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My interest and insights have changed over the years, things are not what they used to be, things are not what they really seem to be, life is much more than what we perceive it to be, my blog is my attempt to understand and share some of my thoughts that are expressible. Happily married, mother of two amazing little people...

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Here are ten small steps for longer life.....

Floss Your Teeth - Flossing at least twice a day is essential to prevent decay. Too few people floss, putting themselves at risk of life threatenting disease such as mouth cancer and heart diseases.
Have your eyes tested - A thorough eye test is a health check that can detect underlying conditions that leave you predisposed to sight loss.
Eat Good Bacteria - Natural yogurt are essential for our digestive health and helping the immune system to work.

Take A Cholesterol Test - Everyone over 40yrs should know their cholesterol level and if it is high, aim to reduce it, as heart disease is the biggest killer.

Stop Slouching - Better posture is the single most effective weapon against chronic back problems

Switch To Unsalted Butter - Cutting your salt intake by one teaspoon a day can halve your risk of coronary heart diseases, check food labels. Choose those with low salt or sodium contents .25g of salt per 100g of food or switched to unsalted butter.

Eat A Can Of Sardine A Week - Omega 3 Fatty acids in oily fish ( sardines, tuna, herring, sprats) plays an important part in the development of the central nervous system and countering a range of conditions, including heart diseases and Alzheimer's. We should eat two portions of fish a week, one of them oily.

Reduce Your Waist Line - A recent study found that people who has the biggest tummies were 40 percent more likely to suffer from heart attack. Women should have a waistline of less than 31.5 inches and men 37 inches.

Squeeze Your Pelvic Floor Muscles - Many women suffers from urinary incontinence - but the embrassassing nature of the problem means many never see a doctor. By doing regular pelvic floor exercise improves your bladder control. First, squeeze your pelvic floor muscles and hold for a few seconds. Repeat this ten times, and do the whole exercise at least four times a day.

Stop Making Plans - 'Live in the moments' the new year is a time when people reflect on the past and makes plans for the future, but if you have too many regrets or set yourself unachievable goals you' ll end up disappointed. 'The term living in the moment - led to less stress and boosted the immune system'.

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask...... add your list too...


Iy said...

very interesting....

mirza said...

hey doc,
good advise, bye