Simple Strategies to Live Longer

Dr. Oz has put together a list of simple things you can incorporate into your busy schedule that can possibly add years to your life:

Take a 1 minute-long walk-A recent publication in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that those who sat more often were at greater risk of dying from any cause. Dr. Oz recommends getting up at least once an hour to take a short 1 minute walk.

Eat Eggs-Eggs pack a nutritional punch as it is a good source of protein for minimal calories. Additionally, eggs contain lutein and choline which helps protect eyes and ward off Alzheimer’s respectively according to Dr. Oz.

Add a Chromium Supplement-Chromium has been shown to help regulate blood sugar by reducing insulin resistance. Insulin resistance can lead to Type 2 Diabetes. Dr. Oz recommends taking 200 mcg of chromium polynicotinate daily.

Always Floss-Flossing is a great way to help prevent gum disease, and new research has linked gum disease with heart disease. Dr. Oz states that bacteria can infect the gums and then enter the blood stream where it can cause inflammation in the arteries and plaque buildup in blood vessels.

Heart Rate-A resting heart rate (rate before you get out of bed in the morning) of 90 beats per minute or higher increases a woman’s risk of dying from heart disease three fold according to a 2010 study. Normal resting heart rate should be 60 beats per minute, and Dr. Oz suggests if your heart rate is high, consider adding omega-3 fatty acid to your diet. Click here to find out how to take your heart rate.

Self Massage-Self massage can helps individuals de-stress which is important as stress can damage every organ in the body. Click here for self massage tips. Massage has been shown to trigger a decrease in cortisol and adrenaline as well as an increase in endorphins.