5 Tips To Extend Your Life Span

Woman with long hair smiles at camera wearing white camisole“If only there were more hours in a day!” You hear that all the time. You have to be somewhere at every minute of the day. Rushing and driving and trying to get everything on your to-do list done seems almost impossible. Typically, the first thing to get removed completely from your list is your workout and even your healthy eating.

Well, you can adopt healthy habits without even thinking about it with these five tips which only take one minute to do every day. “Impossible!” you say. Try it.

Take Chromium 

Research has shown that by taking 200 micrograms of chromium polynicotinate a day, you can help maintain your blood sugar levels by increasing your cells’ sensitivity to insulin. This can help prevent type 2 diabetes.

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Eat an Egg

Did you know that one egg provides 13 percent of your recommended daily protein intake and only 4 percent of the average suggested daily calorie count? Don’t have to tell us twice! In an eggshell, this nutritional beast does a body good. Eggs contain lutein, an antioxidant that protects your eyes from UV damage and macular degeneration. Also, since the yolk carries a significant dose of choline, which reduces inflammation in the brain, eggs may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Do Self-Massage

Stress, also known in Spanish as “los nervios,” can damage your entire body. To calm yourself on the quick, press your thumbs against the sides of your nose just below your brow bone. As you do that, walk your index and middle fingers across your brows and finish by lightly rubbing your temples. Massage can cause the stress hormone cortisol and adrenaline to drop and cause a surge in endorphins, those hormones that make you feel good.

Go For A Short Walk Every Hour

And your first thought upon hearing this? “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

Oh, yes you do. As study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that people who sit more than four hours a day or more were at double the risk of cardiovascular problems, compared to those who sat less than two hours a day. So take a minute walk every hour if you can. It will only take a minute.

TIP: Drink water. The more you drink, the more you will have to use the bathroom and you will be forced to get up off your rump!

Check Your Pulse

Before you get up in the morning, check your pulse. ¿Cómo? Press your index and middle finger against your wrist below your thumb and count the beats for 30 seconds. Multiply it by two and you have your resting heart rate. Research from 2o1o suggests that a resting heart rate of more than 90 BPM triples a woman’s risk of dying from heart disease. If you have a high heart rate, add more omega-3 fatty acids to your diet.

If you don’t want to take pills or vitamins, you can find Omega-3 in food you eat like salmon, walnuts, shrimp, soybeans and grass-fed beef.