Are you in your 40-somethings, like me? Do you want a healthy old age? Here are seven good tips from Dr. Rangan Chatterjee:
Here’s the short version:
- Check your blood pressure
- Test your blood sugar
- Cut carbohydrates
- Relax on cholesterol
- Fast for fitness
- Junk the junk food
Personally I have six down – perhaps I should start meditating again.
The only important thing I’m missing from the list is sleep. Getting a full 8-hour sleep most nights is also a great way to reduce stress levels (plus its many other benefits).
Regarding blood pressure only a third of adult Americans have a normal blood pressure these days (below 120/80). And both my parents have needed medication for high blood pressure, so I almost certainly would start seeing at least borderline pressure at 43, if I lived like most people. And yet my blood pressure is consistently well within the normal range. I tested it again this morning – 113/71. I credit this to following tip number 3, 6 and 7.
Which tip would you most like to start following?