Live Longer In 4 Easy Steps

How important is one’s lifestyle? In a recent study people with healthy habits live on average 14 years longer than those who didn’t.

Just following a few steps can get you started on turing the tables on almost every reversible risk.

Exercise

Exercising on a regular basis helps in keeping your blood pressure in check. Armed with a daily exercise regime can help lower your blood pressure by 10 points in as little as three to four weeks. It also helps with raising High-density lipoprotein (HDL), the good cholesterol and lowering Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the bad cholesterol. For women who are at high risk of getting diabetes, it is recommended that they exercise regularly, since it helps boost the insulin in their system. Last but not least, exercise stimulates bone growth.

Eat those fruits and vegetables

Remember when mom would stand over you and tell you have those fruits and vegetables. Here is why you should have them. As always it is very important to have well balanced daily diet enriched with fruits and vegetables. They contain large amounts of fibre and minerals that help lower your blood pressure. They also aid in bringing down LDL by replacing foods high in saturated fats. Soluble fibre may also prevent the absorption of cholesterol from other foods. So go on and start munching on your fruits and vegetables.

You need to lose those extra pounds

Stop contemplating about losing those extra pounds. Losing that excess body fat would help lower your risk of developing hypertension later on. Those who are line border line of diabetes, in some cases reduction of as low as 5 percent of body weight can help in reversing the effect.

Kick the butt

Time and time again, you have been told to kick the habit. Smoking increases the blood pressure in the body. It also causes the narrowing of blood vessels which increase the risk of getting a heart attack or even a stroke. It increases your blood sugar levels and destroys bone mineral density.

Kick start you new life with these four simple rules to stay healthy and live longer.