The therapist and medical blog author explains what to do to live long and stay healthy.
We used to go to doctors for advice. What to do with such symptoms? Can such medicine be taken? Is this diet right for me? But even new technologies and the latest advances in science do not always help explain the symptoms. Doctors are more likely to make assumptions based on facts than make accurate diagnoses. This is especially true for the work of therapists.
Prevention is another matter. A lot is known about it because there is a large amount of epidemiological research. In general, everything is quite simple, and you have probably heard these tips more than once. But precisely because they are so often repeated, many stop paying attention to them.
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Let us remind you again; there is no shortcut to health. In order to live long and feel good, you must:
- get enough sleep
- move more during the day
- eat healthy food, prefer vegetables and not overeat
- communicate more (isolation harms both body and spirit)
- remember what you are grateful for in life.
This approach is described in detail in Dan Buettner's books on the so-called blue zones. These are places on the planet where people get sick less and live the longest. They frequently live for over a hundred years. Main Blue Zones include.
- Okinawa, Japan
- Ikaria, Greece
- Sardinia, Italy
- Nicoya, Costa Rica
- Loma Linda, USA
In these places, preventive medicine is an integral part of daily life. Residents of these areas eat many vegetables, walk often, and keep tight ties with loved ones and friends.
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Curiously, they don't usually avoid alcohol. Just limited to one or two servings a day. They also eat meat, but rarely and little by little. What they don't use is refined sugar. They don't buy the packaged foods we are accustomed to.
Start applying these simple tips today, and gradually your life will change for the better.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Life hacker