Everyone wants to live a long and beautiful life. However, everyone is aging during their lifetime. The World Health Organization notes that aging is genetically determined and environmentally modulated.
A person, like most complex living organisms, is born, grows, degrades, and dies. We tend to call that last stage aging. It is not clear where his growth or development ends, and where degradation or aging begins.
Currently, the World Health Organization suggests dividing the age stages of an adult’s life into the following groups: up to 44 years old – young; 45-59 years – average age; 60-74 years old – elderly, which means that the person is physically capable and can be socially active; 75-90 years old – old; 90 years and more – long-lived.
However, according to new scientific findings, the human lifespan is now longer than it was before this century. Keeping that in mind, we will find 4 ways how to prolong our or our parents’, and grandparents’ lifespan.
The study reveals how the longevity of men and women can change if we change the usual “western diet” that focuses on red meat and processed food. If we eat far less red meat and processed food, and more whole grain products, fruits, vegetables, and nuts, we will live longer.
According to a study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, if a woman started to eat healthy from the age of 20, her life expectancy could be extended by as much as 10 years and a man’s – by 13 years. A study suggests that focusing on a healthier diet can extend the lives of older people as well.
Starting a healthy diet after the age of 60 can extend life by 8 years for women and 9 years for men. A plant-based diet is beneficial even for 80-year-olds, whose life expectancy can be increased by 3.5 years.
If you want to live a long life, get on a bike or a treadmill, because many studies show that exercise reduces the chance of early death. Walking is one of the simplest forms of physical activity – it is suitable even for the elderly.
Studies have shown that walking also adds extra years to your life. Women over 60 were less likely to die in the next six years if they went for a walk, according to a May University of North Carolina study.
Every 1,000 steps taken per day reduced the risk of dying in the next six years by 28%. Brisk walking also prolongs life, more than 1 million people showed in May 2019. British study. And it did not depend on body weight. So, get ready for a walk!
Aging is associated with low energy metabolism. Dr. David Sinclair says that NMN supplements and a healthy lifestyle can prolong our life span significantly. So, read carefully and learn from him the secret of long life.
As we age, the body mass increases, the sensitivity of tissue receptors to insulin weakens, and the physical abilities of the body decrease. Mature cells lose the ability to synthesize nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), which is the main substance in cellular energy production. In order to increase the amount of NAD +in tissues, scientists are trying to use nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), its precursor.
NMN activates the production of sirtuins in the body, which decreases over time. Sirtuins play an important role in stress resistance mechanisms. By regulating metabolism and cellular defense mechanisms, sirtuins have a promising role in extending lifespan.
Communication can strengthen people’s connections, their emotional closeness, reduce the tendency to depression, can raise the quality of their nutrition, and prolong life expectancy. An activity together with relatives or random strangers includes attending public cultural events – going to the cinema, museum, etc.
Even when a person participates in a cultural event unaccompanied by his relatives, he has opportunities to feel what other people feel, for instance, their mood, atmosphere, or message, he can spontaneously engage in impressions of the event, art, engage in discussion, express your opinion and listen to others. These activities can be useful both in supporting and in the continuation of existing social connections and creating new connections.
There are researchers who found a positive effect of attending cultural events on longevity. In 2006, researchers proved that socially isolated people who tried social creative activities felt positive effects on their physical and mental health changes and strengthened group identity, self-confidence, and self-esteem.