As we age: change habits

As we age: change habits

When we are young, we sleep whenever we like, and we work whenever we like. Nothing bad seems to happen to us. As we turn forty, we keep on doing whatever we have been doing in the past forty years, thinking that nothing bad will happen to us.

Then, what happens?

01 Do not stay up all night

Sleep is a major function of health preservation. Nourishment is to replace corrupt cells with a large number of healthy cells. If you can’t sleep all night, you can’t replace new cells. If one million cells die during the day and only half a million cells are replenished overnight, the body will become more and more depleted as time goes on.

Professor Michael Rosebash talked about a group of rare cases. In the past two decades, doctors from various countries have discovered some “families who can’t sleep”. People in these families have strange illnesses and have not slept well for at least thirty to forty years. Staying up late breaks the delicate clock in the body, and illness creeps in.

Another laureate, Michael Yang, found in a study in 2015 that due to staying up late and lack of sleep, parts of nerve synapses were engulfed in large numbers by astrocytes. In layman’s terms: staying up late will cause the brain to start eating itself. He also found that the failure of a key gene that regulates the rhythm promotes tumorigenesis.

02 Nourish the liver

In fact, staying up late is most harmful to the liver. Because the liver is the largest detoxification organ in our body, and night is the working time for the liver to concentrate. If we don’t rest at this time, but eat and drink a lot, it will overload the liver. When the liver really screams in pain, the problem is very serious.

People who go to bed after eleven o’clock must add this to boiled water: red dates, and drink it.

Nothing can offset the damage of staying up late, but, if you have to stay up late because of work, you should drink jujube water everyday to protect the liver.

Experiments have shown that drinking jujube water for people with poor liver function every day for a week can achieve the effect of nourishing the liver and promoting liver detoxification.

Traditional herbal medicine also believes that jujube water has the effects of nourishing qi and blood, soothing the liver and relieving depression. Break open the red dates with rich pulp and soak them in warm water, so that the vitamins are more conducive to the liver’s absorption.

03 A million dollars daily routine

Ancient herbal health preservation practice emphasized following Nature. The human body also has its favorite rhythm and rules in modern life. If we comply with the body’s biological clock, pinpoint the moment of weakness, and fill in the gaps, the body can be adjusted to the best state. On the contrary, it will cause various problems and endanger health.

05:00-06:00 Sleep more even if awake

Many middle-aged and elderly people can’t sleep at night and wake up early in the morning. If you wake up early at five or six o’clock in the morning, you should try to continue to sleep. If you can’t sleep, you can close your eyes and meditate. You may lie on the bed to massage your abdomen and rub your hands, which will help ensure vigorous energy during the day.

06:30 Do stretching exercise

Middle-aged and elderly people may exercise for ten to twenty minutes every morning. It is recommended that you should focus on gentle exercises, such as stretching, walking, yoga, or Taiji.

You may do stretching exercises in bed. We have several stretching exercises for you to choose from.

Read more: Mustang Shenzhen Technique.

07:00-08:00 Eat a highly nutritious breakfast

Starchy foods such as buns, fried dough sticks, and sesame seeds pancakes are the main force on most people’s breakfast table. However, in addition to starchy foods, it is healthier to have a glass of milk or soy milk, an egg, and a small portion of fruit.

For people who engage in physical work, a typical American breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, or ham which is full of protein is highly recommended.

10:00 Eat a handful of nuts

Middle-aged and elderly people should eat a small handful of nuts around ten o’clock in the morning, which is good for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health. Peanuts, walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, etc. are all good choices.

11:00-12:30 Enjoy a miscellaneous lunch

Eat a variety of foods for lunch. Elderly people must eat lunch with miscellaneous ingredients. You should try to add as many ingredients as possible when cooking. For example, put some mushrooms when frying green vegetables, and put some diced carrots and cucumbers when making meat dishes. The amount of each dish is not large, but the variety and color should be as rich as possible.

13:00 Take a thirty-minute nap

Half an hour after lunch, fatigue strikes. At this time, you might as well drink a glass of water first, and then take a nap. Naps are good for lowering blood pressure, protecting the heart, enhancing memory, and improving immunity. However, the nap time should not be too long, just twenty to thirty minutes.

14:00 Have a cup of green tea

After waking up from a nap, people will always feel a little tired. At this time, a cup of green tea is very good for the body. Studies have shown that green tea can reduce the risk of cancer.

15:00 Bask in the sun

If the weather is good, middle-aged and elderly people can go to exercise outdoors. At this time, the sun is warm and it is a good time to bask in the sun. If it rains or the sun is too hot, you can do aerobics and stretching exercises at home.

16:00 Drink a cup of yogurt

At four o’clock in the afternoon, people’s blood sugar begins to rise. At this time, middle-aged and elderly people can add another meal, that is, drink a cup of yogurt or eat two slices of whole wheat bread.

18:00-20:00 Share a slow dinner with your family

Dinner must be light, to check and fill in the gaps in the nutrition of the day. Don’t eat dinner too late, otherwise it will affect sleep. Dinner time is generally relatively abundant, and you can enjoy it slowly with your family, chew slowly, and chat, which is undoubtedly a happy family time.

20:00 Stand for a quarter of an hour

After dinner, many people immediately nestle on the sofa to watch TV, which is very harmful to the stomach. It is best to stand for fifteen minutes after dinner, or call a long-lost friend while walking, or water the flowers and wash the dishes.

21:00 Brush your teeth early

It is best to brush your teeth at nine o’clock in the evening, so as to ensure that you will not eat after nine o’clock in the evening. You can also use this time to do something you like, such as reading a book.

22:00 Turn down the bedroom temperature

The best time for a person to sleep is twenty-two o’clock, and no more than twenty-three o’clock at the latest. Scientific research shows that keeping the bedroom cool can reduce the risk of diabetes and other metabolic diseases, and it is best to turn the room temperature down a little before going to bed.

A healthy day is now over, sleep well for a better tomorrow!

Remember to tell your friends that this is the most scientific and healthy daily routine.

Do not stay up all night!

Do not stay up all night!

Do not stay up all night!

Say important things three times.

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