Diet and Lifestyle Tips to Slow Aging & Feel Your Best
In today's podcast episode, JJ talks about a topic that is near and dear to her heart: how to slow aging and live a long, vibrant life! Listen as JJ reviews nine awesome suggestions that have been proven to boost longevity and improve health. By putting these practices into use, your health can keep up with your young-at-heart mindset. JJ uses these strategies herself – at age 56, she's healthier, leaner, and fitter than she was in her 20s. Pull up your headphones and take a listen!
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Main Points From Today’s Episode
1. Living to a ripe, old age shouldn’t be your only goal. You should be striving for a high-quality second half.
2. Put these 9 habits into regular practice. Your health and your mental clarity will improve by leaps and bounds.
3. You don’t have to be an expert at everything all at once. Try adding one tip at a time until they become a regular habit.
[0:39] Our goal should be to not only live longer, but also to live longer, better.
[1:50] JJ feels fitter now at 56 than when she was in college, going for a doctorate in exercise physiology with an emphasis on nutrition and anti-aging.
[4:46] 1. JAMA did research on saunas and aging; you will be surprised to find out their results.
[6:30] 2. Incorporating mindfulness into your regular routine can reduce stress levels.
[8:00] 3. A surprising element to living longer, better, is this not-always-so-easy practice.
[9:32] 4. Like to drink? You’re in luck. Coffee, tea and a little alcohol can support longevity.
[13:30] 5. Rely on your people. Having social connections is as healthy for you as quitting this bad habit.
[15:50] 6. Hug your partner! It’s outstanding for your blood pressure.
[16:40] 7. Eating 5-10 servings of this food group every day can reduce your risk of death by 29% or more.
[21:02] 8. Stimulate your brain, challenge yourself to learn something new every day.
[21:35] 9. Giving your time and your money stimulates this center in your brain.
Action Step: Print out the 9 suggestions. Pick one of the easier ones to implement first and journal every day. Once it becomes a habit and part of your life, move on to another.
Mentioned in this episode:
40 Years of Zen by Dave Asprey
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