1. Talk to a Doctor
Prevention and early detection of disease are essential to maintaining good health as long as possible. You should take an active role in developing your own preventive health program. Be informed and conduct open discussions with your healthcare provider.
Life is stressful, even at its best, and stress is inextricably linked to disease and shorter lifespan. But you hold the keys to your stress level and can take conscious steps to deal constructively with stressors in order to make you feel better and give yourself a chance to live longer.
There is no way to eliminate all stress and avoid all future stress. Managing your stress boils down to lifestyle (the choices you make on a daily basis) and attitude (your outlook on life).
The two pillars that will help you to live—and remain in optimal health—long enough to take full advantage of upcoming health technologies are Prevention and Early Detection of disease. There is a lot you can do yourself to uphold these two pillars.
Lifestyle choices are the key to successful prevention. Making better choices will help you live in good condition for longer.
Food and drink can help heal you or hurt you. Making the right choices will help reduce your risk of serious conditions including cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
Not all carbs are bad. The key is the glycemic index of a carbohydrate food, which indicates how quickly the food is digested and releases glucose into your bloodstream.
The need for nutrients goes beyond the risk of deficiency. As research related to nutrition and disease continues to expand, so too does new evidence supporting the need for nutritional supplementation. To get started, consider these main topics.
6. Caloric Restriction
The American “obesity epidemic” has received a lot of recent attention. And it’s no joke— two thirds of the country is overweight. Being just 20 percent overweight triples your risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes and more than doubles your risk of heart disease. So, losing 10-20% of your weight will reduce your risk significantly.
Even better, reducing calories has been shown to lengthen life span in over 2,000 animal studies.
One of the most important components of the TRANSCEND program, exercise is the closest thing we have to a magic bullet against aging. Fighting stroke, lowering cholesterol, strengthening the bones, toning the body and boosting the brain are just some of the benefits.
Ray & Terry recommend integrating three types of exercise into a complete regimen to help you live longer. By including all three types, you will build strength, endurance, tone, flexibility, and resistance to disease.
8. New Technologies
Cheating death might just be possible in the new millennium. It’s a fantastic statement; even more fantastic because there is evidence that we will soon significantly extend healthy human lifespan, maybe even during your own lifetime.
As we move into the new era in which health and medicine become information technologies, we are gaining tools to augment, repair, rebuild and improve upon the existing human design.
You are constantly bombarded with toxins from inside and out, and there’s no way to avoid them all. But, you can greatly reduce your exposure, strengthen your defenCes and remove accumulated toxins.
The air we breathe is hazardous. Chemicals and toxins are pumped into the atmosphere every day from sources that range from your bottle of cleaning spray, to large factories.
Did you know Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman created a personanlized supplement plan based on the 9 steps of Transcend outlined in their book? Take the quiz to see which supplements are right for you.