It is often believed that what you eat and how you live, often tend to add years to your life.
But there’s another fact – when it comes to health, education and disease prevention and treatments, we are forthrightly advancing. But, what about the seemingly inconsequential everyday habits, which influence our quality of life and how long we live? Today, in our quest to attain healthy longevity, we bring to you top 5 clues that will help you live upto 100.
You tend to skip colas on the whole. Yes! Even the diet ones.
Sodas or any kind of fizzy drink can add to the woes of cluster of health conditions, such as including high blood pressure, elevated insulin levels, and excess fat around the, thus increasing your chances of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Do note that all sugary drinks are not only adding kilos in your weight, but also have a direct affect your heart. How heart diseases are directly linked to sugary drink is proved by a research, published in the American Heart Association’s Journal Circulation. The research found that 12 ounces of sugar drinks such as soda, or other beverages with added sugar raised the risk of heart disease by 20 percent. So we should limit our intake of sugary drinks. Best is to replace them with fresh juices or lemon water or coconut water. To wrap it all up, any food which contains chemicals and artificial elements is best avoided or had occasionally; such foods should never become a regular part of one’s diet.
Best would be to switch to tea or caffeine or try lemon water without sugar.
You’re the life of the party. According to a research presented in the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, people who are outgoing are less likely to suffer from dementia. People who party in a healthy way are also less likely to feel stressed easily. These people have lower levels of cortisol – i.e. over secretion of the stress hormone, thus adding healthy years to their life.
You are friends with healthy people. According to a study published in the New England of Journal of Medicine, it is importance to associate yourself with healthy people who have similar goals in life in order to add years to your life.
Healthy people make it a point to select friends who are ‘prime movers’ in their life, thus propagating the idea of health by association. Having healthy friends also tends to pose a social pressure to be healthy and it is good thing in more ways than one. Thus, it is important to find an exercise buddy. It can be a friend, spouse or sibling; anyone who can motivate you. Workout buddies are your best bet for feeling comfortable while working out. Play a sport with your better half. Sign up for a sport like squash, tennis, or basketball. These sports will give you a full body workout while bringing out the best in your relationship. There’s a reason why team spirit when combined with healthy friendship always prevails!
If you make fitness as your priority. You can be rushing around from here and there every day but you can still spare 45 minutes to 1 hour in a day to exercise, because that is what people who tend to live longer do- make fitness a part of their daily routine. They plan events that get them moving. Apart from maintaining a daily exercise regimen, they make sure they are squeezing a few physical activities in your social calendar. They include some exercising into their day to day life, and are totally aware about the indicators of physical progress, such as getting a good night’s sleep, having more energy all throughout the day, and having improved levels of cholesterol, blood pressure, bone density, triglycerides, and blood sugars, among many others.
If you do everything in moderation by practicing preventative maintenance. People who tend to live longer, never withhold anything in their life. They are open to any and all experience, be it indulging in their favourite tub of ice cream once in a while or spending a weekend just watching movies and doing nothing. The key lies in understanding that health is a part of life and should be taken care of irrespective of the guilt after indulging in a few glasses of your favourite poison or getting tempted by a cake. If you swear by the mantra of adopting preventive measures in life and follow regular checkups; keep a check on their dietary routine, tend to live longer. They take actions about their health problems and make sure that healthy habits become a part o their everyday life.