Live a Longer Life In 5 Easy Steps

How to Live a Longer Life

Live a Longer Life by adding these 5 Simple Activities to your day!
Live a Longer Life by adding these 5 Simple Activities to your day! | Source

How To Live Longer

Believing You Can Live Longer

Recently I found a few tips that the God of health, Dr. Oz suggests people practice to increase their life span. I thought to myself, "Hey self; even you can handle this stuff!" And as I began to practice these 5 Simple Activities for a Longer Life, I felt as if the idea was really plausible. I truthfully believe I can improve the quality and length of my life by adding a few easy to manage activities to my daily schedule. Today, I am here to share this wonderful life changing venture with you in the hope that you too will find the faith that your life can indeed last longer!

About Doctor Oz

Dr. Oz states in his information that he wants people who have read or heard his advice to share it with those they care about; this it what I am doing for you today. You should do the same. Dr. Oz doesn't endorse any products, so anything with his name on it is probably a fake! I am not selling any products using his name, but rather sharing the information he wants us all to know. The listed books for sale are written by him, and thereby are the real deal! Let's get started before time runs out!

How to Live a Longer Life

5 Daily Steps to Follow for a Longer Life

  1. Eat Breakfast
  2. Eat fish (sustainable when possible)
  3. Walk
  4. Have Sex
  5. Eat Berries (not the Franken Berry® kind)

#1. Eat Breakfast

Eating Breakfast For a Longer Life

Let's take on those dynamos collagen and elastin, the bodies wrinkle prevention team. These two substances provide a Navy Seal team-like foundation of support underneath the skin; strong, resilient and devoted to the job. Which keeps your skin looking as smooth as a baby's bottom. As we get older, the teams arms become weakened to the point of breaking, leaving your skin with little support. If you add sugar to mix, it will grab onto these broken arms and keep them from healing enough to bring back the needed support to the skin—blocking any hope your cells have at repairing the damage. The sooner you remove sugar from this equation, the better. Instead of a heavy sugar studded breakfast, switch to eggs and oatmeal! These two will bring extra protein and balanced sugar levels to your bloodstream, preventing wrinkles as well as keeping your waistline in good repair! Which we all know is the shortest path to a Longer Life!

For Added Memory Health

While you're eating that oily fish try adding these supplements for even greater memory health!

  • 400 milligrams alpha-lipoic acid (1x daily)
  • 500 milligrams acetyl L-carnitine (2x's a day)
  • 500 milligrams gingko (daily)

Recommended dosages Per Dr. Oz show

#2. Eat Fish

Eat Fish For a Longer Life

Who doesn't like a yummy hotdog, sausage, and don't get me started on bacon! These fantastically tasty foods are processed meats that have an over-abundance of nitrates, which have been credited with supporting the onset and perpetuation of Alzheimer's. Avoid them as much as possible! (It hurt just a little to write that down.) Instead of choosing these foods, try eating oily fish (sustainable when possible) at the evening meal, two-times a week. Tuna, salmon, and sardines are the top three choices for the best results. As we gain age, our memory can become less than we hope for. When we were young whipper-snappers, those synaptic connections in the brain happened faster than a any modern supercomputer could imagine. Now, we need a little extra maintenance to keep brain activities in pique condition, and Omega-3 (found in oily fish) is just the thing our older brains require to thrive. Keep that brain snapping away, a longer life span might just be the result!

Almost 80 Never Looked So Good!

Aunt "C" still looks pretty darn good at 78 years young! All That walking and berry eating is really paying off!
Aunt "C" still looks pretty darn good at 78 years young! All That walking and berry eating is really paying off! | Source

#3. Walk

Walk For a Longer Life

In the afternoon and prior to the mid-day meal, take a brisk walk. As our bodies grow older, we lose muscle mass, which can make us weak and reduce the strength of our bone tissue. Physical activity helps to keep bones from becoming fragile. 15 minutes in the sun is enough to start cooking up your body's own vitamin D. According to one study pointed out by Dr. Oz, scientist found that people with the highest vitamin D levels had longer telomeres—tiny bits of DNA found at the ends of cells that get shorter each time a cell divides—lending these folks about 5 extra years worth of cell division. If you simply can't get outside for that brisk sun-drenched walk, Dr. Oz suggests that taking about 1,000 international units of vitamin D3 each day can replace the needed quantity. Something we should never take for granted, that amazing little thing called walking. It can add years to our lives, which is just another reason to appreciate it!

