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Seven days, seven ways to live longer

  • Published at 12:10 pm November 28th, 2014
Seven days, seven ways to live longer

It is important live healthy. When we get older, our body’s different systems and organs also get weak. So to live healthy you should keep some time, take few healthy steps for the betterment of the organs of your body. Add some extra years to your life by making these lifestyle changes.


Manage your diabetes. It’s our fastest-growing chronic disease, increasing the risk of high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and stroke. Researchers said, up to 60% of type 2 diabetes cases are preventable and lifestyle is key. 


Quit smoking. It’s responsible for more cancer deaths than any other single factor. As soon as you quit, your risk of heart disease and stroke begins to lower.


Get moving. Sitting for more than three hours a day can take two years off your life and raise your risk of heart disease or stroke. Cardiologists advises, walking for at least 30 minutes a day to halve your heart disease risk. Being fit at any weight will improve your health outlook.


Know your numbers. High levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol contribute to the build up of plaque in your arteries – another enemy to heart health – so get tested. Cardiologists said to reduce your LDL cholesterol by eating a healthy diet low in saturated fat and taking any prescribed medications. 


Follow a healthy diet. Have two serves of fruit and five of veg and legumes a day, lean meat and poultry, fish a few times a week and wholegrain breads, pastas and cereals. Limit foods that are high in saturated and trans fat, salt and sugar, and hydrate with water. A cardiologist says a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to turn your health around. 


Aim for your healthy weight. Statistics says more than 62% of  adults are overweight or obese. This can raise your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.

Cancer specialists said, certain cancers are linked to being overweight and obese, such as bowel, kidney, endometrium, oesophagus and post-menopausal breast cancer. 


Reduce your blood pressure. Keeping it under control can cut your stroke risk by up to 40 per cent and heart attack risk by up to 25 per cent. get regular exercise and cut down on salt to keep a healthy weight. 

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