The key to longevity is living a healthy life style that starts from within. It is not soley based on exercising and eating right. Longevity is all about quality of life, it is taking time to do the little things in life that count.Take note of the ways of how you can start to live longer now.
I see too many people frowning and scowling. Studies indicate that frowning contributes to aging. The tough part about this is we often do not realize we are doing it. We tend to frown when we are upset or stressed at work. Our face is seen by all so it is pretty easy to detect when someone is not having a good day. A way to reduce this habit is by smiling. Yes, this can be tough. We have to trick our mind and body to thinking everything is ok by relaxing the facial muscles. When we smile it reduces stress in our body, even when we are having a bad day, like the saying goes fake it til you make it.
When was the last time you took a nice hot bath or sat and did nothing? Be honest. We are so caught up in our busy schedules, that we often forget to take care of ourselves. The body has a funny way of telling us to slow down or simply just quits when we abuse it. Too much stress can destroy the body. Take time for YOU each day. Perhaps, taking 15 min or so unwinding. One of the keys to living longer is getting proper rest. We need to rest to rejuvenate. So, the next time your home, turn off the phone and rest for a few minutes. Go ahead, be good to yourself.
This is so crucial. Once again we can easily get caught up in our schedules and don't spend enough time with our family or friends. We start to take them for granted and don't realize this until something traumatic happens. Don't let this happen, spend quality time with your family, spouse or children. Life is short and once it's gone there is no turning back.
Who doesn't love chocolate. Dark chocolate has been proven to stimulate Endorphins, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Now, this does not mean eating candy bars daily,like anything in life, moderation is key.
Intimacy is key to all relationships. There are many couples who do not engage in touching, caressing and sex. The act of caressing and touching is vital to humans and reduces depression. In addition, sex is a well known stress reliever. Studies indicate that having more sex increases life expectancy. This is due to amount of orgasms that are released in the body. Resarch from the British American Journal indicated in "one particular study that compared men of a similar age and health demonstrated that men who reported the highest frequency of orgasm lived twice as long as though who did not enjoy sex." (NaturalNews.com)
We all have one goal in mind before we leave this earth, that is to get as much as we can accomplished. How will you do that?
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