When we’re young and energetic, we feel like we are going to live forever. As most of us start to age, the realization hit us and we begin to understand that it is not the case. Most importantly, it becomes clearer to us that the choices we make have an immense impact on how long we live.
Are you 55 years old but you feel like 35? If yes, then it is a good sign for longevity. Here are some signs that can indicate you could live to be 100.
You’re a Tea Lover
Surprised? Well, you should know that a study of over 40, 000 Japanese men and women (those who drank more than 5 cups of green tea every day) found that they had a lower risk of dying from strokes or heart diseases. It is because black and green teas have a concentrated dose of catechins, substances that help in relaxing the blood vessels and protecting your heart.
You Don’t Smoke
According to a report in the British Medical Journal, smokers can rival the survival rate of lifelong nonsmokers only if they quit smoking by 30. If you quit smoking or haven’t smoked ever, then it is a great sign for longevity.
You Prefer Walking
Regardless of your weight, if you do walk for about 30 minutes a day then you’re increasing your chances of living longer than those who walk less by four times. A study found that just walking for 10-15 minutes a day can be really helpful in improving health.
You Don’t Stress Much
It is okay to feel stressed from time to time. But when you’re always stressed about professional and personal life, it can affect your health and life. A study found that women who were under chronic stress had lower levels of klotho, a hormone that is responsible for regulating the aging process and promoting body and brain health.