5 Proven Ways to Promote Longevity

Plus, the two game-changing vitamins you’re probably deficient in.

When it comes to lifespan, the U.S. ranks 34th. We’re behind Switzerland, Korea, Australia, Canada, and Chile, among many others.[1]

And it gets worse. Currently at 76.4 years, the average American lifespan is the lowest it’s been in nearly 20 years, and it seems to be shrinking every year.[2] That’s despite our extremely high healthcare spending—nearly twice as much as Germany, which has the next highest spending.

So why are Americans dying younger? There are lots of reasons. Some, like what you eat, you can control. Others, like your genes and family history, you can’t.

To live a long and healthy life—because longer isn’t better if you’re not well—you have to take proactive steps. Read on to find out how you can increase your overall wellness, your vitality, and your longevity…no matter how the average U.S. lifespan looks.

5 Ways to Prolong Your Life and Your Health

You can still be active and vital well into your 90’s, maybe even 100’s…with a sharp mind, strong bones, and vital energy…

Here are 5 things you can do to promote a longer, healthier, more vibrant life so you can enjoy every year you have.

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1. Eat well.

The standard American diet is full of fat, sugar, and processed foods that promote systemic inflammation, obesity, type 2 diabetes, chronic disease, and premature death.[3]

On the flip side, diets rich in nutrient-dense and fiber-rich foods have the opposite effect: reducing the risk of premature death from all causes.[4]

Research shows that switching to a diet that includes fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, and lean meats can add years to your life expectancy…no matter how old you are.[5]

2. Keep moving.

It doesn’t take athlete-level training or practically living at the gym to keep you alive and well. But it does take daily activity and physical movement.

Unfortunately, in the U.S. being sedentary has become a way of life. Research shows that even moderate activity like walking can do the trick. Just 150 minutes of walking each week—just a little over 20 minutes a day—can reduce the risk of premature death by up to 29%.[6]

3. Manage stress.

You can’t avoid stressors; they surround you every day. But you can change how your body manages stress, and that change can be life-saving.

Studies show that chronic stress increases your risk of death from all causes.[7] Plus, chronic stress puts you at risk for many debilitating diseases such as cancer, heart attack, dementia, and depression.[8]

Stress-reducing techniques like meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and deep breathing can help you handle stressors more effectively, preventing stress from shaving years off your life.

4. Sleep well.

Frequent insomnia and sleep interruptions take a huge toll on your mind, body, and health. It can also reduce your disease-free years by increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease and other severe health issues.[9] Research shows that sleeping well can add up to 20.4 disease-free years to your life.[10]

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5. Prioritize longevity nutrients.

Vitamin K2 and vitamin D3 are two of the important nutrients for healthy longevity… but most people don’t get nearly enough of them. Those deficiencies can make you vulnerable to disease and reduced life expectancy. So, it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough of both.

So what do these natural powerhouses do for you?

Vitamin D3

The sunshine vitamin is essential for life and health, but nearly a billion people worldwide are deficient and nearly half the population has vitamin D insufficiency.[11] Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to:[12,13,14]

  • cancer
  • respiratory diseases
  • frequent or recurring infections
  • premature aging
  • cardiovascular disease
  • dementia
  • obesity
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • metabolic syndrome

It’s tough to get enough sun year-round to keep your vitamin D levels in a healthy range, especially without risking sunburn and skin cancer. Not only that, it’s virtually impossible to get enough of this nutrient from diet alone. Research shows that supplementing with 5000 IU of vitamin D3—the most beneficial form—can help you stay healthy.[15]

Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 performs dozens of critical functions that keep you alive and well… but you’re probably not getting enough of it either. One study found that 97% of participants had insufficient levels![16] And low levels of vitamin K2 can lead to more serious problems such as:[17]

  • osteoporosis
  • bone fractures
  • atherosclerosis
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • cancer
  • premature aging

Low levels of vitamin K2 also increase the risk of premature death.[18,19]>

Unfortunately, just as with vitamin D3, it’s difficult to get enough vitamin K2 through diet alone. That’s why supplementing with vitamin K2 is the best way to make sure you have plentiful supplies of this vital nutrient.

Look for supplements containing vitamin K2-7, the most absorbable, bioavailable form of this essential nutrient to get the most out of it.

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