10 Ways To Live Longer – Be Healthy and Increase Life Expectancy

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10 Ways To Live Longer – Be Healthy and Increase Life Expectancy

Nobody is looking forward to the moment their life will end. Why not do everything you can to make your life last longer? There is no special pill to take or strange scam to add years to your life. You can live longer naturally. People are living longer now than in any time in history. Life expectancy has vastly improved over the years. Did you know in the 1900s, the world life expectancy average was only 31? In 2010, the world average was 67. Although, in the United States, average life expectancy is higher. Do you want to know how to naturally add years to your life? Read on to find out what you can do to live longer and have a better life.

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Don’t do drugs

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This is a no brainer. One of the leading causes of death in America’s youth is drug overdoses. If you use hard drugs or drink alcohol, you have a very high chance of overdosing. If you don’t overdose, the drugs will make you look older than you actually are. Doing drugs is a losing battle. There is nothing good about it at all.

Eat Healthy

We know what we should eat. Yet, that doesn’t necessarily mean we follow a nutritious, healthy diet. Fast food is horrible for your skin, your body, and your health. Cut out the fast food if you can. Start eating more fruits and vegetables. Make sure you are getting enough protein and fiber. The saying is true, “You are what you eat”. If you put healthy foods into your body, you will be healthier overall. The more junk food and sugar you eat, the worse off you’ll be. Foods that are bad for your health can cause very serious health problems and take years off your life.

Exercise

Get up and start moving. If you just lie around watching television and not doing any physical activity, you feel weak and tired constantly. Do something you enjoy. Run around outside with your children. Find a sports activity, you love doing. Go for a walk every morning in the brisk, fresh air. It feels great. You have to work your muscles to make them stronger. Physical activity is proven to keep your muscles and bones healthy and strong. You get weaker as you age. Keep up the physical fitness and you will feel and look your best.

Sleep

We all love getting enough sleep. You awake feeling refreshed and energized. It is scientifically proven that your body needs sleep to maintain your overall health and well-being. It gives your body and brain time to relax and reboot so to say. People who do not get enough sleep look unhealthy and wore down. If that’s what they look like on the outside, imagine how their insides must feel? Plain and simple, you need a sufficient amount of sleep every night.

Managing Stress

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Stress plays a vital role in maintaining good health. Many people are overly stressed, myself included. Bills, work, kids, financial struggles, environment, and so on can all lead to chronic stress on a daily basis. There are numerous factors that can cause a person high levels of stress and anxiety. It is necessary to learn ways to manage your stress and know stress relief techniques. High levels of stress can have negative effects on your body and your brain. If you are constantly stressed on a daily basis, it will take a toll on you, both mentally and physically. Chronic stress ages us rather quickly and nobody wants that.

For me, I manage my stress by practicing meditation and learn to focus on the most important thing in my life which is my family. Spending more time with your loved ones will help you become more relaxed and feel being loved.

No Cigarettes

Smoking is horrible for you, no matter how you look at it. This is another no-brainer. Smoking is bad. It destroys your health, it affects the people around you, it smells horrible, and it will kill you. If you smoke, quit now. Non-smokers live longer than people who smoke, that is a fact. If you stop smoking now, you will add years on to your life. Smokers put themselves at risk for cancer, breathing complications, bad circulation, and many other life-threatening diseases. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and stop smoking now. If you are a nonsmoker, keep up the good work.

Education

Even though you are done with school, and may have gone to college, keep on learning. Your brain commands every part of you from all of your body parts, all body systems, to your emotions, memories, and thoughts. Even though humans are the smartest mammal, humans only use a small percentage of their brain. There is room to keep on learning. As you age, you need to keep your brain active and healthy meaning that you need to keep on learning. Your brain constantly needs challenges and to learn new information. Read, write, and learn as much as you can. Your brain needs it to thrive.

Personal Relationships

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Believe it or not, it is not good to be completely alone. Every person needs some form of companionship. True, there are times when we need to be by ourselves, to have some quality time for yourself but, you do not need to do that constantly. Isolating yourself and being completely alone will scar you for life. It will not only cause immense emotional pain but, will eventually lead to negative effects on your physical well-being. As a human, we have an emotional need to be around other people. Even people who isolate themselves from other people still have pets as companions. Every person needs to maintain a close relationship with another living being to maintain their health. Studies have proven that people that have companions, live longer and healthier much more than those who don’t.

Be Positive

Maintaining a positive attitude will have great effects on your personal well being. People who are constantly negative and are pessimists live a miserable life. If you always see the negative side of things, you are unnecessarily stressing yourself out. Which causes harm to both your mental and physical health. Staying positive will make you a happier person, enabling you to live a genuine pleasant life. You will look better and feel better when you have a positive outlook on life.

Higher Power

You should have some type of relationship with your maker. It is your choice as to what you believe or what you don’t believe. Having faith in something goes a long way. It makes you feel better on an emotional level which will positively affect your health. Whether you meditate, pray, or simply take a few minutes every day to collect your thoughts. You are mentally connecting yourself with your own high power. We all need those moments to just relax and think. It is much better when you are talking to your higher power than keeping all the garbage bundled up inside. Think about it and let it go. Let your higher power deal with it and move on. You will feel better inside and out.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are numerous ways to enhance your quality of life enabling you to live a longer and more productive life. If and when you start to follow these tips to live longer on a daily basis, you will notice a difference in your overall health and well-being. You will see that you look better and you feel better. Don’t look to science or make-believe products to increase your life expectancy. You can easily do it yourself.

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  • Lily Reply

    Thanks for the practical tips. Everyone wants to live longer 🙂

    September 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm

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