Stress also has a great impact on the condition of your body. When compared to the advances in technology, and in this case the medical industry, many people today overlook the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following a balanced diet.
A positive lifestyle change and following a healthy diet can prevent illnesses and diseases to develop or progress. Several studies have proven that a change in lifestyle can stop or slow the development of certain medical conditions including type 2 diabetes, early-stage prostate cancer, and coronary heart disease.
If you change your lifestyle, you somehow turn your genes to become healthy. It enables your genes to stop heart disease in just a span of three months. Genes make as act in a certain way, but it does not dictate our lives in general. Still, it is good to know that changing lifestyle can change our genes.
Extends the life of Telomeres
Recent studies discovered that healthy diet and lifestyle can make telomeres stronger. Telomeres are found at the end of the chromosomes and protect them from deterioration. It means, if the telomeres are in good condition, the aging process gets slower. Therefore, if you want longer and healthier life, make your telomeres longer.
In an EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) study, 78% of the participants had been less likely to suffer from a chronic disease after sticking to a comprehensive diet. These people also performed about 30 minutes of daily exercise and did not smoke.
The study also showed 50% of the participants have lower risk of stroke, 81% lesser prone to heart attacks, 36% reduction in cancer development, and 93% lower risk of diabetes. All this compared to individuals that are living an unhealthy lifestyle.
It is one of the branches of Medicine that focused on the study, treatment, and prevention of health diseases due to the lifestyle of a person. Lifestyle medicine is effective and affordable. It goes to show that people do not really have to wait for another major medical development to help us reverse our ailments. We can make our body healthy by using simple methods.
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