Live A Longer & Healthier Life with These 5 Tips
With constant advances in medical sciences and more insight into what we need to do to live a longer life, people are living to be older and to have a higher quality of life into their later years than ever before. So, what can we do daily to help increase the years we live a happy, healthy life?
Nourish Your Body
Paying attention to what you put in your body can lead to a healthier life and a more active lifestyle. Making sure that you get enough fruits and vegetables, cutting back on white sugars and carbohydrates and eating a sufficient amount of protein are good first steps to making sure that your body stays in its prime longer. Staying hydrated by drinking enough water is also essential to keeping your body nourished.
Studies show that there are improvements to your health immediately after you stop smoking. In fact, a study by the New England Journal of Medicine found that smoking can take up to 10-years off of your lifespan. While it can be a hard habit to break, it is one of the most important ways you can live a longer life.
Move Your Body
A study by the Journal Public Library of Science Medicine showed that greater amounts of exercise were associated with a longer life span. In fact, even moderate exercise was shown to be beneficial across all age levels and participants with a range of BMIs.
“The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity every week,” the study cited.
So even if you don’t consider yourself to be in top physical condition, even moderate exercises done leisurely can be associated with a longer life.
Have A Social Life
A study by the Public Library of Science showed that participants in the study who had strong social relationships had a longer life span. Getting out there and doing things you enjoy, with people you enjoy spending time with, is not only fun but good for your health.
Be Conscious Of Heart Health
Many of the above factors can have a positive impact on heart health. But another way to help keep your ticker ticking is to pay attention to your Body Mass Index (BMI). Researchers in an article in the National Institute of Health said that individuals with a BMI greater than 30 have a shortened life span.
While it is tempting to put all of our efforts into making our business successful, it is also essential to take care of our mind, body, and relationships to lead a happy, long and abundant life.
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