Three key factors for longevity:

1) keep body oxygenated 2) keep body alkaline 3) exercise for blood circulation

1) Pranayam, ( regulated breath control ) must be practiced for half an hour every day. It is important that you live in a polluted free city, Otherwise take a holiday and go to a green zone on regular basis to recharge your lungs.

2) Take more alkaline foods to maintain body alkaline ( search for alkaline foods in Google)

Balanced diet  is vital for good health.

3) Walk for 45 mnts every day or do Yoga and exercise which pushes up heart rate which is safe, depending on age and body constitution, and in consultation with your medical doctor.

I have lived in cities and  had many health issues. It is only after retirement that I moved  to Hills and  realized  how diet, air and water made difference in my health. At my age of 80 I feel as energetic as I was when at 40.

All cities are polluted and  cause  of toxins getting into body. I consider it a must for every resident of cities to take a break and visit a pollution free place for minimum 7 days to desirable 30 days for detoxification through diet, change of air and water and suitable yogic exercises or just daily walk in green belt. It will strengthen immune system and susceptibility to illness.

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Avoid too much isolation

A recent study from Brigham Young University demonstrated that loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to longevity as obesity. Relationships with others are vital to keeping yourself filled with joy, and it even has an effect on your heart health. Social bonds with others help keep your heart healthy because isolation is a larger risk to life longevity than alcoholism and even smoking!

So get out and meet that friend for coffee or lunch instead of simply dashing off a quick text. Make an effort to get off the computer or step away from your latest Netflix marathon and join family and friends for a night of bowling, for example.

Your heart will thank you, and your happiness is bound to increase.

Surround yourself with nature

Studies show that getting yourself outside to enjoy nature increases your feelings of vitality and boosts your energy, and can even help strengthen your immune system. Richard Ryan, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester has insight about this.

“Nature is fuel for the soul,” he said. “Often when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee, but research suggests a better way to get energized is to connect with nature.”

Instead of eating lunch at your desk, pack a sack lunch (like from your elementary school field trip days!) and head to a local park to make your meal memorable and energizing.

Take a walk outside whenever you get a chance, and notice the colors around you – the changing of the leaves during fall or spring for example, a neighbor’s beautifully landscaped lawn and garden, and so on. These things will brighten your mood and keep you balanced, so that your life isn’t all work and no play.

The bottom line is that happiness is good for your heart and your health – so do whatever you can to bring more joy into your life. Your heart, mind and body will thank you for it, and reward you for your efforts!

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