We are living longer than ever…and you may be able to push that number even higher with some lifestyle personal awareness.
While exercise is widely thought to be one of the best ways. Stress, friend dates and even happy hours can all play a role and you can find that growing older can actually be so much fun…
During hardcore exercise sweating is not only good for you. You can get similar health boost simply by sitting naked in a hot wooden –walled room.
In a Internal Medicine study it was found that over 20 years, those who went to the sauna more regularly had a lower risk of heart failure, coronary artery disease and death than those who didn’t go as much.
Keep in mind that sweating and heat get your heart rate up, just like light exercise.
Simply closing your eyes and settling your mind can lengthen your telomeres, the protective gaps on the ends of chromosomes that have been linked to longevity. In a study a group of people went on a meditation retreat for three months, they had 30% more telomerase, the enzyme that repairs telomere, than people who didn’t go on the retreat.
Meditate at least for 25 minutes every other day for at least 3 months, you will find yourself less stressed. Tai chi will offer reduction in depressive symptoms and improvements in energy levels and life quality in general.
Should you rather do yoga, this practice has been linked to lengthening telomeres and improve immunity.
Avoid angry outbursts
Keep in mind that getting really mad increases risk of having a heart attack within the next two hours. Is it worth it?
The most common anger trigger were fights with family members, followed by arguments with friends, then work disputes and road rage.
Stress may make one’s blood pressure and heart rate skyrocket in the heat of the moment. Instead erupting, make yourself aware by having a deep breathing exercise and by relaxing you will have totally the opposite reaction.
Can aid you to extend longevity, lowering the risk of heart disease, heart failure, stroke and dementia, increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure. All, however in moderation. Keep in mind though that heavy drinking is correlated with the reverse results.
Have a strong social life
Keep in mind that not being socially connected is a stronger risk factor for death.
Strong social relationships support mental health, and that ties into better immune function. Having a strong social life is so powerful because it builds your emotional health and make you able to cope with stress, making happy endorphins with each laughter you have.
Eat marinated meats
Marinating beef for example with fresh lemon juice before cooking it at a high temperature slashes certain carcinogen by 70%.
When you marinate the beef with thyme, red pepper, black pepper, allspice, rosemary and chives cut heterocyclic amines (HCAs) suspected human carcinogens by 88%.
A marinade of oregano, basil, garlic, onion, jalapeno, parshley and red pepper cut HCA levels by 72% and a Southwest mix of paprika, red pepper, oregano, thyme, black pepper, garlic and onion lowered levels by 57%.
Are you a meat eater?
Keep in mind that when you eat everyday three ounces of red meat, you can shoot up cardiovascular diseases. However, a vegetarian diet has been linked to reduced risk of colon cancer, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and becoming overweight.
Eating in moderation and balancing the portion is a much better way.