Make This a Habit If You Want to Live Long

Nov 05, 2019 By Kayode Oseh

Death at times can be very predictable. Although it is true that no one knows exactly when it will be time to say goodbye until it finally arrives but factually speaking whether we will live long or die early mostly depend on us and the way we live our life. In today’s world everyone is trying to lead healthier lifestyles and live longer, but many people aren’t really sure where to start. With that in mind here are easy ways to get you started.

Rest Adequately but don't oversleep

This may seem confusing or rather weird. But according to scientist in a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, people who sleep for more that 8 hours a night have a significantly lower life expectancy than the rest of the population in the world. However, this doesn't mean one should be sleep deprived because that is even the worst of it all. But having adequate sleep daily seem very vital. The optimal amount of sleep required for a normal and healthy adult is between 7- 10 hours daily, and if this can be done consistently it may actually increase your life expectancy.

Enjoy a Healthy Diet

You should realize that food is where life really is, it is always the determining factor of our health. Consume foods that are low in fat and sugars and eat lots of proteins, veggies and fruits. Low-fat and low-calorie foods can make a big difference when it comes to your health.

Monitor Your Cholesterol and blood pressure

High levels of cholesterol in the blood is usually the leading cause of several cardiovascular diseases and high blood pressures. There are two types of cholesterol, "Low Density Lipo-protein" LDL which is known as the bad cholesterol and the "High Density Lipo-protein" HDL which is the good cholesterol. High levels of LDL can bring about circulatory diseases and other complications while high levels of HDL improves circulation and benefits your body in general. If you want to live long then try and prevent heart diseases and the best way to do that is to put your cholesterol levels on check and make diet adjustments where necessary.

Have Sex, and if you’re already doing it, have more.

So many people see sex as a means of procreation and activity to derive pleasure alone but only few actually understands the dozen benefits attached to it. There are tons of benefits one can derive from having adequate sex. Sex keeps you refreshed mentally, physically and emotionally, It keeps your circulatory system at it optimum and keep heart disease and stroke at it minimum. No matter how much negative energies your body have built, a round of sex is enough to oust them all and keep you straight. Having sex is the best medicine for stress and we all know how stress can take a big toll on us. In men it has been shown that frequent ejaculation reduces the rate risk of prostate cancer by a great percent.

Chill Out always and have fun