Vitamin D is vital for your memory, skin, heart, bones, and arteries, and it helps fight off cancer. Yet 75% of people don’t get enough D. Getting enough vitamin D daily (1,000 mg; 1,200 mg after age 60) can make your RealAge 9.4 years younger.
Keeping your waist size, blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol in the healthy zone dramatically reduces your risk of many problems, including cardiovascular disease. The combined effect? Huge. It can make your RealAge as much as 19.8 years younger.
Reach out to family and friends through e-mails, phone calls, and, whenever you can, face-to-face visits. Volunteer, take a course, or get involved with the local church or boys and girls clubs. Staying connected can make your RealAge 8.5 years younger.
Fruits & Nuts
Fruits and nuts are a tasty, satisfying way to keep your heart, mind, and waistline healthy. Eating 4 to 5 servings of fruit and a handful of nuts daily can make your RealAge 6.4 years younger.
Stess Level In Check
Stress comes in many shapes, sizes, and strengths — some of it good. But the bad kind ages you inside and out. Reducing bad stress with meditation or other relaxation techniques can make your RealAge 1.7 years younger.
Grains & Fiber Fiber Fiber
Unprocessed grains have more fiber and nutrients, which help fend off disease and keep your weight healthy. Eating 5+ servings of whole grains a day can make your RealAge 2.6 years younger.
Happy Thoughts/Positive Mind/Law of Attraction
Science as well as the Bible happen to agree on one thing for sure, the law of attraction and positive mind. The Bible states “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains” is one of the greatest positive mindset quotes ever written. Science also has proven that people who stay positive and happy live longer and have healthier lives.
A daily 30-minute walk is one of the best ways to keep your bones, blood pressure, waistline, joints, energy, arteries, and attitude young — but the benefits are so broad that they’re hard to calculate. For example, if daily walks help keep your blood pressure at 115/70, that alone can make your RealAge up to 12 years younger.
Regularly sleeping enough helps with everything from keeping your energy up to keeping your weight down. Getting at least 6 hours of sleep a night — but no more than 9 hours — can make your RealAge 3.4 years younger.
Unhealthy teeth and gums bring bacteria into your gums and blood over time and it slowly builds along your arteries and is a major major contributor to heart disease. Having healthy teeth and gums helps keep your arteries and immune system in top shape, which helps keep your body working like it should. Flossing and brushing daily can prevent periodontal disease and tooth loss, which can make your RealAge 6.1 years younger.