#4. Have Sex

Have Sex For a Longer Life

You gotta admit sex does make you feel better! Early studies would suggest that having frequent sex might just add years to your life! Be sure to set the mood with a nice romantic glass of red wine or grape juice (dark 100% pure, natural, no sugar added) for those who don't wish to drink alcohol. This beverage contains resveratrol, which might just fight off that heart disease!

Sex and a Longer Life

One European study found that men who had sex less than once a month were 2X's as likely to die in the 10-year follow-up period as those who had sex at least 2X's a week!

#5. Eat Berries

Eat Berries for a Longer Life

Did you know that berries help to stave off Cancer? Several of the best anticancer substances are found right in your cabinets and refrigerator. The idea is to starve the cancer cells as they begin to grow. It works something like this; every cell in the body (even cancer cells) require access to the blood supply, because that's where the food is. When a cancer cell first starts to grow (even before the Dr can see it) it has to build a pathway to steal food from the blood supply. Berries, it is believed, assist in preventing the pathway from being constructed, thus starving the cancer cells into submission. Berries also have antioxidants, which help with inflammation and stress related oxidation of the body. They also are said to help in the fight against several types of cancers. If I must consume the juicy, tangy, sweetness that a berry offers just to live longer, I am willing to make that sacrifice!

Life Expectancy (vs) Health Cost

(click column header to sort results)
COUNTRY  
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT TIME OF BIRTH  
PER CAPITA HEALTH COST (US $)  
Australia
79.0
$2,500
Austria
78.1
$2,200
Belgium
77.6
$2,490
Canada
79.0
$2,800
Denmark
76.6
$2,500
Finland
77.4
$1,850
France
78.8
$2,600
Germany
77.7
$2,800
Greece
78.1
$1,500
Iceland
79.6
$2,600
Italy
79.0
$2,200
Japan
80.6
$2,100
Netherlands
77.9
$2,600
New Zeland
78.3
$1,700
Norway
78.4
$2,900
Spain
78.6
$1,600
Sweden
79.5
$2,300
United Kingdom
77.4
$2,000
Non-U.S. Average
78.4
$2,300
United States
76.7
$4,900

How To Promote a Longer Life!

Believing a longer life is possible through daily activities can change not only the quality of your life today, but in the future as well. Practice the activities lined out above and you may find yourself joining the many happy active centenarians located world-wide. Living to be 100 doesn't sound too bad and is becoming more probable with each passing generation. Be sure to take good care of your body now, you'll want to look good at your 101st birthday party!

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Comments for "5 Simple Activities for a Longer Life" 51 comments

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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Interesting hub, full of useful advice. Voted up and shared.


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

Thank you to each and every person who stopped by to read about how a few simple activities can bring you a Longer Life! I appreciate that you find the article worthy of sharing and voting in the upward direction.

Cheers and HubHugs to the room~

K9


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Ruchi Urvashi 4 years ago from Singapore

Great article. The tips for better health and longer life are unique and I like the one about eating breakfast.


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sabrani44 4 years ago

Great hub! Its very different from usual tips to live longer.


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Michael Oki 4 years ago from Lagos

Another thing to do is to take a very good care of your heart. Eat a lot of onions. Try and eat garlic(bi-weekly). Preferably at nights because of the odour and its tendency to make you lose some pounds. Punchng has more info on this.


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techygran 4 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

excellent information! I would skip the fish (it is polluted worldwide) and just get lots of plant-based Omega3s instead (walnuts, hempseeds, flax). Liked the chart and was amazed to see that Canadians live as long as they do on average. thanks again!


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cbpoet 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Excellent hub Keystrokes ... I follow Dr Oz daily..


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maxravi 4 years ago from India

Very nice hubs.. thanks for your points..No#4 is a new point for me to live longer..voted up!


