6 Ways to  Stay Young

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1. Go to Sleep Without a Prescription:
You probably know you should be getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night, and doing so may help to cut your risk for cancer, prevent overeating, and maintain a sunny outlook, all of which help to increase your lifespan. But if you need a pill to go to sleep, you may be increasing your risk of cancer and premature death, according to a recent study. 

2. Boost Your Berry Intake:
In a study published in the April 2012 journal Annals of Neurology showed that blueberries and strawberries, which are high in plant chemicals called flavonoids, appear to reduce cognitive decline in older adults. The results suggest that brain aging could be delayed by up to 2.5 years in older adults who consume more flavonoid-rich berries. Flavonoids have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may combat the toll stress and inflammation take on the brain.

3. Exercise Your Brain:
Our mind becomes more susceptible to Alzheimer's and other degenerative disease as we age. But flexing our mental muscles on a regular basis can help ward off those diseases. A recent study found evidence that being bilingual delays the onset of Alzheimer's disease while also improving one's ability to prioritize and multi-task. 

4. Eat Mediterranean Style:
In a recent 4-year study of 11,000 university students, experts found that a diet rich in Mediterranean cuisine lowered a person's chance of chronic illness. A diet high in fruits, fish, veggies, chickpeas, lentils, olive oil, and nuts does the body good.

5. Floss Daily:
A thorough brushing can leave your mouth feeling clean, but in reality, brushing only removes around 40% of the germs hiding in your mouth. A buildup of germs and plaque can lead to gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitus. Because these inflammatory diseases cause your arteries to narrow, they are directly linked to cardiovascular disease. Flossing daily can help remove those extra germs that your toothbrush can't reach.

6. Drink More Green Tea:
Give your health a boost by drinking more green tea. A recent Chinese study found that people who drank 3 ore more glasses of green tea daily had younger, healthier cells than people who drank less than one cup of green tea per day. Experts believe it may be the antioxidant-rich drink helps to ward off conditions like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease that can damage cells.