Planning your retirement so you enjoy better health

Updated : Oct 22, 2019 in Articles

Planning your retirement so you enjoy better health


Are you dreaming of retiring to the coast
? Do you see yourself whiling away your time, fishing, or taking taking long walks on the
beach with a dog, or possibly skinny dipping at midnight ? Are you planning to make sandcastles
and sea breezes part of your future ? Well it might be time to rethink those retirement
plans. If you’ve got the finances to pack up and move, you want to move UP in the world,
not down. It seems living at high altitude is the ultimate HEART HEALTH MOVE. Join us
for this episode of better body chemistry TV, as we explore why sea breezes may not
be what your heart desires. Better Body Chemistry TV is brought to you by Dr Sandy – a scientist
turned gremlin buster, HELPING YOU, battle sugar gremlins, heffa-lumps & other health
horribles, through BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY. Remember, small things can make a big difference
to your health. Researchers from the University of Colorado have spent the last four years
pouring over death certificates from across the USA. They considered all the usual stuff.
What the person die of. How old they were. How rich or poor they were. AND….. how high
they were i.e. the altitude at which they were living. Now the analysis revealed the
best place to live long and prosper, and avoid heart disease, was in the mountains. The Colorado
mountains to be precise. Winning boroughs were all above 5 967 feet. Now in these areas
, the average life span for a man was 75.8 to 78.2 years, while the average life expectancy
for women was between 80.5 and 82.5 years, which is a couple of years longer than those
stuck at sea level. But there is a big disclaimer…frail lungs don’t like high altitude. The death
certificate analysis identified this as a caveat to the GO HIGH recommendation. Altitudes
above 4,900 feet, were detrimental to those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease. Now the point of the research was not to identify prime real estate, but to
look for clues about what environments might be cardio protective. And to then apply this
information to other environments to help everyone have better heart health. So… what
is special about higher altitudes ? Well the mountains have more sun and less air. There
is more sun at higher elevations. No, no don’t confuse SUN with HOT – it can be quite nippy
in the mountains. But being closer to the sun, does mean more solar radiation – which
could mean more vitamin D. And vitamin D can get your blood vessels “Bending like Beckham”
which relieves some of the pressure on old hearts. The other thing about mountains have
is less oxygen. Now oxygen is one of those things that YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT, but
it is dangerous, creating oxidative stress. So a little less oxidative stress can be helpful
in the long run. It seems the magic of mountains could stem from more UV and less oxygen levels
or something completely unrelated. Which leaves the question, can you apply the more sun,
and ,less air to your life without moving to the mountains so that your heart benefit
? The short answer most definitely. By tapping into a little lizard wisdom and actively spending
time each day soaking up the sun, this will ensure you get your measure of solar radiation.
Now morning sun is probably preferable. And, if you work up a bit of a sweat, enough to
get you breathing hard because……………… you’re a tad short of air, this will help
juice up your heart battery, so it pumps in a crisis. And you end up living high wherever
you are, creating BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY and better health. Interested in discovering more
ways to create BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY or need a little help getting your body chemistry
on track ? Visit our website, at wWW BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY dot COM, browse our library
or enrol in one of our courses or programmes. The advice is simple to follow and based on
real science, not hype. Know someone who is planning their retirement. Share this video
with them, so they know to consider altitude when weighing up their options. If this is
your first time here and you are looking for tips and strategies that will help you create
BETTER BODYCHEMISTRY and better health. Be sure to subscribe, so you catch future episodes
of BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY TV. Thank you so much for watching and remember small things
can make a big difference to your health.

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