Long life or short life? There are really traces! Compare these 20 characteristics to see what kind of “candidate” you are?
Top Ten Longevity Characteristics
“1 Thickness” – Thick Thighs
Many people Worrying about thick thighs is actually a healthy feature.
In April 2020, researchers from Shanghai Jiaotong University published a study online in the international journal Endocrine Connections, showing that in overweight and obese Chinese men and women, the circumference of the thigh is significantly different from the perimeter of the thigh. In short, the thicker the thighs, the lower the blood pressure and heart disease risk in obese people. ①
“2 fast” – walk fast, defecate fast
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A report published in the Mayo Clinic Journal by the Leicester Biomedical Research Centre in the UK in 2019 revealed the relationship between brisk walking and longevity.
The study collected the walking habits and deaths of about 475,000 people, most of whom were over the age of 50. Studies have found that people who walk fast live longer than those who walk slowly, about 15 to 20 years longer. ②
2. Fast defecation
“When you have the urge to defecate and feel relaxed and comfortable, this shows that your digestive system is good.” Zhi Min, chief physician of the Department of Gastroenterology of the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, emphasized in an interview with Health Times in 2015.
Under normal circumstances, it takes about 5 to 10 minutes to defecate. For some people with constipation, it may take an hour or two. Especially now, many people play mobile phones while going to the toilet, and their attention is distracted. Over time, the entire defecation feedback mechanism will be disturbed. ③
“3 good” – good appetite, good lung capacity, good sleep
Neurosurgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University In July 2022, Deputy Chief Physician Du Changwang said in a video posted on the People’s Daily Health account “Neurosurgery Dr. Du” that whether men or women, after the age of 60, there are the following three manifestations, which may belong to a “longevity constitution” ④:
The first performance, the appetite is better. As people age, their ability to metabolize and digest decreases, and their gastrointestinal functions will not be as good as before. If the intake of food after the age of 60 is not much different from before, it means that all aspects of the gastrointestinal function are functioning in a relatively healthy manner. Only with a healthy stomach can the body have the opportunity to absorb more nutrients.
The second performance is good lung capacity. The better the vital capacity, the healthier the respiratory system, and the quality of our life lies in every breath. People with better lung capacity will feel younger in their physical state and feel, and they will not be out of breath when walking.
The third performance is good sleep quality. Many people get older, the quality of sleep deteriorates, and the sleep time begins to decrease. This situation will affect the sense of state during the day. If the sleep state and sleep time can be guaranteed after the age of 60, then this person’s body. It will be great, compared to people of the same age, it will be more youthful and often more likely to live longer.
“4 Nos” – no four bad habits
1. Don’t smoke
If you want to live a long and healthy life, the first thing to do is to quit smoking! If you don’t smoke, you should also be wary of second-hand and third-hand smoke.
2. Don’t drink
Don’t say anything, drink and keep healthy! Authoritative research has long proven that if you want to live longer, you must stop drinking! Best not to drink a drop!
3. Sitting for a while
Long-term sitting will lead to poor blood circulation, and it is most likely to accumulate in the lowest position of the human body. Colon cancer is a common “chair disease”.
Wang Wenling, chief physician of the Oncology Department of the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University, pointed out in an article in Health Times in 2018 that if the intestinal tract is in a state of blood stasis for a long time, there will be metabolic problems, the intestinal peristalsis becomes slow, and the stool When the harmful components stay in the colon, they stimulate the intestinal mucosa and easily induce colon cancer. ⑤
4. Don’t overwork
Pay attention to the combination of work and rest, and take appropriate rest outside of work. Especially when you feel tired, take a break immediately.
