Change your lifestyle to live longer

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Elia Tabuenca García
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Longevity, live longer and slow down aging thanks to yoga, sports and a healthy diet. We are the only architects of our health. We should have known this for some time now and now science itself confirms it. Changing our way of life for the better extends life and improves our state of well-being. This is confirmed by a study recently conducted by researchers at the University of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Preventive Medicine Research Institute.



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Healthy diet, physical activity and yoga: here is the secret of a longer life. We are the only ones architects of our health. We should have known this for some time now and now science itself confirms it. Changing the way we live in a positive way prolongs life and improves our state of well-being. This is confirmed by a study recently conducted by researchers fromUniversity of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Preventive Medicine Research Institute.



Lo study in question was published in the scientific journal The Lancet Oncology and took place under the guidance of Professor Dean Ornish. The researchers found a clear connection between the length of the telomeres, the parts of the chromosomes that influence cellular aging, and the choice of a healthier lifestyle.

As telomeres get shorter, i begin to show up first signs of aging and disease. But, according to the new study, telomere activity can be increased by changing one's own for the better lifestyle. The advantages would mainly concern the activity of our immune system.

The study involved 10 men and 25 other subjects chosen for external control among those who had a low risk of prostate cancer, confirmed by a biopsy. Participants were enrolled between 2003 and 2007 and selected according to precise criteria. Volunteers from the core group followed a holistic program, based on improving diet, performing regular physical activity and stress management, thanks to yoga and meditation.

The observation of the volunteers lasted 5 years and was accompanied by blood samples, as well as by comparison and evaluation of the length of the telomeres. The latter increased in the volunteers of the main group, while it decreased in the control group.

Il lifestyle improvement it has been associated with an increase in the length and enzymatic activity of telomeres. The data were evident in the eyes of the experts, following the 5 years of observations. We therefore have further proof of how choosing a healthier diet, practicing yoga and meditation and carrying out regular physical activity can contribute to slow down aging and to improve the quality of life.



If we want to live longer, then, let's immediately commit to living better.

Marta Albè

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