Know these 7 simple health tips which can significantly help you to live longer
The life expectancy of the people has shot up to 30 years in the recent years, which is said to be the greatest gain in 5,000 years of human history. A major credit goes to the factors like advances in health care facilities, education, and disease prevention and treatments. But these are not the sole factors for longevity. There are certain everyday habits that can influence how long and how well we’ll live. Here are a few health tips that provide a positive impact upon our health and enhance our life expectancy.
A healthy heart is the key to a healthy living. And to have a healthy heart, drink tea. Both green and black teas contain a concentrated dose of catechins, substances that help blood vessels relax and protect your heart. Studies showed that people who drank 5 or more cups of green tea every day have the lowest risk of dying from heart disease and stroke. One needs only 1 or 2 cups of tea daily to have a healthy heart. Ready-to-drink teas, the one we find in the supermarket beverage section don’t offer the same health benefits. Some studies show that adding milk may eliminate the tea’s protective effects on the cardiovascular system, so stick to just lemon or honey.
Eat enough purple food
The deep, rich color of blueberries, concord grapes or red wine are due to the presence of polyphenols in them. Polyphenols compound reduces heart disease risk and may also protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Polyphenols also help keep blood vessels and arteries flexible and healthy. Adding dark grapes to the diet may improve brain function. Not only this, eating 1 or more cups of blueberries every day may improve communication between brain cells and increase memory.
Walk a few minutes daily
The people who walk for about 30 minutes a day remain fit and live four times longer than those who walk less, regardless of how much body fat they have. So prefer walking to your workplace or wherever possible or make it a point to walk on your lunch hour. In a nutshell, find ways to move a little more, every day.
Eating more than 18 ounces of red meat per week increases the risk of colorectal cancer. A few palm-size servings (about 2 1/2 ounces) of beef, pork, or lamb now and then is no big deal, but eating more than 18 ounces of red meat per week ups your risk of colorectal. Colorectal cancer risk also rises by 42% with every 3 1/2-ounce serving of processed meat such as hot dogs, bacon, and deli meats eaten per day.
For the grill red meat, marinate it first, keep the pieces small and flip them often. These simple steps can help prevent carcinogens from forming. Keep the oven temp under 400°F, while baking or roasting it.
Skip soda totally
Drinking one or more regular or diet cola every day doubles your risk of metabolic syndrome—a cluster of conditions, including high blood pressure, elevated insulin levels, and excess fat around the waist. That increases one’s chance of heart disease and diabetes. If you need a caffeine hit, the better choice is switching to tea. By controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels, preventing diabetes, and not smoking, you can add 6 to 9½ healthy years to your life.
Don’t keep a housekeeper
Don’t depend on a maid to do your day to day works. Just by vacuuming, mopping floors, or washing windows for a little more than an hour, the average person can burn about 285 calories, which can lower the risk of death by 30%. What’s more, get rid of the maid, burn some calories as well as save some money too.
Have a positive attitude
The people who have a positive outlook on life, a sense of purpose and community are healthier than who don’t feel good about themselves. Life is all about cherishing and living every moment. So, live it to the fullest and be happy to have a healthy living.