Hong Kong is the longest life country in the world. We can learn what to do to have healthy and long life from their life style.
1. Build up muscles by the exercise with moderate intensity
The movements of Tai Qi is very effective to build up the muscles of legs. If you have muscles a lot, sugar taken from meals is absorbed by the muscles and the elevation of the blood sugar is suppressed, preventing the hardening of the blood vessel.
Exercises with moderate intensity which raise the pulse a little such as fast walking, climbing up and down the stairs or the hill every day are expected to have the same effects.
2. Prevent high blood pressure by taking warm food
Elderly people in Hong Kong go eat Dim Sum and enjoy conversations after Tai Qi. They always drink hot tea even if it is hot outside.
Drinking cold beverage activates the sympathetic nerve which raise the blood pressure.
It is recommended that drinking the beverages in the room temperature in summer.
3. Intake protein after the exercise
Intaking protein after the exercise helps building up the muscle efficiently. This is recommended especially to the elder people.
4. Eat nuts frequently
They eat nuts after Dim Sum as a desert.
Nuts are rich in unsaturated fatty acid which prevents the hardening of the blood vessel.
Best 5 nuts rich in unsaturated fatty acid are
1. Macadamia nuts
5. Reduce salt by eating foods rich in potassium
Chinese herbs are essential ingredients for the people in Hong Kong. Chinese herbs are rich in minerals.
Especially potassium among minerals has the function to promote excreting salt from the body with urine.
Even if you are not familiar with Chinese herbs, you can intake potassium from foods rich in potassium such as avocado, spinach, natto, Horse mackerel., sardine, chicken fillet and pork fillet.
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