It’s hard to believe, but the simple act of sitting is one of the worst things you can do for your health. According to numerous studies, too much sitting spells bad news for your lifespan and increases your risk for disease. Fortunately, the solution is obvious and usually fairly easy—stand more!
Here are some other surprisingly simple ways to boost your health:
Eat more chocolate. (Really!)
Dark chocolate (with a cocoa content of 70% or higher) is one of the richest sources of antioxidants on the planet. Packed with minerals and soluble fiber, dark chocolate has been shown to have more antioxidant activity than blueberries and acai berries. Numerous studies show that dark chocolate can reduce your risk for heart disease and cancer and lower stress.
Do something nice for someone else.
Volunteering is a super healthy sport. In one study, volunteers were more likely to report being happy and satisfied with their life, as reported in Health Hub®. Other studies have linked volunteering with greater longevity and a lowered risk for heart disease.
One study in the UK discovered that women walk an average of 7,300 steps per shopping trip. No wonder we’re always so beat after a day at the mall! Walking is one of the healthiest activities, improving overall fitness without putting too much stress on joints. This cure-all has been shown to improve cardiac health, circulation and posture while also lowering risk of depression, fatigue, cancer and chronic disease. Best of all, walking is free! We’re committed to enhancing the quality of your life from the inside out! Learn more about our menu of aesthetic and wellness services by calling 415.887.8718 or scheduling your personal consultation today.