How to Increase Your Lifespan?

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Searching for secrets for a long and happy life can be exciting. After all, there are several factors when you look at the people who have lived a whole century. All variables of longevity study include genetic, environment and lifestyle. Moreover, there's no secret for a long lifespan. Instead, you can do a lot (large and small) to decrease your odds. A few of them are mentioned below that are rigorously followed in our home-based assisted living in OKC.


PATL or "positive attitude towards life" is a tool for measurement used in several longevity studies. From laughter and optimism to relaxed comportment and extroversion, the term is given to many hundreds of people.

Physical Activities

You don't have to spend hours in the gym or train for marathons every day. It only means that you are probably healthier and can live longer if your routine includes easy exercise daily. Regardless of whether you do yoga, pilates, everyday walks or just walking before bed, your chances of becoming a part of 100+ club will significantly increase. The game can also enhance longevity, it is said. You just don't work a sweat, because you're having a good time making new friends when you swing that badminton racket.

Be a Part of a Community

The human connection to your well-being is imperative. Whether it is your family, friends, a religious community or your immediate neighbors, a healthy person who is bound to live much longer can make you a part of a community. Some doctors say that it is one of the single most important factors for longevity, that is why at our home-based assisted living we emphasize socialization.

Do Not Worry

Longevity is known for meditation and prayer. No wonder that taking time out the day to reflect and breathe can increase the expectation of life. However, what happens if you let your life rule over stress? Studies show that the immune system may weaken and even cause heart problems if high levels of cortisol, a stress hormone is released in the body. Stay calm, therefore, and practice OM.

You can take steps to increase your chances of a longer and more satisfactory lifetime:

  • Do not smoke.

  • Eat a healthy diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, replacing healthy monounsaturated, poly-unsaturated fats with unhealthy saturated fats.

  • Take a multivitamin daily and ensure that enough calcium and vitamin D are obtained.

  • Keep a healthy body form and weight.

  • Challenge your mind. Continue to learn and to try new work.

  • Follow guidelines on prevention and screening.

  • Floss, brush, and regularly see a dentist.

  • Ask your medical practitioner if the medication can help you manage the long-term side effects of high blood pressure, osteoporosis, or high cholesterol chronic conditions.

At our home-based assisted living in OKC, we make our residents follow all these habits to give them a good life. At Redhaven Care Homes we care for the elderly so that you can enjoy your life.