Life is a beautiful adventure that sadly doesn’t last forever, and while death is something most of us accept, we all want to live rewarding lives for as long as we possibly can. The average life expectancy varies from country to country, but most people in western society have accepted that around 80-100 years is how long they’ll have.
Prolonging your life is all about keeping your body ticking for long. After we reach middle age our bodies start to deteriorate slowly in a number of different ways and habits we picked up while younger come back to haunt us.
Let’s take a look at 5 ways you can prolong your existence.
Practise a healthy diet
The types of nutrition needed to live a long and healthy life could be its own article, so we’ll just say that in general it’s better to eat healthy than unhealthy if you want to live longer. Eating unhealthily can lead to a myriad of health complications including obesity, cardiovascular disease and venous issues.
A healthy diet means that your body is getting all of the vital nutrition it needs to operate at peak efficiency and keep the organs working properly. If you need help creating a diet to follow, consult your doctor or a dietician.
Keeping your body fit and healthy is just as much about your level of physical activity as it is about your diet. Running, skipping, swimming – it doesn’t matter, they’re all great ways of keeping your body lean and strong.
A lack of exercise can hasten the onset of some medical conditions and make others worse. Do yourself a favour and find a physical activity to can dedicate yourself to.
Sticking to an exercise routine can be hard if you’re unmotivated, so incentivise yourself with rewards after you reach certain milestones in your fitness.
Get the right amount of sleep
There have been countless studies on the health benefits of proper sleep and its effect on the longevity of your life cannot be understated. It’s important that adults get a minimum of 6-7 hours of sleep each night so that their bodies can properly recover from all the stress it’s put under.