Living long and healthy is possible if you know how to do it. Nutrition, healthy food and a correct lifestyle play a central role and the longevity diet is one of the main habits that are fundamental for your health.
Many people think that life expectancy and longevity are connected and determined by genetics. However, genes play a much smaller role than originally believed.
There are many factors affecting positively a healthy and long-lived life: a healthy diet and lifestyle undoubtedly have a key role within this path. Keep reading to discover 5 healthy habits that are useful for your daily routine.
Healthy habits for a better life
Let us discover together 5 healthy habits useful to promote longevity and well-being.
Eat healthy food. Reduce the consumption of refined carbohydrates, added sugars and industrial fats. These «empty nutrients» increase the level of systemic inflammation and promote the deposit of visceral fat.
Reduce the hours of the day you eat. Eat within 12 hours a day: start after 8:00 am and finish before 8:00 pm or after 9:00 am and before 9:00 pm. It is well known that eating over an extended period (e.g. between 6 am and 10 pm) is harmful in many respects. Tip: if you have to go to work early, bring your breakfast to the office.
Do physical activity. Keeping the body in constant training is very important for our body. Properly stimulated and supported muscle tissue improves metabolic flexibility and boosts the immune system. Tip: avoid escalators and elevators even if there are many stairs and try walking or cycling rather than using the car or public transport.
Sleep well. Curing sleep quality is a non-negotiable priority to prevent the onset of numerous pathologies and aging in good health. It is not enough to count how many hours you sleep, it is necessary to evaluate the quality of night rest with specific data in hand. It would be optimal to sleep 7-8 hours (without awakenings). This is essential to allow the body to complete the numerous metabolic and hormonal reactions that can take place only when you sleep. It is important both in the short and in the long term since chronic sleep deprivation - also understood as poor quality - can expose you to various metabolic imbalances.
Moderate alcohol intake. Chronic or excessive consumption of alcohol is linked to the onset of liver, heart and pancreatic diseases. However, a moderate consumption (for example, a glass of quality red wine three to five times a week) is not to be considered too dangerous. Red wine is considered particularly beneficial for its high content of polyphenols antioxidants.
If you feel the need to improve your lifestyle with these healthy habits, we recommend that you rely on a health professional to take a path based on trust and competence.
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