Your Health

Simple tips for healthier living

Lifestyle factors — like eating a diet high in sugar, smoking and high amounts of sun exposure — contribute to depleting collagen levels. But healthy living isn’t just about eating well, exercising more and drinking less alcohol – there are many small ways you can make a big difference to enjoy a happier healthier lifestyle.

Stay Positive

Stop Smoking

Own a Pet

Go Mediterranean

Start Cycling

Eat Less Meat

Relationships

Stand Up

Drink Green Tea

Stay Positive

Have a sunny outlook on life and try to express your emotions openly rather than bottling them up. Laugh, go out, enjoy yourself – and be optimistic as you’ll live 12 years longer than a pessimist.

Drink Green Tea

More centenarians live on Okinawa, an island off Japan, than anywhere else in the world. One thing they have in common? Green tea. This contains powerful antioxidants to fight the free radicals that can contribute to the ageing process, and even to cancer and heart disease.

Own a Pet

Owning a dog is linked to enjoying a longer life, especially if you live alone. A study has shown that people who lived alone with a dog had a 33% reduced risk of premature death and an 11% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease than those without. Dog walking not only keeps you actively fit but can be very sociable too.

Go Mediterranean

There’s plenty of evidence these days to show that a Mediterranean diet can help prevent fraility and cardiovascular disease. Follow a diet that’s rich in healthy fats (such as olive oil), fruit, green leafy vegetables and whole grain and avoid red meat and refined carbohydrates.

Start Cycling

Get on your bike and cycle to work to live longer. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), this lowers the risk of dying early by 40%. This is said to be due to several reasons: cycling is a higher intensity exercise and cyclists are generally fitter too.

Eat Less Meat

Findings have shown that vegans live longer than meat eaters – and if you do eat animal protein, then fish and chicken are the best choices. Scientists found every 3% increase in calories from plant protein reduces risk of premature death by 10%.

Relationships

Men who stay married may live longer than 70, while less than one third of divorced men make it to that age. On average, married men live 10 years longer than non-married men, and married women lived four years longer than non-married women.

Stand Up

Sedentary lifestyles have been linked to an increase in obesity and a lack of fitness. Scientists now say one way to live longer is to stand rather than sit down for too long. Adults who sit for no more than three hours tend to live an extra two years.

Stop Smoking

A study of over one million women in the UK published in The Lancet has shown that those who smoke into middle-age reduce life expectancy by at least 10 years. If you’re thinking of giving up, don’t leave it too late: women who quit smoking before 30 reduce the risk of death due to tobacco by 97%.

Stop Smoking

A study of over one million women in the UK published in The Lancet has shown that those who smoke into middle-age reduce life expectancy by at least 10 years. If you’re thinking of giving up, don’t leave it too late: women who quit smoking before 30 reduce the risk of death due to tobacco by 97%.

Simple tips for healthier living

Lifestyle factors — like eating a diet high in sugar, smoking and high amounts of sun exposure — contribute to depleting collagen levels. But healthy living isn’t just about eating well, exercising more and drinking less alcohol – there are many small ways you can make a big difference to enjoy a happier healthier lifestyle.

Stay Positive

Have a sunny outlook on life and try to express your emotions openly rather than bottling them up. Laugh, go out, enjoy yourself – and be optimistic as you’ll live 12 years longer than a pessimist.

Stop Smoking

A study of over one million women in the UK published in The Lancet has shown that those who smoke into middle-age reduce life expectancy by at least 10 years. If you’re thinking of giving up, don’t leave it too late: women who quit smoking before 30 reduce the risk of death due to tobacco by 97%.

Own a Pet

Owning a dog is linked to enjoying a longer life, especially if you live alone. A study has shown that people who lived alone with a dog had a 33% reduced risk of premature death and an 11% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease than those without. Dog walking not only keeps you actively fit but can be very sociable too.

Go Mediterranean

There’s plenty of evidence these days to show that a Mediterranean diet can help prevent fraility and cardiovascular disease. Follow a diet that’s rich in healthy fats (such as olive oil), fruit, green leafy vegetables and whole grain and avoid red meat and refined carbohydrates.

Start Cycling

Get on your bike and cycle to work to live longer. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), this lowers the risk of dying early by 40%. This is said to be due to several reasons: cycling is a higher intensity exercise and cyclists are generally fitter too.

Eat Less Meat

Findings have shown that vegans live longer than meat eaters – and if you do eat animal protein, then fish and chicken are the best choices. Scientists found every 3% increase in calories from plant protein reduces risk of premature death by 10%.

Relationships

Men who stay married may live longer than 70, while less than one third of divorced men make it to that age. On average, married men live 10 years longer than non-married men, and married women lived four years longer than non-married women.

Stand Up

Sedentary lifestyles have been linked to an increase in obesity and a lack of fitness. Scientists now say one way to live longer is to stand rather than sit down for too long. Adults who sit for no more than three hours tend to live an extra two years.

Drink Green Tea

More centenarians live on Okinawa, an island off Japan, than anywhere else in the world. One thing they have in common? Green tea. This contains powerful antioxidants to fight the free radicals that can contribute to the ageing process, and even to cancer and heart disease.