As the ever-growing population increases due to improvements to medical care, technology, and general well-being. There are still those who continuously astonish us with how long they live.
With the average life expectancy in the UK for a woman standing at 83 years and 79 years for a man, some might be wondering; how on earth do these people live for such a long time? There’s no guarantee, but one thing that can definitely improve a person’s chances of living longer is a healthy lifestyle.
Our Top Tips For Living A Healthy Lifestyle
Stay Physically Active
Maintain A Good State Of Mind
Many people believe thinking positively helps them stay healthier and live longer.
Avoid Drugs & Drink Alcohol In Moderation
Drugs should be avoided but it’s ok to drink a small amount of alcohol in moderation from time to time.
Practice Safe Living Habits
Make sure you keep your house tidy, your fire alarms tested and working, etc.
See The Doctor Regularly
Regular health check-ups can help to spot any issues before they become a bigger problem. For example, spotting cancer early significantly increases the chances of surviving.
There Are No Doubt Many More. Have you got any top tips for living healthy? Why not share them with your friends and family!
We've been reading about some of the oldest people in the world - have a look below!
The oldest human to have ever lived, Jeanne Calment was born in France in 1875 – she lived that long that she managed to outlive both her daughter and grandson by multiple decades. Calment did all sorts of things in her long life – she claims she sold coloured pencils to Vincent Van Gogh, and she also saw the Eiffel Tower being built. Jeanne attributed her many years to a diet rich in olive oil, and she took special care to remain calm.
Kimura became the oldest man to have ever lived in 2011. Born in Japan in 1897, Jiroemon Kimura reached a grand old age of 116 years old. He made a conscious effort to be active, waking up early every morning and reading the newspaper using a magnifying glass, and he claims that small portions of food, known as ‘hara hachi bu’ were the key to a long and healthy life. We don’t know if that’s entirely true or not but it’s hard to argue with a man who has lived through the reign of 4 Japanese Emperors and 61 Prime Ministers!