Centuries ago, humans barely lived more than 60 years, but as technology and hygienic practices improved, the average lifespan has increased. Today, science has progressed enough to develop ways to extend a person’s life by years. Read on for the details.
Eat the Right Diet
A study published in the PLOS Medicine journal shows that replacing a typical Western diet comprised of processed foods and red meat can extend a person’s life. The new diet should have no carbonated drinks and red or processed meat.
Instead, it’s better to eat more fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts. Egg and dairy consumption is also reduced. By eating this “optimized diet” starting from age 20, a man can add 13 years to his life, while a woman can extend her life by 10 years.
Even if you’re older than that, it’s never too late to start. Adopting this diet at age 60 still helps people extend their lifespan by nine years for men and eight years for women. An 80-year old person can potentially gain 3.5 more years this way, especially if eating more plant-based foods.
Combine this optimized diet with some exercise, and you could feel younger than you have in years. Even 10 to 20 minutes of light activity is enough to extend your lifespan.
Don’t be discouraged if you feel too old to make a change, as adding a few years to your life through a proper diet is always beneficial. This way, you’ll be able to spend more time with your loved ones and have many more exciting experiences in the years to come. Combine an optimized diet with some physical activity for the best results.