Discover the secrets of longevity!
A long life comes with a little care and some easy lifestyle changes. After all, it’s not just about having a long life but also about quality and happiness.
Having friends keeps you active and looking forward to life. Choose your friends wisely though, keep those with healthier lifestyles closer. After all, a lot rubs off from the company you keep. Spirituality also helps. In a 12-year study of people over age 65, it was found that people who attended a religious service more than once a week tended to have higher levels of a key immune system protein compared to their peers who did not.
Sleeping and napping
Good quality sleep is important for longevity and to bring down your risk of obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease and mood disorders. This also promotes faster recovery from illness. Sleeping less than five hours a night cuts down your longevity. A nap during the day helps, it brings stress down and helps your heart.
Go for a healthy diet
Include plenty of fruits and veggies, whole grains, fish and olive oil in your diet. Include plenty of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli that help to detoxify the body. Nuts and dark chocolate are good too. Make sure you have a balanced diet low in calories. Fasting now and then also helps to reboot the body.
Lose weight and exercise
In case you are overweight, shed that extra flab. This can go a long way in protecting you from diabetes, heart disease and B.P. which can eat into years of your life. Make exercise a way of life. Regular movement keeps you active.
Quit smoking and moderate your drinking
Studies have proved that even a single drink per day can impact your health negatively. Quit smoking, smoking can not only cause cancer but also promote other lung diseases and significantly bring down your longevity.