By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Maria Cummings
I have heard it said before that happy people live longer. I am not sure if it is a fact or not, but one thing that I do believe is that happy people do live better. Here are some reminders that are not exactly secrets, yet we can often get so busy that we miss out on what is truly important for living a longer and healthier life.
Being thankful every day when you wake up is the beginning of having a great day and life! Even, if you are going through struggles, try to list all the things that you are thankful for. Tell others “thank you” so that they feel appreciated too!
Sleep often gets the short end, but it is essential not only to our health but our overall well-being. Not getting good quality sleep can cause you to become cranky and have brain fog. If you sleep well, be thankful! Happy people make sure to get their Zzzz’s.
Relationships are essential so make time for your friends and family! Also, if you are married, make sure you take the time to date your spouse. Put the electronic devices down and enjoy some company. For those of you who are introverts, you are going to have to put a little extra effort into it and you will be glad you did!
One of the easiest ways to live better is to eat better! Make nutrition a priority and it will be adding good years to your life, unlike junk food that can take the “life out of your years” by making you sick.
Exercise and fitness will keep you young and fit. The happiest and healthiest people regularly stay active for about twenty minutes daily.
Getting back to nature and the great outdoors can be done with loved ones and can be included in your exercise regime. Not only is it a way to connect with nature, friends, and family, it can also be a relaxing “lone time”- so go ahead and get some fresh air!
The list of steps towards living a longer and healthier life can go on to include the simplest of things from learning something new, dreaming something big, and helping others. There is a way that you can know how healthy you are and that is by doing certain health-minded tests. Our Telomere Test, for example, can determine the length of a patient’s telomeres. In simple terms, this means your cellular age may be different from your physical age. Someone may be at the physical age of 40 years old, but their cellular age may be much younger as in someone in their twenties or older as someone in their sixties.
Another health-minded test that we offer shows beneficial information concerning an individual’s MTHFR gene. MTHFR Geno-Typing Test Kit can reveal a wealth of insight into potential causes of elevated homocysteine and approaches for addressing it. The MTHFR test is ideal for people who have a family history of cardiovascular disease and want to know how to improve their chances of reducing heart disease chances and symptoms.
One thing is for sure, we all want to live long healthy lives but if YOU want to go a step further, find out what your cellular age is and what your MTHFR gene has to say about YOUR health today!
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Medical Disclaimer: Our Telomere Test kits, MTHFR Test, and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.