One of the greatest desires of humanity is immortality. Since the times of Jesus Christ, humans have always longed to live forever. Here in Ghana, the quest for long life has been seen in the springing up of gyms and also the conscious effort of most Ghanaians to eat and live right.
As we go by the fantasy of living forever, we may want to know that there remain a handful of senior folks who are actually living the dream of turning a 100 years old and beyond.
Though the journey to hitting the 100-year-old mark remains diverse and complicated, you may want to consider the top five simple steps by which this dream could be achieved thus only if you wish to make it to the world's records of the oldest human ever to have lived.
But how exactly can we live forever as human beings and what basic habits can we adopt? YEN.com.gh has some tips you can trust.
1. Drink two full glasses of warm water first thing every morning
It would amaze you the health benefits of gulping two glasses of water first thing in the morning before brushing your teeth.
In fact, this act, also known as ''water therapy'' has been documented to be the everlasting cure to most of the world's chronic diseases which have been argued to be caused by the mere lack of water in your system.
Water therapy clears the colon, preventing colon cancers; prevents you from having heart diseases, boosts your immune system, tones down your muscles, refreshes your mind, glows your skin, prevents kidney stones...the list goes on and on.
2. Never sit for 12 hours a day
Sedentary jobs, although satisfying have been documented to be the leading cause of all of the world's troubling chronic diseases; heart disease, diabetes, cancers..you just name it.
To be frank, physiologists have warned that all who sit for 12 hours a day with less activity are 70 to 80 percent more at risk of dying prematurely.
If you find yourself in such a sedentary job you may want to consider walking around your office every hour or better still stretching your body for the best of blood circulation.
3. Eat more leafy vegetables
Our grandparents will always tell us that life is in the mystery of the green leaf...and that's absolutely true. In fact, it has been seen that vegetarians live much longer than those who stick to the consumption of meat. So how do we make this work?
First of all, you will have to start introducing many vegetables to your meals (Green leafy vegetables). If possible, going completely organic in the mornings stays the most excellent way of achieving this feat of living over a 100. Greens are medicine to our bodies. They wash out the toxins from our blood, act as antioxidants, provide all the basic nutrients we ever need and most of all acts as the best anti-aging resort.
The good old exercise stays as one of the best ways to keep fit. You may not have the means to sign up to the gym - but no need for that.
Nature has given us the leeway to use all the wide array of land for you to have your morning jogs and aerobics other than spending lots of money to gym owners.
Exercise is medicine both to the body and soul as it gives you the chance of communicating with nature and appreciating its beauty.
5. Staying Positive
Psychologists have revealed that over 50 percent of persons suffering from depression and other mental illnesses are less likely to live a longer life.
Think of the suicide, self-harm and self-rejection and the effect(s) they have on their victims. Having a social life and always remaining positive and grateful.
The mind always responds to a possible mindset so keep remaining positive and trust me, you would live longer as never expected.
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