Relax! (it could add years to your life)
Turns out taking a chill pill really can improve your health. In fact, a new study shows finding time to unwind can alter your genes for the better. Harvard researchers discovered that just 20 minutes of relaxation boosts genetic activity, which may strengthen immune function and improve the ways we metabolize energy and regulate blood sugar. And the genetic benefits were obvious in as little as eight weeks, even for newbies.
Try it today: If meditation isn’t something you do regularly, attend a class or workshop to get inspired (many yoga studios offer them). Once you’re comfortable, practise at home every night before bed.