Sunday, May 17, 2009

Healthy Lifestyle

A study on longevity shows that family factor affects longevity by 15%, medical factor makes 8%, while lifestyle factor makes 60%. In sociology, a lifestyle is the way a person lives. That is to say, the way we live affects us directly on how healthy we can be and how long we can live.

We can't choose our family genes. But we can choose how to live. I believe the best examples to follow are those who already successfully lived 100 years and over. I found interesting stories of Centenarians on the internet. Many of them have something in common. They live simple and active life, they are happy people, they don't worry about things, and they eat light meals.

These sound simple. But in today's world, it's not easy to live a simple life. Things are complicated. And there are always things to worry about. I have been trying to keep myself positive, happy and active. But one thing I could not control. I always have late dinner after a full day of work. This is not healthy at all. Now that I'm retired, I don't have to eat late dinner any more. From today on, I will have light dinner not later than 7:00 pm. In a year, I will find out what impact it has on my overall health. At least, I don't have to go to bed with a full stomach of undigested food.