Habits to help you live longer

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Habits to help you live longer
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Medical Adviser
17 Nov, 2016

Habits to help you live longer

 

Making few changes in our lifestyle can help us to live longer. Unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking alcohol, not exercising and eating too much junk food affects significantly on our life span.
We can change these unhealthy habits and adopt few healthy habits to keep our body looking good and feeling young for long.

 

Do not overeat

 

Studies have shown that limiting calories lowers the production thyroid hormones in our body which slows metabolism and speeds up the aging process. Do not overeat and eat food in smaller portions.

 

 

Run 10 minutes a day

Running at least 10 minutes a day increases life span and reduces the risk of heart diseases. It also helps lung and heart function better.

Quit smoking

 

Smoking causes many diseases like cancer, breathing problems, stroke and also asthma. It’s not too late to quit this bad habit. Quitting smoke can improve your health.

 

 

Get enough sleep

Lack of adequate sleep may increase the risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes. Obesity and early mortality are also associated with lack of sleep. So get 6 to 8 hours of sleep every day.

 

 

Stop drinking soda

 

The phosphoric acid present in soda restricts body’s ability to absorb calcium. This can lead to osteoporosis, cavities and bone softening. Phosphoric Acid when interacts with stomach acid, slows digestion.

 

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