4 things you can do to promote Longevity
- Move and enjoy: Just be active! It doesn’t always have to be planned or gym workouts. Simply sitting less, and getting more physically active throughout the day wherever possible is also essential to reducing one of the major risk factors for metabolic syndrome, obesity. One strategy for sticking with exercise is to make it enjoyable for you. It may take time to develop what works for you, and even then may require constant change, but just make it enticing. Don’t feel you have to be rigid with it. As long as you’re seeing and feeling the benefits exercise can bring to both your body and mind every day, then you’re doing well. Mix it up, and try new and different ways of keeping yourself active. Get outside and make a go of it, both you and your body will be glad you did!
- Reduce toxic fat: Losing weight around the abdomen is very important for reducing the risks that lead to chronic inflammation. Improving your diet and becoming physically active is very important.
- Maintain Muscle Mass: Resistance training such as free weights or medicine balls or other exercises where your muscles work against a weight or force, can help to ensure that both your muscles and bones stay strong and supportive. Remember to maintain adequate amounts of dietary protein intake if calorie reducing, as this is essential to safely maintaining muscle to fat ratio. You want to trim excess toxic fat, not waste away your muscles.
- Eating a healthful balanced diet: Wholefoods such as fruit and vegetables, either or both plant-based proteins and healthy organic animal proteins, plus also good quality fish for those essential good fats! Remember also to take the time to enjoy food. Share mealtimes with loved ones and friends wherever possible and enjoy your favorite treats once in a while!