Dear Brighton & Hove. We know or rather, we have answers to what you have been looking for! We created this unique blog to provide you with our TOP secrets to a longer life. Read on!
Bad news first. Yes, healthy ageing and longevity in humans are a lucky combination of genetic but also non-genetic factors. So having the right genes certainly boosts your chances of hitting the century mark, since longevity runs in families. Although, you can’t change your genetics, there are plenty of things you CAN do to increase the possibility of a beautiful longer life.
More good news – life expectancy has been increasing in the last century (western societies), thanks to medical assistance, to the improvement of the environmental factors (clean/safe water and food), and to the improvement of nutrients.
8 Steps Towards Longer Life
1. Maintain Healthy Weight
Extra weight puts you at risk for heart attack, diabetes, cancer and other diseases that can cut some years off your life. Regular exercise keeps your body strong and provides the best way to fight against disease and injury. Yay! THIS is the one people struggle the most with – so we come to the rescue! Book a free consultation with us NOW.
2. Eat Well
Not 5 BUT 10 servings of fruits and veggies a day. The more colourful the better – make rainbows! Make veggie magic! Also, feel free to binge on lots of whole grains BUT cut down on salt, fat and refined sugar. Guess what? We can help with this one too! Book a free consultation with us NOW.
3. Don’t Smoke
A simple one…
4. Train Your Brain
Be it crosswords, sudoku, books, learning a new language or skill – anything that gets your brain sweating and steaming
5. Be Social and Laugh Often
Maintain social connections by having close – in person (forget social media) ties with friends and family. Point to remember – laughter really is the best medicine. This can help you fight off depression, and boost your immune system and of course … help you live longer!
6. Be Mindful
Walk, meditate, talk to friends, play music, do yoga – BREATH or even take on some volunteering.
7. Have More Sex
Yes its official – an active sex life is closely connected with a longer life
8. Sleep Sleep Sleeeeep
People who sleep between 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 hours a night live the longest. It has also been found that people who sleep less than 6 1/2 hours, or sleep 8 hours and more (yes, that’s right! No more 12 hour ‘naps’) don’t live quite as long.
Did you know?
• Resveratrol – a type of polyphenol found in grapes and cocoa powder activates longevity genes inside a cell. On the other hand – refined sugar for example, binds to cells and triggers the release of irritating chemicals that can cause swelling and autoimmune conditions.
• Researches show that caloric restrictions displays favourable effects on the lifespan extension of organisms, due to anti-oxidative action
• Lean muscle tissue influences not only your metabolism, but also your longevity, strength and subsequently your appearance.