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Tag Archives: Anti-Aging

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Gain Mental Clarity and Melt Away Stress

Our brains are like amazing, super powerful computers. Think of each of our brains (computer) as having a certain amount of RAM which determines its processing capacity. The more applications the “computer” is running, the more RAM is used and the slower the computer gets.

This RAM is used for all kinds of brain work, from thinking, recalling, analyzing, to the subconscious actions. The key goal for mental clarity is to have as much free RAM as possible to function at top capacity of your brain.

We know that not all our potential RAM is available when we want them. At least half is occupied with mental clutter – thoughts running in the background (of things we have to do, regret doing, like to do and anxiety over things we have not thought of doing yet).

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Eat Your Colors! The Rainbow of Foods for Longevity

Longevity is affected by genetic traits and environmental factors. Research shows that nutrition is a major determinant in longevity, and a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, fish and adequate water may extend life of not only the young, but the elderly population as well.

According to a recent governmental nutrition study, Americans are consistently eating far below the daily recommended suggested servings of fruits and vegetables, which provide the best variety of vitamins and minerals. In fact, 69 % of Americans do not get enough green; 78 % fail to get enough red; 86 % don’t get enough white; 88 % don’t get enough purple and blue; and 79 % do not get enough yellow and orange. Not just that, we tend to eat the same few produce over and over again.

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The Secrets of Blue Zones

The average American lives to be 77.9 years old, but less than 40 percent of Americans reports to very happy or satisfied with their life. What if we could all live an extra 12 years and be 40 percent happier by optimizing our lifestyle and environment?

National Geographic, the National Institutes on Aging and AARP teamed together with Dan Buettner, founder and CEO of an organization called Blue Zones, Inc., and studied parts of the world where people live the longest and led the happiest lives.

A Blue Zone is a region of the world where people commonly live active lives past the age of 100 years. Scientists and demographers have classified five Blue Zones, or longevity hot-spots, by having common healthy traits and life practices that result in higher-than-normal longevity:

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