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Peaceful life 4 years ago from Las vegas

useful info..........


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clintonb 4 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

Good hub!


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

sjain101~ I think if you can add in a dose of daily exercise to your routine it would be very helpful. I attribute the walking as my daily exercise if I can't get in any tennis or golf. But for some, a daily walk is all that is manageable due to time or desire. Keeping the list as helpful and as simple as possible was the plan. Thanks so much for sharing your suggestion! It is a good one.

Cheers~

K9


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sjain101 4 years ago from Delhi

did you miss the daily dose of exercise


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

twilson~ I agree, the easier it is to take care of my health the more apt I am to do it on a regular basis. The fact that these 5 things can make such a great difference in the longevity and quality of a life, makes them even better! Thank you for leaving your comments!

Cheers~

K9


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tswilson 4 years ago from United States

Great hub. Always glad to find out that simple, ordinary things can be effective in maintaining health.


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

Ahyat~ That is the hard part for most people, the implementing of the easy stuff. I look to the day when the easy stuff is woven through every human life. Thank you for your comments here today.

Cheers~

K9


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

musclequest~ Wow! I had no idea the life expectancy was as low as 65 in South Africa! You better start putting some of these longevity tips into your daily routine! ;)

Wishing you a long healthy life~

Cheers~

K9


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Ahyat 4 years ago from Canada

Very interesting information and seems very easy to implement. Thank you for this. Great hub, keep it up ;)


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musclequest 4 years ago from Johannesburg,South Africa

Great tips im going to need them here in South Africa haha were at 65 i think


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

Cags! Thanks so much for stopping by. I am over joyed that you found the hub worth while! I Appreciate the support.

HubHugs~

K9


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Cagsil 4 years ago from USA or America

Hey K9, a very well written hub and will be extremely useful for anyone who reads it. Voted up and marked useful. :) Thank you for sharing. :)


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

FloraBreenRobison~ You know you have a very intriguing point. The quality of life for living a full 100 years would have to be considered. I wouldn't want to be attached to a machine, or be a burden to my loved ones either. So we better keep practicing these tips for a HEALTHY long life!

HubHugs~

K9


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

livelonger~ I am totally with you brother! #3 and #4 are the most fun to practice for sure! And the amount of stress that can be dissipated during a brisk walk is astounding to say the least. As for #4, it's the perfect stress release.

Only 7 days to Chanukah! Hoping its a wonderfully enriching 8 days for you!

Shalom, and HubHugs my friend!

K9


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

I'm only interested in living longer if I am in charge of my own wits and am independent. I want to die before I need a nursing home.


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livelonger 4 years ago from San Francisco

What a fantastic Hub, and thanks for the link! ;)

Your Hub really distills tons of great advice into easy, practicable wisdom. I really think stress is one of the biggest killers, and I think #3 and #4 go a long way towards dissipating stress! ;)

All great advice, easy to follow, and if we all did, maybe we'd all be like Methuselah!

Thanks for a great Hub, and Shalom, my friend! (and an early Happy Hanukkah)


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

Millionaire Tips~ So glad you are managing to get two of the 5 longevity activities worked into your day. I say, some is better than none! Try adding one more to the routine each week and see how you feel in a month or so, you may be really surprised!

Nice to see you in the neighborhood today! Wishing you a long happy life!

Cheers~

K9


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

Barry~ Thank you for swinging by for read. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

I am not sorry to say I am a gun owner, and someone would be hard pressed to get me to relinquish it without a substantial fight. In my opinion, if the good citizens give up their personal protection weapons, the only guns left will be illegal...which translates to mean only criminals will have guns; and I am just not okay with that.

Cheers~

K9


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

These are great tips K9. Thanks for sharing them. I am 2 out of 5 as well, although the rest of them seem easy enough to do as well. Here's to a longer life for all of us!


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barryrutherford 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

One sure way to increase life expectancy in the U.S. is to rid the place of guns


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

icountthetimes~ Thank you for sharing your inspirational thoughts here. This does seem to present a question more often then not, why wouldn't someone want to practice such longevity producing practices? Your quandary remains as my own!

