According to GPR magazine, living longer is usually associated with adopting a healthy lifestyle and avoiding life-threatening behaviors. There are simple practices that can help you live an additional 12 to 14 years if seriously followed. Here are seven ways to make your life last longer.
1. Limit your consumption of processed foods.
Natural foods contain less sodium, saturated fat, sugar, and fiber than processed foods. High-fiber meals have been linked to a longer lifespan because they contain no harmful chemicals.
2. Quit smoking and alcohol
Tobacco use is still the leading preventable cause of mortality. You can lose a decade of your life if you are exposed to smoking, whether actively or passively. It affects the respiratory and nervous system thus making treatment costly and sometimes unattainable. Alcohol drinks come with a dangerous chemical that damages the kidney and liver. A person may cause deadly accidents due to poor mental judgment.
3. Get up from your seat.
15 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise three times a day can add three years to your life. People with health problems like heart disease can also live longer because steady and even distribution of blood, nutrients, and oxygen. It increases the immune system of the body.
Stop being so secluded.
Lousy relationships put you in a bad mood, increasing your chances of depression and heart attacks. Allowing fear to keep you from adopting a healthy lifestyle is counterproductive in the long run because it may lead to mental health problems.
5. Stop depriving yourself of a night's sleep.
You're more likely to die if you sleep for fewer than 6 hours or more than 9 hours per day. People who get enough sleep are less likely to suffer from stress, depression, or heart disease. Sleep allows the body to build new tissues and regain lost energy thus keeping away disease.
Stress hurts our bodies and shortens our lifespan because harmful hormones and chemicals are produced. Anxiety and stress can be relieved by relaxing and meditating.
7. Don't rely on your genes.
Men should quit estimating their life expectancy based on their family history. Longevity is influenced by environmental and lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, stress, and social ties. Lifespan is solely dependant on individual care.
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