Scientists advise how to live long

Feb­ru­ary 08, 2017, 14:05

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Accord­ing to sci­en­tists, to keep your body in good shape, you need to fol­low 7 sim­ple rec­om­men­da­tions. Researchers are sure that these rules of a healthy life will help pro­tect the body from car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases and oncol­o­gy and pro­long life.

Phys­i­cal activ­i­ty

You need to move as much as pos­si­ble. A seden­tary lifestyle for four hours a day increas­es the risk of var­i­ous chron­ic dis­eases. If a per­son sits for more than 6 hours a day, he runs the risk of devel­op­ing dia­betes and sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce the dura­tion of his life. Any kind of phys­i­cal activ­i­ty is wel­come: walk­ing, cycling or ski­ing, swim­ming. Sci­en­tists rec­om­mend walk­ing at least 4 km a day.

To give up smok­ing

Even vet­er­an smok­ers who have spent most of their lives with a cig­a­rette in their hand, quit­ting smok­ing, reduce the risk of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease by 40%. There­fore, it is not too late to quit smok­ing at any age. Com­plete clean­ing of the lungs from resins will occur on aver­age after 3 years, and after 5 years, car­diac activ­i­ty will be com­plete­ly restored.

Weight con­trol

The key to health and long life is main­tain­ing an opti­mal weight. Excess weight, like unhealthy thin­ness, is equal­ly unsafe for human health and well-being. Extra pounds that we car­ry on our­selves cre­ate a load on the spine and joints, cause ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis and hyper­ten­sion, and lead to hor­mon­al imbal­ance. Main­tain­ing an opti­mal phys­i­cal shape and a healthy body weight helps main­tain health and youth for many years to come.

Prop­er nutri­tion

A healthy diet sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes and pre­ma­ture death. Sci­en­tists have cal­cu­lat­ed that the Mediter­ranean diet, for exam­ple, will length­en your life by three years! Send­ing anoth­er cake into your mouth, think about whether it is worth sev­er­al years of life.

Doing what you love

A favorite job or an inter­est­ing hob­by helps you look younger. And vice ver­sa, forced labor and doing some­thing out of neces­si­ty can pro­voke the devel­op­ment of var­i­ous dis­eases and “steal” youth and a bloom­ing appear­ance.

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