Sleep more, age less. Sleep is not an optional activity. It is as essential to life as water and food and is essential for a strong immune system. Any book dedicated to the topic of aging will cite the necessity for enough sleep, which is 7-9 hours.
There is a strong relationship between deep sleep and the release of Growth Hormone as well. It is during sleep that adults secrete the greatest amount of HGH.
scope, but the end result in all of these studies is that the lack of sleep causes anything from poor job performance to poor judgment, to obesity to, well, you name it.
If sleep is a problem it is suggested that you:
A. Eat your largest meal of the day at lunch
B. Eat dinner earlier
C. Avoid exercise, alcohol, and smoking before bedtime
D. If you nap, do so for no more than 30 minutes
E. Make sure that your room is dark and quiet, basically
2. STRESS REDUCTION
You cannot deny the health benefits of stress reduction.
Stress reduction can go a long way in reducing symptoms of aging along with the onset of disease.
Studies suggest that stress causes the release of 'fight or flight' hormones which increase blood flow to our large muscles, increase our heart rate, respirations and blood pressure, and decreases blood flow to the gastrointestinal tract including the saliva glands.
Acute mental stress can cause blood vessel constriction in heart arteries and may alter coagulation to make blood more able to clot.'
Techniques used to reduce stress are quite varied and beyond the scope of this newsletter, however a few of the more obvious ones to consider are meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises, along with physical exercise and positive thinking, both of which are discussed further below.
In the 1998 book called 'Successful Aging' a summary of the MacArthur Foundation study on aging in America, which had begin in 1987, showed that almost all healthy seniors had been physically active throughout their life.
It has been proposed that humans have almost always been physically active, simply by surviving off the land. Today we work off computers. Bottom line is that we need some form of daily exercise. And yes, walking counts, if done briskly.
We think we can say with confidence that long elaboration on this pillar is not necessary. We all know the importance of good nutrition and a balanced diet.
However, we can cite many studies that suggest that the Mediterranean Diet is among the healthiest in the world with its fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals and fish, mild to moderate amounts of alcohol and low amounts of red meat and dairy products, not to mention lots of healthy fats like olive oil.
Like that of nutrition, lots can be said and studies can be cited all day long as to which type of water is best for us.
Below are the 3 main classifications of water.
A. Bottled (as classified by the FDA), which consists of:
Artesian well water
B. Filtered or Purified Water that consists of:
Absolute 1-micron filtration
C. Distilled Water
Each type of water has their proponents, however Distillation seems to be gaining on the rest. One thing is for sure however. Drinking 'enough' (and that is the keyword) water on a daily basis is essential for proper elimination and detoxification.
Today it is becoming very hard to argue against proper supplementation in order to maintain health. Skeptics are falling like flies in the light of all the convincing studies that show the importance of proper supplementation.
It seems we always need studies to confirm what common sense naturally tells us and studies are abound.
Many well-respected scientists, researchers, and medical professionals have discovered the relationship between mineral deficiencies and a wide variety of health conditions, which afflict the human body.
Our soils just don¹t have the minerals necessary for optimal healthfulness, so supplementation is crucial.
7. POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE
In the book 'power of positive thinking' Norman Peale writes that having faith in yourself makes good things happen to you. This same theme has been written about over and over, each book with a different angle, but with the same basic, underlying message.
Here are few extra tips:
Try to reduce or eliminate any anger or hostility from you life.
If you catch yourself with a negative thought, immediately and purposefully switch your thought to a positive thought. Over time this will become a habit and you will see some dramatic changes.
Note: Continued use of either GHR Gold or GHR Platinum can have a dramatic effect as they both contain what have been coined as 'the morale vitamin'.
There are of course other pillars to support a long and healthy life, but these are what we consider the most fundamental.