Compared to 100 years ago women are now able to live longer. Although heart disease is the number one killer of all women that doesn’t mean it has to happen to you.
Take charge today and follow these 6 ways to live longer.
Taking care of your weight and not overeating is essential when you want to live longer. Overeating is one of the main causes of ageing and increases the risk of heart disease and cancers of the colon, womb, gall bladder, ovaries and breasts. Maintain a healthy weight by doing regular exercise and by following a natural wholesome nutrition plan.
Fit women have a 40% less chance of developing heart disease if they are active and eat healthy, compared to women who don’t work out at all. Walk, run, skip, jump or join a boot camp, just do anything that will keep you moving on a daily basis. These will not only keep you feeling great but you will look great as well.
Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Stop eating processed packaged foods and choose only the freshest healthiest natural produce to feed your body with. Perhaps there are some fruits and vegetables that you haven’t tried yet, why not make it a goal to try a new one each week.
Having a healthy sex life can keep you looking 7 years younger than people who don’t have sex. Sex reduces stress and helps you get a better night’s sleep. It also helps your heart, as being aroused can trigger your brain to release hormones hydro-epiandrosterone which can help improve circulatory-system function and boost cardiac performance.
Thinking positive can help you to live longer. It has been proven that constant worrying can knock 16 years of your life span. Keeping calm in everyday situations is so important. If you find that life seems to keeping you constantly on edge (which could lead to a rapid heartbeat and high blood pressure) then this can double your chances of having a stroke. If this sounds like you, now would be a good time to take some timeout from your stressful life.
You need enough sleep each night to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to try and get between 7-8 hours each night. If you don’t get enough sleep then this can have an effect on your heart, causing high blood pressure. A good night’s sleep is linked with good mental health, as sleep is essential for brain development and for maintaining normal levels of cognitive ability such as memory, and innovative thinking. Even one bad night’s sleep can have a dramatic effect on your concentration. Sleep will also generate growth hormones which keeps you youthful and vigorous. Sleep is also needed for your body to repair itself after you have worked out.
Follow these ways to live longer and feel fantastic. It may be a good idea for you to pass these steps onto friends and family who you think may benefit from them as well.