Increasing your longevity is not just about adding years to your life – it’s about adding life to your years; enhancing your body, mind, and soul for a longer, healthier, and happier life and here are six easy ways you can do it… starting today.
But why is this so important? Mays Al-Ali, a nutritionist, nutritional therapist, and yoga teacher at HealthyMays.com states “We are currently living in a world where it has never been more important to safeguard our health. In today’s modern and rapidly evolving world long-term health conditions are rapidly on the increase and can be incredibly destructive. We are increasing our life spans but we aren’t improving our health – so we are living longer, but also living sicker.”
Mays is urging the nation to “act now” and to “take control” to safeguard “the health of our bodies and brains to ensure we are living both longer and healthier”
The extension of your lifespan may not currently be a top priority on your to-do-list, but by adding these simple habits you can improve your longevity in the long run while also reaping the benefits in your day-to-day, across all aspects of your life. The extraordinary potential longevity holds is a fascinating realm that impacts not only the length of your life but the quality of it too, which can be seen in your relationships, mood, work, and productivity.
“By taking control today, we can reshape our future,” says Mays who has shared her favourite habits that increase longevity and range from quick easy wins in the morning to longer-term commitments, such as grocery habit changes and fasting. “I love fasting” Mays comments “it’s a fantastic way to keep my body feeling energised, young, and full of life – but both men and women react differently when starting out. If not done correctly, it can cause more stress in those who are already stressed affecting the adrenals. So make sure to always consult a professional before adopting any new and significant lifestyle changes such as this one.”
HealthyMays.com offers a wide variety of programs individually tailored around clients’ nutrition, wellness, and lifestyle needs, from longer courses to 1-to-1 sessions. Mays is currently offering a free 15-minute exploratory consultation for all new clients.
Mays’s Top Habits To Increase Longevity:
The BRRRilliant Shower Hack – just two minutes in a cold shower each morning can help balance the stress response and leave you calm, cool, and ready for the day.
Ground Yourself By Taking Off Your Shoes – walking barefoot can help leave you energised and at peace. This simple practice allows your body to be as close as possible to the Earth’s magnetic frequency.
Turn Things OFF To Turn Sleep ON – the early bird may get the worm, but the tired worm gets nothing. Sleep is a critical part of increasing your longevity. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, the body is unable to repair properly. It’s not enough to just limit screen time before bed – you should be physically switching your phones and laptops off or onto airplane mode as well as the WiFi in your bedroom.
Fast But Not Furious – fasting is not only a fantastic way to heal and energise the body but it is also a fantastic anti-aging technique. When we fast, the body starts the process of autophagy – which gets rid of old cells and allows new cells to be created.
A Poop A Day Keeps The Doctor Away – our immune system is in the gut, so balancing your gut health is so important, you should be going once a day for optimum benefits.
Play The Diet Detective – there are so many hidden nasties in our food, from toxins and antibiotics which can all impact our health in a negative way. A quick scan of a food’s label can reveal a lot about the inflammatory nature of that food – if you can’t pronounce an ingredient name chances are you shouldn’t eat it!
Mays Al-Ali is a registered nutritionist, nutritional therapist, naturopath and certified yoga, breathwork and meditation teacher. She is the founder of the Healthy Mays clinic working with clients to help them achieve their health goals on a variety of topics including: gut health, hormone and histamine balancing, weight loss and disordered eating, liver cleansing, stress, anxiety and insomnia.
Healthy Mays also offers week-long retreats in Ibiza that are a transformational balance between wellness, yoga and nutrition. More information can be found at www.healthymays.com/retreats