Who doesn’t want to get hold of the “fountain of youth” and live an endless eternal life? Yes, everyone does! The search for this mythical spring may always seem like an illusion and rightly so, one himself holds the key to enjoy every bit of this wonderful life and make it memorable.
This write-up may not make you a teen again but will surely help you to look at life from a different perspective and make you feel worthy of being called a human being. Here’s some surprising things that will make you live longer:
Religious participation can have an enormous impact on well being. A study result published in the Journal of Gerontology done by Medical team shows that people who attended regular religious practice were 46% less likely to die during the six-year study. Though the experts don’t know all the factors behind the result, they assume that this might be due to increased ability to cope with stress, increased social ties and less risky behavior.
2. Getting Married
Finding the right person and decide to get married, spend your whole life with someone may seem daunting for someone but research says being married may add years to your lifespan. It helps to maintain a balanced lifestyle and helps you to get rid of bad habits. Many statistics backed it up that people who get married lives longer than singletons and have a higher income also doesn’t have to live a life in isolation.
Laughter is the best medicine; there’s no denying it. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical and mental stress, leaves your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes. Laughter boosts the immune system and decreases stress hormones, increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
4. Giving Back to the Society
We, the people, are the main pillar that holds this society. Society as it gives, so it demands to function properly. When we are young, we don’t think of the society that much but as time goes people get mature we get mature. Research reveals between age 30 and 45, our need for achievement declines and our need for community and affiliation increase. It is a good thing you’re helping others in society as this gives you a sense of well doing, a peace of mind.
In today’s busy world, people get less time to enjoy themselves, have a fun talk with their friends or have an outdoor campaign. Such actions lead to a feeling of isolation, depression. Making time to meet your friends reduces stress, depression and helps to do your everyday work efficiently. Lots of studies done on this issue, all are showing almost the same result. Having good social communication can boost your survival chances by 50%.
Spending time on an activity that gives you enjoyment can improve your mental health and well being to a very great extent. Research show people with hobbies are less likely to suffer from low mood, stress and depression. Also, hobbies that engage in physical activity keeps you fit and refreshes your mind.
Yes you read it right! Shopping can drastically turn your bad day into a good day. All the husbands out there applies this method whenever they find their wives raging for who knows what reason. Studies have shown that shopping causes your brain to release Serotonin a chemical that makes you feel good. So if you’re having a bad day try some shopping to lift your mood up.
8. Stop Acting Your Age for Once a While
Age is just a number and there are too many ways to shake it up. Living in this world you always have to be in your game, get your work look on and be ready to hustle. But sometimes not acting like your age helps to break the monotony of life. So take charge of your life, be bold, be creative, break your routine and break dance!
9. Get Intimate
Intimacy adds years to your life. Researchers at Queen’s University in Belfast stated that people who have intimate once a week lives longer than those who did not experience it for a long.
10. Healthy Food Habit
The importance of food habit for longevity is second to none. Along with physical activities, a good diet plan has become a necessity. Research shows those who eat more fruits and vegetable tends to live longer because they contain important nutrients. Bright colored fruits and vegs are particularly beneficial as the natural pigments which give them their color can also help prevent cancer.
11. Get Yourself a Pet
If you don’t have a pet, you’re missing out on so many things, ask the pup parents out there. A team of experts of the University of Minnesota’s Stroke Institute in Minneapolis found that cats, by nature, alleviate stress and anxiety, potentially reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications by 40%. It’s not just the felines’ unconditional love that helps cat owners fend off stress-related cardiovascular diseases.
12. Putting on a Slight Weight Won’t Kill You
Gaining weight symbolizes one to be in a happy state. It may seem to counter intuitive but gaining a bit weight may aid the survival rate of the elderly according to research at Kaiser Permanente in Portland.
13. Have a Good Sweat
Regular exercise can have a positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD and more. It lessens stress, helps alleviate your mood and sleep better. When you exercise and sweat, it cuts down your cholesterol level, helps to boost your metabolism, defers your arteries from getting clogged, releases important hormones and reduce weight. So make time for some light walking whenever you get time.
14. Venting Anger Once in a While
Surprising but true, reports suggest that venting your anger rather than keeping it to yourself releases your stress by an astonishing margin. That doesn’t mean you vent every chance you get. Keeping a cool head, letting go of things in these days will come in handy.
15. Building a Home Near an Ornamental Park
A study by the University of Georgia shows that waxy-leaved plants like English ivy and ferns soak up harmful indoor air pollutants, reducing stress levels and increasing overall health. Building your home near such parks may lift your spirituality and your inner peace.
Happiness is something you cant buy. The path of true happiness lies within you. Ask yourself and search for things that give meaning to your life. Every life has a purpose and finding that purpose and act upon it is the path to greatness.