5 Healthy Habits that can help you Live Longer

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Don’t you want to live a long, healthy life? The secret to good health lies in no magic potion, but in a healthy lifestyle. You can stay fit and live up to a decade more, by following a few healthy habits.

Maintain a healthy weight

Maintaining a healthy weight, which is equal to having a body-mass index (BMI) of 18.5-24.9. Read more about what is considered as healthy weight.

Exercise

You should exercise regularly, which means you should indulge in at least 30 minutes of moderate to rigorous physical activity every day. It doesn’t require you to join a gym. Just indulging in 30 minutes of brisk walking or using the stairs instead of the elevator.

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Limit alcohol intake

Don’t drink too much of alcohol. Limit your alcohol consumption to no more than one alcoholic drink for women, and no more than two drinks for men in a day. You should know how alcohol affects your body and ensure that it does not affect your health.

Take a healthy and balanced diet

Healthy diet changes can improve your health and life to a great extent. The foods that are considered good for your health include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, fish and good fats. Minimising the intake of added sugar and salt are also considered a healthy step.

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Quit smoking

People who have never smoked are considered the healthiest of all. Whereas the ones who smoke are more likely to die of illnesses like cancer or heart diseases. You should completely quit smoking and encourage your close ones to do the same.

Those who stick to these five healthy habits throughout their adulthood could live for almost a decade more. Also, such people are 82% less likely to die of a heart disease or stroke, and about 65% less likely to die of cancer.

Add years to your life and be blessed with good health with a healthy lifestyle.

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