How To Live Longer
For many years humans have been living longer and longer due to the advances of medicine and the sociological advances of technology and better working conditions. With each generation since the turn of the 20th century people are living noticeably longer lives, sometimes generations longer than our ancestors. In this era newborns have the longest life expectancy of any group of people that have come before them but even within the demographic of birth year there are many things we can actively do which science has shown to extend life.
Live Longer and Healthier
If you want to know how to live longer and healthier all you have to do is start an informal poll of elderly people. I'm not talking about those who are retirement age either. People who are above the age of 85, which is an age which is higher than the longest of life expectancies from developed nations, almost universally are thin, without diabetes, have active lives, eat small amounts of food, and live life with a purpose.
You will find however that those who have come before you have already done just that. In fact some have polled groups of centenarians for points of commonality and these traits are among the most common. Long lived people do not smoke, they work hard, they are not sedentary, and they have close relationships with their family. Many people who live longer also practice calorie restriction with optimal nutrition via traditional diets. Many drink moderately and live life with typically low levels of stress.
Is it not obvious how to live long when finding commonalities such as these? In times where average people consume way too much food they grow fat and develop diabetes and heart disease. We are entertained by sedentary activities such as watching TV, surfing the internet, and playing video games. We are living in a society that doesn't value familial ties like it once did. Families are smaller and less tight knit. Generational relationships are not as strong as they once were.
We are relying so much on technological advances and medical sciences to extend life and live longer that we are beginning to forget about all the many things we have control of that can tip the scales in our direction. We can leverage these advances by taking charge of our own nutrition and activity levels to push the envelope of longevity further. Combining the medical discoveries of today with the kinds of lifestyle choices that encourage longevity such as practicing better cholesterol management, this is how we live longer more fulfilling lives.
Do you want to know how to live longer? All you have to do is to lose your bad habits. Not all of them just the ones that shave years off your life. Practice the calorie restriction diet where you simply stop eating so much and you will live longer. Get off the couch where you waste hours and days and work out instead and you'll live longer. Join an activity group and get involved with a cause and with other people and you will live longer. Just do something productive which encourages healthy living. This is how you extend life and this is how you find fulfillment in it as well.