- Eat more walnuts
Walnuts are not just delicious. They are also helpful when it comes to your heart health. One 2019 study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that when subjects added walnuts to a low-fat diet, they were successfully able to lower their blood pressure. And low blood pressure is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Make new friends
Having a lot of friends might just be the key to longevity. One 2005 study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that, among 1,477 individuals, the people with the most friends lived an average of 22 percent longer than the people with the least friends.
- Stop commuting by car
Save yourself some money, reduce your traffic-induced stress levels, and live a healthier life by walking or biking to work instead of driving. One 2014 study published in the British Medical Journal found that men who actively commuted had BMI scores an average of 1 point lower than those who passively traveled, translating to a difference of nearly 7 pounds.
- Take the stairs
Opting for the stairs over the elevator isn’t just a wise decision for your waistline. One 2017 study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior found that just 10 minutes of stairwell activity resulted in more of an energy boost than 50 milligrams of caffeine, the equivalent of half a cup of coffee.
- Drink cherry juice
Why cherry juice? Well, tart cherries are a natural source of melatonin, a hormone that assists in the regulation of the bodys sleep-wake cycle. Just make sure not to stock up on processed cherry juice, as the added sugar included in this drink can actually keep you awake rather than helping you fall asleep.
- Drink more OJ
HDL is the good cholesterol found in your arteries—in other words, the cholesterol you actually want. So how do you get it? Well, one 2000 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that healthy men and women who drank 750 mL—or three cups—of orange juice daily successfully increased their HDL cholesterol by 21 percent and decreased their LDL-HDL cholesterol ratio by an average of 16 percent over a four-week period.