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This Simple Activity, Once a Month, Can Lengthen Your Life

If you're someone who likes to keep up with all the greatest health news and longevity, then you've probably tried different foods, supplements and exercises to lengthen your life. Well, there's a simple activity, once a month, that can lengthen your life, according to experts. It doesn't involve exercising or eating right. It's very inexpensive and doesn't involve taking supplements or joining a gym. It may sound too good to be true, but it's not, according to experts. This Simple Activity Can Lengthen Your Life I try to do all the right things health-wise, both for longevity but also to improve my quality of life. I've worked out since I was 14 years old, and lately, I've been doing a bunch of toning and weight-bearing exercises. I feel stronger and like how I'm looking with all the new strength training. But, I know exercise isn't everyone's thing. So, if you're looking to live longer, it's so crazy to think that this one little activity can help you live up to 10 years longer. It's also great that this activity that can lengthen your life is very simple and inexpensive to do. Experts have been studying the idea that art can majorly improve both physical and metal health, and the evidence is there that points to art really being able to do that. What's really interesting is that some health care providers are even starting to be able to prescribe art and arts-related activities to help treat a variety of health conditions. So, here are steps to help make art lengthen your life. According to the experts at the World Health Organization, "In recent years, a growing body of research suggests that arts-based interventions can help tackle noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – from cardiovascular diseases to cancer." They also state that "increasing evidence demonstrates that arts can be used as an effective supplement to medical treatment and healing." Art, of course, is non-invasive and low-risk, so it's really worth trying. There is no downside. I think it's so beautiful that art can possibly help heal. Enjoying art just once per month, according to the experts at BMJ.com, can lengthen your life by 10 years. Even if you aren't good at creating art, if doesn't matter, as it's the process that's healing, not the product, they say. I'm an artist and love painting, and reading these studies inspired me to get out my paint brushes and paint outside last weekend. I'm so glad I did, because I feel amazing today, thanks to that art experience. [select-listicle listicle_id="772367" syndication_name="people-who-live-to-100-things-in-common" description="no"]

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