5 Ways To Live Longer

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September 14, 2008 by Daisy Rose

DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY – Worrywarts may shorten their lives with their ‘habit’. So the next time you dwell on the negative, stop and think happy thoughts.

FLOSS DAILY – Cleaning between your teeth not only get rid of and prevent gum disease causing plaque, but also a range of other problems including heart disease, stroke and premature births. Studies have shown that the same bacteria that causes periodontal diseases like gingivitis also trigger an immune response, which causes the swelling of the arteries and constricts blood flow – thus increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. So start flossing..

GET MOVING – Walking just half an hour a day can lengthen your life. And you’re leading a sedentary (yang duduk;(tentang kerja) di buat sambil duduk) lifestyle, just 10 minutes of moderate activity daily will boost fitness to extend your life. Working our regularly can also help you maintain a healthy weight, which can ward off ailments such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

STUB IT OUT – Because the damage caused by smoking is cumulative, the longer a person smokes, the greater risk of developing lung cancer or heart disease. Those who quit by age 35 live an average of six to eight years longer than those who continue to light up. Just after a year of quitting, the risk of heart attack falls toa bout half that of a smoker; and after 15 years, the risk of death falls to almost the same level as someone who has never smoke.

EAT SMART – Taking vitamin C or E or beta-carotene pills had no significant effect on mortality, but eating fruits and vegetables helped prevent cancer and heart disease. Go for a deep-colored options such as spinach, sweet potatoes and strawberries.


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