December 05, 2022

Common Sense Steps You Can Take To Extend Longevity

When it comes to health and longevity, everyone wants to live a long and fulfilled life, free from disease and sickness. Modern medicine is beginning to take an interest in the longevity movement as researchers continue to uncover the complexities of the human body and its capacity to live well beyond the current "average" lifespan. While these advancements in thinking are encouraging, any meaningful breakthroughs are still years away, leaving the length and quality of life up to the individual. With so many people suffering from chronic illnesses and diseases, it raises the question of whether longevity is achievable or if it's simply a pipe dream.

If you move beyond Western medicine, there are clear indications that people can live longer without sacrificing their health and happiness. Take, for example, Blue Zone communities. These neighborhoods, spread across the world, routinely house residents who welcome and surpass their 100th birthday.

Others following the Ayurveda system actively combat aging and are healthier and more resistant to illness. All of these people have taken their health into their own hands, not turning to any magic treatment or pill. What they're doing, you can too, and start reaping the many benefits their lifestyles provide. All it takes is a few common sense steps that you can easily integrate into your daily routine, and before you know it, you will look and (more importantly) feel better than you could ever have imagined.

Ditch The Chemical-Laden Food

The food you eat has one of the biggest impacts on your health since it actively fuels the body and provides it with the nutrients needed to survive. However, today's society has prioritized taste and convenience, stepping away from a diet built on whole foods, healthy fats, fruits, ad vegetables, instead embracing genetically modified ingredients and dangerous chemicals. Eliminating these toxins will help you detox your system and restore it to its natural balance so your organs can, once again, function as they should.


Meditation is so much more than sitting quietly, although that is one aspect. It allows your mind and body to release tension and refocus, clearing away the noise and deeply relaxing. When you meditate, you can leave the chaos of the world behind and calm your mind, allowing you to experience peace. Meditation is excellent for your mental health, helping lessen anxiety and negative thought patterns. It also helps you develop a deep appreciation for the world around you and for the people in your life; when you have an attitude of gratitude, your entire body reaps the benefits.


The human body is not meant to live a sedentary lifestyle; it's meant to be active. Unfortunately, many people sit for hours on end due to their jobs, health, or a myriad of other reasons. Spending just thirty minutes a day exercising can have a drastic effect on your overall health, working to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, decrease your chance of chronic heart conditions and diabetes, and help you avoid muscle stiffness. Sweating detoxes free radicals from your system and help keep your pores clear. You don't have to do intense workouts if you're not able; taking a walk, swimming, biking, etc., are great forms of low-impact (yet effective) exercise.


Humans are social creatures and were made to share life together. Many people underestimate the impact socialization has on their lives, but it can directly affect their health and overall longevity. By finding a group of friends that you can rely on, you are creating a solid support system that will be there whenever you're in need. When you gather with friends, it releases endorphins and serotonin, often called the "happy hormone," which helps fight off depression and gives you the motivation to take care of yourself. Over time, this encouragement can help you live longer and have a greater quality of life.

If you're ready to take the next step toward longevity, Oya Holistic Resort is a new kind of getaway. Oya is inspired by nature with a focus on connection and unique guiding you on your journey to health. Here you will gather with like-minded people with open minds and open hearts, seeking to learn more about wellness and sustainability. No matter the length of your stay, you will experience luxuriously deep relaxation, world-class dining crafted from locally grown ingredients, ancient healing practices and tech remedies, and a personalized plan so you can experience restored health. Now you can discover the key to longevity at Oya Holistic Resort.

Michala Metzler
CEO & Founder of OYA

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