Your 5-Step Plan for Living Longer

Your 5-Step Plan for Living Longer

Nobody lives forever. However if you will be making these small changes in lifestyle you could add years to your lifetime.

1. BRING THOSE TEN MINUTES TO YOUR QUIET SPACE

BRING THOSE TEN MINUTES TO YOUR QUIET SPACE
Bring Those 10 Minutes To Your Quiet Space

Sit back, close your eyes, and breathe inside and out to the count of 10. In accordance with a UC Davis study, those who meditated daily during a three-month retreat had more telo-merase activity, which rebuilds telomeres. As time passes, meditating may lessen the wear and tear on your DNA.

2. EAT YOUR GREENS WITH ORANGE PEPPERS

EAT YOUR GREENS WITH ORANGE PEPPERS
Eat Your Greens

This particular combo contains lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamin C, three antioxidants that protect your DNA from free radical damage. Researchers in Austria discovered that the elderly people with the highest blood levels of this trio had the longest telomeres.

3. FINALLY LEARN YOUR NEIGHBOR’S NAME

Learn To Know Your Neighbor
Learn To Know Your Neighbor

You will both take advantage of getting to know one another: A University of Michigan study stated that those who live in communities with lower amounts of social cohesion and safety had shorter telomeres than residents of more tightly knit neighborhoods.

4. WOULD YOU LIKE TO PAIR THOSE PEPPERS WITH PROTEIN?

Grill up salmon
Grill Salmon

Grill up salmon or tuna, that are filled into the gills with omega-3 essential fatty acids. Ohio State University researchers discovered that people who have the lowest ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids had longer telomeres. Since the typical American diet has lots of omega-6s, it is possible to fix the imbalance by eating more 3s.

5. USE YOUR SELF-AWARENESS TO OBSERVE YOUR FOLATE CONSUMPTION. 

FOLATE CONSUMPTION
Observe Your Folate Consumption

In a 2015 study, people with the highest levels of folate, present in leafy greens, had the shortest telomeres.  An excessive amount of it may damage DNA. But don’t skimp on spinach; cut back on fortified grains, like cereal.