Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Secrets Of Long Life

1. Pets. This is because having a pet to stroke reduces your stress level, heart rate and blood pressure.

2. Being rich. Rich people have more time and money for good food, exercise, healthcare and relaxing holidays.

3. Getting married. Married men live 10 years longer than single men and married women live 4 years longer than single women.

4. Laughter. Laughter really can be the best medicine. It not only lifts your mood and makes you feel happier. It can also lower blood pressure, reduce bad cholesterol, and improve immunity. One Norwegian study actually found that those who laughed most often in daily life were 35% less likely to die over the course of 7 years. A good reason to see the funny side of life!

5. Singing. Sing for a longer life! It's not makes only a beautiful sound. Singing also gives your heart, lungs, abdomen, and back muscles a workout. And the endorphins produced when you sing can lower stress and make you feel healthier all round.

6. Having more sex. Having sex more often may help you live longer -- if you're a guy! According to one 10 year study of 1000 middle aged men, those who had the most orgasms were 50% less likely to die than those with a low frequency of orgasms.

7. It may not be so healthy to hold back your strong emotions. According to a Stockholm University study, men who expressed their anger were 50% less likely to have a heart attack or die from heart disease than those who bottled it all up. Calmly communicating your feelings could help you live longer. On the other hand, research from the Harvard School of Public Health revealed that people had a higher risk of a heart attack or stroke in the 2 hours following extremely angry outbursts, in comparison to those who remained calm. Reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke by exercising, eating a healthy diet, not smoking -- and finding ways to handle anger and stress.

8. Keeping fit by walking 30 minutes per day can keep you healthy and increase your longevity. But it turns out that walking briskly could be more beneficial than walking slowly. In one study, slower walkers were 44% more likely to have died that those who moved at a faster pace. Those who have trouble walking more quickly should check in with their doctor to rule out any possible health issues.

9. Flossing daily. We've all heard the reasons why flossing should be a daily habit -- healthy teeth and gums, and fresh, clean breath. But flossing might be more important than we thought. It may actually help you live longer. That's because flossing your teeth may possibly prevent heart disease in addition to gum disease. People with gum disease are nearly twice as likely to have heart disease, but whether that means the two are related is unclear. In the meantime, flossing will help keep your smile nice and bright -- which is enough reason to floss in itself!

10. Not having a housekeeper. Have you ever longed for a maid to come and whip your house into shape? Don't be too sad if you don't have a housekeeper. Turns out that cleaning your house, cooking, and doing the laundry counts as moderate exercise. Women who spend around 16 to 17 hours a week on chores such as these could lower their risk of breast cancer by up to 30%.


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