Friday, June 6, 2008

Tips for Dad's Longevity

Hello. I am recycling and reusing this article from Dr. Mao on Tips for Mom's Longevity into Tips for Dad's Longevity. I don't think he will mind. The basic steps on the journey to a long healthy life include:

  • Lots of good filtered or fresh water - a nice water filter pitcher could be a good present
  • Five servings of fruits and veggies, include lots of leafy greens (spinach, collards, cabbage)
  • High quality, minimally processed soy - cancer fighter
  • Green tea - reduce prostate cancer risk
  • Yams and sweet potatoes (yum) have anti-aging properties - Dad would love a homemade vegan sweet potato pie for Father's Day or a yam casserole
  • Daily exercise - 20 minutes a day is a good start (you can encourage Dad by joining him by phone or in person once a week on his walks)
  • Lots of laughter - break out some old Redd Foxx or Richard Pryor albums or new school Dave Chapelle dvds for dad

These seem to be pretty simple things that we can all incorporate into our daily lives and encourage our families to do. Take one action at a time, do it for 21 days and it will be part of your anti-aging routine.

1 comment:

Ana said...

I'm going to encourage hubby to take more steps. He's been doing better at eating right, but he still needs all the nagging...oops I mean encouragement I can give him. HA!