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Live a Longer and Healthier Life September 3, 2009

Posted by feminestra in Health, Healthy living.
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In order to live a longer, healthier life, you need to make a few, simple lifestyle changes. In today’s world, people are living much longer than previous generations. We are seeing more people living active lives well into their 70’s and sometimes longer. The secret to living longer is living healthy. So here are a few steps to follow in order to achieve this:

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Tip #1: Stop smoking! I don’t care what study you read, or which doctor you ask, every expert agrees that smoking is the number one cause of cancer related deaths. It’s also an addiction, and many psychologists will tell you that you are smoking for a reason: and it’s probably not a good one! If you are a smoker, quit today! If you are having problems, have a picture of a love one (preferably a young child who looks up to you). Picture the child and ask yourself, if I smoke this cigarette, this child will be crying at my funeral one day soon.

exerciseTip #2: Exercise! You don’t have to look like a fitness model, but getting your heart and body exercise each day is critical. Experts agree that a half an hour each day will increase your life by ten years! Don’t have the time? Do you watch a TV program each night? If you do, instead of sitting down and doing nothing while you watch it, do sit-ups, or run or walk on the treadmill. Like listening to music? Do it while you take a two mile walk. Although you may not see results on the outside, your insides will thank you!

Tip #3: Get between six and eight hours of sleep a night. Your body needs rest, and getting the appropriate amount of sleep each night not only increases your lifespan, but also makes you much more productive. They say that shift work takes eight years off of your life. That is because of sleep disruption. So not only get six to eight hours of sleep a night, but also make sure that there are no distractions or interruptions. Some ways to help this would be to unplug the phone at night, close the windows, and keep the temperature of the house at a comfortable one so there will be no need to change it in the middle of the night.

laughingTip #4: Laugh. No really, laugh! Experts suggest that laughing and smiling will increase your lifespan, for if nothing else, laughing burns calories! And let’s be honest; when you are laughing you are essentially happy, and happiness and healthiness do go hand in hand. Some ways to help with is perhaps go to various websites which have different jokes, or watch funny video clips. Whatever gets your funny bone going, do it! It will do more than just make you feel better!

Tip #5: Fall in love. If you are already in love, try and stay that way. Loneliness is not only a terrible feeling, but it also lends itself to death. Stats say that if you are married for over fifty years and your partner dies, the average lifespan for the surviving partner is only four years! And it’s more than just about being heartbroken: it’s about being alone. So if you don’t fall in love, join a group, make more friends, or get involved with a charity or club.
These simple lifestyle changes will, hopefully, help you live a much longer, happier, and healthier life. The ultimate secret to living longer and happier is to actually live life. Who knows, maybe skydiving at 100 will be common if a few years.

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1. Bill Bartmann - September 4, 2009

Excellent site, keep up the good work

feminestra - September 9, 2009

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2. Dan Baskin - September 24, 2009

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feminestra - September 28, 2009

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