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How to Live Longer and Healthier? Read Experts Tips

KJ Staff
KJ Staff
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Everyone wants to live longer and healthier…Isn’t it!!!! There are indeed a number of things you can resolve to do so as to ‘slow down’ your biological clock & live longer - whether you are in your 20s or 30s - all the way to your 60s, 70s or even beyond. In fact, studies have shown that it's never too late to start healthy lifestyle.

A healthy lifestyle isn't just about diet and exercise. It is a complete state of mental, physical and social well being and not just the absence of disease or steps taken to achieve optimum health.

Here are ways in which you can implement a healthy lifestyle :-

Check in mentally

Your mental state and mind form is huge component into starting healthy lifestyle. You cannot start a healthy lifestyle if you are not mentally in it, you need to analyse where you are right now. You obviously are reading this article because you want to implement healthier habits in your life. So start with your mindset, see where you are, look at yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and accept where you are.  And when you check in accept it because there is no point in dwelling in past or taking that negative mindset with you through creating and implementing healthier lifestyle.

Give up bad habits to create way for the new

Bad habits interrupt your life and prevent you from accomplishing your goals. They jeopardize your health- both mentally and physically. And they waste your time and energy. Take something negative and create a positive habit, like watching television for 2 hours, skip one show and go for yoga or exercise. It takes 21 days to create a habit so, if you are starting a new habit make sure you are keeping track of it. Small changes in your daily routine will end up creating a large healthier habit for a long run. A habit is a lifestyle and lifestyle is where you are living and it will come naturally rather than to implement forcefully.

Set a goal for walking at least 10,000 steps a day

For healthier life style it is necessary to walk because walking helps us in connecting with people outside that helps us reduce stress level. Movement created due to walking helps in proper blood flow to our organs.

Keep the 8 Dimensions of wellness in check

  • Emotional

  • Spiritual

  • Intellectual

  • Physical

  • Environmental

  • Financial

  • Occupational

  • Social

Learn something new every day to exercise your brain

There are so many different ways to get knowledge today, you can watch YouTube videos, listen to a podcast or read books. You can also work on your skills  i.e cooking, gardening or call a friend and have an intellectual conversation sometimes like a debate.

Nightly clean up mentally and physically

It  means your environment, the space you are living in. Create space for positive morning, keep your workout clothes and shoes if you want to go jogging/waking in the morning. Clean your apartment before sleeping because no one want to wake up with a messy apartment or messy room that makes you slow or sluggish.

Healthy Diet

I would say this is the most important aspect of living longer.

  • Eat Berries:- These are a great source of antioxidant and may help to prevent cancer and brain diseases

  • Avoid fry food

  • Olive oil

  • Nuts

  • Vegetables

  • Fish

  • Dairy etc

Take Healthy sleep

A good night sleep is incredibly important for your health just as diet and exercise. Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of living. For healthy sleep practice:-

  • Stick to a sleep schedule

  • Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual

  • Listen to Sufi music

  • Pray daily before going to bed

  • Read books etc

So, these are the ways in which we can live longer, healthier and happier.

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