April 21, 2017 is Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday.
Elizabeth II is the world’s oldest reigning monarch today, and she is also the only remaining head of state who participated in [World War II] and is still alive.
The old queen is already a 91-year-old man, but she is still in high spirits and clear mind in front of the camera. She often attends some senior leadership meetings and country visits.
It is not easy to do this. A healthy and good body is the foundation of all this. We may get some references for a long and healthy life from her daily life.
Longevity Gene Helps
There are many long-lived people in the Queen’s family.
Her aunt, Princess Alice, died at the age of 102.
Her mother, Queen Elizabeth, died in 2002 at the age of 101.
Elizabeth II’s mother, Elizabeth Bao Si Leon
The Queen’s grandparents also lived to be 89 and 75 respectively.
Heredity is one of the important factors affecting longevity. It is also quite enviable for the family to have such a longevity gene as a base.
Medical conditions are guaranteed.
Higher economic and medical level is an important guarantee for health and longevity.
In 2016, the average life expectancy of Chinese residents increased by 8.3 years compared with 1981. This is inseparable from the development of the national economy and medical level.
It goes without saying that members of the British royal family can enjoy medical resources. Medical insurance for serious illness and minor illness must be the best.
Since 2003, the Queen has been known to have only three surgeries, none of which are major surgeries, namely, the removal of broken cartilage in the left and right knees and the removal of benign fibroma in the face.
For ordinary people, when they no longer worry about food and clothing, they will have more thoughts to pay attention to their own bodies.
Regular physical examination, with diseases can get much better medical care than before, and many old friends begin to consciously understand the knowledge of health care, can actively control chronic diseases.
If the conditions are good and the quality of life is improved, the body will naturally be healthier and the life span will be longer.
The eating habits are quite healthy.
Genetic factors are not easy to change, and the medical environment is not up to us personally to decide, but some of the Queen’s daily health habits are indeed worth learning. For example, she attaches great importance to healthy diet.
On the one hand, the Queen never eats or drinks.
Royal historians once said that the Queen had no obesity problem since childhood. During World War II, she lived on a fixed amount of food ration like ordinary people. Without overweight and obesity, the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and certain cancers was greatly reduced.
On the other hand, the Queen’s choice of food is also very healthy.
The Queen’s former chef said that the Queen usually eats roasted chicken and vegetable and fruit salads. Apart from attending banquets, she seldom chooses butter and creamy foods, and pays special attention to reducing refined starchy foods such as rice and spaghetti for dinner.
This is a light and less oil, enough fruits and vegetables and a proper amount of white meat, which is still very referential.
The following picture is for your reference.
Exercise rest is very proper.
As the saying goes [sleep well every day, eighty does not look old].
It is reasonable for the middle-aged and the elderly to ensure 7 hours of sleep at night and 0.5 ~ 1 hour rest at noon every day.
It is said that the Queen also attaches great importance to adequate rest, usually sleeping for 7 hours a day and getting up at 7: 30 a.m. I don’t know how well the old lady sleeps, but judging from her energetic appearance, the rest will not be bad.
Moderate exercise is also important to keep healthy.
In some ceremonies, the Queen stops for hours, which shows that the elderly are really in good health, which is inseparable from regular exercise.
The queen has formed the habit of riding horses since she was young. In her castle, she rides horses 1-2 times a week. When she was 90 years old, she was also photographed by reporters riding on a horse with an air.
In addition, the Queen walks her dog every day, which is actually a good way to exercise.
Clove doctor suggested that everyone, at least do not less than 5 times a week of moderate and low intensity exercise, each time not less than 30 minutes, with aerobic exercise as the main. Walking, jogging, Taijiquan, swimming, square dancing, etc., are all suitable for the elderly.
Remember to step by step and persevere.
At the same time, Queen Elizabeth has no bad habit of smoking and drinking.
The queen’s grandfather, father and sister all smoked, but the queen never thought of smoking. And her husband also started to quit smoking on the wedding day at the queen’s request.
Her former press spokesman also said that unless necessary, the Queen would drink one cup and would not touch alcohol at ordinary times.
Smoke is harmful but not beneficial. Drinking too much wine damages liver, gastrointestinal tract and nervous system. Stay away from alcohol and tobacco and live a long and healthy life.
Enrich Life and Active Thinking
As the head of state of Britain and the other 15 Commonwealth kingdoms, daily work is not easy either. Reading a large number of government documents, replying to letters, preparing speeches, attending state visits, etc. enrich the life of the elderly and keep their brains busy.
The running water does not rot, and the cardinal does not beetle. Perhaps it is also because of the need to use her brain frequently. As the Queen gets older, her thinking is still clear.
Many people know that the Queen has many pets, Koji dogs. You know, the existence of pets can make the elderly feel the vitality of life. They will make the owner more happy, accompanied, less depressed and lonely.
At the same time, walking the dog and feeding it is also a exercise.
Of course, the company of her husband and the harmony and happiness of her family are also important guarantees for the old lady to live a comfortable life.
In fact, think of some people around you who live a long life. They have the following in common: a balanced diet, adherence to the rules of work and daily life, cheerful personality and contentment. Elizabeth II, your queen, did nothing more than these points.
To be honest, we can only [do our best to listen to destiny] in this matter of longevity. If we can do the above, although we cannot guarantee that everyone will become [centenarians], we will have a better chance of winning a healthy and long life.
Happy birthday to Queen Elizabeth.
I also wish Dr. Clove’s readers and friends good health and happiness every day.