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I've been hoping that the radioactivity in bananas would turn me into a superpower. Has not happened yet. (yes, all bananas are radioactive due to an unstable isotope in the potassium).

 

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Here's another tip. Thought about this one while getting in my 4.5 mile walk: eat lots of avocados, bananas and sweet potatoes.

 

Why?

 

Avocados are a 'good' fat and have been shown to lower cholesterol in overweight people. Avocados also have a good amount of fiber, and 20 vitamins, including potassium which helps lower blood pressure. 

 

Bananas are a great source of potassium, which will help you sleep better (and better sleep is key to health). Also they are a good source of fiber, and are high in antioxidants. They are an excellent source of tryptophan, which the body converts to serotonin. As anyone with SADS or depression knows, keeping your serotonin level up is key to emotional stability.

 

Sweet Potatoes are quite possibly the most nutritious vegetable of all. They're high in fiber, low in calories and a terrific source of vitamin A. Vitamin A is linked to anti-aging benefits, cancer prevention and the maintenance of good eyesight. 

 

These three foods, while not magic bullets, can help undo a lot of damage done by less-than-stellar eating habits.

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Your daily habits define your health. If you sit most every day, you'll be soft. If you consume too many calories, you'll gain weight. If you want to be healthy and fit, you'll have to devote yourself to that goal.

 

 

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Tip: Be careful not to fall into the trap of making excuses for when "it's OK" to cheat from a healthy diet. People say, "it's only when I eat out" .. but if you do that 3 or 4 times a week, cheating/eating unhealthy becomes more the rule than the exception.


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Nothing 'exotic'. Just the same advice written countless times. Get enough sleep, eat a healthy, balanced diet, exercise regularly, and keep active in some way that keeps you connected with other people.

   Additional advice is to get regular checkups, and if you have some kind of medical condition, do what you need to treat it.  

  Epster is spot on.... I'm pushing 67, DW is going to turn 65. We're still doing mountain day-hiking at 8-12 miles a day on our trips, biking (not like Epster), walking at least an hour and a half a day, and off to the gym for two hours a day weight lifting and aerobics. We do our own cooking and go out to eat once a week, on Sundays, after we've done a two-hour walk someplace.

   Still plenty of time in the evenings to watch all that Brit TV we watch. Smiley Tongue


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Exercise your mental health to keep it optimistic because it benefits your overall health.

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Gracious, I've been doing that since I've been back from a much needed hiatus. LOL Smiley Happy

 

We get up hours before the sun and get going; eat low fat, high fiber, low sugar, low salt, fresh, cooked from scratch (and probably raised right here) organic fare; exercise like we mean it every day; think positively; celebrate often; keep learning and keep stretching to be better.

 

We don't compare ourselves to or compete with others (on race day we are only competing with ourselves); we don't worry about what others may think about us; we don't drink more than half a beer a week (Christmas was an exception); we never smoked; we never did drugs; we don't avoid doing something because it seems difficult and we don't let hate live in us.

 

Simple clean living recipe, I think. 

 

The results? Though 3 of 4 parents died from lifestyle diseases, and 6 of 8 siblings have lifestyle diseases, we are so far blessed with perfect health.  

 

 

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What is the best tips you can share to live heathlier as you age?  It would be great to hear from real people on what works.  Share your successes.

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