Want A Longer Life? Follow These Tips, Experts Say
Who doesn't want to stay healthy and live longer, right? Just like what the old saying "health is wealth" goes, health indeed is worth a lot. It is even worth more than money. By being healthy, you got more opportunity to live your life and do everything you want to do.
Unfortunately, no matter how much people would want to stay healthy and live longer, the society we are in and the lifestyle most people apply to themselves hinders it all. According to USA Today, even the millennials, who always choose healthily, are still considered the most unhealthy people group nowadays.
Good thing, researchers found several ways how one can help themselves live longer. The study, which was published in the journal entitled Circulation, states that there are actually five healthy habits a person can adopt in order to lengthen their life even for up to 10 years.
EMBRACE A GOOD AND HEALTHY DIET
Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest and most perfect diets experts suggest for people to follow. This balanced diet is composed mainly of whole grains, fish, plant-based proteins, fiber, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and nuts, without a series of other things that are usually included in everyone's menu such as sugar, salt, red meat, and processed foods.
ALWAYS KEEP YOUR BODY ACTIVE
Another way to keep the body healthy and a person live a long life is by having an active lifestyle through exercising, meditation, and workouts. By burning some calories and keeping your muscles on the move, Harvard Health Publishing of Harvard Medical School states that LDL cholesterol and triglycerides decrease, the brain becomes sharper, blood sugar levels become controlled, cancer risks tend to become lesser, and your body becomes stronger.
MAINTAINING YOUR BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)
By keeping a healthy body weight through proper diet and exercise, the body tends to become more resistant to illnesses especially to several chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer. So, it is a must to always keep your weight on track. If you don't have any idea where to start, you can simply download a mobile phone app, which can help you track and compute your BMI rates. There are a lot of BMI calculators available online. One of which is the Fitter Fitness Calculator, available for free.
Meanwhile, aside from the three that were mentioned above, there are still two ways, which could help you have a healthier and longer life. These two ways include drinking alcohol moderately and quitting smoking.