Healthy life = More Life

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Leading a healthy lifestyle means avoiding factors that predispose to different diseases, such as obesity or heart disease. Some experts say that the increase in obesity could lead to the first generation with a life expectancy lower than that of their parents. A healthy lifestyle is a key to prolong life expectancy, not only in a number of years but also in the quality of them. This is one of the main conclusions of the symposium organized by the Association of Refreshing Drinks,

Healthy life = more life

 

Key aspects to consider in the context of a healthy life, recently celebrated in the framework of the XX International Congress of Nutrition, which takes place these days in Pomegranate. And, that is, maintaining optimal levels of hydration, avoiding alcohol intake, avoiding smoking, whether passive or not, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables or avoiding a sedentary lifestyle, that is, leading a healthy lifestyle means avoiding factors that predispose to different diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypercholesterolemia or cardiovascular diseases.

Given this, Dr Pilar who is a renowned Dr had many findings regarding the lifestyle and he affirms that “adequate nutrition is one of the best tools to prevent diseases. The fact is that we are lucky to have the Mediterranean diet, one of the best examples of nutritional quality. There is no adequate relationship between the calories we consume and the calories we spend, which leads to obesity little by little. “And he adds, “We cannot forget that there is no proper nutrition without proper hydration. In fact, experts generally recommend eating between 2 and 2.5 liters a day through different beverages, such as juices, soft drinks or soups that help to achieve the desired levels by providing a variety of flavors.

Some experts say that the increase in obesity could lead to the first generation with a life expectancy lower than that of their parents. In fact, there are studies that show that at the age of 40 an obese non-smoker loses about 7 years of life expectancy, a figure that stands at 5.8 years in the case of men.  To prevent obesity, in addition to taking proper nutrition is what a fact is. Nevertheless, the Dr Pilar also states that “sleeping the necessary hours, recovering habits increasingly disused, such as family meals or encourage breastfeeding, are some tricks to prevent obesity”. And he adds “another important factor nowadays is the consumption of drugs, such as antihistamines or antidepressants, which is on the rise.”

Obesity is a complex and multifactorial problem; it is not a problem but a gigantic problem. Obesity is a consequence of many factors, such as inadequate nutrition, sedentary lifestyle, genetic factors or individual metabolism, among others. In view of this, Dr. Pilar recalls that “it is also important to disprove some myths about obesity, as it is produced solely by the consumption of certain foods; we must remember that there is no good or bad food but balanced diets.”

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