Alright, so I know this isn’t EXACTLY about mental health… but all health is related, and it’s important we start with the basics. Do you know that by doing just a few things daily, you might help in slowing down your biological clock? You can be in your 30’s, 40’s or even 60’s – remember, it’s never too late to start. With just a few changes in your lifestyle, you can live longer and stay healthy.

Healthy Diet – You need to eat healthy and avoid all junk food and sugary items. Your diet needs to be rich in whole grains. Include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. You need to substitute healthy mono-saturated as well as polyunsaturated fats for saturated fats and also trans fats. You need to keep away from all fried foods.

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Stop Overeating – If you wish to live longer, you should stop overeating at once. Make it a habit to leave a little food behind. It is in fact, good if you stop eating when you are 80% full. It is known that when you eat less, it helps you to age slowly. So, why not give it a try. Eat a bit less and you might just slow down the aging process.

Be Socially Active – Do you know that being social active can actually help in boosting your longevity? When you meet new people, interact, share your experiences, it helps in managing stress. Good relationships bring in a satisfaction, which helps with positivity. Bad relationships can put you in a negative state of mind and make you feel depressed. Depression can lower your immunity level and reduce your motivation to live. A happy soul lives longer and happier.

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Sleep Adequately – If you want to live long and healthily, you need to sleep for at least 8 hours in a day. Research reveals that sleeping less which is less than six hours or sleeping more which can be more than 9 hours can increase health risks. Our brain needs rest for its proper functioning and to repair problems in the body.

Reduce Stress – Just like anger, stress can actually take a toll on your body. It can reduce your lifespan. If you wish to live longer, you need to reduce your stress at the earliest. There are many ways to reduce stress. You can start doing things which make you happy. Start developing happy, read books, listen to your favorite music or spend time with your friends and family.

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Stop Smoking – To live long and have a healthy life, you need to stop smoking. Smoking is injurious for health. It is one of the leading causes of emphysema, lung problems, stroke and also heart diseases. If you smoke for a long time, you might face breathing problems as you exercise.

Exercise Regularly – Do you know that exercising regularly can help you to stay fit and for a long-time. Exercising regularly helps in maintaining the metabolic rate of your body. Blood circulation improves and fitness is assured.

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Intake your Alcohol Moderately – Heavy alcohol consumption is often linked to pancreatic diseases, heart problems and liver. It increases risk of early death.

Last, but not the least, do everything that makes you stay happy. Staying happy helps in increasing your life and staying healthy!