Advances in education, health, and technology in the health care sector have contributed positively to improving life expectancy. However, it is the daily routines that can affect whether you can live long or not. Keep in mind the tips to increase life expectancy in the article below!
The main problem is how old you feel and not your actual age. A study of participants aged around 65 found that those who felt younger than their actual age between 2 and 3 years were less likely to die within 8 years than those who always felt old and weaker.
Drink tea regularly
A study of more than 40,500 people in Japan found that people who drank at least 5 cups of tea a day significantly reduced the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. You should also note that filtered tea bags will not give the same benefits. Milk can also reduce the protective effect of tea on the circulatory system. Therefore, it is best to still drink tea with lemon or honey.
A habit of walking for at least 30 minutes a day will make you live longer than those who walk less. Those who are overweight can improve cardiovascular health by adding 10 minutes of physical activity to the daily schedule. Strength in the lower body also means balance, flexibility and good endurance. As you get older, these factors will be the key to reducing your risk of falls as well as other injuries.
Eat purple food
Purple fruits like grape or blueberry are naturally rich in color due to polyphenol compounds. This compound increases the mobility of blood vessels, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and protects the body against Alzheimer’s disease. Purple foods also contain anthocyanins that help protect cells, reduce inflammation, reduce the risk of certain types of cancer and protect the skin from sunlight damage.