Ridiculously Easy Ways To Add Years To Your Life

November 7, 2014  |  
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What if we told you you could live longer by putting for almost no effort at all? Get ready to feel silly that you haven’t been doing these all along.

Run For Five Minutes A Day

Just 300 seconds of jogging in place, right by your bed, can extend your life by as long as three years.

Drink Coffee

Studies show that people who drink a cup of day have a lower risk of death of any cause.

Make Your Own Decisions

Doormats simply don’t live as long. A new study has found that taking control of the decisions in your life — even small ones about where to eat for dinner — you will live longer than those who don’t.

Volunteer

Volunteering doesn’t just make your spirit feel better, it can actually make you better. People who volunteer live 20% longer, decrease their depression level and increase their satisfaction with their lives.

Get Busy

Simply having sex on a regular basis can extend your life for 23 years.

Get Up Offa That Thang

Just standing up from your desk once an hour can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and death from other causes. And the more often you stand, the longer you’ll live.

Drink More Water

Make sure you get five 8 oz. glasses a day and you’ll cut down your risk of heart attack by 54 percent.

Go Outside

Just 15 minutes of vitamin D-giving daylight will cut down your risk of developing a long list of diseases and increase your life expectancy.

But most Americans get only 50% of the daily amount — and that percentage is even smaller for African-Americans who need more vitamin D to stay healthy.

Have A Glass Of Wine

Just one glass a day can add 0.9 years to your life.

Go To Bed 15 Minutes Earlier

And you can add 3 years to your life. Sleep is when all of your organs and systems do their most important repair work. Get more sleep and you’ll wake up with a healthier body.

Take A Laugh Break

Just 15 minutes of laughing at a funny YouTube clip can improve blood flow to your heart by 50 percent, according to a new stody from the University of Maryland.

Floss

Just flossing daily can add 3 to 5 years to your life. How? Your teeth and your heart are well-connected. Keep your teeth healthy and you’ll increase the likelihood that your heart will stay healthy too.

Stop Texting And Driving

Because when you do, you’re six times more likely to get into a car accident than if you were driving drunk.

Think Positive

Scientists at Purdue recently discovered that worrying all the time can shorten your life by as much as 16 years.

Eat Breakfast

A University of Massachusetts study found that people who wait longer than 90 minutes after waking to eat breakfast are more likely to develop cancer of the stomach, rectum, bladder, colon and liver.

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