You already know a few ways to improve your health, such as making it a point to eat fruit every day and to eat high-fiber foods. Here are a few other stress-fighters and health-improvers:
- • Approach your life and work with a more positive
outlook. Find a positive side in every aspect of your life.
Research involving women age 50 and older found that
those with an optimistic view were much less likely to die
of any cause during the years of the study.
- • Try yoga and tai chi. The gentle mind-body practices
combine aerobic, strength training, core stability, flexibility
and balance. They reduce blood pressure and
- • Develop a sense of gratitude for life. Gratitude is
sometimes called a combination of humility, grace, love
and acceptance. Each day, identify at least one thing that
enriches your life. Have gratitude be your last thought
before you fall asleep at night and your first thought when
you wake in the morning.
- • Try volunteering. Research shows that participating in
meaningful volunteer activities promotes emotional and
mental well-being. A study reported in the Journal of
Aging and Health found that volunteers had lower blood
pressure than non-volunteers.
- • Improve your relationships. Forgive yourself and those
closest to you. It doesn’t mean you condone a wrongdoing.
Forgiveness is associated with improved mood and
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