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22 ways to live longer

THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH 22 OFFBEAT WAYS TO LIVE LONGER Since the beginning of time, man has searched far and wide for the fountain of youth-the mystical elixir said to keep you eternally young. And while such a thing may not exist, science is honing in on the keys to slowing the ageing process. Experts believe that only around 30% of ageing is genetic; the other 70% depends on the choices we make. If you plan to stay forever young, follow these 22 unusual tips to maintain vitality and vigour. YOUR DIET COFFEE COOK WITH TURMERIC DRINK A LOT OF COFFEE EAT ASPARAGUS A 12-year-long study of coffee Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, revitalises your skin by working closely with collagen to stabalize it; this reduces scarring and boosts overall skin quality. Among other healthy things, the green shoot is extremely rich in folic acid, which reduces the risk of cancer and may prevent also strokes. drinkers revealed that men and women who drink six cups of coffee a day reduce their risk of dying by 10% and 15%, respectively. BEFORE AFTER EAT LESS EAT PORRIDGE EAT TOMATO PUREE EVERY DAY Tomatoes, which contain lycopene, are great at protecting your skin from sunburning and sun-related ageing. A Newcastle study revealed that women who ate five tablespoons of tomato paste daily had 33% more sunburn protection. Reduce your daily calorie intake by 25%-30%. One study showed that the A study of 400,000 men and women revealed that those who ate hearts of monkeys who were fed less functioned as well as those who were fibre-rich foods reduce their chances of dying prematurely by one fifth. 15 years younger. AME BARA INCLUDE TOFU & SWEET POTATO IN YOUR DIET TAKE PINE BARK SUPPLEMENT Residents of Okinawa, Japan, are some of the longest living in the world. Live as long as they do by adding beta carotene-rich sweet potatoes to your daily diet, as well as 340 grammes of tofu. Studies show that it can boost skin elasticity by 25% and skin hydration by 8%. The supplement contains pycnogenol, a key skin component that decreasesas you age. YOUR BODY RUN 20 MILES A WEEK DO SQUATS AND LUNGES EVERY DAY KEEP WALKING A study of 52,000 individuals over the span of 32 years showed that running up to 20 miles a week reduces the risk of mortality. Nearly one third of elderly hip fracture patients die within a year because of the trauma associated from the injury. Perform squats and lunges to prevent this injury. Studies clearly show that walking every day helps to eliminate mild to moderate depression, which is believed to cause wrinkling. YOUR SOCIAL LIFE- I SHOULD | TITTER HAVE PARTIED MORE PARTY A LOT USE TWITTER AND SKYPE Those who are outgoing and enjoy socialising are 50% less likely to suffer from dementia in their old age. A survey of centenarians in America showed that using Twitter and Skype can help keep brain cells young and healthy. GO ON DATES HAVE LOTS OF PASSIONATE SEX Loneliness ages you. A recent study showed that those who expressed that they had high levels of loneliness physically declined more rapidly than those who scored below the baseline. Men who had an orgasm at least twice a week over a 10-year period were half as likely to die than those who had less than two orgasms a week over the same period. YOUR LEISURE #1 POEMS BE A SHOPAHOLIC BE A WINNER WAX POETIC Taiwanese research suggested that older people live longer if they go shopping more often. In the study, women who shopped daily were 23% less at risk of dying than those who shopped the least; men were 28% less at risk. Both Olympic medalists and Academy Award winners live an average of three and four years longer, respectively, than their non-winning competition. Those who describe themselves as creative have reduced mortality rate. It is believed that creativity enlarges the neural networks in the brain. CUT THE CARPET EXERCISE THE MIND Dancing three times a week provides as much exercise as being on a The British Longevity Society promotes exercising your mind in fun ways, such as doing word puzzles, reading the newspaper while holding it upside down, etc. treadmill or exercise bike for the same amount of time. YOUR FAMILY DON'T DIVORCE GET A DOG A facial analysis of identical twins revealed that those who were divorced appeared to look nearly two years older than their non-divorced or single twin. Owning a dog usually leads to increased physical activity, lowering our levels of stress and helping us live longer. SOURCE THE SUNDAY TIMES NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: "25 WAYS TO LIVE LONGER" IHAWHOL

22 ways to live longer

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Ever wondered how to change your diet and lifestyle, in order to live longer? We certainly have. Check out these 22 ‘cheats’ on how to be healthy and increase your life expectancy.



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