10 EFFORTLESS and EASY ways to stay healthy and live a longer life

We all want to live a healthy and happy life, right? That’s the aim of the game, anyway.

It’s actually easier to do than you think. Some small little tweaks can really give your life a boost and this could have a knock-on effect on your health and weight loss – resulting in a longer life.

Here are some tips on how to effortlessly and easily improve your life expectancy….

10 EFFORTLESS and EASY ways to stay healthy and live a longer life

10 EASY ways to live a longer life

1. Drink coffee

Let’s face it many busy mums need a bit of caffeine in their system to keep them going while they’re trying to do everything on minimal sleep.

But did you know that up to three cups of coffee per day is associated with a lower risk of stroke and fatal heart disease?

Find out more here.

2. Have kids!

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It may feel like you’ve aged 20 years after becoming a parent, but having children actually helps you live longer!

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden analysed the lifespans of more than 1.4 million elderly men and women, all born between 1911 and 1925.

They found that the risk of death was lower in people with at least one child, and that the association between longevity and parenthood grew stronger with age.

More on how kids can help you live longer.

3. Get a dog

Here’s something to think about… new research suggests owning a pooch will help you live longer!

A new study, which was published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found that having a pup increased your life expectancy by 24%.

What’s more, being a dog owner also lowered your chances of dying from a heart attack by 33%.

4. Have regular sex

According to many studies, having regular sex helps you look younger and live longer!

Researchers have found that sex can help boost your body’s ability to make protective antibodies and fight off viruses.

Here are 15 health benefits to having more sex.

5. Run five minutes a day

Got five minutes to spare? Grab your trainers and get out the door.

A new study has confirmed that just five minutes (that’s one episode of Peppa Pig in mum speak) of daily running can come with a multitude of health benefits.

However, another study (published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology), confirms that quality matters when it comes to exercise. And doing less amount of more vigorous activities (such as running) can still reduce your risk of disease and increase lifespan.

6. Double your fruit and veg intake

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Doubling the recommended amount of fruit and veggies you consume, from five portions to ten, can help you live longer, apparently.

Scientists from Imperial College London recently analysed 95 studies on fruit and vegetable intake from across the globe.

While they found that eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day did reduce disease risk, the greatest benefit came from eating 10 portions.

7. Improve your social life

Want to be successful and live a long life? Then you should surround yourself with a circle of strong female pals.

A recent study claims that women with powerful women backing them are more likely to get executive positions with higher pay compared to those without close friends.

Girl power really is a thing!

8. Have a hot bath every day

A nice relaxing warm bath is a great way to lower stress. In fact, a study found that people who took had a bath every day had a 26% lower risk of stroke! Yep, really.

What’s more, a hot bath in the evening may also help you sleep better at night, as when your body gets out of the bath, your temperature drops and this helps the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone.

9. Become a crazy plant lady

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Are you a proud plant mamma? If that’s the case, then good news! Scientists claim you will live a longer and happier life.

According to a study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, women who have green fingers have a lower mortality rates and improved mental health.

It seems that women who look after plants experience more social interactions – possibly from sharing gardening advice and talking about plants with friends.

They also were more physically active – probably from the gardening, and experienced less exposure to air pollution – more plants equals good oxygen circulating in the house.

10. Keep on top of your health checks

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This one is self-explanatory! But the key to a healthy and happier longer life really is to take care of your body and mind.

If you feel stressed out, then make sure you have regular checks for your blood pressure. Cut down on your sugar if you are susceptible to suffer from diabetes type 2.

In fact, if you are every concerned about any medical condition or your mental health, make sure you book an appointment and stick to it!

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