Did you know that nudity and coffee are important factors that can prolong life? But, drinking coffee and being nude aren’t the only things you’ll have to do. No, if you want to live longer, you should also kick off your heels as soon as possible. At least if we are to believe the new book by one of the world’s leading cancer researchers, Dr. David Agus A Short Guide To A Long Life.

Here are seven simple tips for a longer life.

Be naked

Pay attention to your body. Photo by Walter Vargas.

Pay attention to your body. Photo by Walter Vargas.

Let’s talk about the nakedness first. Because it doesn’t mean that you should tear your clothes off anywhere and prance around. It simply means that you should place yourself naked in front of the mirror and examine yourself carefully, at least once every day. This way, you’ll discover visual changes, such as the formation of new moles, a lot faster.

Skip the heels

Drop the heels. Photo by Sharon Durthaler.

Drop the heels. Photo by Sharon Durthaler.

And then there were the shoes. Victoria Beckham said in an interview once that she simply couldn’t concentrate without high heels. We have also been trained through shows like Sex and the City that no day is complete without a pair of sky-high pumps (which you obviously can effortlessly run with over cobbles). We’re not saying you should get rid of the shoes for good, but Dr. Agus believes that it is advisable to opt for flat, comfortable shoes everyday. High heels can lead to inflammation in the foot, which makes your feet feel sore and swollen. If you constantly move around with small inflammations in the body, this can be associated with a number of more serious disorders such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, some cancers and diabetes.

Drink coffee

Drink Coffee. Photo by Stephanie Jones.

Drink Coffee. Photo by Stephanie Jones.

Apparently it’s time to enroll the fresh coffee again. Although many studies have tried to link caffeine against serious diseases such as some cancers and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Agus states the opposite. Caffeine in moderation has a positive effect on your health. Thumbs up!

Eat regularly

Photo by Foodswings.

Photo by Foodswings.

This is not just about weight. It’s about reducing stress levels in the body. If you’re not supplying your body nutrients regularly, this increases production of the stress hormone cortisol, triggering a negative effect on both weight and stress levels, and thus may also influence the lifespan.

Straighten up

 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Photo by Loren Javier.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Photo by Loren Javier.

Poor postures have worse side effects than that of the hunchback of Notre Dame. You know the obvious ones, aching shoulders and a stiff neck. But, did you know that poor posture also leads to chronic headaches, poor blood circulation, heavy breathing, constipation and chronic fatigue? So push those shoulders back!

Have a glass of wine

Enjoy a glass of red wine. Photo by Matthew Rogers.

Enjoy a glass of red wine. Photo by Matthew Rogers.

Nothing revolutionary here, we’ve heard this before. But, a good thing can never be repeated to often. Dr. Agus urges to indulge in a glass of wine now and then. Especially red wine as it will have a positive effect on health (including mental). It is listed!

Smile!

Smile and be happy. Photo by Life Mental Health.

Smile and be happy. Photo by Life Mental Health.

It doesn’t hurt to repeat this either. You actually feel better when you smile. In addition, smiling helps the production of serotonin, which decreases the stress level in the body. Say cheese!

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