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WAYS TO LIVE LONG

Updated on October 26, 2011
 

THIS HUB WILL HELP US BY PROVIDING THE NEEDED TIPS AND WAYS OF LIVING LONG AND ALSO BEING HEALTHY. IT WILL PROVIDE US CLEAR EXAMPLES OF THOSE WHO HAVE BENEFITTED BY FOLLOWING THIS METHOD.

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              WAYS TO LIVE LONG  


First on the agenda will be our eating habit, what do we eat? Mouth open, we are chewing and eating junk all in the name of food. Is that the best option? Well, everybody is entitled to his or her own opinion, but what if such decisions would endanger his or her life? Who will be held responsible for such actions? Is it worth it after all? NO!

What we eat defines the person we are and also it shows on our body. Ok, or is it the best of options to skip food because one does not feel the hunger to eat? Skipping food and eating whatever is available, which is the best option? Well, different opinions vary as a choice of food varies. Many will contest that it is better to eat whatever you like than skipping food. While others will condemn the act of eating whatever is available saying it will be better to skip food that condition their body that way. Others still will better remain silent and carry on their eating lifestyle after all it is nobody's business. Is that the right choice? Absolutely, NOT!

The fact remains that what we eat defines us. 5th Century Greek Physician Hippocrates states "May your food be your medicine and your medicine your food." Food is necessary for the body mechanism to function properly. Food is needed for the growth of hormones, body growth, and the production of energy. The body needs much of Amino Acids which can be derived from animal or vegetables for the proper function of the body system. Essential fatty acids which are polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic) found in vegetable oils and oily dried foods cannot be substituted for anything. Also, vitamins and minerals, alongside fibre and water are all essential nutrients found in food. Without these, the body cannot function properly.

Therefore, there is need for proper selection and choice of food to be made by any who wants to live long. The kind of food we eat, time and manner we eat them goes a long way in affecting our body metabolism. Eating adequately and healthfully, involves many things. These rules must be religiously followed with all strictness to get the best results.

Water: this is basically the most acknowledged universal solvent of living matter. Almost, all the essential organs in our body need water to keep functioning. Our Kidney needs water to filter the blood and remove irrelevant substances in our body. The digestive system and the bones need water to scale through successfully in their different roles.

All these suggest the important role water play in our lives. Without water, the body organs will not function properly the way they are meant to be. Water is essential to life and cannot be overlooked. We need water in our daily life both internally and externally. Take note that drinking at least six glasses of water between meals, two glasses before breakfast ensures that the stomach is cleansed from all accumulated mucus during the night. Water is needed before morning, afternoon and evening meals respectively. The constant use of water prolongs life; prevent diseases and contributes to easy and quick healing of diseases. Water is essential to life.

Next we will discuss on physical exercise

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UBANI ALEXANDER CHIJOKE THANDI

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      mikeq107 8 years ago

      Great HUB...good tips...welcome to the hub world

      mike q

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks mike q, have a great day

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Yes, eat right and all should be good. Mostly.

      Genetics plays a role, no matter what you eat.

      Environment plays a role, no matter what you eat. You could eat the best food possible, but if you work in an asbestos mine, good luck to you.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Hahaha, 'genetics' play a role thats true my good friend. I just remembered a certain place in my country which is well known for their 'shortness' no matter what they eat, they still can't grow. That's so correct. Inasmuch as gene plays a role we atleast eat good food and allow nature run its cause.

      Also, environment is another major player in this regard.

      Good quality food helps anytime, anyday & anywhere. Kudos to you my friend phil.

      Your comment is a real tonic. God bless you

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      Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      I couldn't agree with you more on this. It's interesting, because I was just thinking about that very quote you gave from Hippocrates. I'm absolutely a firm believer that food should be our medicine! You bring great wisdom and knowledge forward with this hub. Thank you!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Dear Bud, i am grateful for your inspiring comments. It has added color, flavor & taste to this hub. I say bravo! Thanks so much dear friend.

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      Aris Budianto 5 years ago from Lying along the equator Country

      Another great info, no powerful medicine except food and water. You describe it well, be blessed my friend.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Aris, you ve said it all. Always delighted to read your comment. Be blessed

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      I like how you approach this topic. I feel it's something we used to just take for granted but research is showing more and more how the chemicals in food effects behavior especially in children. Thank you for sharing.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      You re welcome poetvix. Am glad you re benefitted. Be blessed

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      JherusiaLhean 5 years ago from Aquilla, TX

      You hit great tips... Thank for sharing this hub.. :) It counts a lot.. Great Day!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I'm not sure abut living long but I agree life will be happy and meaningful. LOL

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Dear Jherusialhean, i thank you for that awesome comment. Glad you liked it. Be blessed

      i also believe and hope that life be meaningful and happy for us all. Be blessed Binaya

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      JherusiaLhean 5 years ago from Aquilla, TX

      You Always welcome ubanichijioke... Take care...

