Want to live longer? 5 expert tips for longer life

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From a recent study it was found that by adopting these 5 healthy lifestyle habits by the 40’s can help add 24 years more to man’s life meanwhile adding 21 years more to a woman’s.

Many people have a goal to live longer and healthy, but unfortunately many miss the three things that are essentials in these terms that are discipline, consistency and good habits. These good habits also allow in the prevention of various chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and helps a person to live longer over a few decades.

We have listed down the habits which focus greatly on the importance of nutrition, sleeping patterns, Mental and stress management, and involving in physical activities which help to live longer:

1. Stress Management

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Majority of illness and disease are co-related to stress. The effects of stress can be seen very visibly such as hair loss, severe headaches, sleepless nights and even high levels of inflammation.

Many people who live in urban areas face higher stress level than people who reside in rural or country side. The American Psychological Association’s survey results shows that a third quarter of the adults have shown signs of increased stress during the past year.

The leading stress categories are, uncertainty about the future which is 40 percent, stress on personal finances and savings that is 34 percent and 22 percent due to heavy workload and long working hours causing a reduced chance to live longer.

2. Sleeping patterns

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Many of the adults in the current rat race world have shown the visibility of being chronically sleep deprived.

According to a study it is indicated that the right amount of sleep needed for a healthy adult should be between even to eight hours a night meanwhile for teenagers it should be from right to ten hours.

It is indicated that sleep deprivation is very closely related with improper eating habits as well as a higher body mass which is due to eating refined and fatty food.

A bedroom should be room where no physical digital products should be placed to insure a proper sleep without interruption.

3. Avoid smoking

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It is very well-known that smokers and those who inhale secondary smoke from these smokers on a regular basis are in the target of becoming vulnerable to lung and heart diseases.

As per resources smoking has declined from 20.9 percent in 2005 to almost 11.5 percent in 2021.

It has been seen that chain-smoker reduce their their chances to live longer by 40% which each increased pack on a daily basis.

4. Healthy eating

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The influence of healthy diet and lifestyle go right hand in hand. According to sources, it is seen that people who are vegetarian or include plant-based meals in their diet plan have a lower risk of developing an serious illness.

The benefits of healthy eating has various benefits such as :

Better muscles memory and maintenance, better bowel movements, increase in overall energy, prevents cancer, becomes a support in weight loss, prevents diabetes, and helps improving the overall immune health.

It is very necessary to have plenty of protein along with good amount to carbs to maintain your daily caloric needs.

5. Over-drinking

As per health department over-drinking can be defined as having five glasses of wine, five pegs of strong spirits such as whiskey, gin, and vodka or five cans of beer in one go.

According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, even slightest drinking habit includes risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease and digestive problems; cancer of breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, voice box, liver, colon and rectum; weakening of the immune system, increasing the chances of getting sick; and learning and memory problems, including dementia and poor school performance.

All of the above mentioned are closely related in expanding and declining the lifespan of an individual. It is to be noted a small change everyday at the earliest stage even in your 40’s can help you increase your lifespan to live longer to more than 30%.

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