Do these 4 things for a long life

By: Dr. Victor Marchione | General Health | Friday, November 20, 2015 - 01:00 PM

tricks to live longerUntil we find the fountain of youth we must seek out other methods to maintain our health and live a long life. There are many healthy choices that have been shown to promote longevity. Some include eating well, regular exercise and getting enough sleep. These methods are also backed by ample scientific evidence. But there are other tricks that you may not realize could be adding years to your life; we are here to share them with you, so you can continue to enjoy each and every day.




Tricks that add years to your life

Have more sex

more sex for long liveAs time passes, you may find that you are having less and less sex, but you really shouldn’t if you want a longer life. Frequent sex has been shown to promote a longer life. One study revealed that men who had more orgasms were less likely to develop heart disease.

Sex has been shown to be good for overall health: it is a form of exercise, it can help reduce stress and it can even control a person’s appetite. Even aside from living a longer life, sex is so beneficial that you really should be having more of it.

Floss daily

flossFlossing can be tedious, and you may think your dentist reminds you because it’s their job, but flossing can actually work wonders for life expectancy. Not only does flossing get rid of trapped food, but it can also remove the film of bacteria that forms and can lead to plaque.

Furthermore, flossing can prevent periodontal disease, which leads to inflammation and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. For best practice, floss once each day.

Enjoy some wine daily

floss dailyThe crucial word here is “some,” but yes, enjoying wine daily can boost longevity. Drinking wine – a little shy of a full glass – has cardiovascular benefits in comparison to never having any at all. Dutch researchers found that light consumption of alcohol resulted in a longer life in those over the age of 50. Consuming 20 grams of wine a day was associated with a 36 percent lower risk of all causes of death and a 34 percent lower risk of cardiovascular death. Therefore, next time you enjoy some wine, raise your glass and toast to longer life!

Start your day off with coffee

coffee for long lifeOkay, so we probably don’t need to tell you to have coffee in the morning, but we can at least explain how it is working to give you a longer life. Research has found that morning coffee is associated with fewer chronic illnesses. Some research even suggests that it can lower the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. But there can be too much of a good thing. Coffee is a stimulant, so you shouldn’t consume too much of it. Furthermore, too much coffee can hinder bones from absorbing calcium and can keep you up at night. As long as you’re drinking your coffee in the waking hours – it is suggested that coffee only be consumed before noon – you’re in the clear.

So, if you want to live as long as possible with minimal health problems, we suggest incorporating some of these tricks into your already healthy lifestyle.


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