7 Tips for Living LongerPosted on May 11, 2017
There is no doubt that Americans are living longer than ever before. A recent local news story provided tips on the top seven things people can begin to do now to be sure that increase the chances of living longer. The first was to stop smoking. Smoking kills just under half 1 million people in the United States alone. That’s more than auto accidents, more than HIV, and more than all murders combined according to Dr. Jan Garavaglia, a medical examiner. Quitting does make a difference. According to new research women who stop smoking before 40 years of age live a decade longer than those who continue to smoke. Another tip encourages people to drink wine. Moderate wine drinkers reduce their risk of heart disease by up to 40%. People are also encouraged to do their own housework. A recent study discovered that 150 calories worth of chores a day to reduce high blood pressure by 13 points for eight hours. A 30 minute nap has been proven to reduce heart mortality by 37%. Purdue University scientists discovered constant worrying reduces lifespan by more than 16 years. Cardiologist reinforce the importance of maintaining a healthy waistline. They advised that the number should be less than half your height. By example if you’re 5’2 tall, your waistline should be less than 31 inches. Laughter truly is the best medicine. Research shows the comedy helps to lengthen your life. University of Maryland scientists discovered that viewing 15 min. of funny videos can increase blood flow to your heart by 50%. Lastly experts added that standing up as often as possible to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 10%, lung cancer by 20% and colon cancer by 30%. Dr. Kim helps patients understand that as they are living longer it becomes even more important to maintain their best appearance at every age. Beginning cosmetic plastic surgery procedures early insures the most pleasing aesthetic appearance. Anti-aging procedures for the face including facelift, blepharoplasty, and injectables should be considered as soon as the signs of aging are evident. Patients who are considering antiaging cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim and schedule a consultation.