Lazy live longer : to live long and healthy you need to wisely use the vital energy

famous German physician Peter Axt made a sensational statement: "Fitness and professional sport shorten life."Together with her daughter, a doctor Michaela Axt-Gadermann, Mr. Axt published a book under the provocative title "Lazy live longer."

edition abounds in statements that can infuriate all adherents of a healthy lifestyle, including cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.That there is one "Idleness and laziness - the guarantee of health."Peter Axt - professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Germany, MD 76 years of age.Author of publications in psychology and gerontology.In his youth he was engaged in long-distance running.

Ladies experiencing Cavaliers

Axt all his allegations reinforced the references to the famous physiologists and physicians.For example, he cites the arguments of his compatriot physiologist Rubner, which has established in 1908, that every living creature at birth is provided with a certain stamina, which should stretch for all his life.Those who spent before he die

d earlier.

deterministic everything from the number of cell divisions to the number of sexual acts.The theory makes sense.Today we know that every woman is provided with the birth of a certain number of eggs that mature after reaching maturity or perish ignominiously under the influence of harmful external factors.Once all the egg cells used up, please come to the menopause.Also

and cell division.One of the theories of aging is reduced to the fact that the cells to a point exhaust the potential of further division or intracellular updates (neurocytes) and the body can no longer stay afloat.

Another German scientist, Professor Printsingerom developed the theory of vital energy, which states that all living beings, in proportion to their body weight have the same reserves of vital energy.That is why and time (as it is known, a relative term) flows differently for a mouse and an elephant, whose different number of heartbeats per minute.What is going through the mouse for a moment, the elephant experiences this week.But the man, according to Printsingeru per unit of body weight given to two times more energy than the rest of the mammals.

Axt From all this it concludes that only the person decides where and for what period of time it will calculate its reserve life.

Axt But further reinforces their allegations death argument about the difference in life expectancy between men and women.

medical facts, does not refute the WHO, women around the world live about five years longer than seven men.The difference in underserved or economically prosperous countries quite insignificant.Just women are also not very long live in third world countries.However, the distance between them and men are not reduced.

It is worth mention that other psychologists argue that the main reason for such a difference - it's hormones, different from the ladies and gentlemen.The fair sex, de, cover from cardiovascular accidents estrogens that have cardioprotective effect, and the men all my life smoke, drink, and even deprived of the favorable estrogen background that women lose only to the period of menopause, when and equalized on the risks of heart attack as men (cf.. health after 50 years).

But Herr Axt such provocations are not being, and authoritatively declares that the man actually on the idea of ​​nature and do not need to live long.His case is a son, plant a tree and build a house.And only if, instead of the son he fathered a daughter, then more and generally pointless to bother.But a woman has to take care of another force to ensure that children born to grow at least some independence.Perhaps that is why she saves his strength, grinding away in the service from nine to five, carrying bags of shopping, cooking, erasing, bringing children into the mug and walk, managing to even go and see a certain fitness and swimming pool and it is only by takinginto account the inhabitants of the cities, where there is no garden, furnace heating and livestock in the barn.

Axt not confuse the true facts from the life of the Russian province, where he was from birth, fortunately, did not happen.The imposing German explains all that with the same overall weight and growth parameters, a woman's metabolism slower flows by 10%.That is, in a unit of time it spends at least 10% of vitality.And, accordingly, the woman lives longer.

course, illiterate psychologists specializing in the features of gender relations, mistakenly claim that most women simply stupid, like stoppers.But at the same time aggressive enough (because of their hormonal fluctuations, which was not keeping pace with rigid male psyche).As a result, most women just manages to roll their men to the grave much earlier than the deadline, which released their nature.And the will of the stupid blonde and brunette champions gave their emancipation and feminization of society, which had to collect more taxes from the working women, longer sell their goods, which they used to close and did not use (pants, cigarettes, pivasik, contraceptives).

interesting impact on a woman a man during a family life.In most cases the male part does not agree with the "strong".Many noticed how harsh and decisive officer, boss or friend completely loses face next to his second "weak" half.Even something as embarrassing to look at him at this moment, what is this magical transformation?

appears stronger sex are much less psychologically weak and strategic development plan of conjugal relations.The man, originally focused on the interaction with the outside world, as a miner, it is not ready for tug of war within the family, to which the woman is prepared much more carefully and in advance.


