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24 Hours to a Longer Life

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How can a car run for years and still look as sharp as the day it rolled off the lot? Simple: proper maintenance.? Maintenance is also the secret to a long and healthy life for humans.?Eating well and exercising most days of the week, will keep you ?well-tuned?. You’re in the driver’s seat. All you need is a healthy lifestyle every 24 hours!

6:00 a.m. ? Exercise to Reduce Stress

36% more heart attacks occur on Mondays rather?than on Sundays. Exercise helps lower the heart rate, relaxes blood vessels and reduces work-related?stress. Yoga or?a light exercise routine before or after is an effective stress reliever

7:00 a.m.? – Eat Breakfast, Look Younger

Two substances ? collagen and elastin ? comprise the ?scaffolding? supporting your skin. As you get older, that scaffold starts to break down. Sugars in your bloodstream attack the scaffolding, preventing cells from repairing them. Start your day with oatmeal and eggs,??instead of a sugar-laden breakfast. Oatmeal reduces blood sugar levels, and the protein in eggs boosts your metabolism.? This type of diet will help you avoid wrinkles and keep your weight in check.

10:00 a.m. – Snack time and Fight Cancer

All cells, even cancer cells, need access to blood. As cancer cells start to grow, they eventually hijack nutrients from the blood supply. Berries contain antioxidants and help to replenish the blood, as well as?reduce inflammation.? These factors?help to?guard against certain cancers.

12:00 p.m. – Take a Walk, Build Muscle

We lose muscle mass as we age, so take a brisk walk before lunch. Fifteen minutes of physical activity in the sun creates vitamin D. If you can’t get outside, take about 1,000 international units of vitamin D3 daily.

6:00 p.m. ? Enjoy and Energize

A healthy social and family life can promote longetivity?as well. A Specialty Care Services?home care nursing professional?can help provide assist with the planning of an?exercise program and the preparation of healthy meals.?

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