Scientists have listed

habits for longevity

Scientists have listed habits for longevity


Scientists have listed habits for longevity

Among them are healthy sleep, proper nutrition, activity and physical exercises.

Researchers from Harvard University have discovered healthy habits that will help increase the chances of a long life. GQ writes about it.

Sufficient sleep

"Sufficient hours of good sleep is what helps the body and brain recover, perform many functions, fight stress and even maintain a strong immune system, and lack of sleep in extreme cases can even be fatal. Science says that most people need from seven up to eight hours of sleep a day, and this is easily achieved by establishing a routine, removing all distractions and making sure that the room we sleep in is dark and cool," the experts said.


"Everything you eat affects your body, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. You shouldn't go to the extremes of worrying about every calorie, but you should try to follow a healthy and balanced diet. Science says that the best way to eat is the Mediterranean the diet, because it is rich in fruits and vegetables, contains healthy fats, fish and seasonal products, which are usually fresher and contain a lot of nutrients. You should also control the consumption of sugar and junk food, which can be very harmful," the scientists say.

Strength training

"Weight training is one of the best ways to avoid muscle loss with age, have a strong body, protect bones and even increase endurance, so it is recommended to include them in your daily routine two to three times a week," the scientists added.


"Exercising for 150 minutes a week is enough, but experts say it's also crucial to be more active during the day, especially if you have a sedentary job. It's recommended, for example, to take the stairs instead of using the elevator, walk to work, get up regularly chairs and move more in general," the researchers said.

Absence of bad habits

"Alcohol and cigarettes are among the greatest enemies of mankind, and their use can shorten life by several years, as well as increase the risk of developing all kinds of diseases, including some types of cancer. Therefore, you should make an effort to eliminate them completely or at least use in a very moderate amount. Women can consume no more than 5-15 grams of alcohol per day, and men – 5-30 g," the scientists said.

We will remind, earlier the American actress, 88-year-old Shirley MacLaine revealed the secret of her longevity, which was confirmed by scientists.

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