How to live longer: Doing this with your partner could help boost your life expectancy
How to live longer is a secret everyone wants to know, but new research has demonstrated that rowing with your partner could lead to a longer life. Couples who become enraged with each other during a disagreement could be at lower risk of ill health and dying early, according to the study. But for this to be effective, you and your other half need to deal with the dispute in the same manner. For example, those who bottle up their anger while their partner lets rip could almost double their risk of an early death.
The research was carried out by scientists from the University of Arizona’s psychology department.
They say then couples react differently during arguments, stress screamed.
The study involved data from 192 couples over a duration of 32 years and looked at whether their “anger-coping” responses affected mortality.
They concluded: “The greater the mismatch between spouses, the greater the risk of early death.”
The lowest risk of early death was among couples who both expressed their feelings.
Of course, what you eat and put you in your body is very important when it comes to adding years onto your life.
Eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions is advised.
But when it comes to adding years onto your life expectancy, is eating meat or a plant-based diet key?
If you look at the communities in the world with the longest life expectancies, one of the key things to note is they eat a mainly plant-based diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, according to medical consultant Dr Sarah Brewer and dietician Juliette Kellow.
In their book titled ‘Eat Better Live Longer’ the pair say eating a plant-based diet has a host of health benefits.
They explain: “Studies show that diets based mainly on plants are linked to a reduction in mortality, and from cardiovascular disease especially.”