Life does not come with manuals and instructions and doesn’t have exactly reliable methods that will prolong your life. There isn’t a recipe for a happy life! But there are some tips that are results of many studies, and that would help us to improve our life in some aspects.
Here are some tips about how to live long and happy life!
How to be happy in life
Food and drinks
Alcohol – Do not quit alcohol, but do not overdo it. Those who drink moderately have a lower risk of diseases than those who do not drink at all. Alcohol has many benefits. Don’t forget that everything is good in moderation, much better than complete abstinence. The risk of death among those who drink moderate is 45%, while those who do not drink at all is 51%.
Coffee – For a happy healthy life, drink coffee regularly. Many studies have shown that coffee may protect women from many diseases. Women who drink 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day, have a reduced risk of heart disease by 25%.
Chocolate – You thought that the key to better health is giving up of sweet delights?
Those who eat chocolate moderately, live longer than those who eat too often and those who do not eat at all.
Garlic – Garlic has many health benefits. Lower blood pressure, improves circulation, strengthens the immune system and helps in regulating blood sugar levels.
Large and important things in life
Love your mother – Those who are close to their mothers have significantly lower risk of diseases. Studies have shown that even 91% of people who weren’t close to their mothers, have suffered from a serious disease during the middle age of life, and this occurred in 45% of those who had a close relationship with their mothers.
Start to learn later – This may sound irresponsible to you, but school can wait. Children that are imposed to begin formal education at a very young age have a higher risk of disease later in life. Starting the formal education before the sixth year is a risk factor for disease.
Choose the right one – It is important to have someone besides you, but it is more important to carefully select this person. You will make important decisions in life and be together and happy and difficult times, so it’s important to have the right person besides you. This is the key element for your happy life.
Long life is actually inherited. By choosing a wife or a husband whose grandparents are still alive or have lived long, it is likely that your children will live longer.
Live in a countryside or in a small settlement – Leave the city. According to one study, people who live in rural areas on average live longer than people who live in big cities. The average life expectancy of residents of Manchester is 76 years, while the population of Somerset is 84 years.
Keep a pet – Care for pet reduces feeling of loneliness and depression. It also encourages laughter and keeps you energetic. Studies have shown that having a pet affects the heart health. Surviving a heart attack is 12% more likely in people who have a pet, than those who do not.
How to be happy in life
Be positive – People who see the positive side of things have lower levels of stress and they can deal with challenges much easier. Optimists on average live 12 years longer than pessimists.
Meditate – Unleash your thoughts. Meditation has great healing power and significantly reduces stress which is the cause of many diseases.15-minute meditation, frees you more than an hour of solid sleep.
Add greenery to your home – Decorate your home and your office with plants. Besides giving a better view of the room, bring many health benefits. Pollution in indoor space causes over 1.6 million deaths per year.
Do not sit long – Yes, sitting can kill you. People on average should be doing about 10,000 steps every day. Those who move less, are seriously harming their health. People who sit for 4 hours a day during their free time, have a 50% higher risk of death than those who sit less than two hours.
Relax – Stress relief is an important step in living a happy life. Anger is associated with high blood pressure and may increase the risk for certain diseases. Those with high levels of stress are three times more likely to develop heart disease and six times more likely to suffer a heart attack until 55-th year of life.