The Normal Human Life Expectancy
What is the "Normal" life expectancy? You’ll be surprised to find out …
- The Normal Life Expectancy
- Factors Influencing Life Expectancy
- Take Note of These Tips
- Are You Game Enough to Start Tweaking Your Habits by a Little from TODAY?
The Normal Life Expectancy
I had read with interest and surprise on an article which discussed Human life expectancy a few days ago. It had stated that humans should, originally live till the age of 120!
But why aren't we?
Well, the answers lie in the way we live our lives.
Factors Influencing Life Expectancy
Research shows that our lifestyle is the leading contributor to the age we could live to, followed by genes, society and environmental factors.
With so many factors that come into play, we should seriously consider how we have lived our lives for the past decade(s) especially since the predominant factor points to lifestyle, over which we have control!
Take Note of These Tips
1. Get enough hours in bed! -- 7 hours of sleep is recommended.
2. We've gotta move'it move'it... -- Brisk walk daily and exercise -- no matter what form or how much -- a little goes a long way... but the key words are REGULAR & SUSTAIN.
3. Cut down on alcohol.
4. Eat more greens and kick off the smoking habit.
I will add one of my own which to my opinion, is very important:
Take time to unwind to DESTRESS.
Spend some time, (even a ten minute is good enough) to engage in an activity which could take you away from your hustle bustle. Listening to music, playing with your children, read leisurely, meditate, stretch, run, watch your fishes swim and many more.
Are You Game Enough to Start Tweaking Your Habits by a Little from TODAY?
It is expected that obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking will be the culprits for increasing the human population's risk of contracting heart and brain related diseases in the next 10 years.
Start changing your lifestyle by a little today!
First of all, examine how you have led your life for the past 3 years. Take note of what you should and could have changed in terms of habits.
Reports have shown that smokers who quit smoking are able to cut down or even eliminate the risks of cardiovascular diseases compared to that of non-smokers.
Follow the Habit Rule of 21. If you could keep your positive beneficial actions going on consistently for 21 days -- there you are - you have created a good habit.
You may be interested in the following links to learn how to change your diet & meal plans:
1. Meal plan 101
2. Preparing Urban meals