Best Habits for Living a Long, Healthy Life

posted by Chris Valentine

When it comes to living a long and healthy life, there are certain habits people can form to help them increase their chances at having a healthy life. While certain diseases can attack the unlikeliest of candidates, doing everything you can to protect your health can give you the best chance you have at living a pain-free, long life.

Unhealthy behaviors, including smoking, excessive drinking, lack of exercise, and improper nutrition, among others, can not only lead to diseases, such as liver disease, kidney failure, lung cancer, or heart disease, but can also, plain and simple, shorten your lifespan.

Changing your behaviors by adopting healthy habits can help you to look and feel younger, while also living longer.


Get Your Vitamins and Minerals

Many people do not take the supplements they should, leaving their body empty of essential nutrients, including vitamin C, D, and B. Moreover, natural supplements, such as mushroom extracts and essential oils, can help the body stay healthy, as the natural ingredients do not hinder the body’s health.

Do Not Overeat 

While most people know that avoiding trans-fats and over-processed, over-sugared products is beneficial to their health, and that eating a balanced diet of proteins, fruits and vegetables, and other essential nutrients is good for the body’s health, many people still end up filling their bodies with foods that do not offer any sort of nutrients. Moreover, many people tend to eat more than they should, which can actually hinder the year’s on a person’s life, as overeating slows down the metabolism, thereby speeding up the body’s aging process. By avoiding overeating, you can help add years to the end of your life.

Limit Your TV Time

Watching TV, while entertaining, is not all that healthy, especially if you watch an excessive amount of TV. While the actual act of watching TV does not hurt your health, the amount of time you spend sedentary while watching TV hurts your health. When the TV is off, you are more likely to be more active, which is not only good for your body, but also your heart and mind. Limiting your TV time can keep you from sitting stationary for too long, thus helping to eliminate the temptation to watch mindless entertainment when you could be exercising or stimulating your mind.

Limit Sun Exposure

While the sun provides your body and senses with stimulation, it is important to limit your sun exposure when not wearing sunscreen. The sun can damage your skin through skin cancer, sun spots, wrinkles, and other skin problems. Make sunscreen a part of your daily routine, as it can keep your skin looking and feeling young and healthy.

Stay Hydrated

As we age, we will feel less thirsty and our kidney will start to conserve less water. During our busy days, we tend to forget drinking enough water. Cliché as it may sound but drinking 8 glasses of water is a must. Keeping ourselves hydrated will help flush out toxins in our body and get rid of wrinkles. It will also prevent us from serious complications such as heatstroke and kidney failure.

Be Social

Loneliness actually can cause health problems, as it can lead to heart disease, depression, and other health issues. Having close ties to family and friends can keep your heart and mind feeling healthy and active, allowing you a greater chance at living for many years.

These simple habits can increase your chances at a long, healthy life.

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