Fighters - remember, boxers - record

It's time to open your eyes to the fact that:

  • sport life shortens
  • health undermines
  • addictive
  • feeling of emptiness with a decrease in load or loss.

Axt The book mentions a lion, whose duration of life in the wild savannah - 8-10 years, and in the zoo - all 20. Crafty author forgets to tell us what are the risks in the mature king of beasts to be flogged buffalo horns, killed in a fight with the young pretenderpride on or just fall from the banal infection in a year of famine.After all, in a zoological garden for the lion's skin responds decent staff, who does not want to live on welfare, remain without insurance and pensions.A lion in the wild, and is responsible for the female, and the progeny, risking a daily basis.But Peter Axt emphasizes the fact that it is relaxed in the cage allows the beasts to become centenarians.

Next, any small animals author switches attention to the people.And immediately gives the example of Greek marathoner Fillipida, who passed away, running a distance of 42 km from Marathon to Athens in 490 BC.

  • Well, first of all, no one knows what was the original condition of the heart muscle and valve apparatus runner if he had problems with the cardiac conduction system.It is likely that without any Greek marathon would be held on the days of his muscular legs.
  • Secondly, in our day marathon dying, that flies, and no one has yet said that the marathon - it is a means of prevention rather than of hell load on the body.

Cardiologists are increasingly calling for aerobic exercise 4-6 hours per week, which allows to normalize oxidation processes in the myocardium and protect the body from atherosclerosis.

turns out that many common opinions are nothing more than delusions.And so familiar and comfortable, that is a pity to part with them, that is, change one's mind in them ...

  • For example, the inexorable statistics and facts confirm that regular exercise, including jogging, not only do not increaselife expectancy, but quite the opposite - reduce it.
  • So does this mean that the lazy, a drunkard and a smoker in a better situation?Of course not!We consider here only a single factor - regular physical activity, which are inherently wear mechanism.It should be noted that it is not without positive aspects ...
  • example, will power, which in this case is formed, and secretes endorphins that affect the positive attitude to life - it is good.Muscle tone and beautiful slender body is also good, but wear - it's bad.

If we could imagine the good and bad factors in digital values, the problem would have been solved long ago by means of a first-class high school arithmetic.But in this problem there are many individual options, and that led to her decision not obvious.

  • For example, the factor of habituation to physical exercise along with the promotion of endorphins creates a sense of "consisting of the day", no more is done for the day really useful work.
  • From the point of view of the development of willpower and the other positive aspects inherent in daily exercise, it would be better to run from a pedestrian crossing to another in order to help infirm persons to cross the road.
  • If a person seriously engaged in daily physical activity, it is wasting energy, comparable to the average amount of work on the farm during the day.In relation to prospective spent on physical education in his life forces would have sufficed for the construction of a large stone house, including manicured lawns in the summer and ideal snow cleared before the house in winter.
  • various applications of its vital resources require greater discipline and self-organization, which does not allow the brain to sleep once again.

And skeptical readers once again clarify that, of course, regularly watching TV, lying on the couch with a bottle of beer (or even without), much more harmful because of the general degradation of the mind and the body than the daily physical activity.

Heart, heart, what happened, what you

With the help of physical education and sport all the more impossible to get rid of diseases.Unfortunately, they can not fully protect yourself from cardiovascular risks.

example, superior Soviet cardiac surgeon, academician NMAmosov, all life fled from pathologies seredechnososudistoy system and even led a solid theoretical basis for the claim that regular exercise can prevent cardiovascular disease and disaster.Unfortunately, nature has played a cruel joke respected clinician, awarding him in the elderly sick sinus, which is worn, regardless of cardiac stress, reduce the risk of atherosclerotic vascular changes.In 89 Academician died of a heart attack.After he left the diaries, which are described in detail training were included in the experimental part of the prolongation of life.


