LONGER LIFE: How ten lifestyle tips can increase life span
“Prevention is better than cure.” — Desiderius Erasmus
Life is short. We all know it.
Yet, what if we could stretch it? Just a bit longer.
Science whispers secrets of longevity. Are we listening?
It's hidden in everyday routines that change our destiny.
Our extended destiny.
Eager for that cheat code to life's timer? It's here.
Dive in. Discover.
Add those precious ticks to life's clock.
There are many factors that influence how long we will live.
While some health conditions and diseases are unavoidable, others can be linked to lifestyle.
Let’s see following 10 tips which can improve your life span.
10 LIFESTYLE TIPS WHICH CAN INCREASE LONGER LIFE
PRIMARY LEVEL - Non-Negotiable
1. Avoid Stress
Majority fails at this level.
Yes, this is the number 1 root cause of bringing 90% of all disease in your body.
Stress is the feeling of being unable to handle high levels of mental or emotional pressure.
This is the most prevalent and silent killer of people.
We are surrounded by individuals or an atmosphere that is slowly devouring us without our knowledge.
Your Boss, Partner, Better Half. Environment, Relatives, Society you name it.
Expectations Expectation Expectation !!!
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact surrounded by assholes.” - Sigmund Freud
Avoid stress at any cost or outsource or cut it.
2. No compromise on Sleep
Perfect sleep is the key to good health.
We are constantly being deprived of sleep because of modern society's demands.
Excessive daytime sleepiness and daytime impairments like lowered focus, slower thinking, and mood swings are the main signs and symptoms of sleep loss.
One of the telltale indicators of sleep deprivation is feeling unusually fatigued during the day.
Manage your sleep according to your body not what society tells you or the book such as 5 AM Club.
Focus on the body's circadian rhythm like when your body is used to wake up without alarm clock.
Minimum 7 hours or 8 hours is key.
I am still testing this by myself.
“Sleep is the single most effective thing you can do for your brain and body.” - Mathew Walker
Never compromise on sleep.
3. Take Walk
Easiest in this category yet the most neglected one.
Walk is where our body and mind relax together.
Walking in fresh air reduces both mental stress and enhance physical wellbeing.
Research suggests that just 30 minutes walking every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones and boost muscle power and endurance.
Regular walking could help extend your life expectancy.
It reduces risk of developing common health conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.
“There is no habit you will value so much as that of walking far without fatigue.” -Thomas Jefferson
4. Exercise is non-negotiable
There are people who are fit without exercises just by manging diet and stress level.
By the way fit does not mean you should look like Greek God Hercules or Mr. America Arnold Schwarzenegger. 😃
Exercise is a stress reliever and relax your body muscle.
I usually do exercise, which is easy, not much putting stress on my body and sustainable in long term.
Because majority of time people take gym membership and then they left.
Reasons unsustainable either to the body or their lifestyle.
Find what works best for you.
5. Eat Less or follow Intermittent Fasting
I’m a firm believer in eating right or less.
Eating healthy is not enough.
We need to balance our diet to include following:
Fruit and vegetables
Grains, Pulses and Plant Based proteins.
Nuts are good sources of fat, fibre and protein and so they will make you feel fuller for longer, without giving you the sugar rush and subsequent dip that some sugary snacks will.
6. Avoid Sugar and reduce caffein intake.
What I personally experience is that sugar can lead to weight gain which could eventually increase the risk of heart disease in later life.
We already know that excess intake may also elevate blood sugar levels, impacting diabetes risk.
Same I found for Caffeine, which If I take in high doses, can cause anxiety and disrupt sleep.
Now I am reducing both of them on daily basis to see the effects on my gut health.
Together, limiting sugar and caffeine fosters better overall health.
7. Don’t starve yourself.
Avoid keto and blah blah.
These are the new marketing scams to play with emotions of struggling customers.
Restrictive diets can be dangerous for a number of reasons, such as
the fact that they can lead to a loss of muscle,
lead to feelings of extreme hunger and cause fatigue and lethargy,
make you deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals,
increase tendency for people to get sucked into a starve/binge cycle.
Ultimately it can actually become harder for you to lose weight because of the fact that the metabolism is slowed down.
Its more an art than science.
8. Have more sex
You may laugh.
But seriously it's another test to check how our body responds.
Lots of different studies have shown that an active sex life is closely linked with a longer life.
Sex has many benefits including lowering the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other heart diseases.
SECRET: This will improve your mental health and productivity. I bet. just try it.
9. Regularly eat supplements or essential supplements
Every time I take vitamin D pill, I'm reminded of the days when I'd barely see the sun, engrossed in my work.
Omega-3 capsules? A nod to the fish my diet lacks.
They’re not just supplements; they’re lifelines to help improve my moods.
They bridge the gap between our hectic lives and the wholesome existence our bodies crave.
However, alwasy seek medical advice about which supplements can help whatever you’re experiencing, whether that’s tiredness, low mood or lack of energy.
10. Drink more water.
Water is life.
We all know our body consists of 66% water.
Research suggests that drinking adequate amounts of water can reduce your risk of colon cancer and bladder cancer.
It also helps to:
hydrate cells and
remove toxins through your liver and kidneys.
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