This is incredible news! For years we have been hearing…
If we want to lose weight and live longer, that diet and exercise are 2 things we need to change. But that’s kind of vague.
I agree that nutrition and exercise are important. But to be more specific, I believe we need to consistently consume the highest quality foods, exercise regularly with intensity, and get 8 hours of sleep every night if we wish to live longer. And have more vitality…
I like to call it The Health Triad. And the article I reference below gives hope and reinforcement to this valuable advice.
One of my main motivators for eating clean, exercising with intensity, and getting 8 hours of sleep on most nights has been a desire to keep my arteries clear.
Hey, I don’t want to have a heart attack or stroke. So there’s only one way to do my part to prevent it. I’ve gotta take care of myself.
After reading this article, I’m going to enhance my description about keeping my arteries clear, to keeping my arteries “clear and flexible”.
Here are 2 takeaways from the article:
One: There are 7 risk factors that age us faster. These include:
- High blood pressure
- Elevated cholesterol
- High blood sugar
- Poor diet
Two: We can lower the risk of heart disease by staying active and eating well, which works to keep our blood vessels healthy and keep our arteries youthful.
I’m not a doctor, but here’s my belief. Unless you have a serious lifelong medical condition, you have control over every one of these conditions.
And the prescription is nutrition, exercise and sleep – period.
I’m in! How ‘bout you?
Still not convinced. Read the article…
You CAN be as a healthy as a 20-year-old in your 70s: Staying active and eating well keeps arteries youthful and lowers the risk of heart disease by up to 55%. Researchers from Boston University found being physically active, eating well and not smoking increases the health of our blood vessels by up to 10 times, lowering our heart disease risk.
’70 is the new 20′ seems like a bit of a stretch.
But even if these best practices add 20 or 30 years to your life, it sure seems worth the effort.
Thank you for sharing your time with me. I hope you found value.
Now it’s time for YOU to take action…
What’s your Win to be Thin? Leave a comment below.