I sure appreciate you making time to check out a few quality of life improvement tips!

Here's to a long healthy life~

K9


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

carol3san~ How awesome that you have manged to use these technique in your everyday life! For me, the simplicity of the entire list makes me wonder why anyone would NOT want to practice a few of these longer life steps. Wising you the longest life!

Cheers~

K9


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

carriethomson~ I am pleased that you found the longer life activities to your liking. I find them to be as fun as they are healthful! I appreciate your comments.

Cheers~

K9


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

Nellieanna~ LOL! Wink-wink! My goal is to be as bright and brilliant as are, you when I get to the 80 year mark! ...heck, wish I was that sharp today! I am honored that you found time to stop by.

HubHugs~

K9


icountthetimes 4 years ago

These are great tips and easy to follow. Many people seem to think that they can take their health for granted, but eventually they come to realise they are sadly mistaken. I prefer to take a sensible and health oriented approach towards life. This in all likely improves the length and quality of my life. It's not as if it's even difficult to eat well, exercise and so on. It's all about getting in the right routine and sticking with it!


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

geetbhim~ Thank you, I'm glad you liked the longer life tips!

Cheers~

K9


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

Sottway~ Thanks! I will do my best! Appreciate the comments.

Cheers~

K9


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

Happyboomernurse~ Thanks for the votes, means a lot coming from you. Thanks for making it by!

HubHugs~

K9


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

alphagirl~ I like berries as well, i just can't get enough blue berries, and don't get me started on cranberries! We eat the dried cranberries like candy around here, my partner has a kidney condition, and the cranberries are a top food source to keep thing in order for such renal concerns.

Thanks for the comments!

Cheers~

K9


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California Author

Gordon! So happy to see you came by today! You make me laugh, "two outta five ain't bad..." LOL! You know if we could all just mange to do these things as much as possible our lives might just hit that 100 year+ mark. Sustainable fish only please!

Thank you for coming by today, I am always filled with joy to see you my friend~

HubHugs~

K9


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carol3san 4 years ago from Hollywood Florida

Hi there. Nice hub with great info. Thankfully I am already doing most of the things on this list. sO I will make the room for improvement. Voted up and useful.


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carriethomson 4 years ago from United Kingdom

excellent hub and great tips- easy to do!! thanks for sharing!!

carrie


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Well - I celebrate 80 in about a month and a half and am doing well. I practice those health habits with the one exception, though it's not a fixed condition. (I'm not saying which one. . . ) hehe.


sgbrown 5 years ago

Lots of very good information here. Voted up and interesting. Will be reading more of your hubs. Thank you for the information.


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geetbhim 5 years ago from Ludhiana India

very interesting and useful hub thanks for sharing.


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Sottway 5 years ago from Worldwide

A nice hub which has some great recommendations for a longer life!

Keep up the good work K9!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Great hub with lots of useful and practical advice. Thanks for sharing it. Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting.


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alphagirl 5 years ago from USA

The sex part cracked me up. Ever look at nuns in habitats? They look like they are 100 and they never get sex. I like eating berries. Great hub!


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Gordon Hamilton 5 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Hi, K9

Fabulous Hub as always. A lot of good information here and definitely quality advice.

I eat a lot of fish (always sustainable) and do a lot of walking.

What was it MeatLoaf said, "Two out of five ain't bad?" or something like that? :)


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

tirelesstraveler~ I know! Bacon is definitely one of my biggest weaknesses; long life be damned! Thanks for the nice comments. Wonderful to see you made it by.

Cheers~

k9


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California Author

Simone~ It's always the simple stuff we overlook when it comes to living a better quality life. I mean really, how difficult is it to eat berries and walk? The other three activities are just as easy, and one is even really, really fun!

I am so grateful that you made it by to comment, you have made my day!

HubHugs~

k9


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tirelesstraveler 5 years ago from California

Beacon, the meat candy, yum. Excellent hub clear concise and doable.


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Love this! I thought I'd read through this article and be like "Oh yeah, I do ALL of that!" but.... I apparently have a lot of room for improvement! That's great! Thanks for sharing this helpful advice. Great Hub!

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