Longevity, the ability to live a long and healthy life, is one of the things that a Low Density Lifestyle can do for you.
If you want to experience longevity and live a long and healthy life, there are nine secrets to doing so. And whatever your age, whether you’re young, middle or elderly, or young at heart, if you take these nine secrets into account, you will have found the Fountain of Youth.
The Secrets to Longevity
Secret #7: Have a Sense of the Sacred
Longevity studies have shown that having a spiritual belief and practice can lengthen your life. One recent study that followed 3,617 people for 7 1/2 years found that the people who attended religious services for at least once a month reduced their risk of death by 1/3.
Another study, commissioned by the U.S. National Institutes for Health found that people who pay attention to their spiritual side have lower rates of heart disease, depression, stress, and suicide, and their immune systems functioned better and stronger.
Secret #8: Make Family a Priority
Successful nonagenarians and centenarians embrace family and center their life around the family unit. Ritual, familial duty and an emphasis on togetherness are core values for people who live a long and healthy life.
Secret #9: Being Surrounded by People of Like Mind
Social connectedness is always important, but if you want to live a long and healthy life, having a social network of people also interested in living a long and healthy life can increase your chances of doing so – that means people into a healthy lifestyle.
A study of 12,067 people who were followed for 32 years found that people were more likely to become obese when their friends became obese. And in the case of close mutual friends, if one became obese, the odds of the other becoming obese tripled. The same was also found with weight loss.
As the saying goes, choose your friends wisely.
So that concludes the nine secrets to longevity and living a long and healthy life. If you missed the first three secrets, here’s the article. And for the next three secrets, here’s the article. If you follow these secrets well, you’ll be living to at least the age of 150.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the last part of this Longevity series. You’ll hear about a very special person, a model of longevity and living a long and prosperous life.