As we age, our body starts to lose its proper functioning. Check out these easy tips to slow down our biological clock and lead a long life of health and happiness!
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Lead a Long Life with These Healthy Living Tips:
Long Life Tips | Mediterranean and Okinawan Diet
Plenty of research confirms that the Mediterranean diet promotes a long life. This diet focuses on olive oil, fish, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and offers plenty of health benefits:
- Lower Diabetes and Heart Disease risks
- Reduce Inflammation
Okinawa island once rose to popularity as the place with the most centenarians in the world.
The traditional diet consists of about 50% more yellow and green vegetables than other Japanese diets, as well as more edible seeds and meat. Although modern life has changed that, it remains a textbook on longevity.
Long Life Tips | Sleep
According to the National Institute of Health, roughly 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleeping disorder.
A good night’s sleep wards you off diseases and health conditions. If you have trouble falling asleep, developing healthy bedtime rituals can help:
- Keeping your bedroom dark
- No mobile phone at least 1-2 hours before bedtime
- Having the temperature on the cool side.
- Meditation for a good night’s Sleep
- Relaxing sounds
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Long Life Tips | Exercise
Moderate-intensity exercise each day is helpful with health problems like cardiovascular diseases and overweight people.
The global minimum recommendation (by WHO) is 30 minutes a day, five or more times per week, to promote long life.
Busy with schedules and meetings and have no time to exercise? Think about 30 minutes of activity for extra years of life – It’s a real longevity bargain!
Check out how much physical activity adults need (from CDC).
Long Life Tips | No Alcohol
According to the National Institute on Aging, a healthy person age 65 or older should drink no more than seven alcoholic drinks a week, or three drinks a day.
With alcohol, more isn’t merrier. Drinking too much alcohol over a long time can cause severe damage to vital organs and lead to several diseases:
- Brain Damage
- Liver Cancer and Cirrhosis
- Immune System Disorders
- Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Memory Loss, and Mood Disorders
- Accelerated Skin Aging
Long Life Tips | Tobacco-Free
Smoking can rob you of a couple of years to a decade of life. Quit smoking today as you will see significant improvement:
- Improved Blood Pressure and Circulation
- Decreased Risk of (Lung) Cancer
- Aged Naturally and Healthily
If you are a smoker or have anyone close to you who smokes, you surely understand how hard it is to quit. Shockingly and interestingly enough, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death.
Your family members will also benefit if you quit smoking. As you stay tobacco-free, they’re no longer exposed to deadly secondhand smoke.
Definition: “Secondhand smoke” refers to involuntary smoking or passive smoking. Although a particular person may not be lighting up, they are exposed to the smoke from a smoker surrounding them.
Long Life Tips | Is This Worth the Cortisol?
Cortisol is our stress hormone, acting as an alarm system. Your heart, blood pressure, and cortisol levels will get back to normal once the pressure goes away.
An uprise in cortisol levels (when you’re stressed or angry) impacts your heart, metabolism, and immune system and is associated with greater mortality.
Although anger can be a challenging emotion to release, especially if you feel justified in your outrage, the best question to ask yourself remains—is this worth the cortisol?
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Senolytics, BHRT, and Other Functional Medicine
Many scholars now consider senescent cells as one of the drivers of various age-related diseases and processes.
Senolytics is a functional medicine that selectively targets and destroys senescent cells. Pharmaceutical companies have been examining several types of senolytics in a race to present one to markets.
Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) mirrors hormone production by inserting various hormones mimicking our hormones’ molecular structures naturally secreted in the body. BHRT offers plenty of health benefits on aging:
- More Restful Sleep
- Less Anxiety
- Less Tummy Fat
- Better Sex
- Better Skin
BHRT can help with hormonal issues in both men and women. BHRT has not been associated with risks of any adverse conditions or diseases and can be customized to work with unique body chemistry through a natural dosage during each treatment session.
Learn more about Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy here.
Besides BHRT and senolytics, you can also consider some of these treatment methods:
- Peptide Therapy
- Plasma Exchange
- Ozone Therapy
- Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation
- IV Vitamin C
- Telomere Lengthening
Note that each one is tailored to treat specific medical conditions. It’s important to consult with your doctor before taking any of these treatments.
You can consider many easy ways to slow down our biological clock, for long life: Exercise, get enough sleep, quit smoking, or consider potent medicine like BHRT/Peptides. Start taking care of yourself today for a long life of health and happiness!
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