Health & Fitness


Health & Fitness
Health & Fitness

Eat healthy, exercise to stay young

tanveer.indian Senior Member

Joined: 05 June 2005
Posts: 321

Posted: 19 November 2007 at 6:40am | IP Logged _exercise_to_stay_young/articleshow/2552022.cms

NEW YORK: Small changes in lifestyle including healthy diet, moderate exercise and socialising could keep you young and healthy, according to a new book that outlines how we can improve the quality of life as we age.

The book "The Science of Staying Young" by John Morley, director of the division of geriatric medicine at Saint Louis University in the US, outlines a 10-step programme to improve the quality of life as people age.

The book advises people to eat a nutritious and balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, enough proteins and lots of fibre to keep organs running smoothly, reported the online edition Medical News Today.

"Thriving at any age and feeling younger and more energetic is as much about diet as it is about adequate medical interventions and adequate exercise," Morley said.

He said people must find ways to add physical activity into their lives. In addition to moving around more by vacuuming, raking the leaves or walking the dog, the book advises people to exercise for half an hour every day.

Morley recommends taking vitamin D because it helps the body absorb calcium, which strengthens bones. He added that moderate, weight bearing exercises such as regular walking help in bone strengthening.

He recommends exercising the brain to keep it sharp by tackling a Sudoku puzzle, playing video games and working on mental mathematics problems.

"The goal of brain fitness is to prevent certain mental abilities from slowing down or reverse such changes if they have already taken place," Morley said.

He also advises against smoking after the age of 60.

The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:


  • Page 1 of 1

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
your favorite form of exercise?

Author: ~devi~   Replies: 8   Views: 1210

~devi~ 8 1210 20 August 2009 at 10:08am by missindia26
it works - neck exercise

Author: ..imperfect..   Replies: 0   Views: 866

..imperfect.. 0 866 11 August 2009 at 6:31pm by ..imperfect..
Lets all Exercise

Author: CuteFairy91   Replies: 5   Views: 731

CuteFairy91 5 731 18 November 2007 at 10:31pm by Guardian Angel
Best Time to Exercise...

Author: CuteFairy91   Replies: 8   Views: 1166

CuteFairy91 8 1166 24 June 2007 at 12:16pm by saksham-p2
EOTW: Exercise of the Week

Author: -Khushiyana-   Replies: 6   Views: 724

-Khushiyana- 6 724 26 May 2007 at 7:48am by Yuvika_15

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels

  • Please login to check your Last 10 Topics posted

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index