7 Healthy Living Tips to Promote Longevity
by Holly T.
August 16, 2022
6 MIN READ
Having a healthy lifestyle and eating healthily are super important to us here at GreenJinn. One of the ways we try to contribute is by providing healthy brands and options on the GreenJinn app. In addition, this summer we are providing extra offers on kid friendly products as well as fruit and veg (the first to go with rising costs). We want to make sure that kids and families can have healthy and nutritious foods this summer too.
Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the keys to longevity. By taking good care of ourselves we increase our chances of prolonging our lifespan and living well into the future. There are so many different components that go into healthy living. By following a few simple tips, you can improve your health and increase your time here on earth. In this blog post, we will discuss 7 healthy living tips that everyone should follow!
Tip #01: Eat a balanced diet.
Why is this important? There is a saying that everyone has probably heard. “You are what you eat” and it’s funny how true this really is!! Our bodies need a variety of nutrients to be able to work properly and thrive. One of the absolutely very best things you can do for your health is to eat a balanced diet.
To stay healthy, it is important that you avoid processed foods like white bread or French fries. You should also limit your intake of sugary drinks and fatty treats such as deep-fried Mars bars; they’re not good for us!
Make sure to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein in your daily meals. Eating a healthy diet will help reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Tip #02: Get regular exercise.
Why is this important? Our bodies are meant to move. In today’s modern society, we do an awful lot of sitting. With all of our modern conveniences, things come to us. We also spend a lot of time on the computer or in front of the TV.
Our bodies don’t do as well if we don’t move them. We don’t have to be Olympic athletes but getting regular exercise can greatly improve our health. Exercise helps improve circulation and improving your overall fitness level and can help reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases.
Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (such as brisk walking) every day. If you’re not currently active at all, it is best to start slowly and gradually increase your activity level over time.
Tip #03: Don’t smoke.
Why is this important? If you’re looking for a way to improve your health and quit cigarettes, then there’s no better time than now! Why should you quit smoking? Smoking is unhealthy. Diseases caused by smoking are among the leading causes of death in the United States, so quitting will have a significant impact on your health. If you are struggling to quit smoking, there are many resources available to help you, including counseling and medication.
Tip #04: Limit alcohol consumption.
Why is this important? Drinking alcohol in moderation has some health benefits, but drinking too much can have negative consequences so it’s important to limit your consumption. If you are going to drink alcohol, only do so in moderation. Health problems such as liver disease can be the result of excessive alcohol consumption.
Tip #05: Get enough sleep.
Why is this important? A good night’s sleep is an extremely important component of our well-being. Getting enough sleep is so essential to our overall health that it is something that is non-negotiable. Sleep helps to restore and rejuvenate our physical bodies. It helps to improve cognitive function and elevate mood. In general, most people need somewhere around eight hours of sleep per night. If you have trouble sleeping, there are a few things you can try to help improve your sleep quality.
- Create a relaxing bedtime routine such as listening to calming music, deep breathing, and meditation.
- Avoid caffeine before bed – The maximum effect of caffeine can be between 15 – 45 minutes after it is ingested. However, it can take 5 – 6 hours to metabolize half the amount of caffeine that you ingest. So be aware that you may need to avoid drinking caffeine in the afternoon well before your bedtime.
- Keeping a cool, dark, and quiet bedroom environment can all help you get the rest you need.
A good night’s rest will help you feel refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead.
Tip #06: Manage stress levels.
Why is this important? Unrelieved stress can take a toll on your mind and body without you even realizing it. So it is important to find what works for you to stay calm and balanced. Over time chronic ongoing stress can lead to many different health problems. It’s important to find healthy ways to manage stress in our lives. Some things that can help reduce stress include exercise, relaxation techniques (such as deep breathing or meditation), and spending time with loved ones. Reducing stress in your life can improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Tip #07: Get regular checkups.
Why is this important? One of the best things you can do for your health is to get regular checkups. This allows your doctor to screen for potential health problems and catch them early when they are more treatable. Make sure to schedule an annual physical exam and keep up with any recommended screenings (such as mammograms or colonoscopies).
There are so many wonderful things you can do to live a healthier lifestyle. By following these simple tips, you can promote longevity and improve your overall health!
You should always consult with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet or lifestyle. This is highly important if you have any medical conditions. However, these are some general tips that everyone can follow to live a healthier and happier life.
I am a physician who cares about healthy living. I strive to be as healthy as I can be so that I can thrive in my own life. By sharing what I know I want to help others to live a healthy life.