What are the proven secrets to a longer life?
1. Limitation of Calorie intake:
It is said that a decrease in our calorie consumption proves to slow down the signs of aging and definitely increases our lifespan. Every calorie dropped on our food adds to about more than 30 seconds to our average maximum length of time.
2. Food Fasting:
Give your body some rest. It is important to fast once a week. Fasting creates mental and emotional improvement such as concentration and thinking. It stops anxiety, depression and even insomnia which affect our physical condition. Consider fasting as a spiritual practice.
3. Drink Water:
Drink the right amount of water. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day is needed for the body. Replace meals with water when you feel hungry is a good thing to do.
4. Eat Less:
Rather than eating three large meals a day, it will be a good practice to eat several small meals. Eating less food minimizes the unhealthy fat and that can be stored in the body.
5. Eat more fruits and vegetables:
Eating high density fruits and vegetables will keep you full throughout the day. It helps you avoid cholesterol and heart disease.
6. Break down alcohol consumption:
High levels of alcohol in our system can lead to various diseases and even death. Alcohol can lead to the erosion of the lining of the stomach and other Gastro intestinal illness. It also affects our memory and judgment.
7. Positive Thinking
Positive thinking helps in reducing stress and depression in our life. It helps us become calmer and more peaceful. Learning to trust and confide in people results to a mentally and physically healthier person. According to research, having a positive attitude can add 7 years to your life. Try not to be afraid, think positive most of the time.
8. Exercise Regularly:
The benefits of exercise are present in all aspects of our life. Studies have shown that walking for about 2 hours a day cuts the risk of death in almost a half and thirthy minutes of walk in a day reduces as much risk of heart attack.
Laugh all the time! We all know that laughter is the best medicine. You feel good everytime you laugh and feeling good helps in making your life better.
By Brian Musial
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