‘Health is wealth’ is a trite, cliche phrase but it never gets old. It’s every bit as valid as it was when first uttered.


When it comes to the quest for long life and a better wellbeing, many have been grasping at straws for a long time, some for lack of trying and others for not knowing how to go about it.

Here are five tips that can help you live longer and boost your wellbeing.

Adequate sleep


Poor sleep routines can lead to higher blood pressure, depression, weight gain and cancer. A healthy sleep routine could foster longer health and boost individual well-being.

According to a study published in the European Heart Journal, consistently sleep-deprived people were found to be 12 percent more likely to die than those who got six to eight hours of sleep a night.

Exercise regularly 


Asides from having immediate and long-term health benefits, regular exercises can improve your mental state and promote good health.

Even just 15 minutes of moderate daily exercise can help increase life expectancy.


Stay connected with family


Having regular social contacts with friends and loved ones is key to avoiding depression, which can lead to premature death.

High level of social support is linked to psychological wellbeing. Having friends and family around helps decrease chances of depression and anxiety.

Eat more vegetables

Vegetables are packed with nutrients that protect your cells from the damage of free radicals. They enhance immune system function and improve reproductive health.


Eating properly and incorporating vegetables into your diet is definitely a step towards longevity.

Pick up a recreational activity or sport

Sporting activities like bowling, table tennis, roller skating, volleyball, and football can help one to stay sharp, fit and boost long-term memory.




Not everyone finds it easy to spend 30 minutes to one hour daily practising yoga, but you should try it out, as it helps one to stay mentally focused.

Being mentally focused doesn’t just help us to function as rational human beings in our daily activities, but also aids in better planning.

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