4 Habits to Form for a Long Life – According to a Blue Zone Expert

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When it comes to sticking to a long-term longevity routine, the most important factor is that you enjoy whatever movement you engage in. By Arielle Tiangco for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved 4 Habits to Form for a Long Life According to a Blue Zone Expert Longevity in life is something we hope for, but without forming healthy habits now, our chances of living well into our triple digits are unlikely. Longevity expert and National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner…

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3 Definitions That Will Help You Define What “Self-Care” Means for You

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Self-care can take a multitude of forms and the reality is that everyone’s routine will look different based on their lifestyle, priorities, and stressors. By Amelia Buckley for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News 3 Definitions That Will Help You Define What “Self-Care” Means for You Personal wellness advocates often discuss the importance of “self-care,” but what exactly does self-care mean? The concept has been too often misused and commodified by the beauty and nutrition industries, so today we offer some alternative definitions of self-care that can help you…

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Hydrogel Injection Could Cut Muscle Injury Healing Time by Half

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It stimulates a type of protein called integrins, which encourages adhesion between the cells and the extracellular matrix, the supportive scaffolding that enables them to build up on the tissue. By Vlad Harabara for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News Hydrogel Injection Could Cut Muscle Injury Healing Time by Half From enhancing skin regeneration to replacing damaged knee cartilage to making bone marrow transplants more successful, hydrogel technologies have incredible potential to improve the way we treat different medical conditions in patients. A recent breakthrough from scientists in Spain…

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Want to Boost Muscle Strength? Trying Eating Leafy Greens

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Researchers assessed health data from 3,759 individuals over 12 years & found that those who ate the most nitrate-rich foods had 11% stronger lower limb strength. By Amelia Buckley for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News We know that leafy greens are full of vitamins and nutrients, but did you know that leafy greens can also help you build muscle? According to new research from Edith Cowan University, nitrate-rich leafy greens, like spinach and kale, boost muscle function and prevent injury.  Our bodies convert nitrates found in these greens…

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14 Ways to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

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Simple lifestyle changes can make a big impact in lowering blood pressure for improved overall heart health. By Amelia Buckley for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News High blood pressure is one of the first indicators of potential heart disease and stroke, but fortunately, targeted lifestyle choices combined with recommendations from your doctor can significantly improve blood pressure. Here are 14 ways to naturally reduce blood pressure in your daily life.  Walk and exercise. Exercise is a key pillar of good health. As little as 150 minutes of moderate…

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