But even though people worldwide these days are living longer, those extra years tend to be full of pain, disability and mental anguish.
This was clearly revealed in recent research that’s considered to be the most comprehensive global health study in the history of medicine.
“We’ve gone from a world 20 years ago where people weren’t getting enough to eat to a world now where too much food and unhealthy food – is making us sick,” said Majid Ezzati, one of the lead researchers.
So what’s it going to be for you? How can you live longer and head off all the painful aging diseases to enjoy your life for as long as you live?
The 7 Anti-aging Diet and Lifestyle Guidelines
While the ongoing search for the proverbial Fountain of Youth is never ending, some researched methods for achieving healthy life-extension have been quietly accepted over the years by leading scientists.
Here’s how to live longer, stay healthy and enjoy your life in seven steps:
1. Eat low calories on a super healthy diet. This one simple step has been proven in research over and over again. By eating a nutrition-packed powerhouse diet of 25% to 40% less than normal, you can maintain a slender weight and have the potential to live a long, happy, healthy life by avoiding heart disease, diabetes, cancer and much, much more.
2. Maintain good healthy numbers naturally. Your blood can give you valuable feedback as to how you’re doing health-wise. And a healthy low calorie diet will help you to naturally keep these numbers in check:
• Blood glucose levels: Learn how to control blood sugar naturally.
• Blood pressure levels: Learn how to lower blood pressure naturally.
• Total cholesterol levels: Learn how to lower cholesterol naturally.
• Blood triglyceride levels: Learn how to lower triglycerides naturally.
3. Avoid tobacco and second hand smoke. Smoking kills. It leads to cancer, hardening of the arteries and more. Tobacco use is a major cause of preventable death and sickness all around the world.
4. Eliminate or greatly limit drinking alcohol. Alcohol use was found to be the world’s third highest risk factor. It weakens the immune system, greatly contributes to various diseases, including heart disease and cancer, and is a major cause of accidents, violence and suicides.
In the Global Burden of Disease Study, the three leading risk factors were:
A. High blood pressure,
B. Tobacco smoking,
C. And alcohol use.
5. Include daily moderate physically activity. Regular exercise helps you maintain great health, good balance and a better quality of life as you age. And just taking a daily walk offers you some major health benefits.
6. Create a healthy and inspiring social life. A healthy social life with family and health-oriented friends has been shown to be good for your heart. And adopting a pet can also add heart-healthy years to your life.
7. Develop a positive and optimistic attitude. Studies have found that positive, optimistic people reduce their risk of early death by 50% compared with those who tend to be more negative and pessimistic.
Although some of these healthy lifestyle and anti-aging diet steps may be challenging, now that you know how to live longer and enjoy your life right up until your very last breath, why not take on the challenge?
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