MUST READ: 10 Things to Avoid to Live Longer

All of us long for longer life and there are actually ways on how to achieve it. We can slow down our biological clock by changing our lifestyle to a healthier one. 

Whatever age you might be right now, it will never be too late to start something new. 

Research shows that there are actually things we have to avoid doing to achieve longer lifespan. 

Here it as follows: 

1. Avoid Keeping to Yourself

Be more social for it could help you manage stress and make your immune system stronger as well. Establish good relationship for it could make you strong. Avoid bad companies for it can put you at a higher risk of depression and even heart attacks.

2. Avoid Stressing

Stress can actually shorten your life. Lessening stress will not just improve your health in the long run but increase the quality of your life as well.

3. Avoid Smoking

Smoking cigarettes can actually rob you of a decade of life.

4. Avoid Consuming Processed Foods

Processed food means more sodium, more saturated fat, extra sugar, and even lesser fiber. This may result to dangerous diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and even cancer.

5. Avoid Anger

The levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, increases when you are either stressed or angry. This will cause negative and harmful effects on your heart, metabolism, as well as immune system. High cortisol is often associated with higher death risks. 

6. Avoid Cheating your Night’s Sleep

Sleeping too little or fewer than six hours and sleeping more or over nine hours pose higher risk of death. You can get rid of stress, depression and even heart disease with the right quality and quantity of sleep. 

7. Avoid Being Lazy

Exercise even for at least 30 minutes on a daily basis, five or more times per week could extend your life.

8. Avoid Letting Fear or Denial Keep your from Being Healthy

Conscientiousness is still one of the major character traits that could affect longevity.  
9. Avoid Relying on or Blaming your Genes
We have no control on genetics whether it could really affect how long our life will be. It is better to focus on things that we can work on to improve our life. 

10. Avoid Thinking that only Big Changes Count

You can just simply try to do small changes instead of a major life makeover. Doing a simple activity on a daily basis could extend your life.

Source: Read and Digest 
Image: The Local Spain 

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