how to live a long life?

by barkkathulla 2012-09-15 08:55:53

Quit smoking. Any form of smoke is bad for you, no matter how little you take. Smoking can give you lung cancers decreasing to your health and can often result in death.<font color=#AA0000>

Find a habit that will fill in for smoking. For example, some of my frineds chewed gum and that made them feel better.Then again gum is sorta expensive. Find your own cure!
Wear sunblock. Even if you are dark skinned and have no history of skin cancer in your family, the increasing number of UVA and UVB rays hitting the Earth from the sun pose a threat to anyone and everyone who spends more than 15 minutes a day out of the house or office. However, don't avoid going outside completely - sunlight helps your body synthesize Vitamin D, which is essential for your health.

Change your patterns of consumption.

Drink plenty of water. The universal solvent is a most effective weapon against toxins and many other violators. It flushes out your system like nothing else does. Or you if water you lose isn't replaced, you can become dehydrated. Thirst, headache, fatigue and weakness are all signs that your body may be running short of water. Extreme dehydration can cause muscle spasms and kidney failure and death. You lose nearly 10 cups of water every day through breathing, sweating, urine and stool.
Avoid simple carbohydrates. Carbohydrates cause your insulin levels to rise, which has been associated with increased incidence of breast cancer in menopausal women.
Avoid overindulging. Too much of anything can cause harm, whether it be food, drink, drugs, or even medicine -- Tylenol can be fatal if ingested in great enough quantity. Non-prescription and illegal drugs may contain chemicals and/or other drugs that are unfit for human consumption, but keep in mind that alcohol and tobacco are among the worst drugs. Do not forget that caffeine is also a drug. Any drug, from alcohol to aspirin, carries with it a risk of shortening and ending your life. If you do decide to use any drugs, be responsible -- do your research, make sure you understand their properties and side effects, and use them appropriately. The same applies to food -- read nutrition labels and do some research to understand what the information means to your health. With anything you ingest, moderation is key.
Consider a calorie-restriction or intermittent fasting diet. Studies suggest that periodic fasting promotes better heart health [1]. Pick a day when you can afford to skip two meals, and make it a ritual you do every month or two.
Balance your Omega-3:Omega-6 ratio. There is mounting evidence that a diet high in omega-6 fatty acids (fats) increases your chance of cardiovascular disease and cancer. To improve your ratio, reduce your intake of omega-6 fats (particularly bad are corn and canola oil, as well as many nut oils), while increasing your intake of omega-3 fats from foods including fatty fish, especially salmon.

Consider squatting to defecate. It may greatly reduce your chance of getting colorectal cancer (which is potentially fatal) or hemorrhoids (which are mostly just unpleasant).
Consume antioxidants. They decrease the chance of developing cancer. Consider these easy ways to do it:

Drink lots of tea. There are two main types of tea - green and black. Both are from the the same tree, however green tea is less processed than black tea. Green tea has many health benefits, including reportedly reducing the chance of heart attack and cancer. Other benefits include increased energy and metabolic rate (good for weight loss), and high antioxidant content (slows down aging). Black tea has these benefits also, but at a reduced level. Try and drink 5 cups of green tea a day. Using more tea bags or leaves is a better way to make strong tea than brewing longer. (Note that green tea typically contains caffeine, which may have a negative effect on your health and lifespan.)

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