A Formula for Long Life: Part 2

September 17, 2019





Click HERE to read article #1 and click HERE to read article #2

from John Randolph Foundation


In the last blog post from the John Randolph Foundation, they showed how Dr. Clifford Morris, cardiologist and healthy living advocate, shared how he is helping children learn to grow, eat and enjoy fresh foods via the local community Garden of Eatin' (aka Heritage Gardens).


But there is more to his formula for a long, healthy life. This second article expands on this:



" Dr. Morris speaks of “regular physical activity”, instead of “exercise”, as a critical pathway to healthier living.  Movement—almost any movement—has healing power. He endorses Tai chi, a graceful form of exercise from ancient China that embraces the mind, body and spirit.  It’s one of the most effective exercises for overall health of the mind and body.  “I once visited China and witnessed hundreds of people practicing Tai chi in a local park.  It was amazing to see how they all moved in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep slow-paced breathing.  I was immediately captivated. Now I teach it to my patients and provide public demonstrations.  We’ve even made it part of the cardiac rehabilitation program at John Randolph Hospital!” 

Many people cope with high stress levels every day. “I’ve been practicing medicine in Hopewell for 23 years and let me tell you, we’ve got a lot of stress in our community.” How can we deal with the stress in our lives? Dr. Morris suggests that “getting outside in beautiful natural settings instills in us a peace and drives us towards positive actions. When we’re in nature, we stay in the moment—time stands still—in fact, there is no time in nature!”  He goes on to explain that to improve our health, we need to spend more time in nature, not rushing, but moving slowly with intention, thinking only positive thoughts and connecting with a higher power. "



Click HERE to read article #1 and click HERE to read article #2

from John Randolph Foundation


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