Stop health prob­lems be­fore they start!

Think achy joints and oc­ca­sional for­get­ful­ness are in­evitable as you get older? Not so! Re­search proves you can stop those mi­nor health prob­lems in their tracks with easy, nat­u­ral so­lu­tions!

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1 Max­i­mize your mem­ory with tea!

For­get­ting names or hav­ing other mem­ory lapses now and then? Drink­ing caf­feinated tea will sharpen your mem­ory with your first cup and help block Alzheimer’s dis­ease! ✤ It works! In a re­cent study, women who drank at least one cup of an­tiox­i­dant- and an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory-rich tea daily were 68% less likely to de­velop Alzheimer’s. And those who in­her­ited a gene pre­dis­pos­ing them to the dis­ease were 86% less likely to get it! And play video games! The quick de­ci­sions and fo­cus needed to play Candy Crush and other video games im­prove brain func­tion and in­crease brain vol­ume, lead­ing to bet­ter con­cen­tra­tion, nav­i­ga­tional skills and work­ing mem­ory!

2 Dodge di­a­betes with eggs!

If your blood su­gar is higher than op­ti­mal, try eat­ing four eggs weekly— a di­etary tweak proven to drop the risk of Type 2 di­a­betes 37%! ✤ It works! Nu­tri­ents in eggs— in­clud­ing pro­tein, carotenoids and healthy fats—re­duce the in­flam­ma­tion linked to the on­set of di­a­betes and im­prove your re­sponse to glu­cose, help­ing bal­ance blood su­gar! Lower your di­a­betes risk 22% with car­rots! Eat­ing more car­rots and sweet pota­toes can send your Type 2 di­a­betes risk plung­ing 22%! The beta-carotene in th­ese foods is shown to re­verse ox­ida­tive stress linked to the on­set of the dis­ease.

3 Boost your mood with yoga!

Not feel­ing sunny? To feel up­beat now and for years to come, prac­tice yoga and deep breath­ing! ✤ It works! Women with ma­jor de­pres­sion who spent 60 min­utes do­ing yoga poses and 20 min­utes do­ing slow breath­ing twice a week in class, then did 15 min­utes of both at home the other days, felt far hap­pier! Yoga and slow breath­ing KO the stress and in­flam­ma­tion tied to down moods. And fo­cus on the de­tails! Over­gen­er­al­iz­ing ex­pe­ri­ences (e.g., say­ing, “My job in­ter­view went badly”) tends to make you bluer than think­ing in specifics (e.g., “I flubbed one ques­tion, but the rest of the in­ter­view went smoothly”). De­tails help you rec­og­nize the pos­i­tives, which re­duces ru­mi­na­tion, a key cul­prit be­hind down moods.

4 KO knee pain by cut­ting back on fat!

Knees creak when you climb stairs? Avoid­ing sat­u­rated fats (like fatty cuts of beef and full-fat dairy) and “sim­ple” carbs (like white bread) helps keep noisy knees from de­vel­op­ing os­teoarthri­tis! ✤ It works! Acids in fatty foods wear away the car­ti­lage be­tween knee joints; nix­ing those foods keeps car­ti­lage healthy! Have rheuma­toid arthri­tis? Eat­ing two weekly servings of fatty fish (such as salmon) re­duces painful flare­ups, thanks to the healthy anti-in­flam­ma­tory omega-3 fats in fish! — Gabrielle Lichter­man

5 Stay strong with vi­ta­min D!

Find your grip isn’t as strong as it once was or you can’t carry as much with ease? It’s not a sign of ag­ing, it’s a sign that you’re low on vi­ta­min D, The Lancet re­ports. ✤ It works! Nu­mer­ous stud­ies show a daily 1,000-mg. to 2,000-mg. dose of D-3 (the most ab­sorbable form of the vi­ta­min) cuts your risk of dy­ing pre­ma­turely from any dis­ease! D is in­volved in ev­ery­thing from man­ag­ing blood pres­sure and choles­terol triglyc­eride lev­els to strength­en­ing mus­cles and bones, yet most of us come up short in it. And add heat to meals! Cook­ing with chili pep­pers cuts your risk of se­ri­ous ail­ments 13%! The com­pound that gives pep­pers their heat (cap­saicin) revs me­tab­o­lism, which re­duces body fat, im­proves blood flow and cre­ates changes in gut mi­crobes that lower the odds you’ll get sick!

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