Longer Life: Not Only Diet but 3 Important Factors Which Matter

Diet and exercise play an important role in our day-to-day lives. Maintaining our health is our prior commitment to our body and life. A correct diet and exercise routine are very much needed to achieve the goal of a non-diseased body. The components of a healthy lifestyle that contribute to the longevity of your life are regular exercise, a balanced diet, and less stress. The consistency of the above components can decrease chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and certain cancer diseases.

As per studies, one may not live a longer and healthier life with just diet and exercise; several other factors contribute little or less but are important factors that lead to longevity of life. It doesn’t imply that diet and exercise are unimportant and don’t play a role in a healthy life! It does play a primary role, but that is just not enough if you are looking to have a happy and long life. There are some factors that people do not look into, and those factors matter in making your life longer and healthier. Some food items, nutrients and other non-technical items matter for the longevity of life.

1. Accurate Balanced Diet

Longevity and a healthy life for ourselves are not a joke, so just regular exercise and a normal diet can’t help us live longer. The components of food like protein-rich foods, whole grains, lean proteins, heart-healthy fats, High-intensity exercise, grams of protein per day and other nutrients play a prominent role in the longevity of life. The necessity of having the right foods at the right time and the right exercise performance are key features of a healthier life. Let’s dive into the foods that should be included with regular exercise and an accurately balanced diet instead of a normal diet plan.

1.1 Lean Protein-Rich Foods

If you need to grow and repair muscle, then protein-rich sources are very necessary. The common healthy diet will not make your muscles grow; the growth of muscles needs foods like chicken breast, greek yoghurt, and eggs, which contain high protein and can help with muscle growth and repair the not patched muscles. Eating a common balanced diet will not make you muscle, and if yes, then it takes months and years. So, the right nutrients are needed at the right time and in the right amount for the ideal goal of your body.

1.2 Whole Grains

To maintain a healthier and sustainable life, energy is a prior need of the body, and eating energy-rich food is needed for the overall repair of the body. This food provides the fuel to the vehicle, which is our body. The infinite amount of energy is also not enough for our bodies. Foods like whole wheat, All whole grains, barley, oats and other foods that contain the nutrients of fiber, vitamins and minerals are necessary for our body to maintain energy.

1.3 Vegetation

Vegetables and fruits are the best foods to keep us in shape, maintain the digestive system, and repair and fill the unfilled nutrients of the body. Leafy vegetables like Spanish and many more contain vitamins A, C & K, which reduce the risk of any eye issues and other chronic diseases.

Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and cabbage contain fiber, minerals, and Glucosinolate 1compounds that prevent the risk of cancer. The contents of these compounds make the body disease-free and healthier body. Carrots are good sources of Beta-Carotene, which prevents eye issues, improves skin health and improves the function of our body.

1.4 Hydration

Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is necessary to prevent diseases related to bacteria and make the skin glow because the water contains the immutable nutrients that let the body and body cells work and clean the body. At least 8 litres of water is necessary for the proper functions of the body. It helps with digestive issues and joint lubrication, which reduces joint pain and reduce stiffness. Kidney issues, skin health and circulation health are less probable as water makes them clean and removes the taste through urine and sweetness.

2. Anti-Stress Life

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The anti-stress life, which means no stress 2life, is needed for the longevity of the life. Now I know that every person suffers from stress and anxiety in day-to-day life and one cannot control the stress and problems in their life, but taking less stress and being calm mind can make these factors work and open the key to anti-stress life. 

Being mentally and physically stable is a prior requirement of our life. To maintain that, many people take therapy and various ways to maintain their stress levels. There are some ways that people can maintain and welcome an anti-stress life.

2.1 Engagement In Meditation

Engage in meditation, which calms your mind. Engage yourselves in mindfulness, which means keeping yourselves busy with work that you love. Engage yourselves in yoga and breathing exercises, which slow the breathing and anxiety attacks. There are various yoga and breathing classes online available, which make things easier. You can practice and make your health healthier at home.

2.2 Time Management

To keep oneself out of stress, one should always have realistic goals and prioritize tasks in which one can spend time and keep one’s mind. Staying out of a depressed state of mind is necessary to keep the mind and body out of the daily stress. Schedule a daily task on which you love doing and spend a creative and protective mind. Time management plays a crucial role as giving things and working their time makes the work easier.

2.3 Take Social Support

Social and personal support during a stressful time is like medicine when needed. Spend time with social friends and family to keep your mind out of the stressful life. Create a boundary between personal and professional work that if work is stressful then reach out to the Non- stressful life which is a personal life and vice-versa. Engaging yourself in the social world keeps your mind and health healthier. A Non-stressful life is key to longevity.

3. Custom Lifestyle

The last key factor for longevity of life is lifestyle. Now lifestyle differs from person to person. Different people have various living styles which include habits, consumption and unusual ways to live. The lifestyle of a person plays an important role and characterization as you should prior style and thinking. It makes you think wider and the way you love which makes you healthier and live longer. Positive changes are mandatory for living nice and beautiful.

3.1 Avoid Smoking:

Smoking is a disadvantage for overall health and increases various health conditions, which make our lifespan short and cause us to live longer. The cause of smoking is a risk of diseases like lung cancer, respiratory diseases and various serious cancers that we suffer till we live. Diseases like cardiovascular which damage the heart and result in heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery diseases.

3.2 Alcohol Consumption

The consumption of excessive alcohol leads to the risk of cancer and various mental issues and weakens the immune system of our body. Alcohol may be consumed undersized, which is tolerated and managed by your body. As per studies, drinking a little alcohol may be beneficial for the health and longevity of your life, but anything more than limited is dangerous for yourselves and your body.

3.3 Adequate Sleep

Sleeping is one of the primary and basic needs of our body. Sleeping is when our body cells repair and the stress level is managed for our immunity and energy. As per studies, one should get at least 8 hours of sleep per day. Sleeping helps the cognitive, which is memory power, decision-making, and problem-solving, and when you get up, you can find new ideas for the work you are doing. It helps our bodies with metabolic health, cardiovascular 3health, and physical performance.

Although getting a manageable lifestyle and positive work in your life makes life easier and makes you live longer. Lifestyle plays an important role; lifestyle means the life you style for yourself, for your body, and for its functioning. Getting good habits of sleep, food intake and time management make the lifestyle manageable, a healthier life, and you live longer.

The right functioning of your life makes you live longer. One of the most important aspects is staying happy; happiness is the thing that we can’t buy or sell, but creating and finding happiness is easy: living a happy and beautiful life. Eat healthy, take less stress, adopt positive changes in your life and find happiness in little things, which makes life and body management easy.

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Nikitha Purohit
Dr. Lehri Srivastava

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