Top 10 Healthy Habits To Help You Live To 100
Outside of medical science, the biggest factor that determines how well you age is not your genes but how well you live. The quality of how you live your life is more important than your genetic makeup. See the following 10 habits that will aid you in living your best life the longest.
1. Don't Retire
"Evidence shows that in societies where people stop working abruptly, the incidence of obesity and chronic disease skyrockets after retirement"
2. Floss Every Day
That may help keep your arteries healthy.
3. Move Around
"Exercise is the only real fountain of youth that exists," says S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D.
4. Eat a fiber-rich Cereal for Breakfast
Getting a serving of whole grains, especially in the morning, appears to help older folks maintain.
5. Get at least six hours of shut-eye
Those who reach the century mark make sleep a top priority.
6. Consume whole foods, not supplements
Strong evidence suggests that people who have high blood levels of certain nutrients – selenium, beta-carotene, and vitamin C and E – age much better and have a slower rate of cognitive decline.
7. Be less neurotic
Centenarians tend not to internalize things or dwell on their troubles. They are great at rolling with the punches.
8. Live like a Seventh Day Adventist
Which means no smoking, alcohol abuse, or overindulging in sweets. Followers typically to a vegetarian diet based on fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts, and also get plenty of exercise.
9. Be a creature of habit
Centenarians tend to live by strict routines. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day is another good habit to keep your body in the steady equilibrium that can be easily disrupted as you get on in years.
10. Stay connected
Having regular social contacts with friends and loved ones is key to avoiding depression, which can lead to premature death