Lifestyle predictors of Healthy Ageing: 20-year prospective HUNT study.
The Study concluded that lifestyle factors predicted an overall measure of healthy ageing, as well as the individual components, more than 20 years later. Modifiable risk factors in midlife, exemplified by social support, may be used for interventions to promote overall health and specific aspects of health in aging.
Healthy-ageing is not solved with a pill or a drug. Rather relies on a holistic 360º approach to the way you live and enjoy life.
The most important factors in healthy-ageing are:
Chrysea is addressing some of these intervention. We are supporting and contributing to avoid or delay the onset of chronic diseases and support healthy-ageing.
Proper nutrition provides essential nutrients that support overall health, including the functioning of organs, tissues, and the immune system.
A well-balanced diet can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers, which become more common with age. Furthermore supplementation is equally important.
Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake is crucial for maintaining bone health and preventing conditions like osteoporosis. Sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass and function, can be mitigated through a protein supplementation and resistance training.
Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and certain vitamins and minerals have been linked to brain-health and cognitive function.
For individuals with chronic medical conditions or specific dietary restrictions, supplementation may be necessary to ensure they receive essential nutrients they might be missing from their diet. These are just some examples.
Increasing evidence suggests that reaching out to help others in your family, or local community has positive effects of physical and mental wellness.
A few hours a week to give back to society is motivating and rewarding, and increases socialisation, a key factor is healthy ageing.
We all know regular exercise strengthens your mental and physical health. Exercise is one of the cheapest and most effective way to fight decline in all sorts of loss of functionality. Why not build some regular light exercise that you enjoy into your life? Exercise with others, dancing, sailing, walking, swimming creates opportunities for new friends to enjoy sharing new experiences.
Regular health screenings are crucial for promoting healthy aging. A 2021 study highlights some key benefits of getting routine check-ups. Here are a few reasons why regular health screenings are essential:
In recent years, there have been substantial developments on laboratory, imaging, and similar biological tests that help uncover and monitor signs of age-related diseases.
Harmful changes in the cells and molecules of your body may occur years before you start to experience any symptoms of disease.
Tests that detect these changes can help medical professionals diagnose and treat disease early, improving health outcomes.
Learn a language, take a course in something you always wanted to know more about, join a club, take lessons in cooking or tango dancing. Research suggests it doesn’t matter so much what you do, learning new skills can boost your mental wellness. Maybe it boosts confidence and self esteem, and a sense of purpose? Conclusion: push yourself outside of your confort zone!
Sleep fulfills essential functions in restoration, energy conservation, improved immune response and cognitive processing. It enables the body to remove harmful toxins and mend resulting disturbances. Additionally, sleep supports the retention of important memories and behaviors, while eliminating those that are non-essential. Throughout the animal kingdom, the cycles of sleep and wakefulness are observed universally, with even the simplest organisms exhibiting periods of activity interspersed with rest. The occurrence of sleep disorders marks a notable departure from these innate rhythms, necessitating comprehensive research to understand their implications fully.
Indulge yourself in setting up a routine to encourage healthy sleep. Aim for seven to eight hours of nightly sleep.