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Live many years

Live many years

Mireia Cervera 27 April 2017

It is considered that the oldest man that has existed was Li Quing Yun , it is said that he reached 256 years in China. Although its longevity is not proven due to lack of dOccupations, it is known that it lived more than 100 years. His secrets: He got up early, meditated for hours, didn't smoke, ate light and at regular hours, was a vegetarian, and his staples were rice, rice wine, and goji berry tea.And always after eating I exercised so that the food was mixed well.

Although the secret to living to many years has yet to be discovered, it is clear that certain habits such as exercising regularly, not drinkingAlcohol, not smoking, living without stress and a healthy and balanced diet are fundamental factors to achieve this.

Next, let's see what the most recent scientific studies say about how to extend hope and calnity of life.

Where is the key to living many years?

If we analyze the diets of the Blue Zones (it defines those communities where the oldest and healthiest people in the world are found), the basis of all of them is always the same; it is given priorityIt gives vegetables, meat, fish and dairy are also eaten, but in a very moderate way. The key is that the foods of the earth are the base of the diet: legumes, vegetables, nuts, rice ... Seasonal and local products are eaten.They practically do not consume processed foods.

According to the Survey on Lifestyles and Longevity carried out by the Spanish Federation of Nutrition, Food and Dietetics Societies,a diet based on moderation of quantities, including three or more pieces of fruit a day and daily exercise for at least 30 minutes (for example, walking) is the key to living many years. In fact, the inhabitants ofOkinawa reach 100 years old in top shape and have as a rule to stop eating when they are 80% full. This rule was already used by grandparents who said that you had to get up from the table before having a full belly.

Relating tol moderate exercise, studies with centenarians always agree that they are very active people at their level: they take care of their garden, do the shopping, walk their pets, clean the house ... And they also walk, swim, dance, play sports ...

Achieving birthday in the best possible way is, to a large extent, in our hands.

It is also important to keep a positive attitude. Smiling is the healthiest, according to a study carried out by scientists at the Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx , New York, who evThey alluded to the personalities of 243 centenarians, concluding that most of them had a positive outlook on life and were generally tolerant, optimistic and laughed a lot.

Another study conducted by theBrigham Young University states that people with stronger social relationships are 50% more likely to live longer than those with weaker relationships. As it appears dstudying not interacting with other people and being alone can weaken our immune system making it more difficult to fight possible diseases. Loma Linda is a community of 100 percent vegetarian Adventiststhat according to the National Geographic society stands out in the world for its longevity. On Saturday they have a day in which only "family and spirit" matter.

Keeping your mind agile is another of the secrets to keepr physical integrity. Daily activities like reading the newspaper, writing letters or going to the theater help maintain a healthier brain, according to a report presented in the Radiological Society of North America.

Get to meetchildren in the best possible way is, to a large extent, in our hands.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale