9 Ways to Live Longer

9 Ways to Live Longer

Live healthy, live longer By just making a few changes in your lifestyle, you can help yourself live longer! In a recent study, it was found that four bad behaviours – smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not exercising, and no eating enough fruits and veggies – can hustle you into an early grave, and in effect, age you by as many as 12 years. The good news is, there is something you can do about it, to correct these and other unhealthy behaviours. Adopting the following nine habits will help keep your body looking and feeling young! Don’t overeat If you want to live to be 100, leaving a little bit of food on your plate may be a good idea. Did you know that studies on longevity round the world found that the oldest Japanese people stop eating when they are feeling only about 80% full. Research has confirmed that eating less helps you age slower. It was found in a study in 2008 that limiting calories lowered production of T3, a thyroid hormone that slows metabolism – and speeds up the aging process. Overeating is a common and complex behaviour in today’s culture. More people eat more junk food than they should, and there are more people overweight today than five years ago. Get Busy Did you know that having sex two to three times per week can add as many as three years to your life! Regular sex may also lower your blood pressure, boost your immunity, improve your sleep, and protect your heart. So ‘getting busy’ can burn an impressive amount of calories – sometimes...