"Live exactly as much as life brings pleasure." Live, while enjoy life. "That's the point" says Dr. Butler, president of the US International Center for Longevity.
1 Healthy food
It will not be a discovery for anyone that long-livers try to eat healthy food. Try to follow this rule: make sure that 80% of the food you eat is natural.
Eat like an Okinawan
Residents of Okinawa - the Japanese island, have the longest life in the world. Researchers explain the fact of the traditional food of the region, including a large number of green and yellow vegetables and low-calorie foods. Some Okinawans have a habit of eating only 80% of the food lying on their plate.
Most of us are used to believe that the more we consume vitamins, the better. But this is not so. You must supply the body with useful substances, but do not get involved too. In a day, enough to eat 6 to 9 servings, that is 600 - 900 grams of fruits and vitamins.
3 Move on
Movement is life! Evidence is irrefutable: people who play sports live much longer than those who refuse to study. According to dozens of studies, persistent physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some forms of cancer and depression. Exercises can even help keep the mind clear in old age.
4 Sleep no less than necessary
Sleep has a huge impact on our lives. If you want to be successful and healthy, then do not forget about a healthy dream. Sufficient duration of a strong, healthy sleep can reduce the risk of excess weight, diabetes, heart disease and mental disorders.
Accustom yourself to the siesta
Siesta is a common occurrence in many parts of the world, and now there is scientific evidence that daytime sleepiness helps to live longer. Scientists believe that a midday sleep can help your heart, reducing the level of hormones that arise due to stress.
5 Do not smoke
Scientists have long established that smokers are reducing their lives. The faster you drop, the more birthdays you will meet. According to a British study half a century long, quitting smoking at 30 years will increase life expectancy by as much as ten years.
6 Lose Weight
If you are overweight, losing weight can save you from diabetes, heart disease and other life-threatening conditions. Almost all centenarians adhered to the rule of eating until they were satisfied with an easy feeling of hunger. If we compare it with the habits of modern man, it can be expressed as follows: instead of "I'm full", the long-liver would say: "I do not feel hunger"
7 Have a purpose in life
Japanese scientists found that people with a strong sense of purpose with a lesser frequency died of stroke, heart disease and other causes over 13 years of research compared to people living without a specific purpose. Another study indicated a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease in people with any goal.
8 The Right Tribe
Surround yourself with those who adhere to the values of the "blue zones", i.e. healthy habits that allow you to maintain long-term activity and good health. Studies have shown that people who have more social ties within their community live on average longer than the less sociable
A person is 85% water. Without it, he can live a maximum of eleven days, while only on the water, without food, people live for more than a month. Every cell of our body desperately needs life-giving moisture. One and a half - two liters of simple water a day, drunk between meals, will create optimal conditions for a good metabolism and excretion of slag from the body.
10 Laugh loud and often
Laughter reduces the risk of heart disease, relaxes blood vessels, relieves feelings of unexplained anxiety and relieves stress.