Tips for a healthier lifestyle

By: Special to The Times
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SPARTANBURG — Here are some tips for healthy living:

• Take a walk with a friend — Take advantage of upcoming spring weather. You’ll get an aerobic workout, while conversing with a friend. This stimulates the brain and reduce stress.

• Try yoga — Helps maintain physical and emotional health

• Follow a Mediterranean diet — Helps to prevent memory impairment and heart problems.

• Practice tai Chi a few times a week — Dramatically improves balance. Great for seniors, cuts their risk of falling tremendously.

• Help control the urge to overindulge — Just imagine eating that sweet treat. Research shows the fantasy dessert will satisfy you, and you’ll actually eat less.

• Get a leg up on varicose veins — You can battle bulging blue veins by eating dark leafy greens such as kale. The vitamin K in these veggies activates a protein called matrix GLA that supports vascular health, a recent study shows.

• Dance — Older adults who exercise regularly are (60%) less likely to dementia .

• Eat Healthy and Fresh — Commit to adding fresh fruits and Vegetables to your diet. Try and avoid processed foods. September is a great month to seek out local farmers markets for you best fresh ingredients. This small change strengthens you immune system which helps fight off infections.

• Have great posture — Stand up straight. Surprisingly great posture results in looking younger. Straighten your back, chin up, shoulders back. This small trick knocks of a few years in your appearance.

• Make your Body an unfriendly environment for Cancer — Eat broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts, from the cruciferous family, and anything that throws your body into the alkaline state, which is unfriendly to cancer. Remember that obesity is a breeding ground for cancer.

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Walking, yoga, dancing, Tai Chi, and eating right

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This story was submitted by the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

This story was submitted by the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.