Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick

Author Gene Stone shares strategies from his book (11 Photos)

Gene Stone on Apr 24, 2011 at 6:59PM

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Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick

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Squeeze in a Midday Snooze

The number and effectiveness of disease-fighting immune cells increases with the more sleep you get, while a lack of shut-eye has been found to promote health-attack-causing calcium buildup in the heart arteries, and restricts the production of human growth hormone, which “limits the body’s ability to repair itself,” says Stone. His advice: Try to take a nap when feasible. The ideal time is 1pm to 3pm in the afternoon since according to Stone, “this is when our bodies are most in need of rest.”

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