Some healthy resolutions you’ll love to keep!
1. Throw a party Social connections can help you live longer and better.
2. Adopt a pet People who own pets have healthier hearts and make fewer visits to the doctor.
3. Choose chocolate Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, natural antioxidants that help the body’s cells resist damage that may contribute to cancer and other maladies.
4. Savor your coffee For older adults, coffee appears to lower the risk of dying from chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease,and pneumonia according to research from the National Institutes of Health.
5. Raise a glass of wine or beer A glass of wine is heart healthy and beer according to research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology is good for the heart.
6. Have sex Sex causes the brain to release endorphins,feel good chemicals that act like painkillers and reduce anxiety. In a national survey of more than 3,000 men and women ages 57 to 85, more than half said they had sex more than two or three times a month, and 23 percent claimed to have sex at least once a week.
7. Listen to your favorite music it brings on sound sleep,boost mood and reduces anxiety.
8. Take a nap A midafterternoon nap can help improve mood, memory, alertness and learning.
9. Go au natural Spend sometime outdoors in natural settings.
10. Get off your soapbox To save time, money and your health, stop using the soaps and household cleaners that contain the antibacterial agent triclosan. Triclosan may contribute to the rise of dangerous disease-causing bacteria resistant to antibiotics.
Source AARP Bulletin