February 08, 2017, 14:05
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.
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.
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.
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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