Quote of the Day: “Blessed are hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” ~ Albert Camus
Song of the Day: This Is What It Takes – Shawn Mendes
Exercise of the Day: Walk Outdoors
Affirmation: “I openly and freely accepting the abundance in my life.”
Tip: 6 more tips to a longer, happier and healthier life.
1. Lean back
Parking your torso at a 90-degree angle strains your spine. Instead, give your chair the La-Z-Boy treatment and recline the seat back slightly. The ideal angle is 45 degrees off vertical.
2. Scent your air safely
Some air fresheners contain phthalates, compounds that may disrupt hormone processes. Stick with essential oils in diffusers.
3. Boost your defenses
An Archives of Internal Medicine review reports that 400 IU of vitamin D a day reduces your risk of an early death by 7 percent.
1. Skip the spray
Using household spray cleaners just once a week increases your risk of an asthma attack by 76 percent. Use cleaning wipes instead.
5. Steam your broccoli
Steaming broccoli increases its concentration of glucosinolates (compounds found to fight cancer) by 30 percent. Boiling actually lowers the levels.
6. Stretch it out
Genes in your body linked to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity can be “turned on” if you sit for hours on end. Hit the “off” button by taking hourly laps during TV, book, and Web sessions.