Recent research by the University of Cambridge has shown that four simple habits can increase your life expectancy by up to 14 years. The research, which took place over 10 years and involved 20,000 participants, found that people who followed these principles had an average life expectancy of 74, whilst those who did not follow any of them had a life expectancy of 60.
The four healthy habits are –
- taking regular exercise
- eating five portions of fruit and vegetables per day
- drinking alcohol moderately (or not at all)
- not smoking
The study, which covered many different segments of society, found that factors such as wealth, ethnic origin and social position could not conclusively be linked to life expectancy.
I consider another 4 habits to be equally important –
- breathing deeply as often as you can (cancer cells cannot survive in high levels of oxygen, deeper breathing expands the lungs, stimulates the senses, slows fast paced thoughts, relaxes the mind and can heighten emotions to a sense of peace or even euphoria)
- drinking fresh water when your body calls for it (if you haven’t already been drinking 2 litres per day or more, then you might need to re-train your body by gradually increasing the amount you can comfortably drink each day). Water helps to soften the skin, hydrate the organs, flush toxins and stimulate proper metabolism
- deliberately relaxing while still awake (like meditating, getting massages, going for gentle walks, concentrating on the flickering of a candle or watching fish swim in a tank
- regular sex or sexual relief
Any activity that quietens the mind and helps you access a closer connection to the quieter inner part of you is always beneficial.
How good do you generally feel?
Do you practice any of these great habits daily?
Which one/s could you adopt right now that will enable you to live a happier, healthier and longer life?
Don’t get lost in the diagnosis, the medicine, or in the statistics about what somebody else did about it. If you don’t feel good, it’s because you’re not thinking in a way that allows the Energy to flow. You could just get really, really mad at someone you love and make every muscle in your body stiff. And you would ask, “Why does my body feel this way?” And we say, because you’ve had a Vibrational tug-of-war going on. Stop looking for anything other than your mental and emotional state of being as answers to why you feel how you feel in your body. It is all Vibrational—no exception! And when you get that, then it doesn’t matter what diagnosis has been given to you—it doesn’t matter—it’s temporary. – Abraham