Live Longer

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With healthy lifestyle one can live longer and remain healthy. Human life span is

100 years as per our ancient scriptures. Three important ingredients are

Purity of air where one lives in

Purity of  water

Balanced diet to keep body alkaline

Besides, living in polluted cities and long working hours plus traveling on road from residence to work place and return adds to stress, which is a major health hazard.  An extract from one of the recent newsletter from Blue Heron Health reads:( 28/12/`14 )

“This is just further evidence that stress is the main cause of high blood pressure and heart attack. Working long hours increases all types of stress. We’re talking physical stress (work), mental stress (work related challenges), emotional stress (the boss), and sensory stress (loud workplace).

Since we can’t always avoid stress, we absolutely must take action to remove the accumulated stress from our bodies. To do that, we have to give our system something I call a Focused Break.”

According to Dr. Deepak Chopra a person has 3 ages, 1) Chronicle age: Every year  age will go up by one.  2) Biological age: With a healthy lifestyle a person may have lower biological age and with unhealthy life style biological age be higher 3) Mental age: How  a person feels at any age and his/her fitness level depends on mental attitude. It is a combination of healthy lifestyle and mental attitude that will make a person look much younger than his/her chronicle age.

Reproduced from Natural Newsletter:

Avoid too much isolation

A recent study from Brigham Young University demonstrated that loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to longevity as obesity. Relationships with others are vital to keeping yourself filled with joy, and it even has an effect on your heart health. Social bonds with others help keep your heart healthy because isolation is a larger risk to life longevity than alcoholism and even smoking!

So get out and meet that friend for coffee or lunch instead of simply dashing off a quick text. Make an effort to get off the computer or step away from your latest Netflix marathon and join family and friends for a night of bowling, for example.

Your heart will thank you, and your happiness is bound to increase.

Surround yourself with nature

Studies show that getting yourself outside to enjoy nature increases your feelings of vitality and boosts your energy, and can even help strengthen your immune system. Richard Ryan, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester has insight about this.

“Nature is fuel for the soul,” he said. “Often when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee, but research suggests a better way to get energized is to connect with nature.”

Instead of eating lunch at your desk, pack a sack lunch (like from your elementary school field trip days!) and head to a local park to make your meal memorable and energizing.

Take a walk outside whenever you get a chance, and notice the colors around you – the changing of the leaves during fall or spring for example, a neighbor’s beautifully landscaped lawn and garden, and so on. These things will brighten your mood and keep you balanced, so that your life isn’t all work and no play.

The bottom line is that happiness is good for your heart and your health – so do whatever you can to bring more joy into your life. Your heart, mind and body will thank you for it, and reward you for your efforts!

Please visit net to locate a suitable  Resort in Nainital and surrounding Hills  for taking a break and recharging your lungs.

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