You Should Know
Knowing your life’s purpose leads to a better, longer life. Seven years longer according to one study. How do you figure out your purpose? Experts say to think about your ideals, principles, standards and morals. Then think of your physical, emotional and mental talents, strengths and abilities. Put these together and then put your skills to work. Keep in mind your purpose doesn’t have to be your career. However, it helps to communicate your purpose and plan of action to a friend or family member. When you know why you wake up in the morning, you have better days. More of them too!
In a study of the world’s longest lived people, researchers found that most stop eating meals when their stomachs are 80 percent full. It’s that 20% gap between not being hungry and feeling full that may be the difference between losing weight or gaining it. They also eat a plant-slant diet, drink wine moderately and eat their smallest meal last.
Walking is free, easy, and can be done anywhere. And it can help you live longer too. Studies show that walking as little as two hours per week can reduce the risk of disease and help you live longer, and walking six hours shows an even lower mortality risk. It’s also worth noting that taking several small walks throughout the day is just as good if not better than taking one long walk.
When should I send my kid to kindergarten? It’s a tough question all parents of summer babies ask. Many families choose to wait a year to give their kiddo more time in preschool to develop more skills. Plus, holding a child back before kindergarten is easier than doing it once they’re already in school. If you think your child is ready on time, make sure they can print their name, know they’re shapes and can recognize colors. They should also know their phone number and be able to easily separate from their parents.