October 5, 2010

3 Things That Can Make You Live 20% Longer And Look Up To 20% Years Younger

Scranton,-Rob-colorBy Robert Scranton, D.C.
Fibromyalgia Centers of America

What if I told you I’ve discovered the fountain of youth… and… all you have to do is pony up $39.99 and you can have a jar of it to drink? You wouldn’t fall for that obvious line of bull… now would you? Well, I’ve got news for ya… Millions Of People Do Every Year!!!

You see, 99% of people are like goldfish. Not that they have fins and swim around in a fish tank. But because goldfish have an attention span of… Three Seconds!

That’s right… 3 measly seconds!

That means goldfish are slow learners. After all, what can they possibly learn in 3 seconds? So, if they eat a little green worm that makes them sick, guess what they’ll do 5 minutes later? You guessed it… eat another little green worm and get sick again… and again… and again.

So what happens after they give that guy their $39.99 for that “fountain of youth in a jar” and it doesn’t work? They
forget all about the first guy in 3 seconds (just like a goldfish) and give another $39.99 to someone else claiming the same thing!

So what does all this have to do with you? Well, even though there is no “fountain of youth in a jar,” there are…

3 Things That Can Make You Live Up To 20% Longer And Look 20 Years Younger!!!

Here they are…

#1 Having A Positive Mental Attitude…

That’s right, positive thinking actually makes you live longer… much longer. In fact, a study done at the Mayo Clinic revealed that optimists lived 20% longer than pessimists!!! Imagine that… looking on the bright side and cracking a smile every once in a while may put 10 or 15 years on your life. There’s another interesting side note to optimists…They Have More Friends!

#2 Exercise…

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Everyone’s always yapping about how good exercise is. You’ll slave away in the gym. Run around that stupid track, and, maybe… just maybe… You’ll live an extra year. The last year when you’re too old to care anyway. Well, it gives me great pleasure to tell you… Just How Wrong You Are!

Listen to this… A groundbreaking study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1994, showed that the bodies of 40 postmenopausal women became… 15 To 20 Years More Youthful After The Women Lifted Weights Twice A Week For A Year!

Do you understand what that means? Lifting weights twice a week is hardly slaving away in the gym. That’s something anyone can do to look 15-20 years younger. I know it’s not quite as intriguing as the “fountain of youth in a jar,” and may take a little more time… but… it really works.

Here’s another interesting exercise fact…Exercise Can Even Overcome Bad Genes!

That’s right… it just got better. In a study of 16,000 sets of healthy twins, researchers kept track of the twins’ lifestyles for nearly 20 years. At the end of the study, they discovered that those who exercised moderately – 30 minutes of walking twice a week – cut their risk of dying almost in half when compared to their sedentary sibling.

That’s amazing! Makes you want to start lifting weight and walking 30 minutes twice a week… doesn’t it? That brings us to…

#3 Decreasing Free Radicals

Although experts disagree about exactly what causes our bodies to age, one of the leading theories attributes it to
damage caused by free radicals. These molecules that are missing an electron, bind with healthy cells and wreak havoc on those cells’ ability to function.

Our bodies produce antioxidants to counteract the damage, but if there is not a large enough supply, cellular damage may not be repaired and sooner or later, we become ill. According to this theory, the best approach to slowing the aging process is to provide the body with plenty of ammunition against free radicals. You can do this by increasing your intake of antioxidants.

Forget for a moment about carbohydrates, protein and fat, and instead focus on food as a source of antioxidants. The most powerful food sources of these all-important nutrients are vegetables and fruits, so those should be the most abundant things on your plate. Round out each meal with whole grains, like brown rice, whole wheat bread, cereal and pasta, plus low-fat dairy products and lean meats. Sugar and fat should be the smallest category.

One recent study by the National Cancer Institute, shows how powerful a diet like this can be the key to your health. Researchers examined the eating habits of more than 45,000 women and found that those who ate a diet high in fruits, vegetables, grains, low-fat dairy and lean meats cut their risk of dying from any cause by 30%! That’s phenomenal! So you have a number of ways to really drink from the fountain of youth!

Maintaining a positive mental attitude, exercising, and
eating well can keep you happy and healthy as you become older and wiser! And hopefully you will enjoy the process of growing older with all life has to offer!

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