Index Card Cure™: Tips for healthy living by Dean Ornish, MD

Information featured in AARP Bulletin – June 2014

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There are no good foods or bad foods. But some foods are healthier than others. “A plant-based diet low in sugar” is best.

There are no good foods or bad foods. But some foods are healthier than others. “A plant-based diet low in sugar” is best.

A little exercise goes a long way. “Thirty minutes of walking a day is sustainable but the little things also add up—taking the stairs instead of the elevator, for instance.”

It’s not all or nothing. “What matter most is your overall way of eating and living. If you indulge one day, that doesn’t mean you cheated or you’re bad or you failed. Just try to be healthier the next day.”

How you eat is as important as what you eat. “if you can eat with awareness, you’ll get more pleasure with fewer calories.”

Meditation makes your fuse longer. “Just the practice of focusing your awareness on something quiets down your mind and allows you to feel that inner sense of peace. Even a minute of meditation will carry you through the day.”

Family and friends are critically important. “Study after study has shown that people who are lonely and depressed are three to 10 times more likely to die than those who have strong connections.:

Volunteering saves lives. “Showing compassion for others is healing.”

AARP Bulletin – June 2014:
http://pubs.aarp.org/aarpbulletin/201406_VA?sub_id=EP7mlOchqZ2i2&lm=1402359136000#pg1

Dean Ornish, MD https://www.facebook.com/Ornish?hc_location=timeline

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