11 nuggets of wisdom from Liz Earle's 'A Better Second Half' to help you live well

With the belief that wellbeing is about living life in a daily, achievable balance, and that consistency is key, Liz Earle has been a wellness advocate and champion of the sustainable beauty industry since the 1980s. In her new book, "A Better Second Half: Dial back your age to live a longer, healthier, happier life," she shares insightful knowledge gained from her decades in the wellness space and offers practical, everyday tips to help people feel and look their best. Here is a brief introduction to some of the book's most valuable insights and practices that you can apply to your daily life.

  1. Support sirtuin activity by undergoing brief, intentional stress-inducing activities, such as a 60-second ice-cold shower each morning, 10 minutes of intense exercise, or consuming spicy food, to increase your life and health span by repairing damaged DNA and improving energy production.
  2. Reduce or eliminate your exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins, such as cigarette smoke, polluted air, chemical-laden cleaning products, and heavy metals, to support the health of your mitochondria, which are vital for energy production and toxin removal, and prevent organ failure.
  3. Consume more fish, especially DHA-rich oils, to improve brain health and cognitive function, leading to a decrease in white matter hyperintensity, which is associated with dementia and other cognitive disorders.
  4. Practice meditation and mindfulness to train your brain to rest and recharge, increasing conscious awareness and helping you regain control of your brain's thoughts and behaviors.
  5. Prioritize yourself by embracing self-care and recognizing that you are worthy of taking the time and making the effort to be the best version of yourself possible.
  6. Begin your day well with a nourishing and intentional morning routine that sets the tone for the day ahead and helps you feel grounded, energized, and focused.
  7. Practice beauty biohacking, discovering simple ways to enhance your appearance, such as creating more NAD+, to amplify your health and longevity.
  8. Increase NAD+ by undergoing brief, intentional stress-inducing activities, such as a 60-second ice-cold shower each morning, 10 minutes of intense exercise, or consuming spicy food, to increase your life and healthspan by repairing damaged DNA and improving energy production.
  9. Reduce or eliminate your exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins, such as cigarette smoke, polluted air, chemical-laden cleaning products, and heavy metals, to support the health of your mitochondria, which are vital for energy production and toxin removal, and prevent organ failure.
  10. Consume more fish, especially DHA-rich oils, to improve brain health and cognitive function, leading to a decrease in white matter hyperintensity, which is associated with dementia and other cognitive disorders.
  11. Practice meditation and mindfulness to train your brain to rest and recharge, increasing conscious awareness and helping you regain control of your brain's thoughts and behaviors.

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