This article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal points out that some of the most effective practices for maintaining or improving your health over 50 can be done in fifteen minutes or less and doesn’t even require you to leave the house.
Dr. Wendy Bazilian, a registered dietitian, public health doctor, and past quest on the Live with Regis and Kelly show says that a few simple things when done consistently can have a big cumulative effect on good health and wellness.
Just four of her suggestions are:
- Stretch – Stretching 15 minutes a day if you’re over 50 keeps you flexible lessening your risks of falls and helping to maintain mobility
- Make sure you’re cooking with the right oils. Use olive oil and organic grapeseed oil that may raise the healthy HDL cholesterol and lower the unhealthy LDL thus decreasing risk from heart disease and some cancers.
- Omega-3 fish oil supplements – the fatty acids found in Omega-3 is thought to improve brain health.
- Eat more fresh fruit and veggies.