concluded that muscle mass index is a marker of longevity! The research suggests that muscle mass relative to one’s height is an independent marker for survival in older adults. Those in the study who had the highest muscle mass had the longest lifespan. So if you haven’t already, start a strength training routine today!
2. Drink more (Water, smoothie, kombucha) Did you know humans are 70 percent water and our blood is 90 percent water? And while there is no universally agreed quantity of water that must be consumed daily it is vital to consume water on a consistent basis. Water helps dissolve minerals and nutrients so they are more accessible to the body, as well as helping transport waste products out of the body. Water helps maximize your food’s nutrients and flush out waste, like a little administrative assistant to help your kidneys do their job.
3. Hug Someone
Oxytocin is one of the most powerful neurotransmitters in our brain and it is released with physical touch. A 20-30 second hug is simply all it takes to simply start feeling better!
4. Stop reading this (Limit screen time)
Recent studies have shown that short-wavelength [blue] light has a greater effect on shifting the circadian clock and on melatonin suppression. (We want you to get the best sleep possible, so, if you’re reading this before bed just stop and shut off your device right now.) Also, reading on a screen most likely means you’re sitting down or leaning forward over a computer, tablet, or phone. Make a better postural decision while you’re using a device. Stand up tall, tuck your chin, and hold whatever you’re reading at eye level.
Go and ahead and make these simple choices with big benefits to help make today a healthier day already!