Rule one: do not overeat.
Moderation in food supports the activity of cells and their renewal, while an excess of calories increases the load on the body, provokes overweight and obesity. Eat 5 times a day in small portions – this allows you to keep blood sugar levels at a constant level, and not to overload the digestive organs.
Rule two: each age has its own menu.
If you are 30, lean on your liver and nuts (sources of iron and B vitamins), after 40 eat more cheese (it will supply you with calcium, which is “washed out” from the body with age), after 50, limit meat intake (now it’s better not to eat more often 2 times a week), replacing it with seafood and low-fat dairy products. The most “heavy” for the body products that at any age should be reduced to a minimum, and it is better to exclude completely – these are sources of “simple” sugars and hidden fats, primarily confectionery and fast food.
Replace the “useless” carbohydrates with complex ones – whole-wheat bread, cereals, and vegetables and fruits rich in fiber (it is important for normal intestinal motility).
Rule three: get busy.
The work promotes youthfulness, say the French. Anyone who does not work, but spends time in four walls, looks older.
Favorite business will allow you to avoid depression and the state of “chronic offenses”, which often become the first signs of psychological aging and make a person more susceptible to diseases, including malignant tumors. As sociologists have found out, professions related to creativity and human intercourse (artist, musician, psychologist) help to preserve youth the best.
Rule four: move more.
In the process of physical activity, a number of hormones important for the body are actively released, including somatotropin, whose production decreases with age. Even ten minutes of playing sports a day (for example, active walking) prolong life.
Rule number five: have sex.
Love is the best anti-aging remedy. Twice a week having sex, you get a charge of vivacity in the form of the hormones of joy endorphins, produced during sexual intercourse.
It has been proven that endorphins strengthen the immune system.
Rule six: sleep in the cool.
The optimum temperature for sleep is 17-18 ° C. It is in such an environment that a person plunges into the deepest possible sleep, which restores strength well.
Whereas defective sleep and chronic sleep deprivation contribute to the development of various diseases, from nervous to cardiovascular.
Rule number seven: train your brain.
Read more, memorize poems, solve crossword puzzles, learn foreign languages, count in your mind, and on a calculator. Making the brain work, we slow down the process of its age-related degradation and at the same time activate the activity of the cardiovascular system.