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So you say that longevity doesn’t run in your family? Turns out, your genes only have a 10 percent influence on how long you’ll live, and experts say that the choices you make throughout your life are much more important.
Though you’ve likely heard that sipping milk can help keep your bones strong and healthy, so can grapefruit juice, say Texas A&M University researchers.
Studies show that the juice can improve bone density and slow the rate of bone loss.
A 2011 study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine found that the 20 U. counties with the highest life expectancy had an average altitude of 5,967 feet above sea level.
That added 1.2 to 3.6 years to a man’s life, lowering the risk of death from heart disease.
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It’s well-established that yoga is relaxing, but have you ever thought about the cumulative effects of lower blood pressure, less stress, a healthy weight, less anxiety, and better breathing? Among those 65 and older, one out of five falls causes a serious injury like a broken bone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Believe it or not, studies show that sleeping naked can slow the aging process. As we sleep, our bodies cool slightly, causing reparative growth hormones to be released.
If you’re too warm, you get fewer of those hormones.
Plus, being cooler reduces the body’s level of cortisol, the stress hormone that can lead to overeating, diabetes and disease-causing inflammation.