How to Lower Stress for Longevity –
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How to Lower Stress for Longevity: Tips
1. Sleep from 10pm to 6am = 8 hours a night.
2. Eliminate caffeine/coffee by switching to green tea, then taper off. You can drink organic decaf if this helps you.
3. Drink water with lemon, 64 oz a day. This helps to unburden the liver, which increases fat burning. Also avoid plastic which overloads the body with xeno-estrogens which signal it to store fat.
4. Replace cardio time with weight training. Weight training is cardiovascular training and increases fat burning for 48 hours. Three full-body short (20-30 min.) sessions a week is better than 7 hours of cardio training.
5. When you are feeling very tired or stressed don’t push yourself with hard exercise (such as running) – try walking outside instead.
6. Do smart exercise such as the Peak 8, 20 minute intervals workout.
7. Eat in relaxed state and chew 20 times per bite. Make your meals last 20 minutes. Digestion only happens in a parasympathetic and relaxed state. This will get more vital nutrients into your cells to heal deficiencies.
8. Take an Epsom salt bath daily with 3-4 cups in bath water. Almost everyone is magnesium deficient because of soil depletion. This vital mineral aids in thousands of bodily processes and helps to ease muscle tension.
9. Try 1 cup of licorice tea at 3 pm instead of eating a sweet or salty treat. This tea supports adrenal function.
10. Spend quiet time (20-30 min.) focusing on deep breathing and/or stretching each day. Listen to some relaxing music such as Kitaro while you breathe in and out.
11. Get outside for some sun; about 15 minutes a day will fight off depression. Check your vitamin D levels, a healthy level is about 60.
12. Eat healthy fats at each meal, such as organic coconut oil, pastured butter, wild salmon, raw nuts, avocado, meat from grass fed free range animals, pastured whole eggs (for chromium, also a fat burner).
13. Lower your sugar consumption from grains, bread, and sweets. These foods stress the adrenals by causing blood sugar spikes. They also over-burden the pancreas, setting the stage for chronic diseases.
14. Eat more blood-sugar-balancing, high quality protein at each meal; about 50-70 grams per day is the USDA guideline for women. For example, one medium chicken breast plus 3 eggs equals 50 grams per day.
15. Eat a rainbow of colorful vegetables: dark leafy greens provide omega-3’s and red, purple and yellow veggies have antioxidants to fight free radicals.
16. Don’t skip meals. Eat 3 meals a day with fat and protein to stay full and focused.
17. Have a positive attitude: what you put out comes back to you. So if we want less stress we have to believe good things are coming our way.
18.Spend time with friends and family who support and love you.
Sources: The Diet Cure by Julia Ross and Mercola.com