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Is 70 The New 40?

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Is 70 The New 40? by Dr. Asa Andrew

Can we really turn back the clock? After watching medical science for over two decades now I am certain about many facts. One is that we are aging much slower than our parents did. Today, just look at someone that got into fitness in their twenties, when it just became popular around 1985. Now that person is in their fifties. How do they look? How is their energy? Amazing right? Do you think they will retire at 65? No way. There is a way to turn back the clock if you understand some basic principles about our health. Lets look at what it takes to make 70 the new 40. I am convinced that 70 can be the new 40 if we follow some basic principles that we have learned throughout medical science.

1.You Are What You Eat
Your body is a direct reflection of what you put inside it. If you do the basics, actually eat 9 servings of greens per day, 1-2 pieces of fruit, ample protein, eat healthy fats, and limit processed foods, you will win for empowering your health. 

2.Drink Tons Of Water
You must do this to win. The old adage is ½ your bodyweight in ounces. We are beginning to think now that is closer to your entire weight in ounces of water. Drink up.

3.Exercise
Like I say on my radio show, you must move every day. The old walk 3 day per week will not work. I’m so serious. You have to get moving at least 20 minutes of relative activity each day. Push yourself.

4.Get Your Head Right
This is what makes people more sick and age faster than anything. You have to have a great mental game. You must forgive, forget, love unconditionally, and move on toward your goals. Do this, and you will master the aging process.

5.Sleep
The older I get at this, the more I realize how important recovering the body is. Research still says 7-9 hours of sleep. However I spoke to many researchers in my network on sleep that have said that if it's high quality sleep, then we can make it with 6-7 hours. Regardless, the body must recover for you to slow the aging process.

These are some of the basics. I have more of these principles and teaching in my Health University system. Follow these principles consistently and make your 70 your new 40.

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Known as America’s Health Coach, Dr. Asa Andrew is an international best-selling author, Top 100 radio host of the #1 Health Talk Radio Show, and leading lifestyle and wellness strategist. He is a recognized global authority on the psychology of health and performance specialist in helping to reach your potential. You can watch Dr. Asa Andrew's daily program, ON CALL TV on WATC TV. To check your local air time, visit http://watc.tv/schedule/