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Best of wishes to you Jherusialjean. May you be blessed forever

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Ubani,

      What do you think is the best fruit to eat? I love all kinds and eat mostly fruit, nuts, seeds, and tons of greens..but what do you think gives you the most nutrition? Thank you my sweet friend.

      Sunnie

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      My ever sweet Sunnie, hope you re bubbling in good health. That is my wish for you.

      For your question, i love oranges, bananas, carrot, pineapples, salads in fact all fruits & vegetables. I eat a lot of them. What do you think?

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      iZeko 5 years ago

      You've made pretty good points here. Great hub! I’m gonna drink a glass of water now ;-))

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      you go on and live a great life. You re awesome. Thanks for this kind comment

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      sanathara 5 years ago

      Yes ubanichijioke, it's true that water is essential for life and I also follow 'Japanese Water Therapy'. It has got lots of benefits.It cures many diseases. I used to get swellings but it has been cured by following this therapy..Water does clean the system and cures the diseases..well, great hub.Thanks for sharing this..

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      You re so right sanathara, problem is that people tend to overlook these important issues. Water is indeed life. Bless you

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Ubani this was such a good hub..I have a living example for you and it not one that I take pride in but think it is worth sharing. I am a little older than my husband. He is now on cholesterol, high bloodpressure, and thyroid medication. He eats high fat, meat products, and lot so sweets. I am not perfect believe me..but I am a vegetarian who eats eggs but only from my chickens or ones that are free range..I do not take any medications. I am not saying this to be prideful as there was a time I was right there with him..on the verge of being on all that and a diabetic to boot..but I realized that 80 percent of what we eat makes us sick. Many are walking ar

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      whoops wrote too slow..haha Many are walking around dehydrated suffering from headaches and muscle aches not knowing they have not drank enought water..Thank you for sharing..sorry to go on so..this is close to my heart.

      Sunnie

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Did you say sorry? Pls, don't cos your testimony is a means of help and encouragement to other people out there. You re free to bare your mind as far as we benefit. Keep strong on your healthy diet cos the benefits are obvious. A strong person, sweet and gentle like you is what we all need. Bless is she that comes in your name, Sunnie. Lots of love. Bless you ma.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Thank you Ubani...Wishing you a beautiful Monday..

      Sunnie

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Wishing you all the best. Lots of love

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Good food is always necessary but water is the staff of life! Nice hub. Voted up as always.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Dear tillsontitan, A lovely comment 'Water is the staff of life' great words. I just love this. Thanks and be always blessed.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      How we doing Ubanichijioke? Hope all is well with you. Makes great points. Well written may I add. I have that junk food issue. I can't help it. I can go a few days, but not much more then that, My body shows signs in a week. If I life weights, people can tell within a week. Same goes for gaining it also. I would like to get a well balanced diet, but don't know where to start as far as meals. Any suggestions?

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Am fine. I hope you re fine and hearty too. I thank you for this cheerful comment. Maybe you should try fruits and vegetables. Be forever blessed

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      telisen 5 years ago

      great hub..vote up:)

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks my dear Telisen for your kind comment and vote. It is well appreciated. Be blessed

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      lyns 5 years ago from USA

      Excellent hub the way we eat is very essential and water is a must thanks for sharing, Up and all the goodies...

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks dear Lyns, am glad you found this hub interesting. I hope you re benefitted. Be blessed

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Well said...we are what we ingest. IF we eat and hydrate well....it will in turn show on our body.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Your words re true dear Ruchira, what we eat is shown on our body. So the better we eat, the better our body becomes. Thanks for the comment. Be blessed

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      lyns 5 years ago from USA

      Ubanichijoke, your welcome this hub was very useful and interesting as usual I enjoy reading your hubs very informative, look forward to reading many more... have a great day/evening, lol lyns

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks my cute friend, Lyns. Am glad to know that you re fine. I wish you all the best. Lots of love.

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      Gary Eby 5 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Yes to eating healthier! Unfortunately too many people are addicted to the wrong kinds of food. Here's to the quest of finding balance between mind, body, and spirit. And here's to the power of Faith that gets us through difficult and scary times. Namasate....Gary.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks Gary for the wonderful and gifted message. We must try our best to attain that which we seek in life. Be blessed

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      lyns 2 years ago from USA

      A great hub again, on living long, with your advice in this hub hopefully will help someone keep life a little longer, because it is so very important to eat right and drinking water very important, as you stated for our health and organs. This is an awesome hub. Thanks for sharing. Voted up/and the pluses. :] Have a great day my friend and morning. 71014411a lyns

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 2 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks, lyns for stopping by. It's been so long a time I wrote this lol. It really needs updating. I am glad you like it. Have a great day.

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