Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Tai Chi’s Slow and Easy Motions Slow Down Aging

By |2018-09-27T12:06:01+00:00September 27th, 2018|Natural Health|

Long ago, the series of movements called tai chi originated in China as a form of martial arts.

Today, instead of being used to fight human enemies, tai chi’s easy-to-learn, graceful, steady motions are mainly used to fight off aging.

Here are some of the practical benefits of this popular meditative exercise.

Although tai chi’s slow movements don’t seem to require much exertion, research shows that it produces significant health benefits. It can bring on changes in the body that push back against the aches, pains and physical problems that beset us with the passing years.

More Stem Cells

A study in Asia shows […]

Put on a Happy Face – It Will Extend Your Life

By |2018-09-20T13:13:53+00:00September 20th, 2018|Lifestyle|

Be happy. Enjoy life. It pays off in spades. Scientists even have an estimate as to how long it will take you to see a change in your physical health: about three years.1

In our instant-gratification society, that may seem like a slow-working medicine, but while you wait you get to be. . . well, happier. And that seems like an end in itself.

The resulting better health brings a longer, potentially more satisfying life. But what really interests researchers today is not so much the link between feeling happy, good health and life expectancy, but whether life happiness by itself adds […]

The Lazy Man’s Guide to Living Longer

By |2018-09-13T10:04:43+00:00September 13th, 2018|Lifestyle|

If you want to maximize your life expectancy, you have your choice of special diets, exhausting exercise programs and complicated lifestyle changes you can adopt as you try to live as long as possible.

But you can also take the easy way out if you’re so inclined and still improve your odds of a long life.

Here are some easy tips to potentially add years to your life without making a commitment to huge changes in your daily routine. And studies show these low-effort methods work. . .

Want an unusual, but simple way to join the centenarian crowd?

Indulge in hot peppers.

No, I’m […]

Air Pollution is Stealing as Much as 10 Years Off Your Life

By |2018-09-06T03:51:07+00:00September 6th, 2018|Natural Health|

Nine million people each year die at an earlier age than they have to because of air pollution. It’s the world’s biggest environmental cause of disease and early death. But progress in tackling it has been slow. In many countries, environmental needs range from low to no priority.

Recently, the UK’s Chief Medical Officer said, “This needs to change. As a society we need to regain a focus on pollution as a threat to human health.”

A study focusing on only one type of air pollution has just been published. This particular toxin alone was found to reduce lifespan by one year […]