8 Simple Tips to Live Longer and Healthier - Deepstash

deepstash

Beta

deepstash

Beta

Deepstash brings you key ideas from the most inspiring articles like this one:

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

8 Simple Tips to Live Longer and Healthier

https://www.outsideonline.com/2173721/outside-guide-life-extension

outsideonline.com

8 Simple Tips to Live Longer and Healthier
Over the past few years, there has been an ever-increasing obsession with biohacking and life extension: FDA-approved studies to see if metformin, a drug historically used to treat Type 2 diabetes, can slow aging. A supplement called Basis, which purports to extend life and is backed by multiple Nobel Prize-winning scientists.

8

Key Ideas

Save all ideas

Move

Move

Decades of studies show that just 30 minutes of moderate to intense daily physical activity lowers your risk for physiological diseases (like heart disease and cancer), as well as psychological ones (like anxiety and Alzheimer’s).

Exercise has also a potent anti-aging effect.

575 SAVES

857 READS


VIEW

Eat Real Foods

Eat Real Foods

Avoid stuff that comes wrapped in plastic. Foods that undergo ultra-processing tend to see much of their nutritional bounty stripped from them. Also, ultra-processed foods are much higher in energy density than foods made from fresh, whole ingredients.

A healthy diet is one rich in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and leaner meats with regular but not excessive consumption of fruits, nuts, and healthy oils.

504 SAVES

692 READS


Call Your Friends

Call Your Friends

Social connections are associated with reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol, improved sleep quality, reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, slowed cognitive decline, lessened systemic inflammation, and improved immune function.

461 SAVES

661 READS


Avoid Using Supplements

Avoid Using Supplements

Americans spend more than $30 billion every year on dietary supplements, yet the vast majority don’t work and may even cause harm.

There simply aren’t any supplements with sufficient evidence behind them to support their use in a person who doesn’t have a particular proven deficiency or need.

318 SAVES

491 READS


Sleep 8 Hours at Night

Sleep 8 Hours at Night

Regardless of what the biohackers may tell you, you simply cannot nap or intermittently sleep your way to optimal health and functioning.

There are increasing marginal benefits to sleep, and hours seven through nine—the hours most people don’t get—are actually the most powerful.

482 SAVES

668 READS


Enjoy Nature

Enjoy Nature

Time in nature is an antidote to the ill effects of stress, prevents and in some cases even helps cure anxiety and depression, and enhances creativity. 

480 SAVES

643 READS


Don’t Smoke

Don’t Smoke

Smoking is associated with dozens of types of cancer, as well as heart disease, dementia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your body literally starts repairing the damage caused by smoking within days of stopping.

319 SAVES

400 READS


Don’t Drink Too Much

Don’t Drink Too Much

Like smoking, excessive alcohol use is associated with a number of chronic diseases, such as liver cirrhosis, throat cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Drinking too much also impairs sleep and daily function. Moderation is key. 

296 SAVES

561 READS


SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

300% more centerians in Okinawa

68 per 100,000 people. 

It’s not that they live long lives, but also healthy lives too, which lead to the proposal that thei...

The Okinawan diet

It's high on carbohydrates, low in protein and in calories. 

Okinawans eat an abundance of green and yellow vegetables – such as the bitter melon – and various soy products. Although they do eat pork, fish and other meats, these are typically a small component of their overall consumption, which is mostly plant-based foods.

The Okinawan Ratio

The optimum ratio is 10 parts carb to one part protein (10:1) and is found in the Okinawan diet.

It is quite the opposite of current popular diets that advocate a high protein, low carb diet. We belive carbs are bad, but Okinawa diet is providing counter evidence.

Intermittent Fasting (IF)

Intermittent Fasting (IF)

The dietary practice of restricting your food consumption to a specific window of time. It is used as a supplement to your diet.
In this fasting state, our bodies can break down extra fat...

Approaches to intermittent fasting

  • Skipped meals - when you skip over a meal to induce extra time of fasting. 
  • Eating windows - this condenses your entire macronutrient intake between a 4 and 7-hour window. The rest of the time you are in a fasting state.
  • 24-48 hour cleanse - where you go into extended fasting periods and do not eat for 1-2 days.

Autophagy definition and benefits

The process by which the cell devours itself.

  • Non-essential parts like damaged proteins are recycled and invading microorganisms and toxic compounds are removed. 
  • Autophagy plays an important role in stopping the aging process, reversing disease, and preventing cancer, but it doesn’t happen all the time. 
  • Autophagic processes can be initiated by fasting, protein restriction and carbohydrate restriction.

one more idea

Pros of the Mediterranean Diet

Pros of the Mediterranean Diet
  • General Nutrition. It encourages a variety of nutrient-dense foods.
  • Heart Health. It is associated with reduced risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack and...

Cons of the Mediterranean Diet

  • Cost. Some consumers do worry about the cost of including fish regularly.
  • Additional Guidance May Be Necessary for Diabetes. Because there is an emphasis on grains, fruits, and vegetables (including starchy vegetables), meals may be high in carbohydrates.
  • Restrictions May Feel Challenging. This diet recommends reducing red meat and added sugar consumption.
  • Concerns About Alcohol Intake. Some experts raise concerns about regular alcohol intake (particularly wine).