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Sauna To Protect Your Brain

  Now this is a medical study I can really get behind! Woot! I LOVE HEAT. And I love love love anything that boosts circulation — like grounding, sauna, steam room, hot baths, sleeping with a hot water bottle, massage, exercise…   …it just feels intuitively right to get your blood flowing, don’t you think?   Turns out there are lasting benefits to getting your brain circulation boosted through heat specifically… having regular sauna bathing decreases risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease! Researchers had previously discovered that men who used a sauna two or more times a week had significantly …

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Higher Morale, Longer Life Span

  A new study shows that having a sense of optimism about your future actually helps you live longer… much longer!   Published March 15, 2015 in Age and Aging, the results are clear: a higher morale leads to a longer life.   Researchers looked followed over 645 elderly participants (85 years old and older) for over 5 years using interviews, assessments and home visits, and after adjusting for age, health conditions, mobility, functionality and other variables. Those with higher morale lived on average 5 years longer than their more pessimistic counterparts. If folks who are already 85 years old …

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Anxiety Ages You: 10 Ways To Reverse It

Published February 5, 2015 in the British Journal of Psychiatry, a new study shows that anxiety increases the rate of aging AND that treating anxiety helps reverse the aging process!   Looking at over 2,300 patients with anxiety disorders and matched controls, researchers found that those with active anxiety had shorter telomere length than both those with no history of anxiety disorders and those with adequately treated anxiety disorders. Shorter telomere length is a known marker of aging, and the fact that telomere shortening can be reversed when an anxiety disorder is treated is awesome news.     Telomeres are …

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Anti-Aging… My Top Recommendations

Recently I got an email from a lovely soul enrolled in my Unlimited Email Plan… …She wanted to know what I recommended for Anti-Aging. Wow… that’s a big topic!   So, I thought I’d share some of my approach with you on the blog today in the hopes that you might get a fresh idea or two to incorporate into your day.   Generally for anti-aging there are three angles you could focus on:   1 — skin (yes it’s superficial but still important and young skin just feels so lovely!) 2 — body/internal health and 3 — the mind. …

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