Add Years to Your Life With These Tips
Anti-aging is the holy grail of pharmaceutical company’s looking for a pill to extend human life. Of course, this pill is unlikely to made anytime soon! Thankfully, by making some small changes to your lifestyle it is possible to add years to your life. What’s more, these changes can help make sure that these extra years are free from chronic disease and bad health. Below you will find three tips that can help you live a longer, healthier life.
1. Eat healthy
We all know that a healthy diet can keep your in good health and your weight down. What you might not know is that a healthy diet can actually stop damage happening to your DNA and assist your body in prevent diseases such as cancer, heat problems and infertility. You should consume large amounts of B12 and folate as these two micronutrients to prevent DNA damage. The right diet can add 3 to 13 years on to your life.
2. Drop those extra pounds
By simply losing those extra pounds you can add 7 or more years on to your life. In order to get this benefit, you don’t have to strip your body fat down to extreme levels. A moderate decrease in body weight of 5 to 10 per cent can have a large impact on your life and health expectancy. Most people should have a BMI in the range of 18.5 to 25 but bear in mind that this can be different due to genetic factors (ie. People who tend to have more muscle than others can have a higher BMI but still be a healthy weight).
3. Become Spiritual
People who are spiritual or subscribe to a certain faith tend to live longer than most other people. This can be as much as 4 to 7 years and more than others. Researcher believe this is due to the higher levels of optimism that tends to be found in spiritual people.