5 Secrets to a long and healthy Life
1. Keep your blood sugar low and stable – Chronically high blood sugar and insulin levels dramatically speed up the aging process and are primary risk factors for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, reduced immunity and more. Stick to a low-glycemic diet and stay away from added sugars.
2. Eat healthy fats in the proper ratio – Because of processed foods, conventionally-raised meats and the abundance of vegetable oil in our diet, most people consume far too many omega-6 fats and far too few omega-3s. This is a recipe for inflammation and sets the stage for a host of degenerative diseases. Eat wild Alaskan salmon and fish oils to get your Omega 3s or you can take a good supplement that has Omega 3, 6, and 9 in the correct balance.
3. Eat a diet rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – Oxidation within the body is a primary cause of physical aging and degenerative disease. It can be controlled by consuming a diet that is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. A diet that is rich in organic berries, herbs, vegetables and fruits will help you get a good supply.
4. Expose your skin to sunlight – There are so many benefits of vitamin D. It is a powerful protector against cancer, heart disease and diabetes and is necessary for hundreds of functions within your body. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to get enough from your diet, and most of us don’t spend enough time in the sun. If you’re not able to enjoy the sun several times a week you should take at least 1,000 IU of vitamin D3 each day.
5. Be consistently active, and exercise in short bursts – Your body is meant to be used. It will quickly deteriorate if it’s not. Physical activity should be as high a priority as eating and sleeping. Do the things you enjoy, but be sure to engage in some form of exercise at least four days a week. Our genetic ancestors were active in short, intense bursts as they hunted and gathered food, and that is a good way, today, to take your exercise. Dr. Al Sears has clearly shown in his ‘Pace Programme’ that there is no better way to strengthen your heart and lungs, shed fat and build muscle.