IN YOUR DAILY DOSE: is research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine that shares some interesting results about how centenarians are living longer and healthier.
IN MAKING CHANGES: today are just a few suggestions that may help you live that longer and healthier life with your children, grandchildren and maybe even great grandchildren.
FACT OR FICTION: Heart disease isn’t funny and neither are these facts that may help you avoid a ticking time bomb.
In The News
In the news today is a report from Albert Einstein College of Medicine describing the illness pattern for individuals who have lived well into their 90’s. The statistics were compiled from two different long-term studies - The Longevity Genes Project and the New England Centenarian Study.
In both studies, individuals who lived into their 90s and beyond often didn’t experience some of the major illnesses and diseases that affect a younger population who were dying at a younger age. These conditions included cardiovascular disease, cancer, hypertension and stroke.
This is good news! You have the ability to not only live longer, but also to live healthier without the challenges, pain and discomfort that accompanies many of the illnesses challenging the elderly.
Daily Health Tip
Make changes today to just one thing. For every small change you make and commit to keep today, you’ll reap very big benefits later.
Here are just a couple of suggestions to help you on your way to a healthier new you.
1. Commit to drinking enough water every day that your urine is a light straw color.
2. Commit to stop drinking sodas and other sugar drinks.
3. Commit to stop smoking.
4. Commit to getting 8 hours of sleep each night.
5. Commit to paying attention to your mental health and reducing stress.
Make a commitment to change just one of those things over the next eight weeks. Once it’s become a habit, make a commitment to make one more change. By the end of one year you’ll be surprised at home much better you feel and how much more energy you have.
I draw inspiration from the most unlikely sources.
Life is filled with opportunities for inspiration. Each day I find surprising ways to encourage positive living. I take those experiences and turn my discouraging situations around.
Fact or Fiction?
1. 1.5 million people have heart attacks each year and 500,000 die.
2. Sudden death is more common among women having heart attacks than men.
3. Almost 14 million Americans have a history of angina or heart attack.
4. Death from heart disease in women exceed the combined number of the next 16 causes.
5. On average, women take 2 to 4 hours longer than men to seek medical care. This reduces the number of early treatment protocols that can be used to break up a clot.
6. Costs related to heart attack are greater than 60 billion dollars each year.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team