Many today are not only concerned about their general health, but they question their ability to live a longer life. Sometimes a brief chat with someone who has conquered this milestone may encourage us, but living a long healthy life does not just happen by chance. It takes a lot of care and effort on our part. Most people who have surpassed a healthy age of 80 will tell you, they were able to do this by remaining physically and mentally active, while continuously watching their meal intake.
Don’t let life get you down. Here are some simple pointers that can help you on your journey to healthier living and longer life.
Firstly, do not allow yourself to become reliant on comfort foods during winter. It is during this time that our bodies become prone to illness or infections, but keeping up with our daily intake of fruits and vegetables can help. They are high in antioxidants which fight free radical damage, full of natural fibre, and are filling. Processed foods on the other hand are high in fat, sugar and salt. Once contracted, the flu can keep you housebound for up to ten days. It is important that we keep our immune system strong, while practicing healthy habits to cut the spread of the flu.
Secondly, incorporate healthy foods such as Buckwheat, turkey, whole grain products and White tea in your diet. Buckwheat is a fruit seed that is both nourishing, tasty and gluten-free, while the White tea has many antioxidants as it’s the least processed tea. Turkey and whole grain products are rich in selenium, and these are both healthy for the skin.
Thirdly, should you be a lover of sweet things, try sucking on a tablespoon of coconut oil. It may sound strange, but it has a mild sweet taste that satisfies your taste-buds, while improving your bodies metabolism. It is helpful to anyone who wants to lose weight, and is used to treat pink eye.
Losing or maintaining a healthy weight is not easy, but focusing on one or more goals can help. This is Forward Planning. It entails imagining how you will look, or would like to look in six months, giving you the motivation needed. Reduce your portion size. As we get older our muscle tone reduces, thus it is wise to keep the waist lean.
Lastly, keep your breathing air clean. Try as much as possible to avoid using conventional plants high in volatile organic compounds. Our skin and lungs are living breathing organs, and they need a safe, harm free environment.
It is a fact that people are living longer. By stopping unhealthy habits such as smoking and reducing alcohol consumption, and following the tips mentioned above, we are sure to live a longer healthier life.