buster. It also improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which will help prevent a heart attack and many other cardiovascular problems.