by Dr. Reuven Bruner, Ph.D.
* Walking is one of the best exercises you can do. It
strengthens almost every major organ in the body, promotes
bone density, and boosts the immune system. It requires no
special equipment, and just about anyone can do it. A brisk
walk (covering about one mile [1.6 km.] in 12-15 minutes) can
lower the risk of heart disease by as much as 30 percent
according to some research. Aim for a pulse rate of 120 beats
* Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables including
cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, turnip greens and
kale (all of which can be infested with bugs) are rich in
antioxidants, which help protect against both cancer and
heart disease. Population studies have shown that people who
eat a lot of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables have
lower rates of cancer than those who don't. Specially grown,
bug-free versions are available some of the time.
* Height loss is natural, and shouldn't be a cause of worry
unless it occurs rapidly. On average, people lose about one
centimeter in height every 10 years, beginning at 40 years of
age. This rate increases after the age of 70, leading to a
total loss of between one to three inches of height.
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