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7 Things to Stop Doing If You Want a Longer Life

There are various things you may commit to doing to slow down your biological clock and live longer, whether you're in your 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s or beyond. According to studies, it is never too late to begin practicing healthy habits. The following are the seven steps you should take into consideration.

1. Reduce processed foods in your diet.

In many countries over the last 30 years, the shift to more processed foods has been one of the most significant nutritional trends. Processed foods have higher levels of sodium, saturated fat, sugar and fiber than natural foods. More people are developing heart disease, hypertension, cancer and diabetes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered that adults consume an average of 3,300 mg of salt each day.

The majority of salt is found in restaurants and convenience foods such as baked pastries, cured meats and soup.

Do your health a favor and eat healthy foods more often which includes meals high in fiber which has been linked to a longer lifespan and other ingredients you buy and cook yourself. Make large batches of meals ahead of time or splurge on ready-made salads and other fresh or frozen vegetables if you are short on time, but keep an eye on the sodium and sugar content.

2. Do not sit in the same spot for long periods.

If you don't have time to exercise, keep in mind that meeting the global minimum standards of 30 minutes of exercise five or more times per week may not be necessary to live longer.

One should take 15 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise three times a day to help the body and live more than three years older.

The findings held even for people with health concerns including cardiovascular disease and overweight people who didn't lose any weight through their activity.

Brisk walking was one of the moderate-intensity workouts mentioned in the study. It may take some work to fit it into your daily schedule, but 15 minutes of exercise for an extra three years of life sounds like a decent deal.

3. Let Your Resentment Go

Anger can be tough to let go of, especially if you believe your rage is justified. The best question to ask yourself is whether cortisol is worth it.

When you're nervous or angry, your stress hormone levels rise, which has negative effects on your heart, metabolism, and immune system. High cortisol levels have been associated with an increased risk of death in various studies. Avoid stress and once stressed seek guidance or encouragement.

4. Give up smoking

You know how difficult it may be to quit smoking if you've ever tried. But consider this: smoking is the leading preventable cause of death. Smoking according to some estimates, can rob you of a decade of your life.

Your body is remarkably forgiving, whether you quit cold turkey or gradually blood pressure and circulation improve soon after you quit, and your risk of cancer decreases year after year.

Keep in mind that abstaining from tobacco usage will assist your family members by reducing their exposure to dangerous secondhand smoke. You'll appear younger as well.

5. Don't Isolate Yourself

Staying social can extend your life by lowering stress and strengthening your immune system. Terrible connections put you in a bad mood and put you in danger of depression and heart attacks, but good ones keep you strong.

Staying connected can be difficult if you're depressed, have lost someone close to you, or live far away from extended family and friends. Even if you've relocated, there are methods to re-engage and meet new people, such as volunteering and connecting with individuals who share your interests through networks like business groups and reading clubs. Go to places like churches and have new people to interact with.

6. Don't Panic

Stress like anger hurts your body and can reduce your lifespan.

By aiming to reduce stress, you can improve your long-term health and quality of life. Purchasing only positive thoughts and seeking help.

Journaling or keeping a diary, meditation which has several health benefits and learning to relax are all good ways to de-stress. Even a few minutes of meditation a day, even at your desk, can deliver the anxiety and tension alleviation your brain demands. ​

7. Stop blaming your genes for your problems.

It's possible if your parents, grandparents, or other family members have lived into their nineties or beyond, but don't count on it. According to studies on twins in Scandinavia, genetics may only account for about a third of your longevity potential.

For those of us who don't have that kind of ancestry, this is fantastic news. Diet, exercise, toxin exposure, stress, frequent medical exams and even your social ties all have an impact on how long you live. Why waste time worrying about genetics that you can't change when you could be doing something more productive?. Be strong and I wish you a good life with healthy and love yourself. Thank you for reading.

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