Here are a few ways you can do everything from improve your vision to boost your brainpower without ever hopping on a treadmill:

  • Want to upgrade your eyes to eagle eye status? Become a seafood lover! Even if you have 20-20 vision, over time your eye muscles become less flexible, and you’re at risk of losing distance and close up vision. So, keep your eye muscles in top shape by eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids twice a week, like salmon, mackerel, flax seeds and walnuts.
  • Want to make yourself cold-proof? Pour yourself a bowl of low fat Greek yogurt. Researchers say it’s packed with probiotics – which is good bacteria - which lower your odds of getting a cold by 12%! Look for the words “live and active cultures” on the label.
  • And the last way to get healthy – which doesn’t involve you breaking a sweat on the treadmill – get a massage! It not only pampers you – it actually improves your immune system. Researchers say that Swedish massages increase the production of lymphocytes – those are cells that defend against diseases. In studies, a 45-minute massage did the trick. And the more regularly you get massages, the better they’ll work.

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