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What to do in order to avoid death

Almost everyone wants to live as long as possible, Almost everyone wants to live as long as possible, albeit without considerable pain or disability. By not thinking about it. Death isn’t a real thing - there is only cessation of life, but so long as you’re alive you’ll never experience that. And when you’re no longer alive you won’t, either. Americans are living longer than ever without considerable pain or disability.

1. Stop smoking: Smoking tobacco is one of the most harmful things you can do on a regular basis. It's well established that smoking damages nearly every organ of the body and causes many diseases, including all sorts of cardiovascular related problems, which contribute significantly to premature death. Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke are responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the American Lung Association. Smoking is also the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease of the lungs and lung cancer.

2. Eat food that have more of antioxidants and less preservatives: Antioxidants are compounds (mostly from fruits, plants and veggies) that prohibit or even prevent the oxidation of other molecules in the body. Antioxidants are compounds produced in your body and found in foods. They help defend your cells from damage caused by potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals. Sadly, chronic oxidative stress can increase your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. There are many reasons to think about eating better, but they do not all have to do with weight loss. Your food choices can help reduce stress in your body by reducing the number of free radicals in your cells.

3. Always wear seat beats or wear an helmet when on a motorcycle: Fatal accidents are another common cause of premature death in the U.S., with motor vehicle crashes leading to about 2.2 million Americans being treated in ER departments in 2012. Wearing seat belts dramatically reduce risk of death and serious injury. Among drivers and front-seat passengers, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45%, and cut the risk of serious injury by 50%. People not wearing a seat belt are 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle during a crash. Another simple way of preventing fatal trauma, particularly to the head, is wearing a helmet while on a motorcycle or bicycle. In 2010, about 42% of motorcyclists who were fatally injured were not wearing helmets. Motorcyclists need to take extra precautions to protect their body. The most important place to start is by protecting the head. The head and brain is most vulnerable to injury in a motorcycle accident. Wearing a motorcycle helmet with a visor keeps wind out of your face, improving visibility. Wind reduction is particularly helpful in chilly weather, because cold wind can cause windburn, which is similar to a sunburn.

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