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Healthy Eating Could Equal A Longer life

Healthy Eating Could Equal A Longer life

Healthy Eating Could Equal A Longer Life,  or at least it is a Major part of slowing the aging process as much as possible.  The other two are some exercise and the proper amount of sleep. Of course, there is much more to it than that but most other challenges fall somewhere within one of those 3 steps to a healthy lifestyle. A Healthy Lifestyle Equals a Longer Life.

If we fuel our bodies properly with the food we eat, we exercise a little to keep our mussels in shape and we give our bodies the proper amount of rest, we won’t wear it out as quickly as we might otherwise.

This is proven scientifically, as experts have found that if you improve your health at a cellular level, you are also improving your cellular age and reducing the rate of decline.

However, it also makes sense that the opposite is true. If you lead an unhealthy lifestyle and abuse your health, the damage which occurs cell by cell adds up to an increased rate of apparent aging. You are essentially speeding up the aging process, harming your health and reducing your longevity. You really don’t want to do that.

An Unhealthy Lifestyle Equals A Shorter Life

Although the number of incidences of people suffering from chronic illnesses such as obesity, cancer, stroke, arthritis and heart disease is increasing, experts agree that these conditions can almost always be controlled or prevented through healthy lifestyle habits.

In line with this claim, researchers from the University of Zurich conducted a study on the effects of 4 factors and how it affected their life expectancy. These four factors were:

1. Being sedentary
2. Following an unhealthy diet
3. Cigarette smoking
4. Excessive alcohol consumption

While each of these factors contributes to a decrease in life expectancy, combining them greatly compounds the effect. The results of this study showed that a person whose lifestyle included all 4 risk factors had at least twice the mortality risk of those who did not involve any.

This finding was based on data gathered from a study of 16,721 people from 1977 to 2008. As the data sample and the time-frame were large, researchers consider the results very conclusive.

The researchers found that 75-year-old individuals who didn’t partake in the Healthy Eating Could Equal A Longer lifefour negative lifestyle choices had up to a 67% probability of surviving for the next ten years. That may not sound like a big deal but the closer to 75 you get, the more you will want those extra 10 years. If you want better health start today making better, healthier meals and within a week you will start feeling better.

Those statistics are definitely worth thinking about if you don’t follow a healthy lifestyle. Taking action to remove negative factors from your lifestyle can result in a longer lifespan and an improved quality of life to enjoy it with.

I needed to get away from the sitting in front of the computer. I did this by purchasing a Fitbit and I have it set to remind me 15 minutes before the end of each hour that I need to get up and move about a little (actually a lot in my case.)

So, if all the research is telling us that Healthy Eating Could Equal A Longer life wouldn’t it be wise to get started with a whole foods lifestyle? If you agree, then one step would be to sign up at the top of the page to get your no-cost copy of  “A Clean Eating Lifestyle – How and Why to cut out Precessed Foods.” and join us as we try new foods and old favorites before they every were processed.

As Jean-Paul Sartre said “We Are Our Choices”   So choose health.

Bon Provecho

 

Maria and Bill

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7 thoughts on “Healthy Eating Could Equal A Longer life”

  • Thank you Jennifer. I appreciate your comment. I also enjoyed reading your article about Helen Cordero and her art.It is a lot about storytelling is it not.

  • Thank You Jennifer, I appreciate your comment. I like to stay between 450 and 900 words whenever possible for my articles.

  • I agree that some risk factors are bigger than others. There are many studies that will include even other factors that were not covered here. I have a limited focus based on a plant-based whole food lifestyle and I try to add information about the many factors involved while still keeping each article short and enjoyable as well as informative. I have blog article on brain health and nutrition as well as fasting and health, and other food-related articles in the works. I share some almost daily and hope it can help some people. I am a huge admirer of Dr. Mercola, I actually read his articles every day and in the 5 years or so I have been doing that, I always learn more about each subject he writes about. His is not a medical book, more like one page at a time. That’s me also.

  • I agree, there are so many different definitions for “Healthy Food”. We focus on plabt-based but do include recipes for chicken (Free range) fish (wild caught)and beef (grass-fed open range) We can’t get everyone to agree and that is a good thing. I actually personally like to keep close to keto in my food choices however my wife has a completely different eating style. This often leads to each of us making our own breakfast to start the day. It can get interesting.

  • The problem with this study as I see it is that they examined the four risk facts versus none. And, smoking alone triples the mortality risk when compared to similar folks who don’t smoke. (No, that doesn’t mean the other 3 risk factors provide special benefits!)
    The most important factor is to NOT smoke. Couple that with about 150 minutes of exercise a week means you are not only healthier, but happier and with better cognitive function. Sleeping restores brain function and provides durability of thought; good nutrition does the same.
    I’m all for removing all four risk factors- but they don’t all provide the same risk to our lives.
    ROY A ACKERMAN, PhD, EA recently posted…Don’t confuse me with the facts. My mind is made up!My Profile

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