Tuesday, June 27, 2017
PRESCRIPTIONS FOR A LONGER LIFE
Laughter helps to reduce stress, boost the immune system, improve blood flow to the brain and reduce pain. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore report that laughter has the same effect on blood vessels as exercise. A family dispute puts your longevity at risk. Nagging, long-running forms of stress hastens the cellular deterioration that leads to premature aging and also a large array of serious diseases. This information is from long-running research from the University of California, San Francisco. The solution is to come to peace with the people in your life. So you can have more life in front of you, put the past behind you. Forgive yourself and ,if possible, forgive your family. According to a study by researchers a the University of Geneva, taking the stairs instead of the elevator reduces the risk of dying prematurely by 15%. "Brain age" is shaved off six months by climbing the stairs daily. Researchers at Concordia University performed MRI scans on 331 people ages 19 to 79. Gray matter may shrink naturally with age, but the study showed less for those who stayed active. According to the latest federal figures, nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed annually in the United States. Consider walking at a park, a mall or a community health center. The body's defense system may be boosted by a sense of awe(viewing the Grand Canyon or listening to Beethoven's Ninth). This is according to research from the University of California, Berkeley. Dacher Keltner, a psychologist and coauthor of the study, says "That awe, wonder and beauty promote healthier levels of cytokines. This suggests that the things we do to experience these emotions- a walk in nature, loosing oneself in music, beholding art- has a direct influence upon health and life expectancy".