Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: All of us want to live a long, healthy life. But do we really know what are the basic rules that help a person lead a healthy and peaceful life? Or do we follow the instructions and act like it?
Making just a few changes in your lifestyle can help you live longer.
Following are five simple common-sense rules, if followed will keep you fit and add years to your life:
Eat a healthy diet consisting of plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes while limiting highly processed foods.
Exercise regularly as it is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It is good for a lot more than just losing weight or building muscles.
Good hygiene isn't just about eating healthy and exercise. Maintaining good personal hygiene is the first step to good health and is vital for many reasons - personal, social, psychological, etc.
Drink plenty of water
Drink lots of water considered as the world's best beauty elixir. In fact, the body is composed of between 55 and 78% water which has no calories, fat, carbohydrates or sugar in it. The amount of water you take plays an important role in maintaining a healthy body. Water can help increase your life span by reducing fatigue, lubricating joints and helping your kidneys and liver detox efficiently.
Get enough sleep
Getting an adequate sleep is considered a person's secret to longevity. Adequate sleep plays a key role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Over time, sleep deprivation may lead to an array of serious health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and even early mortality. Research claims lack of sleep could double the signs of skin ageing, including fine lines.