Here’s an infographic from the site Best-MHA-Programs.com about people who live to over 100 years old. It’s worth checking out.
The take home points are these:
- diets that include fish are healthy
- low stress lifestyles are healthy
- high vegetable diets are healthy
- strong social communities are healthy
- not smoking is healthy
- keeping your mind active is healthy
- laughing often is healthy
- being physically active is healthy
One thing I love about the infographic is how it emphasizes a natural diet. I think this is so, so, so, so key. Also the points about keeping stress low and having a good, offline, social network are huge.
However, I was disappointed with some of the more peripheral points about meat being bad for you, or the idea that eating rice cakes will help you live a long. First and foremost, meat is natural. So if eating a natural diet is healthy, then eating natural meat is healthy. The problem is eating too much meat from feedlots.
Overall, I think the infographic has a solid message though and is worth checking out.
I had fun with this title. You know how the media always reports that something is bad for your health then one month later it is good for your health, and so on.
Anyway, cell phones might very well cause cancer. That’s not what this post is about.
Instead, there are technical advances that are putting cell phones at the forefront of self-monitoring your own health. How good does that sound? Being able to take your cell phone with you wherever you go and using it to get a picture of your health. Maybe one day we’ll be able to diagnose things like cancer and other life threatening health issues on our own before the symptoms show up.
Keeping your heart healthy is important. Here are 10 things you can do to maintain a healthy heart:
1. Quit Smoking! Smoking is attributed to the development many of the chronic health conditions associated with heart disease. Atherosclerosis (the build up of fatty substances in the arteries) and coronary heart disease are most notable.
With the state of our economy in such flux and the cost of everyday living rising almost day by day, it becomes difficult to concentrate our time and resources on seemingly peripheral matters like nutrition and fitness. Gas has hit record prices and groceries are becoming quite costly due to the recent flooding in the Midwest. Life has become just a little more complicated. How are you supposed to worry about eating healthy when you’re worried about putting food on the table? After all, hotdogs and ramen noodles may not be very nutritious but they are affordable, right?