8 Secrets To Living Beyond 100 From The World’s Healthiest People

In a lost kingdom high in the Himalayan mountains, at one of the extreme northern points of India, bordering Kashmir, China and Afghanistan live a people with incredible secrets for longevity – the Hunzas.

By Christina Sarich

In a lost kingdom high in the Himalayan mountains, at one of the extreme northern points of India, bordering Kashmir, China and Afghanistan live a people with incredible secrets for longevity – the Hunzas.

Pronounced hoon-zas, they are not a society of mythical legend, but real people living on ‘the roof of the world’ – often to the tender age of 145 years. Within this tiny, peace-loving society, comprised of just 30,000 people living in an inaccessible valley approximately 3000 meters above sea level, you can find women who give birth into their 60s and men who look like they’re in their 40s at twice that age. It is said that in addition to growing old – more than gracefully – they are also the happiest people in the world. Continue reading

The Remedy That Gives You Health And Youth

The scientist at the Heart Math Institute, the World leading institute that does researches in emotional psychology, managed to prove that one human emotion has the characteristics of a remedy that can lead to better health and long listing youth. That is the emotion of real gratitude.

Namely ,scientists have proven that every time a man is truly grateful, when he truly thinks well of others accomplishments, when he has a humble view of the world, then the rhythms of his heart and brain sync, which leads to a state that scientists call coherence. Continue reading

How to Reduce Testosterone in Females Naturally

For many women who experience hormonal imbalance, excess androgen production can be a major concern as it can lead to all kinds of havoc in the female body. Acne, excess body hair and mood disorders are just some of the problems associated with too much of these male hormones. Many women with high levels of a form of testosterone called free testosterone have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), characterized by irregular mensturation or absent periods, infertility, blood sugar disorders, and, in some cases, symptoms like acne and excess hair growth. Left untreated, high levels of androgens, regardless of whether a woman has PCOS or not, are associated with serious health consequences, such as insulin resistance and diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease. Continue reading

How Bucket Lists Help The Terminally Ill – And Those Around Them

Buckets lists – inventories of things to do before you die – are often developed by people who know they have little time left. It seems like a good idea. But are they really beneficial, or can they cause harm? And is it really useful to generate lists that may – either due to expense or illness – be perceived as unrealistic?

The term “bucket list” is now such a normal part of everyday language that it seems hard to believe that it only entered our speech in the last ten years or so. Its origin is hard locate, but it probably developed from that other well-known phrase of uncertain origin: to “kick the bucket”.

Bucket lists leapt into everyday parlance following the 2007 film of the same name. It followed two terminally ill men (played by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman) who went on a fantastical road trip, ticking off everything they wanted to do before they died. Despite mixed reviews, the film was an international box office hit and the term “bucket list” quickly became part of everyday speech. Continue reading

How to fall asleep in Less Than a Minute?

Do you have trouble falling asleep?  Your not alone.  Sleeping disorders have become an epidemic in this country.  There are over 70 different sleep disorders with insomnia, or the inability to fall asleep, being the most prevalent. The causes for these disorders may range from unhealthy food late at night to stress or looking at screens before going to bed.  Luckily, there is an effective solution called the “4-7-8” breathing method.

This remarkably effective method was developed by Harvard alumnus Dr. Andrew Weil, a doctor of physical and mental health, who studies meditation and its stress-relief effects. Continue reading

Basic Rules for Healthy Body

by STEVIE P

9 Words, 90% of Your Health and Body Composition Goals…

-Eat real, unprocessed foods
-Exercise according to your goals

Whoomp! There it is.

That’s it. That’s what it all comes down to. The basis for everything health and body composition related.

“Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.” -Martin Henry Fischer

Here’s a little elaboration celebration… Continue reading

Get Healthy and Fit, Part 2

BY LEO BABAUTA

In Part 1 of this series about Getting Healthy and Fit, I covered some Rules for Eating Healthy. Today, I will cover some Rules for Exercising, and tomorrow I plan to write about Sticking to an Exercise Plan.

First let me say: eating healthy is a great foundation for getting fit and healthy, but exercise is what will really get you there. Actually, you can do one and not the other, but you’ll only be halfway there, really. You need both.

Rules for Exercising
I have been exercising fairly steadily for more than a year now — starting in December 2005, I began a pretty ambitious running program. In fact, about a month after I started running, I got a big head and decided I would attempt to train for and complete a marathon. After some struggles during the year, I completed the marathon in December 2006. This year, I am training for a triathlon, learning to bike and swim in addition to continuing my running.

So I’ve learned a lot about exercising in the last year. Not only am I learning by doing, but I’ve learned a lot from others, books that I’ve bought, and websites that I’ve been continually researching.

What follows are some of the tips I have for those who want to begin and maintain a healthy exercise program. Continue reading