Unfortunately, ageing and ailments as we get older are an inevitable part of life. However, just because we all get old doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to live life to the fullest, remain healthy, and extend your lifespan. As some of today’s top longevity specialists, we’ve helped many who’ve visited London Regenerative Institute find their way to a healthier, more enduring lifestyle.
Here are some important steps you can take to prolong your lifespan and improve your health.
Eat Foods Packed with Nutrients
There are many different types of foods that not only provide the body with the proper nutrients it needs each day but can also be beneficial for healthy aging. Some of the leading ones include fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha. They contribute to your gut microbiota and improve your body’s natural healing processes.
Fruits and marine plants are also beneficial for a diet that promotes longevity. For example, the consumption of seaweed benefits our bodies due to its ability to activate important compounds in our body like sirtuin-6. Lastly, eating raw and whole foods (lentils, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, etc.) that haven’t been processed is another way to ensure a proper diet.
One of the best things you can do for your body is to avoid overeating. Today’s leading longevity specialists recommend only eating until you’re approximately 80% full. This is because it promotes caloric restriction while also reducing your total energy intake without negatively affecting your nutrient consumption.
Always Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Your body needs sleep for all its processes to function properly throughout the day, so having a normal, healthy sleep schedule is essential. This is because while you’re sleeping, your body isn’t; it’s taking that downtime time to recharge and repair all the stress you put your body through that day. A good night’s sleep will assist in healthy organ repair, as well as muscle and tissue repair. Many studies have shown that those with a healthy, regular sleep schedule tend to live longer than those that receive less than seven hours of sleep each evening. Keeping a healthy bedtime routine that includes minimal screen time on devices such as smartphones and tablets, closing all the blinds before turning in, and relaxing with a hot shower before bed will all help you have a restful evening.
Exercise Regularly to Build Muscle Strength
Performing strength-based exercises regularly is another way to boost your body’s defences and prolong longevity. As we age, our muscle mass and bone density are reduced, but regular strength training and exercise can help slow this process and build more muscle. It will benefit your muscles, limbs, and joints and keep you more mobile as you grow older. All the things previously mentioned impact your walking speed, mobility, grip, and risk of fractures when you get older. That’s why implementing a regular daily exercise regimen as soon as you can is key to longevity.
Take Steps to Manage Stress
Everyone gets stressed out sometimes—it’s part of life—but it’s important you have a way of managing that stress so it doesn’t impact your daily life and longevity. There are a variety of studies demonstrating that properly managing emotional stress and being more positive in your life can help reduce your mortality rate. However, managing stress can also benefit your mind, as practices such as meditation and targeted mindfulness will boost your cognitive condition as you age. It has also been shown to improve cardiovascular health, muscle recovery, and your immune system.
Work with a longevity specialist today to live a happier and more wholesome life
If you want to live your best life, then working with a longevity specialist is one of the best ways to explore your needs and develop a plan to keep you happy and healthy. The London Regenerative Institute offers a range of services in addition to our longevity screening, we also specialize in biohacking, aesthetics services, IV drip solutions, hormone replacement therapy, and more.
Our team of experts brings together cutting-edge and contemporary medicine with individualized treatment protocols to help you live longer. For more about our services contact us online today or call +44 7443 333289 to book a consultation.