Doctor Pavlova named the life-extending habits of centenarians from Okinawa

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Endocrinologist Zuhra Pavlova: certain dietary habits (for example, moderation in eating) help prolong life.

Doctor Pavlova recalled in the conversation with “Evening Moscow” that the Japanese island of Okinawa is one of the so-called “blue zones” – regions where there is a particularly high life expectancy and the highest density of people aged about 100 years or more.

“There are five regions in the world with the highest concentration of people living to age 100 or older. They are studied especially closely to understand what affects life expectancy. The habits of centenarians from these regions are considered a model of a healthy lifestyle,” the doctor shared.
Zukhra Pavlova named the life-extending habits of centenarians from Okinawa, the region about which the most information has been accumulated. One of these habits is constant natural movement. Long-lived Okinawans do not exercise as much as they engage in work that requires mobility (for example, work on the site, housekeeping), and prefer to walk.

Another habit is to avoid overeating.

“When you feel If your stomach is 80 percent full, stop eating,” the doctor advised.
Pavlova drew attention to the fact that Japanese centenarians eat little meat, but at the same time they willingly eat fish and algae, as well as vegetable protein in the form of beans, soybeans and lentils. Strangely enough, centenarians do not practice strict abstinence from alcohol.

“People in all blue zones drink alcohol regularly, but in moderation, and this is natural wine, not spirits or cocktails,” the expert said .
Also, according to the doctor, sociability and maintaining various social contacts contribute to prolonging life.

Earlier, the portal wrote that it helps to increase stress resistance – another important quality for prolonging life.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Zukhra Pavlova Zukhra Pavlova Healthy lifestyle, endocrinologist, Moscow State University. M. V. Lomonosova, Candidate of Medical Sciences