Who doesn’t want to be fit and fab forever? Check out today’s article by Emma Sturgis for ways in how to achieve this lofty, but very achievable, goal!
Like it or not, none of us will live forever—no matter what we do. Sooner or later, your internal clock runs out and there’s a good chance that DNA has a big say in how long you’ll last. Regardless, there are a number of simple things that anyone can do at any age to boost their personal longevity.
While there’s no single cause for the recent increase in cancer and obesity rates, mass-produced food is definitely part of the problem. The average person consumes far too much refined sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and factory-farmed meat. Eat sensible portions of organic foods as often as possible and minimize processed meat consumption.
Find the Perfect Exercise Regimen
Unless you won the genetic lottery, a lack of exercise will shorten your lifespan by a wide margin. A mix of cardio and a little weight training or calisthenics to selectively build lean muscle mass is highly recommended. Whether you prefer biking, running, kayaking, yoga or recreational basketball, regular exercise is imperative.
Prioritize Education & Prevention
Knowledge is the ultimate power when it comes to living a long and healthy life. Your own educational journey could entail anything from personal research on the web to a bachelor’s degree in the field of health and wellness. Receiving an education from health law schools can help further your knowledge on what is needed from healthcare professionals to ensure longevity and lifelong health. Empowered by this knowledge, you can use your expertise to improve both your own life and the lives of others.
Create a Positive Living Environment
Pervasive physical and mental stress has a direct impact on your well-being and will often push any person towards unhealthy life choices. Everything from environmental pollution inside and outside your home to toxic relationships will shave years off of your life. Focus on fixing negative aspects of your lifestyle one by one.
Work on a Healthy Mental Outlook
No matter how many precautions you take, life always throws curveballs your way. In some cases, you may not be able to completely eliminate negative influences in your life. How we cope with challenges often determines outcomes. Positive mental exercises, like meditation and daily affirmations, are another good way to stay healthy.
If you keep these general recommendations in mind, your odds of greatly exceeding average life expectancies improve substantially. What’s more, they’ll ensure that you’re mentally and physically young at heart well into your golden years. It’s never too late to make the rest of your life healthier than you’d ever imagined.
About the Author
Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer based in Boston, MA. She writes most often on health and education. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2
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