Everyday Health Tips from Life Extension Advisors

By Michael A. Smith, MD

To mix things up a bit, we’ve asked our team of in-house Health Advisors to pass along their favorite health tips so that we could share them here with you.

In case you weren’t aware of them, our Health Advisors offer free health and nutrition help for our customers and members via phone or e-mail 7 days a week. As a matter of fact, you yourself can call them right now if you’d like at 1-800-226-2370.

Anyway, since they’re so good at what they do, we figured we’d give them a chance to share some of their knowledge here. We really hope you enjoy their tips and find them useful.

  1. If you have problems swallowing softgels, take them with warm water or hot tea. They slide right down.
  2. Do fish oil supplements repeat on you? Try freezing the softgel before taking it.
  3. Can’t sleep? Two hours before bed turn off bright lights and electronic devices — that includes the TV. And don’t check e-mail, it’s a stimulant. Read a book instead.
  4. Suffer from nasal allergies? Use HEPA certified allergen air filters and hypoallergenic bed sheets and covers. It’s amazing how well they actually work.
  5. Cook slow and low. That is, cook food slowly at lower temperatures to preserve all of the nutrients.
  6. Think of healthy eating as a 5-day workweek: during the week eat healthy, then on the weekends you can indulge a little. That’s 5 healthy days versus 2 not-so-healthy days.
  7. Need a snack? Try eating 3–4 celery sticks with peanut butter. It will curb your appetite without ruining your diet.
  8. Did you know that brushing your teeth curbs appetite?
  9. Stand on one leg for 1 minute three times a day. Repeat with the other leg. This has been shown to support healthy bone density.
  10. Don’t make exercise a job. Play outside. Basketball, softball, flag football, tennis, golf, anything! It all counts as exercise. Have fun. The key is to be active.
  11. Keep your mind sharp, it’s the secret to longevity. Learn a new skill. Learn how to speak a new language. Take a class at your local community college. Never stop learning.
  12. People say, “I can’t exercise because my joints hurt.” What they actually mean is, “My joints hurt because I don’t exercise.”
  13. Drink the leftover water from cooking vegetables. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals.
  14. Try eating half as much as you normally eat.
  15. Step away from the scale. A better indication of weight loss is how your clothes fit.
  16. Eat slowly, breathe deeply and move your body.
  17. Drink water before eating. It fills you up, so you eat less.
  18. No matter how old you are, where you live, or what season it is, supplement with vitamin D.
  19. Take all three foundational supplements: a multivitamin, omega-3 fatty acids and ubiquinol CoQ10.
  20. Ways to eat vegetables, in order from the most nutritious to the least: fresh and raw, fresh and steamed, frozen and steamed, frozen and boiled, preserved in a can.
  21. Don’t overeat. When you’re satisfied, stop eating and get up from the dinner table and take a walk.
  22. Use resistance bands to exercise major muscle groups while sitting at your desk.
  23. Grass-fed beef contains significantly more omega-3 fat than grain-fed cows.
  24. Sleep when you’re tired, eat when you’re hungry and drink water when you’re thirsty.
  25. There are no magic bullets.
There may not be any magic bullets, but our Advisors themselves come pretty darn close. Again, if you want specific help setting up a supplement regimen or nutrition program, please give them a call at 1-800-226-2370 whenever you’d like. That’s what they’re here for.



Have any questions about any of the tips in this post? Ask away in the comments!

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13 comments:

Healthy cities said...

Thank you very much for this healthy tips. I will surely follow this tips to have a good and healthy life.

Life Extension said...

You're welcome! And thank you for reading our blog.

Healthy Recipe said...

i have problem when i want to sleep, sometimes i sleep just about 5 hour. but i'll do your 'Can’t sleep? Two hours before bed turn off bright lights and electronic devices — that includes the TV. And don’t check e-mail, it’s a stimulant. Read a book instead' ,i hope its helps me,thanks :)

Life Extension said...

Let us know how the suggestions work for you. :)

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Taking a sensible approach to better health is something that everyone can do within the framework of their everyday life. There really isn't any need for radical diet changes or hours of exercise each day. This is what turns most people off to the idea of making the necessary changes to increase their health and quality of life.

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