The secret of a long life seems to boil down to four factors: diet, exercise, psycho-spiritual and social.//
Indeed, what does it take to live to the ripe age of 100? Scientists
have listed 10 commandments for a long life - and alcohol is one of
them. They say that if you follow the simple rules, you have a fair
chance of joining the growing number of centenarians across the globe.
The scientists estimate that the largest centenarian populations in
2050 would be in China with 472,000, the US with 298,000, Japan with
272,000 and India with 111,000.
In new research published in New Scientist, scientists have drawn the
list of 10 commandments after trawling through medical studies
published over the past 50 years examining why more people are living
The conclusion is that taking good care of the physical lifestyle -
food, exercise - is a small part of the trick. Some scientists believe
that spiritual and social reasons can be more important.
Psychology and health expert Carey Cooper, from Lancaster University,
said positive thinking was one of the most important factors running
throughout the 10 rules.
"We're rushing around all the time and don't really have the moments
when we can do something for ourselves. If that means sharing a bottle
of wine with a loved one, so be it. It's not going to do you any harm
and will help you relax and enjoy life," he told the Daily Express.
He added: "Marriage and having a stable relationship is one of the
most important factors. A long-term relationship provides you with
structure and stability in a world that's ever-changing."
The New Scientist article, titled "How To Live To 100 And Enjoy It",
says that the first rule for longer life is exposure to certain
'poisons' that may help to reverse the ageing process and boost life
expectancy by up to 15 years.
The article said that small doses of "stressorPage: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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