7 Rules To Help Keep You Healthy Until Old Age

Everyone, or almost everyone, dreams of being healthy and living in a ripe old age. But is everyone ready to make some effort, give up their favorite habits, and engage in physical activity without leaving their favorite couch? After all, it has long been proven that only 8% of life expectancy depends on the level of medical development. Everything else is a way of life.

What should be the motivation for the desire to stay healthy to turn into action? At what age should you take care of your health so that it does not fail and allows you to live a long life? At the age of 20? At 30? Later? Or when the first problems become apparent?

The main principle of a healthy lifestyle is the statement: “the sooner you start taking care of your health, the more opportunities you have to live to a ripe old age.”

Anyone can celebrate their ninetieth or hundredth birthday. It is enough to follow seven simple principles.

You can achieve optimal health by:

  1. Lead an active lifestyle. Physically inactive people are twice as likely to develop heart disease and stroke. In addition, the lack of physical activity takes almost four years off a person’s life.
  2. Control cholesterol levels. The cardiologist reminds us that high cholesterol increases the risk of developing heart disease and stroke.
  3. Eat a healthy diet. A healthy lifestyle starts with proper nutrition. For future long-livers, it is especially important to consume a large amount of fiber, cereals, fresh vegetables, and fruits.
  4. Control blood pressure. High blood pressure is called a “silent killer” by cardiologists around the world. If you keep your blood pressure under control, you can prevent the disease in time and thereby reduce the risk of stroke by 40% and the risk of heart attack by 25%.
  5. Fight obesity. Being overweight is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, and obesity can reduce life expectancy by almost four years. According to World Health Organization experts, in four years there will be 2,300,000,000 people on the planet suffering from obesity and related diseases, so obesity can already be recognized as an epidemic.
  6. Control blood sugar levels and be aware of the threats associated with diabetes. In particular, diabetes increases the risk of high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, and stroke.
  7. Do not smoke. Tens of thousands of people die prematurely every year because of this addiction. By the way, if a person quits smoking, the risk of developing heart disease and stroke begins to decrease.

Take care of yourself! Don’t get sick! Live long and happy…

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Written by Bella Adams

I'm a professionally-trained, executive chef with over ten years in Restaurant Culinary and hospitality management. Experienced in specialized diets, including Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw foods, whole food, plant-based, allergy-friendly, farm-to-table, and more. Outside of the kitchen, I write about lifestyle factors that impact well-being.

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