There are five habits that make you live much more, but one of them is the fundamental

Since the dawn of humanity, we searched the elixir that allows us to be immortal. Although, of course, that eternal life must be linked to a healthy stylebecause nobody would want to spend thousands of years on this planet in some Deplorable conditions or bad. That fountain of eternal youth It still has not reached our hands, but at least we know what we should do if we want to spend our days with a iron health.

A study recently conducted in Harvard, published in the medical journal 'Circulation', have you suggested what are the behaviors that you should To brake dry if you want to have a longer life (it could increase up to ten years). Of course they are not very surprising, but again and again it is shown that dispensing with them is the most effective way to live longer, so It's not a bad idea remember them.

The healthy BMI

Keep a Healthy Body Mass Index It is fundamental for our health. It is also very easy to calculate. It is done through the formula weight(kg) / size (m2) and is common both for men as for women (and only applies to adults). If you want to do it, you can find it on the internet.

The classification is the following: below 18, you have an insufficient weight and above 25 overweight of grade I. The ideal, therefore, is between 18.4 and 24.9. Of course, this is related to the following two points.

Maintain a balanced diet

We have talked about intermittent fasting, keto and even the fearsome yoyo diets. The truth is that in Spain 30% of the total deaths that occur are caused by cardiovascular diseases. The truth is that, whatever the plan you choose to lose weight, the nutritionists ensure that a varied diet is ideal for health. There is evidence that Mediterranean diet, for example, reduces bad cholesterol and is healthy for the heart.

Maintaining five healthy habits was associated with 12 more years of life expectancy for men and 14 for women

How to start it? According to the Mediterranean Diet Foundation, it is based on one or two servings per meal, in the form of bread, pasta, rice, couscous or others. Must be preferably integral. Vegetables should be in both lunch and dinner, about two servings in each take. The variety of colors and textures provides diversity of antioxidants and protective substances. You should also drink 1.5 or 2 liters of water and you do not have to mess with the wine either.

Avoid alcohol (in excess)

We all want to take from time to time a beer on a terrace (or at home), or going out, having dinner and finishing the night with a drink, but how do you know if you drink too much? We do not discover anything new if we say that ingesting it in excess can cause dependence. Sometimes, if you are not very clear How much do you drink but you think that you should control itIt is a good idea to take note of it in a calendar to be truly safe. There is talk of moderate consumption When you drink a maximum of 20 units a week in men and up to 13 in women.

Otherwise, it can be harmful in many ways. Since hypertension to acute pancreatitis, passing through other diseases (stroke, heart problems), it is worth pointing how much you eat.

do exercise

We are the kings in advising you to do exercise. We know that you have a busy life and that you probably spend a lot of time in front of the computer, but taking out some time, even if it's 30 minutes a day, is possible. If you decide to go to the gym, it is best to combine exercises strength with cardio, because a frequent mistake is to focus too much on the second, thinking that sweating is what will make you lose weight, and neglecting the first. The truth is that the combination of both is the one that will really help you lose weight.

Finally, do not smoke

The investigation placed special emphasis on this point. Smoking causes, as you already know, cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. If you are still thinking about it and you do not have it very clear, there is an estimate: in Spain every time fewer people smoke. The number has fallen to 22%, the lowest in the last 30 years, according to the National Health Survey 2017 Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare. The previous figure, from the 2011-12 survey, was around 24%. It is time to give up the habit, in search of finding that fountain of eternal youth that makes you feel good during, still, many years.