Read these top findings from experts on how to live longer. *Read- reading reduces stress levels and heart rate by 68%. *Socialize – lonely people have a 14% greater risk of dying than the average person. Isolation can also lead to increased hypertension. *Dance- a study has found that dancing can reduce the risk of dementia more than any other physical activity, plus if you dance with a group or a partner, you’re being social. *Meditate-according to a study, the brains of people who meditate have larger volumes of gray matter, the area responsible for memory, emotions, seeing, hearing and impulse control. *Sunshine-low levels of vitamin D have been associated with diabetes and hypertension not to mention depression. Adults who don’t get enough of the “sunshine vitamin” are 26% more likely to die early. *Sing – a study of older adults found that those who joined a choir were in better health, used less medication and were less lonely. One study found that when choir members sang in unison, their heart rates slowed down. *Paint or draw-studies have found that seniors who have taken up painting, drawing or sculpting during middle age are 73% less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment than those that did not participate in artistic activities. De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas, Topeka Kansas and some surrounding areas.
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