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How to Live a Long, Healthy Life

Iíve heard many people say you must do a certain thing or eat a certain item if you want to live long and be healthy, so I searched the Internet and here is a list of common things people suggest you do if you want to live a long life.

Drink lots of water

Our body has toxins, and when the water we drink comes out of our body, it takes toxins with it. Other beverages donít do the job as well as water, although tea comes close, but you should be drinking as much water as you can, every day. Filtered water is best, especially from a reverse osmosis system.

Eat more fruits and vegetables

We all know vegetables are good for us, we just prefer junk food. Think of a rainbow and try and eat a fruit or vegetable that is each of the colors of the rainbow every day. And of course, aim for organic.

Eat less red meat

Fish is better than meat and white meat is better than red meat. You should be eating red meat once a week or less.

Cook your own meals

Processed food and restaurant food is filled with stuff that makes it taste better but is not healthy. If you want to be healthy and live long, cook your own meals, then at least you know what it is exactly that you are eating. The makers of pre-packed meals are only interested in their profit and not your health.

Exercise

The ideal exercise is 6 times a week for at least half an hour each time. When you have finished you should be sweating. If you are overweight and unfit then walking is a great way to start, gradually going further and faster. Try and make it fun, see if you can find an exercise partner.

Get some fresh air

You should be outside for at least an hour a day, preferably between 11am and noon, if itís not too hot. You can of course sit outside, or you can combine it with your daily exercise.

Eat Garlic

One finely chopped clove of garlic every day taken in a glass of water is wonderful for your health. Some people say it prevents cancer.

Eat nuts in small quantities

Nuts are really good for us, but we eat too many. Half a handful of mixed (unsalted) nuts every day is about the maximum and make sure one of those is a brazil nut.

Have a support network or join a church

People need people, they need a sense of belonging and it is thought that those belonging to a church or having a support network live longer.



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