Longevity: Add More Years to Your Life and More Life to Your Years
Live life to its fullest every day and don’t sweat the small stuff
Unnecessary stressing over little things increases cortisol. Cortisol is considered a catabolic hormone, meaning that it tends to break down tissue. Avoid expediting the breakdown of your body that occurs as a natural part of the ageing process by keeping stress in check. Check out our stress video here.
Live in moderation with little or no stress
Overindulgence in food, alcohol, stress, sugar and other addictions, television, internet time etc are all associated with damage to your body.
Walk everywhere you can
Walking is great exercise. Being outdoors is a natural cortisol reducer. Nature is one of the greatest stress relievers. Walking to run errands is not only environmentally friendly, it’s good exercise, it reduces air pollution and encourages local consumerism.
Eat as little as possible of freshly prepared food, three times per day
Reduced caloric intake increases longevity. Overindulging in food or anything else isn’t healthy. Caloric restriction has been shown in many studies to promote longevity. It keeps excess weight in check, which in turn prevents a host of health problems, maintains healthy blood pressure and blood sugar, prevents diabetes and insulin resistance and maintains healthy digestion. Studies have shown that consuming 3 meals and 2 snacks per day increases caloric intake, try to only eat 3 meals per day.
Drink six to eight glasses of water every day
Keeping your kidneys flushed helps prevent kidney stones, and carries waste out of your system. Water helps every cell in your body to function at its peak. Need help drinking more? Make it a habit to drink 2 glasses of water first thing every morning, keep a big glass of water on your desk and carry a stainless steel water bottle with you so that water is always accessible.
Share at least one meal per day with another person
Our souls need a daily dose of another’s spirit to truly thrive. Isolation and loneliness contribute to ageing and even dementia. So keep communicating with other people to keep your brain sharp.
Looking for more ways to turn back the years and thrive for as long as possible? Our naturopathic doctors can help design an anti-ageing supplement regimen. Call us at 416-481-0222 or book online now.