Mental Health

5 Enjoyable Longevity Habits to Embrace in 2024

Discover five delightful habits to adopt for a longer, happier life in 2024. These simple yet rewarding practices can transform the way you live.

By URLife Team
31 Dec 2023

New year brings a fresh chance to explore the secrets of a longer, happier life. You see, making small, joyful changes isn't just about routines; it's like planting seeds for a healthier and brighter tomorrow. In 2024, let's uncover simple yet delightful habits that promise not just a longer life but a richer, more vibrant one.


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Staying Physically Active 

According to a 2018 study published by the US Department of Health and Human Services, regular physical activity can help keep your thinking, learning, and judgement skills sharp as you age. It can also reduce your risk of depression and anxiety and help you sleep better.

Regular physical activity doesn't always mean hitting the gym or running a marathon. It's about finding activities that move your body and make you feel good. Trying out new forms of movement can be exciting and beneficial. Whether it's through mindful stretching, aerial yoga, or pilates, these activities not only keep your body active but also promote flexibility, strength, and balance. Not everyone relishes sweating in the gym following the traditional workouts. So experiment with the one that you look forward to. 

Also, experimenting and engaging in different physical activities helps you understand your body's capabilities in different ways. Mindful stretching helps you connect with your body, relieve tension and improve flexibility. Aerial yoga adds a fun and adventurous twist while working on core strength and body control. Pilates focuses on building a strong foundation by emphasising precise movements.Trying out different exercises adds variety to your routine and makes it easier to stay consistent, reaping the long-term rewards of an active lifestyle.


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Embracing Positive Social Connections 

According to a 2015 study by Brigham Young University, loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to longevity as obesity. The study also mentioned that lack of relationships is a bigger health risk, especially for people under age 65.

Having positive relationships is like adding sunshine to life; it makes days brighter and happier. It's not just about the number of friends you have but nurturing genuine connections. Quality matters; not the quantity. Being surrounded by friends, family, or even cultivating new connections can be a source of joy and support. Sharing laughs, having heart-to-heart conversations, or simply spending time together creates a sense of belonging and emotional well-being. When people feel connected, whether through friendships or romantic relationships, it can contribute to a longer, healthier life.

Being more sociable doesn't necessarily mean attending every event or social gathering, rather It's about finding a balance that works for you. Finding a connection that can add value to your life. Cultivating deeper connections, expressing empathy, and fostering trust can make social interactions more rewarding. 


Discovering New Passions 

It's about exploring activities or interests that bring joy and enthusiasm. Take out time to explore your areas of interest. Whether it's painting, gardening, learning a musical instrument, or trying out new sports, finding something that ignites your curiosity can add a burst of energy to each day. Embracing a new passion can also open doors to meeting like-minded individuals, creating connections, and expanding your horizons, making life more vibrant and meaningful.

The beauty of discovering a new passion lies in the exploration itself. It's not just about the end result but the process of learning, growing, and finding delight in something fresh and exciting. By embracing this journey, you allow yourself the opportunity to nurture your creativity, reduce stress, and experience a sense of accomplishment that brings happiness and longevity to your life.&


Incorporating a Plant-based Diet

According to a 2019 study by the American Heart Association, diets higher in plant foods and lower in animal foods were linked with lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death in a new study.

Switching to a plant-based diet is not just about giving up meat. It is more about exploring new flavours, textures and a more diverse range of foods. This change involves incorporating more fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds into your meals and discovering innovative ways to prepare them. You can try your hands on different meat substitutes like tofu, tempeh, or plant-based burgers and experiment with different recipes using  different ingredients. This way you can make meals both nutritious and delicious. It’s like embarking on a culinary adventure in your own kitchen. 

Additionally, incorporating a plant-based diet offers numerous health benefits. It can lower the risk of chronic diseases, improve heart health, aid in weight management, and provide essential nutrients while often being more environmentally sustainable than animal-based diets. 

Exploring plant-based cuisines from various cultures, experimenting with unique spices and herbs, or trying different cooking methods can add vibrancy and excitement to your meals. Whether it's discovering an enticing salad recipe, concocting a colourful veggie stir-fry, or crafting a hearty plant-based stew, the possibilities are endless. The journey toward a plant-based diet isn’t just about what you eat but discovering a whole new world of culinary delights that contribute to your well-being.


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Managing Stress

Effective stress management techniques can yield more benefits than one might anticipate. Deep breaths can activate the body's relaxation response, reducing stress and promoting a sense of calm. One such tool to de-stress is the physiological sigh, a natural breathing pattern that can help calm both our mind and body. By understanding how our brain, diaphragm, and phrenic nerve work together, we can learn to use the power of lengthening our exhales to slow down our heart rate and feel calm.  

The physiological sigh is when we take a deep breath and let out a long exhale. This happens because our diaphragm, a muscle below our lungs, contracts and pulls down when we sigh. It's like taking in a lot of air and releasing it slowly. This deep breath triggers our body's relaxation response by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps us calm down.


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Ravi 02 Jan 2024

Very good information for healthy life

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