5 Tips for Mom's
By Dr. Maoshing Ni
Christy Washington - Ketua Harian
Show your mother or all the women you know, how much you care by sharing
with her these 5 vital ways to increase her health and longevity!
1. Exercise Every Day
As women age, they need more than ever to protect their bones and
joints. Consider the benefits of a daily walk, at least 20 minutes every
day. This will not only help your mother stay fit and build her bones,
but it is also a wonderful way to reflect and clear the mind.
Swimming is a great form of cardiovascular exercise, and although it is
not considered a weight-bearing activity, can also help fight
osteoporosis. Better still, water acts as the perfect cushion for
joints, great for those suffering from worn hips and knees.
Additionally, gentle energy-boosting exercises like tai chi and yoga are
essential for a flourishing anti-aging exercise program.
2. Frequent Fresh Water
Water is essential for everyone. Our body requires a certain amount to
maintain our blood osmotic levels, provide the medium for circulating
and excreting waste products, and cleansing our internal tissues.
Centenarians around the world give credit to their native water sources
for their health and long lives; the scientists agree!
What they all have in common is pure water sources located far from any
city, free from chemicals and toxins. Choose filtered water; the best
filtration process are the ones that use activated charcoal, which
removes the impurities but leaves the water-soluble minerals. At least
eight glasses of clean pure water should be consumed every day. Click
here for my recommended water filters.
3. Treat Your Mother to Tea Time
In addition to being a delicious, low-calorie beverage, tea is the
beverage most commonly enjoyed by centenarians around the world. Tea
possesses free-radical inhibiting properties more potent than even
vitamin E and also helps prevent and treat hardening of the arteries
(atherosclerosis). The polyphenols in tea, especially the catechins, are
powerful antioxidants that help protect against cancer and diabetes.
For a masterful blend of healing herbal tea, especially beneficial to
your mother's health and well-being, click here.
4. Rejuvenate with Anti-aging Foods
When your mother told you to always eat your greens, she was looking out
for your health. Now let her know how much you care about her by sharing
with her these top life-extending, anti-aging foods:
• Soy contains phytoestrogen, which is a plant form of estrogen that
improves the body's hormonal balance and protects women from breast
cancer. Soy is also rich in genistein, which protects against
osteoporosis and other aging symptoms. Foods that are made with soy
include tofu, bean curd, soy-milk, soy yogurt, miso, tempe, and the
actual bean pod itself.
• Leafy green vegetables like spinach, collards, chard, kale, mustard
greens, parsley and seaweed all contain much needed calcium and other
trace minerals for bone health, as well as phytosterol activities that
help balance and support the hormonal system.
• Yams and sweet potatoes are powerhouse foods that contain higher
amounts of beta-carotene and vitamin C than carrots, more protein than
wheat and rice, and more fiber than oat bran. They are also rich in DHEA
(dehydroepiandrosterone) - a precursor hormone that is essential for the
body's anti-aging defenses to work.
• Nuts and seeds: just a handful every day can help improve circulation
and muscle tone. Research indicates that many of these nuts and seeds
are rich sources of vitamin E, lignans and omega-3 fatty acids, which
can help prevent against heart disease and the ravages of aging.
• Deep-sea fish, such as salmon, sea bass, halibut, tuna, and mackerel
are rich sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA), which are
crucial to hormonal production and also protect the heart and blood
5. Laughter for a Long Life
And finally, protecting your mother's health can be fun! Recall a
comical family story or a funny family joke. Research tells us that
laughter and joy boost immune functions, especially the production of
the natural killer cells that help protect the body from illness and
cancer. Laughter will also increase your mother's release of
endorphins-compounds in her brain that give her a warm and fuzzy sense