Researchers in the US state of Illinois found that people between the ages of 70 and 80 who are still exercising are now 30 years biologically younger,
According to an article by writer Camilla Cavendish published in the British newspaper “Telegraph”.
According to Michael Marmut, director of the Institute for “Health Equity” at the University College London, people who work in unsafe jobs who do not control their lives suffer from elevated levels of cortisol, the stress hormone associated with coronary heart disease.
In addition, his new report indicates other factors that negatively impact life expectancy, such as poor housing conditions, low monthly incomes, and air pollution.
There are more influencing factors that can be controlled by increasing the acquisition of more healthy years of life:
1- Reducing Weight
Obesity is associated with many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
2- Beat the Loneliness
We know that people get older better when they have strong social ties. But two weeks ago, a report issued by the Office for National Statistics indicated that “social capital” was falling dramatically.
Societies suffer from disintegration, as neighbors interact less with each other. The percentage of people joining clubs and societies has also decreased and they spend more time on the Internet, which does not achieve the same level of interaction.
Therefore it is important to build support networks for a person, which will positively reflect on his health and age.
3- Having a Goal
The writer stated that having a sense of purpose is also associated with better health. For example, in Japan, there are organizations that find part-time work for the elderly.
There are people in the ninety years of age who use Arabic calligraphy skills to write official certificates for companies, clean gardens and pack goods for local companies.
Having a goal for a person occupies it and reflects positively on his health, and gives him an incentive to maintain his health in order to achieve this goal.
According to the Royal Medical College Academy, aerobic exercise is considered a “strange treatment” because of its protective properties against stroke, heart disease, some types of cancer and even dementia.