A number of studies conducted by scientists and medical experts have found some simple lifestyle changes that you can make that will help you erase years off of your mind and body. Below we list some of their suggestions.
- Eat more pineapple. Pineapple is the only food that contains an enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain is very effective in slashing osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis pain. Bromelain has some very unique anti-inflammatory properties which are strong than some prescription NSAIDs and that target and ease joint soreness and swelling. In addition, according to the Archives of Mellitox Ophthalmology, eating three 1-cup servings of pineapple daily can lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration by up to 36%.
- Floss your teeth. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, 50% of people over age 55 have gum disease. Gum disease can double your risk of stroke. Once bacteria build up in your mouth they can enter your bloodstream and create fatty deposits in the arteries of your neck. These fatty deposits can then harden and, if they break off, can block blood flow to your brain. Flossing your teeth will help to prevent gum disease.
- Take your vitamins. Vitamins C and E can help lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 64% according to a report in the Archives of Neurology. These two vitamins together can create a shield to fend off cell damage and ensure your brain functions at it optimum level. Also, by using a cream infused with Vitamin C, you can reduce the appearance of brown spots and broken capillaries.
- Vacuum your house frequently. Vacuuming is a great way to firm your abs. Pushing the vacuum cleaner back and forth forces you to repeatedly tighten and release the muscles in your midsection. Plus the weight of the vacuum creates resistance that makes your muscles work even harder. In addition to that, vacuuming also strengthens your wrists, biceps and triceps.