Keys to aging well in Benin Republic
A Lady called Susan Saunders was 36 years old and her mother had been diagnosed with severe dementia, she had a child, a baby, a full-time job as a television producer. As she dispatched her care to her family, she remembered when she was a teenager, her mother cared for her own mother, who had the same disorder and then she determined to do all she could to increase her chances of aging well.
Similar to Annabel Street, her grandfather died of cancer some months after he retired while she was a student. Later she watched her mother care for her grandmother, who spent almost 30 years struggling with dementia and debilitating rheumatoid arthritis. After she grew and had four children, she developed chronic autoimmune disorder knew the stuff needed to improve when she developed
Together, Saunders and Streets started researching the latest science on how to have a healthier, happier old age and how to apply it to their own lives. The research was conducted for 5 years, these were some of their research and secret to Good and Key to aging well.
Researchers have found that older people with a negative attitude to aging, have worse functional health, slower walking speeds, and lower cognitive abilities compared to those with a more positive attitude. Negativity, unsurprisingly, puts stress on the body, raises levels of cortisol, and has a long-term impact on the heart so, cultivate optimism attitude today.
The brain loves novelty crafts, games, even cooking from a new recipe, all trigger the creation of neurons, but the more complex and more difficult the new activity is, the greater the rewards it gets. Choose something that often includes social interaction and a bit of movement, including music. Best of all, try learning complex new dance moves
We think of olive oil as “liquid gold”, these are its benefits and aids to aging well, improved heart safety top of the list. Four and a half years ago, clinical trials involving 7,000 older adults at risk of heart disease showed that those consuming an olive oil-rich Mediterranean diet had 30 percent fewer cases of heart attacks and strokes, as well as improved lipid and cholesterol rates, and lower blood pressure. Olive oil consumption has links to a slowing of the progression of breast cancer! reduced bone mass loss, and better blood glucose control. It can be used to cook or dress multicolored vegetables.
A Nasa study found that sleepy pilots had a 45% improvement in performance and a 100% improvement in alertness after a short nap. But the key is to make the nap short (about 30 minutes). Studies consistently show that naps of over 90 minutes can be harmful to our health.
It’s still good to read 30 minutes a day. In the meantime, each expert seems to suggest reading as a way to get to sleep. Though reading is sedentary and solitary, reading frequently has been associated with longer, healthier lives, so it’s also the key to successful aging or aging well.
Older adults who did twice-weekly strength training lived longer and had less illness than those who did not. We like rowing and weight-training for efficiency; we also keep pairs of weights near the kettle and the TV! and lift them if we have a few minutes to spare.
Walking is good but it’s necessary to keep pace, Brisk walking has been linked to better memory, better health, and longer life, and Current researchers suggest that those walking early in the morning also make better decisions during the daytime, so consider swapping your morning commute for a robust walk.
It has been confirmed that the consumption of carbohydrates has a great impact on successful aging. The most successful agers are (ones that are disease-free for decades) also those that consume fiber more usually from fruit, wholegrain bread, and oats.
The researchers proposed two potential explanations for this: fiber enhances food digestion, thereby holding insulin rates in control, which in effect decreases inflammation (a primary aging trigger), and certain forms of fiber ferment in the body, creating short-chain fatty acids, which also dampen inflammation.
Fibre also helps reduce cholesterol levels, which in turn supports heart health! and lowers colorectal cancer risk by moving food through the gut quickly.
How to deal with Health Anxiety (Hypochondria)
Health anxiety is not a Sickness or disease. However, there are many diseases or sicknesses that can happen due to anxiety, which can lead to illness. There are some symptoms that may occur which may lead the person to illness.
To arrive at a health anxiety disorder diagnosis, your doctor will perform a physical exam to rule out any health conditions you’re concerned about. If you’re healthy, your doctor may refer you to a mental healthcare professional. They will likely proceed by:
Somatic symptom disorder: particularly when the person has symptoms that are perceived as distressing to them or if they have multiple symptoms
Illness anxiety disorder: if the person has no physical symptoms or only mild symptoms
If you have feelings or have some symptoms of being ill, it’s normal to be concerned. Health anxiety is marked by the constant belief that you have a severe illness. You may become so consumed by worry that you are unable to stop the distress becomes disabling.
If you’re concerned about your health, the rational thing to do is see your doctor. With health anxiety, you’ll feel extreme distress about your real or imagined symptoms even after medical test results come back negative and doctors reassure you that you’re healthy.
This condition goes beyond having a normal concern for one’s health. It has the potential to interfere with a person’s quality of life, including their abilities to function daily, Create and maintain meaningful relationships, Stressful events, or situations.
Experts in the Benin Republic and other countries aren’t sure of the exact causes of health anxiety, but they think the following factors may be involved:
You’ve had past experiences dealing with real serious illness in childhood. So as an adult, the physical sensations you experience are frightening to you.
You have a poor understanding of body sensations, diseases, or both of these things. You may think that a serious disease is causing your body’s sensations. This leads you to look for evidence that confirms that you actually having a serious disease.
You have a family member or members who worried excessively about their health or your health.
Hypochondria most often occurs in early or middle adulthood and can worsen with age. For older people, health anxiety may focus on the fear of developing memory problems. Other risk factors for health anxiety include:
Treatment for health anxiety (Hypochondria) involves psychotherapy, with medications sometimes added. Secondly, improve on your ability to function daily.
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About Ganvie Benin Republic
Ganvie is a village in Benin Republic, it lies in Lake Nokoué, near Cotonou. This village has a population of over 20,000 inhabitants and with its size, it’s probably the largest lake village in Africa! How would you feel if you were to be in Benin Republic visiting the largest lake in Africa with interesting history? Excited I’m sure!
Ganvie village was created in the sixteenth century by the “Tofinu people” who took refuge at the lake when the powerful West African Fon tribe was hunting and selling other native tribesmen as slaves to the Portuguese. While there were few physical impediments protecting the ancestors of today’s Ganvie village from outside attack, Fon religious practice forbade their raiders from advancing on any of the people dwelling on the water, thereby laying the ground work for the Ganvie Lake village. They made the shallow waters and islands of Lake Nokoue a place of refuge.
The Ganvie villagers are often referred to as the “Water men” they were originally based on farming, but now, the village’s main industries other than tourism is fish-farming. In over 500 years that have passed since, Ganvie has developed an intricate and prosperous culture within the constraints of life on the lake.
A school is the only one of Ganvie’s 3,000 buildings that exists on land, although a cemetery mound is currently under construction. The villagers of Ganvie travel almost exclusively by boat, and the few domesticated land-animals they maintain live on plots of grass that spring up from the water. Without a good supply of domesticated animals, Ganvie relies on a complicated network of underwater fencing to corral and farm various fish populations.
The village sits several miles from the nearest shoreline and is about a 4 hour journey from the capital. Ganvie is Africa’s largest lake village.
Be sure to visit Ganvie on your next visit to Benin Republic and I assure you, it will be an unforgettable experience. In a positive way of course.
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