Are You Doing Those Nine Things to Shorten Your Life Span?

Life sometimes can be digitized, namely, 30,000 days.  The ideal state of human life can live to 120 years old, even 150 years old, which is more than 30,000 days. But here we talk about the general life span, we all almost have 30,000 days. Why do you always get the cold? And your neighbor is almost living in the hospital. So what makes the different? Check out the following 9 things, and stop them right now!

1. Stay up late and lack sleep
Medical research shows that unreasonable sleep really matters for people’s life span. If young and middle-aged people are deprived 2 hours sleep on a daily basis, their risk of death will increase by 20%. According to a recent survey by TNS, the world’s largest market research company, compared with the standard 8 hours sleep time, if the daily sleep time get shortened by 1.6 hours, in other words, you will lose 6.2 days on a yearly basis.

2. Be quick-tempered
Be less anxious and less concerned. Studies have found that 80% of female cancer patients are mentally anxious and 60% are completist. Those with urgency to do everything account for 90% among the hypertension, and coronary heart disease patients, over 60% in diabetes, over 90% even in the thyroid disease.
Obviously, “being fast” poses a clear threat to our health. If you are quick-tempered, your nervous system and endocrine system are all working at high intensity, accompanied by increased vascular tension, rapid heartbeat, and long-term cardiovascular and cardiovascular systems, causing various problems. A study conducted jointly by University College London, the University of Manchester and other institutions found that people who are not quick-tempered and are able to totally enjoy life can live 9-10 years more on average.

3. Thick waist
Thin waist comes before longevity. Nowadays, most common diseases result from obesity. For example, one of the culprits of cancer is obesity, not to mention coronary heart disease and diabetes.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA, analyzed data from more than 600,000 medical records in 11 studies: Men with a waist circumference of more than 109 cm (approximately 3 feet 3) have a 50% less death risk than those with less than 89 cm (approximately 2 feet 7) waist circumference. In other words, this means a reduction of life expectancy by 3 years after age 40.
As for women, a waist circumference of more than 94 cm (2 ft. 8) means 80% higher risk of premature death than women with a waist circumference of less than 69 cm (2 ft. 1), which is equivalent to a 5 years reduction in life expectancy after age 40.

4. Smoking and second-hand smoke
There is an old saying in the Vascular Surgery, “Quit smoking, or you will get a amputation.” Don’t take it as a joke.
Lots of statistical data indicate that 80% of patients with lower extremity arteriosclerosis have long-term smoking habits. More than 90% of patients with thromboangiitis obliterans smoke heavily. Cigarettes cause human vascular aging by damaging arterial wall. Generally, you may need to consider this aging problem ten years later.

5. Incomplete brushing
A study has shown that serious dental plaque and oral bacterial problems increase the risk of cancer death by 80%, potentially reducing 13-year life expectancy. According to reports, 1/5 of cancer patients have oral infections and inflammatory symptoms. Moreover, periodontal disease can cause bad breath and gum bleeding, which can cause serious dental caries, retraction and tooth loss.

6. Long-term sit-in
Sedentary time of more than 3 hours a day will shorten the life span of 2 years. According to British Medical Journal, long-time sit-in can bring you potential negative impact on physical health that even the regular participation in physical exercise cannot offset. According to American Medical Association-Internal Medicine, those who sit more than 11 hours per day have 40% more risk of dying than those who sit less than four hours per day, in the future three years.

7. Skip breakfast
A study at the University of Erlangen in Germany shows that people who do not pay attention to breakfast have shorter life span by an average of 2.5 years. Because after skipping the breakfast, the brain releases signals that your body requires high calories, making you more likely to take the “junk food” for lunch and dinner in a significant way. In the long run, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes will be your visitors. So, why not have a breakfast with10-20 minutes in the morning?

8. Too much salt
High-salt eating habits are the most likely to bring high blood pressure, and over 70% of hypertensive patients have the problem of excessive salt taking. A study of 1.7 million adults aged 40-85 years in The Lancet shows that high blood pressure can reduce the lifespan of 1.6 years.

9. Insufficient sports
A study jointly led by the American Academy of Sports Medicine and the International Sports Science and Sports Council found that the lacking sports may turn out to deprive 5 years of the current 10-year-old generation of children as a price.  According to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, for the 70-year-old ones who are often sedentary, exercising at least three hours a week can extend his life span by five years.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.