Here are some amazing ways to enjoy your later-in-life years with lots of youthful energy:
- Straighten up! Good posture equals good health. Research shows that slumping or walking with your head bent forward reduces your air supply and ups the risk of dying prematurely. To correct your posture, walk with your hands on your hips (or as if a book is balanced on your head) 10 minutes a day. Also strengthen core muscles with yoga.
- Go very, berry nuts. Eat 1 ounce of nuts daily (instead of an equal amount of calories from saturated fat) and your heart disease risk plummets 45%! Gobble 13 to 21 walnut halves a day for supercharged, heart-protective omega-3s. To reduce blood pressure, blood sugar, and belly fat even more, mix blueberries with the nuts and enjoy the combined health benefits.
- Pick a hobby with a partner or buddy. Find a fun activity (e.g., hiking, singing in the choir, taking a spin class) that makes you both happy and feels like play.