Although many people think out life expectancy is determined by our genes, it’s not the absolute truth. External factors like climate, diet and lifestyle are very important too. So if you’re in a pursuit of a happy long life here are some tips on how to achieve it.
Think of how much food you consume. Overeating can lead to serious problems caused by excess body weight (heart attacks are a common thing among such people). Besides, eating too much may decrease the amount of time you do exercises which is bad for your health. Still, if you feel like eating something tasty like this fantastic Chinese garlic sauce, just do it! But remember to stop at the right time.
The sauce is extremely easy to make and it has many interesting flavors mixed together. Just pan fry garlic, ginger and chopped green chilies in canola oil until fragrant. Add soy sauce, chicken broth, rice vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Lastly add a slurry of cornstarch and water and cook the sauce until it thickens.
The second tip is to eat more nuts. They’re rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Instead of eating junk food at work, try taking nuts as a healthy snack. Also, if you’re a cereal lover, add some nuts to your regular breakfast. Trust me, you’ll feel more energetic and creative.
Of course, healthy lifestyle requires healthy food. Try to keep to a healthy well-balanced diet and eat as many vegetables as possible. They’re rich in vitamins, carbohydrates and fiber. What’s more, consuming vegetables can reduce the risk of premature death. Besides, it’s much better to replace meat with seafood so if you want to stay young and happy try this Szechuan shrimp recipe.
Take a large bowl with shrimps, add soy sauce, ground Szechuan peppercorns, Chinese rice wine, cornstarch and mix well. Stir-fry the shrimp for a few minutes. Remove from the pan and saute garlic, ginger, shallots and various vegetables. Later add the shrimp back and garnish with sesame seeds.
Another important aspect of long life is staying physically active. You can add 3 years of life with 15 minutes of exercise each day! There’s also 22% lower risk of early death if you exercise on a regular basis. So just pull yourself together and start exercising at least one a day.
It’s also important to avoid any kind of stress and anxiety. Studies show that pessimistic people are 42% more likely to die earlier. If you’re stressed, laughter and positive thinking will increase you lifespan. Besides, being positive will brighten up your whole life and it will help you to find more friends. And if they come to your house, you may treat them with this absolutely amazing fish soup.
Start off by cooking onions and garlic in a pot. Add canned tomatoes, clam juice, white wine, cubed salmon and seasonings. Wait until the fish is cooked. Serve with fresh parsley.
After eating healthy food with delicious food you’re more likely to feel sleepy. It’s fine as long as your sleep pattern is good. If not, try to develop it and sleep for 8-9 hours each night. Less than 7 hours of sleep decreases your lifespan by 12%. On the other hand, oversleeping is also harmful because it leads to depression and low physical activity. So try to find a perfect balance and live longer!