We are all dying just as we are living. You know what some things we do every day may actually be helping us get there faster. And it’s proof that overdoing anything can have serious impacts on our health. Below we’ve discussed everyday things you’re doing that could shorten your lifespan:
1. Sitting down for long time.
If you r sitting down for more than a few hours every day then you have a bad news, Australian researchers published in the British Medical Journal found that even regular exercise couldn’t deter the potential negative effects of sitting for long stretches of time. Another study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine found that sitting for more than 11 hours a day increased the risk of death by 40 percent over the next three years, compared to sitting for under four hours a day. So think about it
2. Eating too many unhealthy food.
Tasty foods such as pizza, soda and cheeseburgers in your diet could shorten your life. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), if everyone adopted a healthier diet, it could prevent $71 billion in expenses associated with lost productivity, medical costs and premature deaths. As the New York Times reported, “The proof of Anderson County’s live-hard, die-young culture is in the bread pudding and the all you can eat fried catfish, the drive-through tobacco barns and the dozens of doughnut shops that dot this East Texas county of about 57,000.”
3. Sleeping too much or not enough.
If you are not sleeping enough or you are sleeping too much then you have to get afraid, over sleeping or less sleeping may cause earlier death. Harvard Medical School points out that research has shown that life expectancies significantly decrease in subjects who average less than five or more than nine hours a night. Research has also shown that we need an average of eight hours to function optimally.
4. Overweight (Body mass index).
BMI ( body mass index) is a ration of your height and weight. An overweight BMI ups your chances of dying over a 10-year period by one point. And BMI is considered an imperfect measure. It has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and more so very much linked to an early death .
5. Social Isolation.
Experts say a lack of social relationships can be as damaging to your lifespan as smoking or drinking. Researchers believe a stronger social life offers benefits such as social support, social influence, social engagement, interpersonal contact and access to financial and health care resources. The effects are not only strong, but they tend to last a long time, say researchers.
7. Exercising Too Much
Exercising too much is going to make a marked difference to your overall lifespan . It sometimes cause early death. If you are confused about your limit of exercise then you can just go to a doctor and you will get an idea about what types of exercise you really need to do . then you won’t do any over exercises. Don’t do any unknown exercise. Its really very important.
8. Not Laughing.
Laughter really is the best or at least, cheapest medicine. A study published in the International Journal of Cardiology revealed that the propensity to laugh may protect individuals from heart disease. Laughter also decreases stress, improves blood pressure, energizes organs and boosts the immune system. Fascinating research also shows that people do have the ability to control their own moods. “Forced” laughter actually makes people feel better. So even if you have nothing to laugh about, have a chuckle. It might make you feel better.