Health and lifestyle website Medical Daily, shared their 10 tips that can help everyone to live longer.
Although we cannot predict until what age we will live, there are ways to extend our lives by living a healthier life and having a positive attitude.
These are the 10 ways to live longer:
- Manage stress
- Don’t smoke
- Don’t do drugs or drink too much alcohol
- Think young
- Avoid a sedentary lifestyle
- Keep a Mediterranean diet
- Always learn something new
- Keep close friends
- Stay positive
The key to live longer lies in the attitude towards life and in keeping the right balance between what is healthy and what is not. If there is something you really like, for example, eating fast food, you should have it once in a while, but not regularly. You should keep a Mediterranean style diet, as it is considered the healthiest diet by the World Health Organization, privileging cereals and vegetables over meat. But, sometimes you crave fast food and that is ok, since you keep it sporadically.
Maintaining a healthy life is also about doing what you like the most and feel happy with your choices.
Control your stress levels is also very important for your overall health because when you feel stressed for long periods of time, your immune systems goes down and you become more vulnerable to diseases.
Practicing exercise and avoid a sedentary lifestyle are crucial for a longer life since they rejuvenate your body and prepare it for the days to come. The more active your life is when you are 30, the better prepared your body will be for when you are 60.
Attitude towards life plays a big part in living longer.
This is what Medical Daily says about the importance of a positive thinking: “Whether you’re in college, working, or retired, making goals for yourself and challenging yourself is going to improve your outlook on life, which will make you happier and keep you healthier. At the end of the day, it’s all about being positive, focusing on the good things, and never giving up.”