4 simple tips to improve your health

Sleep well and take a siesta
If you have been to Latin America you have certainly noticed that many people go home during their lunch break. They grant themselves the so-called “siesta” which is nothing more than a short nap. According to one study, adults who systematically rested during the day have a 37% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases. The afternoon nap helps lower blood pressure and reduce the production of cortisol, a stress-modulating hormone.

Train your brain
Contrary to popular belief, your brain, if trained, can age more slowly than your body. Reading, taking music or language lessons or cultivating new hobbies can help your brain stay young and healthy. Some studies have also shown that certain video games can help older people keep their minds active.

Do physical activity
We all know that exercise is a key ingredient for staying healthy. A recent study has shown that walking at a moderate pace helps prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and coronary heart disease. Compared to other forms of exercise, walking does not require a great effort to your body and can give benefits such as lowering blood sugar levels, improving digestion, improving mood and sleep.