5 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS THAT WOULD HELP YOU LIVE LONGER

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Want to live a long and healthy life?  Who doesn’t? You can achieve it if you change your lifestyle by making these new year resolutions.

Below are 5 new year resolutions that would help you live longer

1. MAKE A RESOLUTION TO AVOID PROCESSED FOOD ADDITIVES

A Georgia State University study found that emulsifiers found in processed foods such as ice cream, salad dressings and cream cheese seem to have damaging effects on our microbiome. Make a resolution to avoid processed food additives this year by looking on labels for carrageenan, polyglycerols, polysorbate-80, guar gum, xanthan gum, locust bean gum and carboxymethylcellulose.

2. MAKE A RESOLUTION TO SHARE MORE CUDDLES

A 2014 study by researchers from the universities of Virginia and Pittsburgh found that cuddling could be key if you want to optimize your immune defences. Cuddling has the power to change our heart rate, spark the release of feel-good chemicals in the brain, stimulate the hippocampus, lower blood pressure and cortisol levels.

3. MAKE A RESOLUTION TO AVOID FRIENDS WHO UPSET YOU

Make a resolution to avoid friends who upset you this year. A positive outlook is key to health.

4. MAKE A RESOLUTION TO WALK DAILY

Studies have shown that higher levels of muscle mass are associated with lower levels of chronic inflammation in the body. Having lower levels of inflammation is important because such inflammation can significantly raise the risk of heart disease and cancer. Studies have also shown that the lower the muscle mass, the longer it takes to recuperate from illness. Walking at least 450 minutes weekly is necessary if you want to live long.

5. MAKE A RESOLUTION TO SLEEP

Good sleep habits can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, sharpen planning and memory skills, rejuvenate organs and tissues, improve concentration, and also regenerate the heart, liver, lungs and kidney. Ensure you go to bed when you are tired. Also you don’t use electronic devices just before going to bed because the light these devices transmit can suppress the body’s production of the sleep hormone melatonin.

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