Dr. Alden recently contributed to the debut issue of Sacramento’s new regional magazine, Boomer Sacramento, with some tips on how to live a longer, healthier life. While you can visit Boomer Sacramento to read the whole article, here are some of her tips:
Get in touch with your spiritual side. This can be different for everyone: prayer, yoga, meditation, quiet reflection, walks in nature. Several studies have suggested that people who have regular spiritual practices live longer.
In the Fasting Lane
Try intermittent fasting a few days a week—meaning having at least 13 hours between your dinner and breakfast. It can be difficult to maintain, but it has excellent benefits for weight loss and reducing insulin resistance—both of which can impact life expectancy.
Bill of Health
See a naturopathic doctor (ND). NDs promote behaviors in their patients that foster health and reduce risk factors for chronic disease. Studies have found that patients are significantly more likely to discuss health maintenance and optimization with naturopathic doctors compared to medical doctors.