That Axt staggering list of readers jogging victims:

  • American sports journalist James Fix, the god of the marathon and jogging.
  • author of the bestseller "All of the women" fell victim died during recreational jogging at the age of 52 years.
  • silver medalist in rowing Jack Kelly died of a heart attack.
  • Emil Zatolek, being the champion of the World Athletics against the background of a heart attack did not live up to 79 years.
  • Russian Vladimir Kuts, world record holder in the women joined the sad list in 48 years.

Axt abuts and the fact that life in cold climates frantic pace consumes vitality.King Russian Vladimir fitness Turchinsky - death in 46 years, a former player for CSKA Moscow Sergei Filippenko - 44.

Seven Rules Axt

The author advises its readers how to live a long and healthy:

  • walk vigorously for 30 minutes fourtwice a week.It is necessary to ensure that the pulse at the same time reached 120 beats per minute and rolls over.
  • Stretching 15 minutes of useful three times a week.
  • It should avoid stress or to treat them philosophically.
  • Find out your ideal weight and stick to it, avoiding overeating.Fast fast or once every seven days.
  • enough sleep.Do not get up in the morning before twenty minutes past seven.
  • Reach out to the sunlight and try to be in the heat often.
  • Appreciate idleness.

Adhering to these rules, a person, according to Axt can live out in a saved state until 130 years.

complex stretching from Professor P.Aksta

increasing the elasticity of muscles, stretching exercises teach the person to move plastic and protect it from everyday accidents.With age, the elasticity of the ligament apparatus is reduced, limited joint mobility, starting degenerative-dystrophic changes in them.Save articular cartilage nutrition, normal limb mobility and elasticity of ligaments allow simple exercises.

before their implementation should remember several important recommendations.

  • Stretch only warm up your muscles.Otherwise, do not avoid pain or injury.
  • Exercises should be done without haste, taking into account the initial capabilities of muscles and ligaments.
  • Pains arise in the classroom should not be.
  • on each exercise for 30 seconds is spent.
  • Each exercise is repeated twice.
  • breathing should be calm and rhythmical.
  • Each stretch should be followed by a moment's pause.

How to stretch the muscles of the shoulders, the back of the shoulder and back

Stand straight.One hand to put on the back of the head.Second lightly press on the first elbow and pull it toward you.Hold muscle tension for half a minute.Change hands.Repeat.

for pectoral muscles

Stand straight, hands positioned horizontally in front of chest, palms down.Bend the elbows and take the hand back of the body as much as possible.Hold the position for 3 seconds.Repeat the exercise.

Stretching hands

arm over his head, clasped his hands brush disclosed.Lower clasped hands to his head, and then to his chest.Hold the position for 30 seconds.Repeat.

for buttocks and thighs

sit on a chair.Put your right foot on the thigh of the left leg.With one hand, grab the ankle, the second knee.Then slowly pull the leg to the chest to the buttocks muscle tension.Hold position for 30 seconds.Repeat for the other leg.

Stretching the hip

Stand in front of a chair with your feet shoulder-width apart.Lean back on the right hand, left leg bent backwards.Left-handed clasp sock feet.Pull your heel toward the buttock to the thigh muscle strain.Hold the position for half a minute.Repeat for the other leg.

Study calf

Stand behind the chair.Lean hands on the back.The left hand to pull back, never taking his foot off the floor.Flex your right foot to the tension in the calf muscle.Hold 3 seconds.Change the foot and repeat.

How much is a fitness

Today, a huge number of people who care about their health, leave huge sums in the gym and paid groups spent on training with a coach or personal visit public gyms.How much they will be able to add to your life?You will be surprised, because we are not talking about ten or even five years, but only two.At the same time the American Heart Jacoby has been estimated that for his life the average American, the leading healthy lifestyle, conducts training on these same two years.

Thus, ordinary housework, gardening, walking with children or a dog is enough to obtain the necessary aerobic cardiac load.The main thing that outdoor walks were regular, and the work is not exhausting.By the way, Gerontology found that not only play a musical instrument or learning a foreign language, but also regular physical activity allows the elderly to keep a cool head and do not suffer from dementia (dementia).

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