Do you want to know how to live longer? Tweaking some of our daily habits can ensure that we live a long and healthy life. Let us start with the one that we don’t give much thought to but sleep is essential for living a long life. Having regular sleep is so important for the proper functioning of our body and most importantly our brain, it cannot be over-emphasized. Now switching gears to when we are not asleep, we ought to be walking fast or keeping ourselves quite active. Besides staying active and on your feet, regular aerobic exercise helps to keep the body not only looking in great shape but promote fitness from within.
Now when it comes to what we ingest into our system, the less sugary food we consume, adds to our longevity. By the same token, research shows that boosting our meals with lots and lots of fresh fruits and veggies packed with anti-oxidants and phytochemicals can take us on a long healthy route. At the same time, lets just remember to stay away from processed foods in favor of the whole grains and complex carbs.
Did you know that married people live longer? Research shows that those couples who get married and stay happily married in love with each other are more likely to live longer than those who are not married. Also doing pleasurable things, such as hobbies or going away on vacations, making peace with one’s family and meditating spiritually help in reduction of stress and anxiety. Stress is the number one killer in our everyday lives and managing it helps to boost our longevity.
Last but not the least, have you met those people whose eyes are gleaming with dreams and they are going about with a purpose in their lives? That drive and zeal definitely keeps the mind and the body healthier and prolongs life. If you haven’t already done so, get yourself a purpose in life and work on your beautiful dreams. Your passion will show in not only your eyes and in your smile but in the fitness of your body and mind!