If you want to make some changes to your life that will help you to live that bit longer, have a look at these 10 tips and see if you can incorporate them into your lifestyle.
If you can manage at least 5 or six of them, you should be on your way to adding that extra few years to your health bank.
The foods that you put into your body today will show up on your face and body in the years to come.
As it is the only body you’ll get, you should take care of it by eating the healthiest way you possibly can. Have lean meats, keep your portions healthy, drink plenty of water and get your fruits and veggies.
Work up a sweat. Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t exercise every day. It’s okay to take a day off. It’s okay to exercise three days a week. Something is better than nothing.
But you’ll find yourself looking forward to moving if you look for an exercise routine that’s fun.
Though exercise and fun don’t sound like they belong in the same sentence, you can find them. Make it enjoyable.
Don’t forget to have a good old laugh. Find the humor in all you do from your job to your exercise routine. Having regular laughter in your life helps reduce stress.
Of the 10 ways to live longer, one of the most important is to stay optimistic. Optimistic people outlive pessimistic people. The mind is one of your most powerful weapons against thoughts that can drag you down.
If you start to find yourself having negative thoughts (like, “I won’t get that job” or, “This isn’t going to work out well”) pause for a moment and remind yourself that you don’t know what the future has in store for you.
All you have is the time right now. Usually, we think the worst and it never comes to pass. We spend all that time on the negative, imaging all the bad that ‘could’ happen and then it doesn’t.
Make sure that you stay social. People who have regular get togethers with friends enjoy a longer life. A strong social network helps people to enjoy relationships where they can find acceptance and support.
If you have bad habits that can damage your health, get rid of them. If you don’t have a pet, consider getting one. Having a pet reduces stress and stress can cause all sorts of diseases.
Another important aspect in helping you to live longer is to pamper yourself. Go on and treat yourself. To many times we treat ourselves in ways we wouldn’t treat our worst enemy. Don’t beat yourself up emotionally.
Also, don’t put off doing what you look forward to. Saving for the future is important but don’t become grinch-like in your quest to save. Make sure you spend both time and money on the things that bring you satisfaction.
And finally, make sure that you take supplements that contain anti-aging properties.