The key to a long and healthy life lies in staying active, eating more fruit and grains, and practicing massage and meditation in order to shed stress and create enthusiasm for life.
You can live longer possibly by reducing your risks of the age-related diseases, especially cardiovascular disease.
But, the real emphasis is not on life extension. It's on healthy aging, trying to keep healthy as long as possible.
The key to longevity is delaying the onset and reducing the risk of age-related disease. Age-related disease are these big categories of illness that become more common after age 60 and that account for a great deal of premature death and disability.
So, the big ones are cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and its Parkinsons disease. So, I think the emphasis is on preventing those, showing you how to reduce the risk or delay the onset. Into this comes family history, personal history to see where your greatest risks are. Then concentrate the preventive efforts in those areas.
It's not all that complicated. It just means doing some work, though. It means doing some homework and then learning the information that you need then applying it. And it's applying it really in all areas of your lifestyle. It means looking at how you eat, how you use dietary supplements, how you exercise, how you handle stress, how you sleep, how you rest, how you deal with your mind, how to create meaning and significance in what you do. You know, you really need to work in all those areas to ensure healthy aging.
If you are smoking probably its not possible do much for you. And if you're not paying attention to weight and not paying attention to your cholesterol and not paying attention to other medical risks that you may have, you know, you can put all the flowers you want in your house and it's not gonna help.
De-stress using methods which work for you - everything from doing yoga to listening to relaxing music to getting massaged. Breathing methods are cost efficient and time efficient. And these mostly come from the yoga tradition. From these techniques Meditation is the Big Kahuna at 20 minutes per day.
Eat fewer foods of animal origin; more fruits and vegetables; more plant-based protein from soy foods, for example.
Make sure you've got omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in your diet, either from oily fish, or Flax Seed Oil.
Try to reduce consumption of quick-digesting carbohydrate foods, which are the ones made from any kind of flour, sugar, high fructose corn syrup.
And try to eat more of the slower-digesting carbohydrate foods, which are beans, whole grains, packed grains, winter squashes, sweet potatoes.
Really learn the differences between good fats and bad fats. Fry Less. Use cold pressed organic olive oil and flax seed oil as a main oil in salads. Include nuts, seeds, avocados, in your diet.
Reduce the amount of poisonous pesticides and steroids in your diet by buying anything which is concentrated, like oils or meat, organically, which just means that it is produced without pesticides or steroids.
Take a good multivitamin, multimineral supplement. Add things to the diet, like green tea and dark chocolate and red wine, in moderation, if you want their antioxidant effects.
Well, I think aside from eating right, you want to maintain physical activity throughout life. And that doesn't mean you have to run marathons, or go to aerobics classes. Walking is a perfectly good physical activity if you do enough of it regularly enough. You want to learn some method of stress management. You know, like breathing exercises.
You want to really try to identify negative thought patterns that lead to negative behavior, - eating too much and smoking, or too angry or depressed, and see how you can change them through meditation and Advanced Energy Enhancement Techniques.
I think you want to keep your mind active, whether that's by learning another language, or changing your computer operating system frequently. You want to stay connected and involved with life. Usually this comes less mechanically and selfishly than the previous methods by finding something you are really interested in and that which can help other people.
Again meditation can create this meaning and significance effect of enthusiasm for life, which really is the key. I think you really want to try to focus on the positive attributes of wisdom that come with aging, as well as the negative ones. For example, people die very quickly after retirement because they have lost their reason for living.
After all the above, if we have enthusiasm for life we live longer. Meaning and Significance in what we do comes from accessing higher energies through Meditation.
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