Doctors, in principle, have information on how to live up to 85 years. Recommendations for a healthy lifestyle allow you to meet with dignity. But here’s how to extend the released time – this is a mystery even for doctors. Their secrets are divided into long-livers, who celebrated a hundred years.
You should eat cereals, fish and vegetables.
It is known that most of the long-livers, who are over one hundred years old, live in Japan, in Okinawa. But why here? Secrets of such longevity must be hidden in food. In Okinawa people eat a lot of fish, vegetables and grains. But eggs, dairy products and meat for them are rare. Local elders say that for breakfast you can eat oatmeal and fruit, for lunch – fish or salad with chicken, and for dinner – vegetables cooked for a couple, and lean meat.
Ban on carbonated drinks, including dietary.
Doctors say it is dangerous to drink beverages saturated with gases, even if they are dietary. It will be more useful to drink juice or water. Some long-livers say that they rarely used soda during their lifetime, and in old age they completely refused it. For themselves, they chose milk, tea with ice, cranberry juice. Even coffee and alcoholic drinks are not particularly harmful, if they are used in reasonable quantities. A couple of drinks a week will only improve health.
Give yourself small indulgences.
Doctors do not just forgive those who allow themselves some excesses, but even encourage such behavior. You can even have a chocolate cookie in a hundred years, drink red wine and allow yourself alcoholic cocktails. Other centenarians even sometimes indulge in hamburgers. Yes, and doctors adhere to the same advice. In their opinion, it is only necessary to limit the consumption of sugar and red meat to one or two times a week. Yes, and portions are better to do less.
Every day to deal with the case.
Those who are preparing to spend all their old age on the couch with a remote control from the TV, it is worth knowing that this can shorten the life span. Long-livers say that for many years, even after retirement, they every morning after waking up carefully dressed, make a haircut and manicure, visit the church. Even at such an advanced age you can cook your own food and clean your house and yard. Having lived to a hundred years, you can still do exercises on your own, which will keep the muscles of the arms, legs and back in tonus.
Doctors say that doing sports is not necessarily a complicated daily workout or a subscription to a fitness club. After all, you can just go up and down the stairs, carry your own purchases, laundry in the laundry or throw out the garbage yourself. It will only strengthen health. If even in old age walk every day for a walk, in good weather, it will only benefit health. Of those who lived more than a hundred years, 41% of people said they continue to actively walk. This helps them maintain their vitality.
Solve crossword puzzles.
Doctors say that mental training is an important factor in longevity. And the easiest way to provide them is to solve crossword puzzles. Those who in youth began to solve at least one such riddle in a week, it is necessary to expect bonuses in old age. Well strengthen the brain and intellectual games and quizzes, like “Your game” or “Sudoku”. There is another way to keep brain activity – to master some musical instrument.
Remove to fresh air.
After retirement, many people prefer to spend their free time at home. This leads to the fact that people do not have enough vitamin D. Such a deficit, according to experts, can lead to heart failure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases. Experts in the care of the elderly say that even a small amount of sunlight can raise the mood and improve the worldview.
Keep in touch with other people and your family.
Everyone knows that married people live longer. Perhaps this is due to the support of each other’s spouses. They force the partner to see a doctor in case of health problems. It is important not only romantic relationships, but even simple friendships. Of those who celebrated the centennial, 82% of people communicate with friends daily, 79% believe that active communication helps health. Some pensioners enjoy life after 100 years, master the Internet and game consoles.
Many of the long-livers have visited the church for most of their life. Others have always found time to think about their lives. Praying in the morning and evening in general is very important for the elderly. Evercare research has shown that 62% of long-livers daily pray, meditate or take part in some other spiritual activity. In the opinion of doctors, such soothing activities directly affect the life expectancy.
To love your work.
We spend one third of our life at work, which is why it is so important to love our occupation. According to the opinion of psychiatrists, employment, as well as the search for new occupations, will help to maintain health for a long time. There are examples of how people under 100 teach in universities, getting full satisfaction from their work.
The secret of longevity lies in constantly doing something. Active people who have tried many professions and hobbies live more. Even after retirement, they can not sit still, helping charitable organizations, relatives, sharing experiences with young people.
Brush your teeth with a thread.
In vain, many of us do not listen to their mother in matters of hygiene in childhood. It turns out that brushing your teeth is really important. The mouth is considered one of the dirtiest parts of our body. Due to periodontal disease, bacteria can get into the blood, reaching even the heart. This is fraught with its insufficiency and even micro-insults. It’s amazing that bad teeth can cause dementia. But a clear mind is one of the important factors of longevity.
Avoid negative emotions.
To live a long time, you have to stay away from unpleasant emotions, things and places. And thanks to this it is possible to look pleased and grateful to the world for everything that is available. Optimists, according to observations of psychologists, are generally more healthy. But negative emotions, depression and isolation only shorten life.
Communicate with the young.
It is important for old people not just to communicate, choosing their peers as interlocutors, but to do this with young people. Such conversations or education gives long-livers a sense of their worth, rewards an additional meaning of life. Retired people have friends, their younger ones for several generations. But next to them you feel young. It happens that long-livers act as volunteers in children’s organizations.