You wouldn't have said it, but these are the 3 big (and true) secrets to living long according to scientific studies

Living well and longer is everyone's dream. But what is the elixir of long life? According to science it is enough to put these 3 things into practice

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Living well and longer is everyone's dream. But what is the elixir of life? According to science just putting these 3 things into practice (which you probably don't expect)

Have one healthy lifestyle, exercising constantly and following a complete and balanced diet certainly contribute to greater longevity. Besides proper nutrition and sports though, what else can you do for live longer and better? If you are looking for the truth elixir of youth, know that taking supplements and similar "strategies" are not the best solution.

It is certain that modern science still has a long way to go on longevity before truly understanding all the factors at play. For example, one search recently published in the scientific journal Molecular Biology and Evolution reports the discovery of 2.000 new genes dating back millions of years that appear to be linked to human longevity. Hence, the life span mystery is a very complex puzzle.

There is no shortage of relevant research on how to potentially extend lifespan, and some are quite odd; one study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that viagra can extend life for men recovering from a heart attack. These approaches aren't universal, but fortunately there are some scientifically proven secrets which are good for the general health of the person and are able to guarantee a longer life span. 


Stay social

There is several scientific evidence according to which stay socially active- dating other people - can help you live longer. According to one study Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers say using a social network healthily can help people live up to 50% longer. Another study published in Psychosomatic Medicine revealed that keeping just four or more good friends can reduce the risk of premature death by up to 200%.

More specifically, a report published in Aging Clinical and Experimental Research looked at a group of nearly 300 centenarians living in New Zealand. The researchers concluded that maintain an active social life and avoid cigarettes they fall between the two recurring life choices reported by the participants. Choosing not to smoke and making a commitment to social relationships is the best investment you can make to age well.

Obviously, staying social does not mean having fun until late at night every day and having a party every night, between cocktails and discos. Another project of research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that volunteering is also a great way to live longer. The study authors report that older adults who volunteer for about two hours a week are significantly less likely to die. These findings show that volunteering among seniors not only strengthens a sense of community, but enriches lives by strengthening bonds with others, helping people feel a sense of purpose and well-being, protecting them from feelings of loneliness, depression and hopelessness.

Move to a pedestrianized neighborhood

Choosing the right neighborhood can greatly affect the quality and longevity of life. A search analyzed a large dataset of 145.000 recently deceased seniors living in Washington state, and who died between 2011-2015 at the age of 75 or older. They specifically looked for any similarities between individuals who lived to be 100 years or more. It was observed that Washingtonians who had lived in smaller communities and in quieter neighborhoods were much more likely to see their XNUMXth birthday.

While each person's lifespan is heavily influenced by their genes, the study authors say living in a small community can make it much easier to surpass those "genetic odds."

be happy

Nobody is saying it's easy, but it has been proven that keep a positive attitude works wonders for overall health and longevity. One study published in Age and Aging analyzed over 4.000 adults over the age of 60 before concluding that the happier an elderly individual is, the more likely they are to live longer. The results indicate that even small increases in happiness can be beneficial for the longevity of older people.

Another project examined 70.000 women over the course of eight years. Those who were more optimistic were far less likely to die from causes including heart attack, stroke, and cancer; more specifically, they were 38% less likely to die from heart disease and 52% less likely to die from infection than the more pessimistic women. A further Revisionand of 35 previous studies published in Psychosomatic Medicine also reports that the happy individuals live on average 18% more compared to their more depressed peers.

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