Health

Habits People Should Stop In Order to Live Longer

29. Not pursuing your interests If your life is all about work and chores, listen up. For your mental well-being, and a consequently happier, healthier life,… Rina - November 25, 2020
Healthy hobbies have an extremely positive effect on self-esteem, mood, and overall well-being. Shutterstock.

29. Not pursuing your interests

If your life is all about work and chores, listen up. For your mental well-being, and a consequently happier, healthier life, choosing a healthy hobby can’t be beaten. There’s something about making something with your own two hands that has an extremely positive effect on self-esteem, mood, and overall well-being. Hobbies are great for relieving stress, and they get your mind active. They can also get you interacting with others interested in the same activity or hobby as you. That’s also good news for living a longer life.

Some pollutants can get through the body’s defense systems and cause inflammation in the lungs. Shutterstock.

30. Exposure to harmful chemicals

If you live in a city or commute to one for work, you’re probably breathing in a lot of pollution. A 2013 study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that airborne pollution in China might have reduced the lives of 500 million people by 2.5 billion years. The study found that participants who had had lifelong exposure to 100 micrograms of ‘total suspended particulates’ (tiny particles in the air, e.g. pollutants) per meter of air cubed will reduce a person’s lifespan by 3 years.

Pollution in air. Pixabay

Although our respiratory system is designed to deal with these tiny particles, some pollutants can get through the body’s defense systems and cause inflammation in the lungs. This could cause breathing problems, make existing conditions worse, and even lead to death. Other substances to avoid include processed foods. Science shows that these foods are drenched in chemicals that are often harmful to our health.

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/healthy-sleep-tips
https://www.onhealth.com/content/1/live_longer
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/4-top-ways-to-live-longer
https://time.com/5543459/longevity-live-longer/
https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthy-aging/what-does-it-take-to-be-a-super-ager
https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/ss/slideshow-longer-life-secrets

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