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Sunday, 23 February 2014

10 tips on how to prolong your life

You can extend your life for a few years, if you follow some simple rules: eat healthy foods more often, exercise and find time for yourself. If you do, you will gradually acquire habits that define a healthy lifestyle.

1. Do not forget the beets ! It is often called a secret weapon in the fight against high blood pressure. And in fact hypertension is a major cause of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and premature death.

2. Discard the TV ! Researchers estimate that the average person spends watching TV 10-15 years of his life. At least part of this time can be spent more usefully to health.

3. Give up sweets ! Studies have shown that the aroma of sweets affect a specific area of the brain that makes want to get this sweetness is mandatory, regardless of whether it would be, and how harmful it would be cake or candy. If you want sweet, it is better to have a cookie.

4. Hugs strengthen health! Studies conducted in 2005 at the University of North Carolina, showed that if hugging a loved one, even just for 20 seconds, then it will lead to lower blood pressure and levels of cortisol (the stress hormone). Do not be discouraged under any circumstances.

5. Limit salt! Every day a person takes about 9.5 grams of salt, and its excess amount raises blood pressure and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

6. Walk in the sun! Sunbeams falling on the skin, allow the body to produce vitamin D , which is effective in the fight against cardiovascular disease, depression, osteoporosis and even some cancers.

7. Do not forget about fruits and vegetables ! Calculated that if every day you will have at least one serving of fruits and vegetables (3-4 pieces), then you will significantly reduce the risk of premature death by about 20%.

8. Follow the basic principles of survival! To extend its life by about 14 years, it is necessary to observe the following principles: no smoking, do regular exercise, drink alcohol in moderation (no more than 1-2 glasses of dry red wine a day) every day and eat five servings of fruits and vegetables. If you feel that you can follow at least one of these principles, follow!

9. Walk more! According to experts, to control your weight, you need to do at least 10,000 steps a day.

10. Laughter - the best medicine!

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