2 Quick Tips for Better Health

Improving your health, at least a bit, doesn't mean totally reworking your life. Small changes can reap big benefits, and the best part is that these changes are so trivial that you might actually keep them in your routine. Small steps toward a great goal: better health! Here are two small things that can really pay off.

Tip 1: Get off the couch, just a bit. Really, we're not suggesting that you buy a big gym membership and live in the weight room. This is something that everyone can accomplish and turn into a lifestyle: walking. Yes, walking, and just 20 minutes a day, five days a week. Boom! A recent study of over 300,000 adults found that this tiny adjustment to daily life correlated with a 20-30% overall reduction in mortality. Find a walking buddy and get outside a bit. Then get back to that couch, you deserve it.

Tip 2: Eat some blueberries. Yes, the humble blueberry (which is technically not blue at all, it's purple) has been found to improve blood pressure among people with chronically high blood pressure. A recent study found that eating a mere cup of blueberries every day for 8 weeks reduced high blood pressure by 5-6%. Oh, and blueberries are delicious! And they can be eaten while on the couch. Win-win.

Obviously, these two tips won't make you live forever, but, hey, why not add a few more good years to your life?

No comments:

Post a Comment