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Seven Research-based Tips for Healthy Longevity

1 Movement  
Move naturally every day, such as gardening, walking, working in your yard and home while minimizing mechanical conveniences such as using a robot to do the cleaning.

This is what people living in blue zones (the places in the world where people live the longest) do. According to psychiatry specialist Anders Hansen at the Swedish Karolinska Institute, simply walking daily can reduce the risk of dementia by 40 per cent .

If you’d like support from a personal trainer, follow this link: .

2 Nutrition
Eat more of what’s good for you and less of what’s bad for you. According to a relatively recent study, over 400,000 annual deaths can be prevented by improving diet (see Eat Better Live Longer by Robert H. Shmerling MD, March 31 2019

For help in personalising your diet you can see Sophie or another nutritionist

Blood tests can check your thyroid and insulin levels pointing you towards the correct supplements and dietary approach to boost your metabolic rate, please see Steve Rudd to discuss further

3 Commitment
Be committed to something, e.g. a charity, your job, a hobby.

Commitment shows conscientiousness. Research reveals that conscientious people can have fewer health and mental problems.

4 Weight
Keep your weight within a range that’s healthy for your age, height and gender. Not sure about your ideal weight? Measure your height and your waist. A healthy ratio is that the waist is half of the height. Maximum 40 inches for men and 35 inches for women.

This is because if you’re overweight or underweight, there’s more risk of developing health problems

5 No smoking
Don’t smoke because it’s linked to dying earlier.

If you smoke you could lose ten years of your life .

6 Stress Control
Using healthy ways to manage your stress can help you live longer.

Although longevity can be increased with brief or mild exposure to stress, cold showers and the Wim Hoff methods for example, too much can be hazardous .

You can walk off stress, relax for tension reduction or use a special breathing technique, safely.

For aiding tension-reduction you can have a massage, contact Holly and Nic at Freedom Healthcare, or book a massage here.

7 Relationship
Strong family ties, satisfying relationships with friends and community, according to mounting studies, boost health and increase longevity.

See for example, .