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Follow These 20 Tips to Live a Long and Happy Life

Follow these tips based on findings from authorities around the world to live a long, happy, and healthy life. (Image: Unsplash via Pixabay/CC0 1.0)
Follow these tips based on findings from authorities around the world to live a long, happy, and healthy life. (Image: Unsplash via Pixabay/CC0 1.0)

These findings on various health issues have been compiled from authorities around the world. They may hold the key to living a long life!

1. Singing

U.S. gerontological studies have found that opera singers have a more active cardiovascular system. So sing — it will prolong your life.

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Singing is a good way to keep your cardiovascular system active and even lengthen your life. (Image: Public Domain Pictures via Pixabay/CC0 1.0))

2. Running

A study published in the New York Times found that people who ran daily can add an extra three years to their lives. Even running for just five minutes a day can result in tremendous health benefits.

3. Don’t sit still for too long

Sitting still for long periods of time, especially for the elderly, is very bad for you. The British Medical Journal published a study that showed sitting for more than three hours a day can reduce life expectancy by two years.

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Sitting for more than three hours a day can reduce life expectancy by two years. (Image: Concord90 via Pixabay/)

4. Eat more ginger

Studies have shown that ginger is a strong anti-oxidant that can prevent various diseases.

5. Reduce calorie intake

According to studies conducted by the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, reducing calorie intake not only slows down aging, but also drastically lowers the rate of getting gerontological diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

6. Eat more green leaves

Studies from both the east and west show that the carotene and lutein in green vegetables can prevent osteoporosis.

Classic stir fry Chinese choy sum and garlic recipe. (Image: Pitta/123rf.com)

7. Hugging

According to The Huffington Post in the U.S., hugging can reduce your blood pressure and is good for the heart.

8. Eat more cauliflower

American scientists recently found that cauliflower can prevent cancer. What’s more, it can clear away the harmful germs in the lungs.

9. Sleep well

Studies by the University of Chicago state that bad sleep quality increases the chance of getting cancer.

10. Stay happy

Researchers from Edinburgh University analysed data from 70,000 people, and concluded that people with low-level anxiety have a 29% increased chance of dying from heart disease.

11. Consume less sugar

The Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine recently published that the death rate from cardiovascular disease is closely linked to the level of sugar intake.

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The death rate from cardiovascular disease is closely linked with the level of sugar intake. (Image: moritz320 via Pixabay/CC0 1.0)

12. Keep calm

Researchers from Harvard University found that people with a short temper are five times more likely to have a heart attack and three times more likely to have a stroke within two hours of losing their temper.

13. Drink more tea

MIT researchers find that tea can lower the risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. It also slows the process of ageing.

14. Eat an apple

The saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true.

15. Watch less TV

Australian studies have shown that watching TV for an hour a day can increase the risk of getting cardiovascular disease by 18%.

16. Dancing

According to the University of Stirling in the U.K., dancing can increase blood circulation. The increased blood supply to the brain can help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dancing can promote blood circulation and therefore help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. (Image: Habanera via Pixabay/CC0 1.0)

17. Eat more garlic

Studies carried out by the Zhejiang Pharmaceutical Institute found that the active ingredients in garlic can reduce atherosclerosis, coronary artery blockage, and cholesterol levels. It helps to regulate blood sugar levels, prevent cerebral thrombosis, and cancer.

18. Eat more nuts

Australian researchers have found that a daily intake of nuts can reduce the chance of getting heart disease by 29% and cancer by 11%, effectively reducing the death rate.

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Eating more nuts daily to reduce the chance of getting heart disease and cancer. (Image: Hans via /SSHOCA.O)

19. Take care of your teeth

Swedish scientists have found that gingivitis is closely related to arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

20. Laughing

Japanese studies show that laughter can reduce blood pressure.

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Laughter can reduce blood pressure. (Image: thejaan via Compfight cc)

Translated research by Monica Song and Kathy McWilliams

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