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7. Use Your Lifestyle to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Your age, race, gender, and genes. You can’t do anything about them, and if they increase your odds of hypertension, they already have you at a disadvantage.
You need a weapon to help you fight back and try to even out the odds.
Fortunately, your lifestyle is that weapon—perhaps the best one!

6. Nighttime Sleep Thieves

Our own everyday lives can disrupt our sleep. Common sleep stealers include traveling across time zones, environmental factors, chronic pain, illnesses and the medications used to treat them, and even retirement can rob of us restful sleep. For these problems, a few simple steps can restore restful sleep.
Sleep Phase Problems
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8. Optimizing Your Health

Having a healthy body and mind going into periods of stress will help you cope better with added pressure and strain. While it may feel good to drown your worries in salty or sugary foods and an extended Netflix marathon, these escapes will have your health spiraling out of control.

2. What Causes Stress?

As we mentioned in Chapter 1, stress differs for everyone. What someone might see as a non-event (kids arguing over a toy, for instance), another might view as a heart-pounding, tension-inducing annoyance. The one thing we can agree on: Stress exists, and it doesn’t always feel good. While its causes

Can’t Sleep? Here’s How to Beat Insomnia

Can’t Sleep? Here’s How to Beat Insomnia

Insomnia is now at epidemic levels. Up to half of Americans are wondering how to beat insomnia and suffer from at least one of the four cardinal insomnia symptoms:

Difficulty falling asleep
Inability to stay asleep
Waking up in the early morning
Experiencing nonrestorative sleep

Almost a quarter of the U.S.

7. Use Your Lifestyle to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Your age, race, gender, and genes. You can’t do anything about them, and if they increase your odds of hypertension, they already have you at a disadvantage.
You need a weapon to help you fight back and try to even out the odds.
Fortunately, your lifestyle is that weapon, perhaps the best

Don’t Rely on Sleeping Pills Alone to Get Your Shut-Eye

Don’t Rely on Sleeping Pills Alone to Get Your Shut-Eye

Over-the-counter and prescription sleeping pills might seem like an easy fix for your insomnia. After all, who wouldn’t want to get a better night’s sleep just by taking a pill?
Trouble is, many sleep medications may cause unwanted side effects, especially in older adults. So, many sleep experts encourage judicious use

7. Your Brainpower Lifestyle

If exercise were a pill, experts say, everybody would take it. Although smart dietary choices can help protect your brain against age-related decline, the evidence that physical activity contributes to cognitive health is even stronger than the associations between nutrition and cognition. That’s why the most important lifestyle change you

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