Top six longevity habits
For longevity, everyday habits may be more important than genes.
The latest article in the Journal of the American Association of Retired Persons publishes the “Top Six Longevity Habits” summarized by many American experts.
Multi-contact animal pets provide friendship and warmth to the elderly, allowing the elderly to have a confiding object, thereby releasing stress, and people who are more exposed to pets can have stable blood pressure, high blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
Dr. Alan Baker, director of the Center for Human and Animal Relationship Research at Purdue University, said that in addition to cats and dogs, building an aquarium at home and raising a small parrot can help.
If you don’t want to have pets at home, go to the zoo, the aquarium is more exposed to small animals, volunteers in animal shelters, or dogs that often lick neighbors, have the same effect.
Listening to music every day Dr. Pittel Ganata, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of California, Davis, said that listening to music can alleviate anxiety, help sleep, enhance memory, promote healing, and reduce stress-related stress hormones.Thereby enhancing immunity.
For the elderly, listening to music every day can also lower blood pressure, relieve arthritis pain and accelerate recovery after stroke, and even inhibit the development of cognitive disorders.
Professor Marl of the University of Miami Medical School Library said that music can stimulate positive emotions and attitudes, especially in the early morning, choosing fast-paced, enjoyable music can keep you in good mood for a day.
Dr. Michael Miller, a physician who regularly laughs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, says that laughter can cause changes in the body and improve the function of the immune system and the endocrine system.
So Dr. Miller’s longevity prescription is to find something that makes you happy, laugh out and pass it on to others.
Dr. Stephen Kellert, a social ecologist at Yale University on the weekend, said that going outdoors and returning to nature can help boost mood and self-confidence.
Research at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom found that people who are often exposed to nature are often angry, depressed and nervous.
Low-intensity aerobic exercise such as outdoor walking and cycling can reduce the risk of risk.
Fast walking, fishing, boating and planting flowers are all good outdoor sports.
Don’t worry about not having mountains or oceans nearby, use the weekend to go to local parks, botanical gardens and other “green areas” have the same effect.
Spend 2 hours a week to help others research and find that with the elderly who never help others, the elderly who often help friends, relatives or neighbors obviously feel happier and healthier.
Dr. Stephen Post, a professor of preventive medicine in the United States, said that people over the age of 70 can get multiple health benefits by participating in volunteer activities for 100 hours a year (only 2 hours a week), including reducing depression, reducing weight, reducing insomnia and enhancing immunity.Wait.
Trying to practice Tai Chi, a doctor of rheumatology at Tufts University Medical Center, Dr. Wang Chenchen’s latest research found that Tai Chi is soft and has little impact, which is almost suitable for everyone, especially the elderly.
Regular practice of Tai Chi can relieve anxiety and depression, improve sleep quality, reduce high blood pressure and relieve chronic pain such as fibromyalgia.