Whilst there are many variables involved in how long you live, staying active and eating a nutrient-packed diet can go some way to protect you against age-related diseases.
By looking after yourself to the best of your ability you can help boost your body’s natural defence systems against conditions such as cancer, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, arthritis and diseases of the eye.
Much like muscle, bone is a living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. Those who exercise regularly therefore tend to achieve greater bone density and strength than those who don’t.
The best exercise for your bones is the weight-bearing kind, which forces you to work against gravity (such as weight training, walking, jogging, aerobics, climbing stairs, tennis and dancing).
The natural compounds found in blueberries can help alleviate the inflammation and oxidative damage associated with age-related problems in memory and motor function.
Sprinkle them on porridge or cereal for an anti-ageing boost to your breakfast, or blend frozen blueberries with live yogurt into a smoothie.
© Sarah West Nutrition