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3 More Habits to Increase Longevity
4) Walk More
It is easy to take the closest parking space or to take the elevator rather than the stairs, but in today’s sedentary society we need all the exercise we can get. By using these situations as a way to get more exercise you will be strengthening your immune system and adding years to your life. There is a reason why people in cities are usually thinner than those in the suburbs…they are forced to walk more often and therefore are able to incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives.
5) No Smoking
This one should be obvious. Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and heart disease and takes years off your life. Even if you just consider yourself a social or occasional smoker, every cigarette is deadly. Smoking harms every organ in your body and lowers your quality of life. If you do not smoke don’t start and if you do smoke there is no time like the present to quit. Smoking can be one of the hardest habits to break to so make sure you surround yourself with positive support to ensure success.
6) Eat Smaller Meals More Frequently
As we discussed in previous articles eating five or six small meals a day will help burn fat and regulate blood sugar. Eating more frequently keeps your metabolism healthy and delivers a continual stream of nutrients to your body. Make sure you do not skip breakfast and eat a small meal every two to three hours for the rest of the day. You will be amazed at how much better you feel.
Follow these habits and who knows, maybe you can reach the 100 year mark!
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|American Health Care2 Jun 2011|