Longevity ist tightly linked to our diet and lifestyle. It’s not complicated to change your lifestyle, and it doesn’t have to cost more money, but it requires some discipline. If you want to live longer, here is what you should do:
Healthy diet: Make sure your menu includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, healthy fats, and omega-3 fatty acids. Try to stay away or reduce foods like red and processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages, as well as trans-fat, and sodium.
Healthy physical activity: Exercise at least 30 minutes per day of moderate to intense activity daily.
Healthy body weight: Try to keep a body mass index (BMI), which is between 19 and 25. Calculate your BMI here.
Smoking and vaping: Uh .. NO!
Moderate alcohol intake: Try to keep it at one drink a day and not more than three drinks a week. One drink considered to be 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits.
Stress level: Make sure you get enough rest. Sleeping at least 8 hours a day will benefit your body and soul. Continuous stress can contribute to serious health issues such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses, as well as mental disorders like depression or anxiety.
Next time you search for a pill to fix things thinks about the above. Even if the pharma industry is spending billions on drug development to fight diseases, there will never be a pill that will replace a healthy lifestyle. It’s never too late to change your lifestyle. Start today, and you will feel the difference.