The latest human lifespan statistics are telling us that we could live to 122. But since it always takes two to tango I bet it will be hard for us to meet our soulmate at that age or blow out all those birthday candles. So let us enjoy satisfied with the way things work now and that would be– 75 years average lifespan. It means you can live up to 67 or a 100. With this comforting thought in mind let us list the most common habits of people who have reached the century mark. However, we are not talking about exceptionally long lives only but happy ones as well.
- Discover Your Life’s Purpose
Even though it doesn’t sound like a habit believe me it’s one of the most powerful habits you should adopt. Every now and then we lose sight of our purpose and it’s normal. But it’s not normal to stay in that undesired state for long. Even if you are an unhealthy eccentric or perfectionist, you always have something to live for! Go for it! It could be a passion for anything in your life, your child, your career, your pet, your hobby, your anything. It’ll keep you busy, less bored and with no time to dwell on problems.
- Break Up With Your Enemies
If you think it’s easier to talk about it than to actually do it it’s not! Once you break free from just one negative thought, negative person, a negative habit you will feel like a prisoner released from jail after serving XY years sentence. This feeling will keep you getting rid of those energy vampires draining your energy!
- Eat Smart
I know it’s a buzzy phrase but it really helps. Think of a food as a medicine, and your medical check-ups wouldn’t be as regular as if you are pregnant. You just need a balanced diet. Eat 5 times a day in smaller amounts. You don’t have to cut down on potato, bread, rice or pasta. On the contrary, you should base your meals on these foods. 150 to 250 grams of protein per day will reduce your appetite and boost your metabolism. Drink plenty of water.
- Make Physical Activity Fun
Invite your family members or your peers to join you on a running track. Listen to music while running. Make a plan when and where to stop to catch a breath and be persistent. In the end, play hide and seek. Hiders will be winners and Seekers the losers of the race. You can also try a swimming-pool aerobics since ithas so low impact that makes you feel less exhausted than traditional step training. Yoga’s been proven to be one of the best practices since it influences and enhances both physical and mental health.
- Mix And Mingle
If you stay home bored the only person you will mingle with is a postman or a delivery guy. Join a chess club, dance club, hiking club i.e. whatever corresponds to your preferences and interests. Search for the best hangouts in your neighborhood. The odds are actually much higher that you will meet other people who are kind, friendly and outgoing just like you!
If you adopt all these habits you have a 50% greater likelihood to live longer and happier!