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Top 5 Tips for Long life

Updated on July 7, 2013
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God's view

If we believe the Bible, then we have God's point of view and examples of long life. In years!

There are promises written in the Bible about long life. It also talks about what contributes to a short life as well.

I love the fact that God is concerned about our health, as well as our spiritual selves and that He gives advice on how to live, promoting quality of life.

My top tips are by no means exclusive or guaranteed but they are known through extensive research into long life the things most likely to contribute to living a long quality life.

They are all based on lifestyle routines.

Top tips

  1. Christian belief, based on biblical promises, purpose for living
  2. Real food - close to natural, least amount of man tampering
  3. Physical life, enjoyable activity that gets one moving
  4. Emotional well being, balance - stress, sleep
  5. Human connection, interacting with people

Living a long life, a long healthy life has to do with HOPE! People who live long lives usually do so because they have an expectation for the future. Having a reason to live usually gives us the will to live.

Not a guarantee but it is normally the driving force.

Things like work, play, and continuous learning also tend to cause us to go on for longer than the average life span.

Being happy to be alive, no matter what is another reason people tend to live long full lives!

It doesn't matter if they go through ups and downs. They just go with it believing for better days and seem to learn from every experience.

Your view

The individual view is vital to living a long life. Our choice to live well and see good days does begin with what we believe.

The will to live has caused many a individual who were counted out by medical science to revive, thrive and go on for many a long year after they were sent home to die.

Ever wonder why some people rally and other's don't.

Ask the question, "what do they believe?" Do they believe the doctor's prognosis or that Jesus is a healer?

I know some people that still die but have you ever wondered how many times they rallied before actually succumbing to the grave. It's known to happen. The reason is truly personal. Every reason is as unique as the individual.

Questions to ask...

Yet, the billion dollar question is can we prolong our lives through our will? So, if a person chooses not to die, is that possible?

It's a question that begs to be answered?

Do you have to die when there is a prognosis of death for any reason?

We know we can reverse diseases as deadly as cancer, so can we put off death when it comes calling and we don't wish to go?

Some higher thinkers encourage us to pursue higher thoughts and thinking but the truth of the matter is we need to look outside of ourselves to even begin a higher level of thinking. Right? So who do we look to for answers?

Answers usually start with those who have done the deed... I only know of a few in history that have, at least publicly!

Purpose

Living a long life has also been attributed to the fact that the individual had a purpose to live beyond just themselves.

Having a reason or purpose to live a long life keeps people resisting the knock of death and postponing falling to sleep as the bible refers to it for those who know Christ Jesus.

When you have a reason to live long and prosper, remember to do something good with it as well. Helping and promoting the well being of others also cause us to live long lives that have an impact.

Rediscovering why you want to live long is also vital to focusing on those things that contribute to a good life physically.

Closest Natural Foods

Nowadays the buzz word for natural healthy foods are labeled 'organic'. Foods that have not been tampered with, all that means is that there are no extra chemicals added.

Yet with all things that man is involved in you have to be conscious that it will not be perfect.

Organic foods' shelf life is noticeably less than foods that have been manipulated. That is what you want as someone who wants to increase your longevity on the earth utilizing the benefits of food.

The health and medical field is always changing it's mind about what is good for us to eat. The only thing that can be agreed upon is the fact that the most natural your food that is home cooked proves to be the best for the human body.

I personally believe what we decide to eat is personal. That we need to learn what works for our own body type.

Eating to live and not living to eat makes a huge difference. Although i advise people to enjoy eating. Whatever it is you should get pleasure out of it while in the process of consuming it. Remember your tongue is covered in taste buds so that you can take pleasure in eating, specifically good foods.

Natural

We know that the closer to nature a food is the better our bodies profit from eating them.

Cooking

The advantage of cooking your own foods are phenomenal.

The amount of time you cook something has come into question.

How you cook something is vitally important to how nutritious it continues to be as you consume it and your body uses it.

Knowing when to Push back from the table is necessary. Eating small meals throughout the day is highly recommended.

Moving

Some sort of physical activity is vitally important to the human condition, especially when it comes to living the best life.

You just need to move! Food and energy are used through movement, and physical well being is accomplished through us doing something everyday that we love but can, though it doesn't have to work up some sweat.

Just moving everyday makes all the difference. Finding something you love is so important to doing it often so that it makes an impact to one's health and long life.


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    • Celiegirl profile imageAUTHOR

      Celiegirl 

      4 years ago

      Thanks Reginald Boswell, i always strive to do a good job! God's best to you.

    • Reginald Boswell profile image

      Reginald Boswell 

      4 years ago from Alabama

      Celiegirl: I enjoyed this article, God Bless!

    • Celiegirl profile imageAUTHOR

      Celiegirl 

      4 years ago

      Thanks RonElFran, cause you are so right, on both counts - hope and being female, but we know that is not always the case, the female part, i mean, but hope seems to make a person fight to live as long as possible.

      The greatest hope indeed is IN Christ Jesus! Thanks again.

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      Ronald E Franklin 

      4 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      My first reaction when I saw the photo accompanying this hub was that the #1 tip for a long life must be to be born female! More seriously, I like your emphasis on hope as an important element of longevity. It seems that when a person stops having something to look forward to, they fairly quickly go into a decline. And the greatest hope, available to every person, is hope in Christ.

    • Celiegirl profile imageAUTHOR

      Celiegirl 

      5 years ago

      Thanks peachpurple, i agree but we must make the effort to live the best quality of life...live long and prosper!

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      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Great hub, it is not easy to live long life unless you have a healthy lifestyle and don't fall sick easily, great tips and motivation you had listed, voted up

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