Tip of the Day: Regularity

by Eubie on May 17, 2013

Couple of years ago a doctor–or some authorial authority figure–was making the rounds on the daytime talk shows hawking his new book about the key to longevity. It had something to do with reducing inflammation, or something along those lines, but the secondary thrust of the book was that regularity in your life was essential for reducing inflammation, and thus, living longer. Eating, sleeping, exercising were all important areas we needed to work on to live longer, healthier lives, but a more general prescription was to do all of those things (and everything else) in a regular fashion. Eat three times a day, but at the same time each day. Get a good night’s sleep, but go to bed and get up at the same time each day. Exercise in the morning, afternoon, or at night, but again, do it at the same general time (and don’t overdo it!) We have been saying this for years, and now we are validated! Us unrepentant bachelors are known for our terrible habits of not getting enough sleep, not exercising, drinking too much, eating poorly, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Yes, you need to change those habits, but perhaps if you started by getting into a regular routine with respect to those basic life functions, you’ll start feeling better (and living longer)! Regularity reduces the ‘white noise’ stress we tend to experience when we skip a meal, go to bed too late and get up too early, or not take a walk around the block from time to time… and ‘white noise’ stress is a silent killer! So start getting regular today!

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