4 top tips to extend your life
How to live a longer life!
Especially when you know you’ve probably hit half way!
Most super-centenarians â€“ that is people who live to be 110 or older â€“ seem to have four characteristics in common which might help to explain their longevity.
So here they are:-
- They have been and remain physically active. Even as we get older, daily physical activity should be a priority. It clearly wouldnâ€™t be wise for most to be running marathons at 80 but even as we age we should modify your routine to incorporate things such as daily walks, parking further away from the shops, using the stairs instead of the life or escalator, or maybe taking up hobbies that involve exercise, such as playing golf, tennis or even hiking.
- They have remained positive. Having an optimistic outlook is really important to help to manage stress and also prevent other related health issues such as heart disease. If you donâ€™t already, train yourself to train yourself to start looking at your glass as being half full. Try mindfulness meditation, and use humour for coping with negative thoughts.
- They have remained social. Having a good social network and a close family and close friends is a major influence on health. Spend time with people who make you happy and those who you laugh most with.
- They are spiritual. Regardless of which religion they belong to. Feeling a connection with a higher being or purpose cultivates positivity and spirituality and helps us to age more gracefully.