The rock’n’roll motto “live fast – die young”, it turns out, has quite a scientific rationale. Modern life dictates its pace – for some twenty-four hours we need to catch so much that there is no time left for such simple things as food. We eat too fast, drink and even … breathe! Experts tell why it is worth slowing down.
THERE ARE NOT ZHUYA
The other day, scientists from New Zealand published a study, the main conclusion of which: if you eat quickly, you can grow fat much faster.
Americans, and even earlier – the Japanese, decided: the risk of getting fat grows twice in those who swallow lunch on the fly. Twice – this is in women, and men have a chance to gain extra kilos and even more – 84 percent.
And the explanation for this is quite simple. When we quickly swallow food, then in our body do not have time to turn on special mechanisms that tells the brain: “That’s it, I’m full!”. At the same time, a special hormone – ghrelin, which sends a signal of hunger, ceases to be produced.
If everything is in order, then approximately 20 minutes after the start of a meal, we feel saturation – a signal is received by the brain. And in a hurry, the brake light “slows down” and we eat more than we need.
Psychologists say that the habit of quickly eating is developed in childhood – we are so eager to run away from the table as quickly as possible, that we swallow lunch without chewing.
A quick meal also leads to problems with acidity. A large amount of food causes the stomach to produce more acid, and this is the cause of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
And with fast food you can eat too much … air! It will bring nothing pleasant – the feeling of discomfort is guaranteed.
The only way out is to spend at least twenty minutes on food. Nobody, of course, makes you chew each piece thirty times, as in childhood. But do not hurry. Ideally, when you get up from the table, you should feel satiety, but by no means overeating.
It’s about alcoholic beverages. When “between the first and the second breaks is small”, the body does not have time to react to the drunk. The danger is not even that so you can unnoticed go into a very drunk state. Scary is another – you can not notice that the body simply can not cope with a large amount of alcohol and will not come in after. Danger is even one extra glass.
Of course, for each person there is a different facet – it depends on body size, gender, age. British experts say that on average, the liver can cope with one small portion of alcohol per hour. For example, if in two hours you drink ten such servings – these are about 2-3 large glasses of wine – then in two hours eight more servings will remain in the body.
Toxic to the body are the decay products of ethanol – an integral part of the action of alcoholic beverages. When it is too much, it can “hit” in the brain.
However, not only alcohol is harmful to drink quickly. The matter is again in the violation of the acid balance – so even a bottle of water or a glass of juice drunk by a gulp can cause discomfort.
Adult healthy people on average do 10-14 breaths per minute. More than 20 is already too fast and dangerous.
Rapid breathing can lead to a feeling of lack of air, as well as a number of diseases – tingling in the fingers and lips, increased heartbeat, fatigue, inability to concentrate.
As a rule, rapid breathing is a sign that a person does not breathe through the nose, but through the mouth. This causes muscle spasm, as well as the “wrong” amount of oxygen in the brain.
Rapid breathing is a bad habit, often caused by stress, back or neck pain, emotional trauma or surgery.
Often the cause is lung disease – asthma, bronchitis. With these diseases, the airways narrow, so it is physically more difficult to breathe.
AND SLOWLY WALK
The speed with which we move is an indicator of our physical health, experts say. It affects age, and smoking, and blood pressure. We are accustomed to the fact that walking fast is useful, but, by and large, it does not guarantee longevity. It just shows how healthy we are.
However, a little quicker step still does not hurt. Fast walking strengthens bones, protects against osteoporosis, improves metabolism and may even help in the fight against excess weight.
This observation is interesting: more calories are burned at … low speed. The point here is only that in a measured way we can go through much more, and consequently, the average number of calories spent by us will be higher.
But, nevertheless, walking is probably the only good habit of modern life. Running is good, of course, but eating and drinking while running is too bad.