10 Healthy Habits for a Longer Life
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Published by TOP4 Team
It’s often the little things in life that make a difference, so take care of yourself, your family and the planet one step at a time. Here are some healthy habits that you should adapt to have a fuller, longer life.
Have a high fibre diet.
Fibre aids weight loss, regulates blood sugar and may protect against some forms of cancer. The only way to get it is by cultivating yet another life-extending habit – eating natural and organic foods such as vegetables, fruits and legumes.
Walk every day for 30 minutes.
It’s one of those exercises that nearly everyone can do. Research confirms that regular moderate aerobic exercise (like 30 minutes a day of walking) has cardioprotective effects and may stave off degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and cognitive deadline.
Eat fish once or twice a week.
Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, albacore tuna, sardines and mackerel can reduce inflammation, lower chronic diseases (cancer, arthritis and heart disease), and even have positive effects on concentration and cognitive memory.
Take fish oil tablets daily.
The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil lower triglycerides – a type of fat found in blood, high levels of which are linked to heart disease. Fish oil also helps regulate mood, fight depression and may impact memory cognition. Best of all, fish oil is one of nature’s strongest natural anti-inflammatory products. Inflammation (“the silent killer”) is a component of nearly all degenerative disease, from obesity to heart disease.
Drink cherry juice to get a good night rest.
Cherry juice contains concentrated sources of melatonin, an essential molecule in regulating sleep-wake cycles in the human body.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Excluding sore gums, tooth loss and cavities, bad oral hygiene increases the risk of many diseases including heart disease, cancer and respiratory problems.
Never smoke a cigarette.
The quickest way to reduce your lifespan and do irreversible damage to your health is by smoking. About 1.1 billion smokers in the world will die in their middle ages from this deadly habit.
De-stress your life.
A consistently high level of the stress hormone cortisol kills cells in the hippocampus – an important area of the brain needed for memory and learning. While some stress is actually beneficial, most of us have too much stress, too often. De-stressing with relaxation techniques and restful sleep makes a world of difference.
Maintain healthy relationships.
The support you receive from close relationship bonds are invaluable and have positive impacts on your physical and mental well-being. Relieve tension, anxiety, and solve various problems in your life through your network of friends and family.
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