What are the secrets to a long life and healthy aging? And how can you kick those common aging laments to the curb? Juvenon provides an essential foundation for cellular health and in turn renewed energy and vitality. But what else can you do to coax your cells to reverse their march toward old age? The following tips can boost your chances of joining the growing ranks of centenarians who are squeezing out every last joyous drop of what life has to offer.
- Persistence Pays:
After some eight decades, the much quoted Longevity Project study revealed that personality type figures into life expectancy. Researchers found the qualities of a prudent, persistent, well-organized person are the qualities that lead to a long life. It seems that conscientious people make healthier choices – who they marry, where they work and general lifestyle habits.
- Diet Matters. A lot:
Countless studies examine what healthy centenarians eat. Turns out hundreds reside in the Mediterranean, where their diet is high in fruits, veggies, nuts and healthy fats. This diet has been linked to healthier older age, lower risk of heart disease and even protection against memory loss.
- Get Friendly:
Having a strong social network has been proven to extend life in numerous studies. Some posit that women tend to live longer because they have stronger social networks. But just staying connected via daily communication with loved ones is a no brainer. Aim to talk to a friend or family member everyday. Some studies have shown that those with satisfying social relationships experience less mental decline due to aging and remain more mentally alert than their isolated peers.
- Avoid the Couch!:
Research proves that the equation is pretty simple: sitting for long bouts of time = a shorter lifespan and other health risks. In fact, a 2011 study found that each hour people spent sitting and watching TV after age 25 was linked to a deduction of 22 minutes from overall life expectancy. Being active doesn’t necessarily mean hitting the gym 24/7. Simply puttering around the house, gardening, taking a stroll at the park or playing catch with a grandchild counts too!!
- Adopt a Healthy Routine:
It turns out that the longest living folks tend to have a fondness for daily and weekly routines. Routines that feature healthy diets, exercise and connecting with others are key. However, one study found 75% make it a point to laugh or giggle everyday and 60% meditate or practice some spiritual activity each day.