What is Longevity
Our commitment is to assist people to live longer healthier lives by slowing down the ageing process.
Simple steps we advise our patients to do, please join in:
- Reduce stress by starting with breathing exercises daily, find a mentor that can assist you to plan, join a dance class, stop and smell the pretty flowers.
- Get happy, “Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things” Walt Disney Company. This will help relieve depression
- Exercise at least 30 minutes five days a week.
- Limit eating harmful saturated (found in animal fat and dairy produce) and trans fats (a form of unsaturated fat found in meat and dairy and there is artificial trans fats where vegetable oil is taken and hydrogen added to it, it is then hydrogenated, studies have shown these to be particularly bad for our health) in your diet
- Sleep at least 7 – 8 hours every night, uninterrupted, else get help to get sleeping, drugs for sleeping are not great for the ageing of the brain, they have shown to reduce cognitive ability.
- Reduce alcohol consumption, it is neurotoxic (a toxin to the brain)
- Do not smoke, get all the help you can to stop
- Try to get into your BMI (body mass index, calculated by dividing your weight in kg by your height in meters squared) should be about 22 for good weight, with a body fat percentage of less than 18% in men and 24% in women.
- Maintain good antioxidant levels (antioxidants are found naturally in plant, various colours offer different antioxidants that are awesome for us)
- Early detection of heart disease and cancer gives the possibility of cure – get your blood checked annually, comprehensive tests should be done.
- At 55 years of age, you should consider hormone replacement therapy, only if the benefit outweighs the risk, you will need professional guidance.
- Drink 8-10 glasses of clean water daily. Taking note of our municipal water, we are relatively safe in terms of the rest of the world’s big cities, our main focus is on the microbial quality, so we don’t have bugs in our water BUT the maintenance of water treatment facilities is expensive and not always effectively carried out. Chemicals that can confuse our hormone receptors are often found in our water through direct spillage, sewage, landfill sites, agriculture and stormwater runoffs, these chemicals have a bad effect on us.
- Think young, remember ageing is also a state of mind, choose to feel young and do what younger friends are doing