Fatigue is one of the two major causes of sudden death. A study published in the journal “China Emergency Medicine” in 2020 analyzed 5516 cases of sudden death and found that the main causes of sudden death were emotional agitation (26%) and fatigue (25%), followed by changes in blood volume, alcohol consumption, Oversaturation, minor injuries, etc. ⑥
Top Ten Short-lived Characteristics
“1 Poor”—— Poor mood
In July 2021, a study published in the European Heart Journal confirmed that anger is an important cause of myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease! The researchers found that anger, anger, depression, etc. (under acute mental stress) can cause inflammatory leukocytes in the blood to migrate to the aorta through stress hormones, causing atherosclerotic plaques in the arteries to rupture. ⑦
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“2 thick” – thick waist , thick neck
1, thick waist
2018 Lu Yun, Tian Yuan and other researchers from Peking University School of Public Health An analysis of a study involving 410,000 people published in the “Chinese Journal of Epidemiology” found that the thicker the waist, the higher the risk of coronary heart disease, acute coronary heart disease events and death from coronary heart disease. ⑧
2. Thick neck
Wei Qiong, deputy chief physician of the Department of Endocrinology, Zhongda Hospital Affiliated to Southeast University, pointed out in an article in Health Times in 2019 that neck changes Coarse means a greater likelihood of dyslipidemia and a higher risk of heart disease. This means subcutaneous fatty liver in the neck or around the respiratory tract in the bodyFatty liver deposition increases, obesity problem is obvious, causing early warning of metabolic syndrome problems. ⑨
“3 fast” – fast heartbeat, fast food, fast water
1. Heartbeat Fast
The speed of the heartbeat is closely related to life expectancy. Sun Ningling, chief physician of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Peking University People’s Hospital, introduced in an interview with Health Times in 2013 that long-term rapid heart rate can cause insulin resistance, which in turn leads to increases in blood pressure and blood sugar; tachycardia increases the work of the heart and puts pressure on large blood vessels Strengthening can also lead to aggravation of atherosclerosis. ⑩
2. Eat fast
Lei Min, chief physician of the Department of Nutrition at the Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, pointed out in an article in Health Times in 2019 that eating too fast If it is fast, the food will enter the gastrointestinal tract without sufficient chewing, which will cause a burden on the gastrointestinal tract, which will easily lead to the decline of digestion and absorption function, the symptoms of weight loss, gastrointestinal discomfort, and even gastritis. ⑪
3. Drink water quickly
Liu Ruiying, Emergency Department of Beijing Shijitan Hospital, pointed out in an article in Health Times in 2018 that when people feel thirsty, In fact, the body is already in a state of mild dehydration, the blood volume begins to decrease, the blood viscosity increases, and the heart function has been affected.
At this time, if you drink a lot of water at once, the burden on the digestive system and circulatory system will suddenly increase, which will easily lead to increased blood pressure and insufficient blood supply to important organs such as the brain. Adverse outcomes such as stroke. ⑫
“4 highs” – poor control of “four highs”
1. Poor control “High blood pressure”
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can easily lead to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases! According to the Guidelines for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases in my country, hypertension is the primary and modifiable risk factor leading to an increase in cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality among Chinese residents, with about 50% of cardiovascular disease morbidity and 20% of cardiovascular disease deaths attributed to high blood pressure. ⑬
2. Poorly controlled “hyperlipidemia”
cholesterol and triglycerides are closely related to blood lipids in clinical practice. Hypercholesterolemia is an important prerequisite for the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, and atherosclerotic plaque is the main basis for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
3. Poorly controlled “hyperglycemia”
Diabetes is not well controlled and can cause a variety of complications.
Wu Donghong, chief physician of the Endocrinology Department of Harbin First Hospital, pointed out in an article in Health Times in 2019 that in addition to retinopathy, diabetic foot, diabetic nephropathy and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications, there are actually many unexpected Complications such as cognitive impairment, hearing loss, osteoporosis, etc. ⑭
4. Poorly controlled “high uric acid”
The higher the level of uric acid, the higher the risk of developing gout, but hyperuricemia The dangers of the disease go far beyond that.
Li Shengguang, chief physician of the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology at Peking University International Hospital, said in an interview with Health Times in 2018 that gout not only hurts people’s lives, but also causes tophi, joint damage, and even more serious kidney damage. Data show that 1/3 of people with long-term gout have kidney damage, manifested as chronic gouty nephropathy, uric acid nephrolithiasis and acute obstructive nephropathy. ⑮
This article is synthesized from:
①Shi, J., Yang, Z., Niu, Y., Zhang, W., Lin, N., Li, X., Zhang , H., Gu, H., Wen, J., Ning, G., Qin, Li., and Su, Q. (2020). Large thigh circumference is associated with lower blood pressure in overweight and obese individuals: a community -based study.
②Francesco Zaccardi et al. Comparative Relevance of Physical Fitness and Adiposity on Life Expectancy, Mayo Clinic Proceedings (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2018.10.029
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