Life changes, health changes and we are constantly learning how to do things better and easier and that is true for our health. We have learned that what used to work no longer works and what we thought was true is not longer true. We have learned that we do not always have to turn to dozens of prescriptions and pharmaceuticals to stay healthy, because privatization of medical science and pharmaceutical companies have made our health just a big business of pills and experiments that essentially benefits them and not the sick. As ethicist, Harriet A. Washington (2011) states, “Human life is rapidly becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the medical industry complex.” Don’t be bullied into being a part of that industry that only benefits the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Here is the latest information on staying healthy, happy and living longer naturally.
Keep fidgeting. Studies show that fidgeting helps you live longer. Do you tap fingers, shake your legs, squirm around in your chair, tap your feet or chair dance? Well you might just be the one who will live longer according to NBC News. By keeping your blood flowing you are reducing your chance of developing diabetes. A sedentary life style is connected to liver disease, blood clots, heart disease, cancer and early death. Take the stairs, park further away from the door of the mall. Take a walk around the office at least once an hour and stand up while on the phone.
Drink alcohol in moderation. A glass of red wine according to healthy aging expert Dr. Mark Stibich helps you to live longer. In addition, French scientist says the miracle ingredient, resveratrol found in red wine not only helps you live longer but you have more energy. However, you should drink no more than one grass of red wine a day.
Being happy with a positive group and friends and family around you will help you to live a longer life. Finding things that you like to do to keep you busy and active helps with prolonging life. The University of Illinois study found that a positive mood reduced stress-related hormones and increased immune function.
Finally, find what makes you happy and what makes life worthwhile to you. That might be religion, volunteering, exercise, making things, clubs and organizations, dancing, playing cards, being with others or take up a cause and become an activist; all can help prolong life. Your attitude should be one of optimism, constructivism, helpfulness, encouragment, affirmative and upbeat.
In a speech before the United States Congress on September 24, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Pope Francis stated, “Every life is sacred … Don’t walk around looking glum.” So smile and hop, skip and jump while following the tips to a long and healthy life.