Everyone knows that a in healthy lifestyle is necessary to follow habits which ensure a full, healthy and long life. However, with the rush of day to day life, we forget to apply simple tips such as not smoking, exercising and watching your diet.
As scientists from Harvard University highlight in a study, respecting these recommendations may lead to a life expectancy increase of up to 14 years for women and 12 years for men when compared with those who do not follow them.
Remember to apply these keys
1. Active lifestyle
Sedentism only disadvantages our body. If you cannot exercise, go out walking for at least one hour per day. Our heart is a muscle which needs to be exercised to stay healthy.
2. Watch your diet
We must take care when choosing the foods we eat, which will help to enjoy proper health. It is important to follow a balanced diet, rich in foods such as vegetables, fruit, nuts, whole grains, healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids, controlling other unhealthy foods such as red and processed meats, sugary drinks, trans fats and sodium.
3. No tobacco
Tobacco is the most preventable cause of death. Tobacco is directly related with cardiac and lung problems and other serious pathologies.
4. Moderate alcohol consumption
According to the study, the maximum recommended dose is between 5 and 15 grams per day for women and between 5 and 30 grams per day for men.
5. Monitor your weight
Excess weight is a serious health problem for many people, as it increases the risk of developing serious illnesses. Try to keep your body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 24.9.
Forgetting these keys entails negative consequences for our health; only by following them can the benefits be guaranteed, as the healthier the lifestyle of a person, the longer their life expectancy.