Healthy in Harpenden

July 4th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Healthy in Harpenden

If you are interested in a healthy life you may well be interested in the regular meeting of Harpenden’s complementary Health. They present inspiring, informative and Social meetings, workshops and hold presentations regularly in Harpenden on the second Tuesdays of each month from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. There is always a fascinating presentation and the opportunity to do some friendly networking with a host of certified therapists and coaches. 

It may come as a surprise but one of the current secrets to living long into ripe old age is one that has been heavily debated for quite some time. People have forever looked at all sorts of things to ensure a long an healthy life; for example, eating a healthier diet, regularly practising yoga in a peaceful park, visiting exotic hot springs to cleanse your body. But a recent study has discovered that the key to reaching past the age of 90 could all come down to drinking a couple of glasses of alcohol a night and putting on a few extra pounds!

Dr Claudia Kawas, from the University of California, set out to investigate the reasons why some people reach the age of 90 and beyond and others don’t. The researchers analysed 1,700 nonagenarians, examining how their daily habits affected their health. They discovered that those who consumed approximately two glasses of beer or wine a day were 18 per cent less likely to experience a premature death!

Dr Kawas said, “I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity.” Regular exercise and spending time practising a hobby were also associated with living for longer.  Those who spent two hours a day on a hobby were 21 per cent less likely to pass away prematurely, while 15 to 45 minutes of daily physical activity also reportedly reduced their risk of an early death by 11 per cent.

If you want to take more responsibility for your own health and wellbeing in Harpenden, discover the latest trends, insights and ideas get along to Harpenden Complementary Health meeting held monthly in Harpenden.