It’s one of those things I didn’t really understand the point of when I was younger.But today I’d like to share not only the impact it has had on my own life but also the best quotes I have found about humility.
Lifestyle is a way used by people, groups and nations and is formed in specific geographical, economic, political, cultural and religious text.According to WHO, 60% of related factors to individual health and quality of life are correlated to lifestyle.
Today, wide changes have occurred in life of all people. Malnutrition, unhealthy diet, smoking, alcohol consuming, drug abuse, stress and so on, are the presentations of unhealthy life style that they are used as dominant form of lifestyle.Therefore, according to the existing studies, it can be said that: lifestyle has a significant influence on physical and mental health of human being.
Therefore, according to the existing studies, it can be said that: lifestyle has a significant influence on physical and mental health of human being.Last week I offered up a little bit of background on the Mediterranean Diet, how the American researchers Leland Allbaugh and Ancel Keys “discovered” it and what it would take to get America on it.
Last week I offered up a little bit of background on the Mediterranean Diet, how the American researchers Leland Allbaugh and Ancel Keys “discovered” it and what it would take to get America on it.
This whole grain made for a bread that was slower to digest and less likely to cause the insulin spikes of white flour. This is largely attributable to the high amounts of soluble fiber contained in the grain — nearly twice that of whole wheat.
“This has all sorts of benefits in terms appetite control and weight control,”
David Katz founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, told me. Soluble fiber alters the time it requires to metabolize carbs and “smooths out” the digestion of sugars and lipids over time.
Indeed, when Keys made his observations he found as much as 40% of calories came from olive oil.
Olive oil is, of course, a monounsaturated fat which, unlike the saturated fat in animal products, can lower LDL “bad” cholesterol boost and HDL good cholesterol. But since the foundational Mediterranean Diet studies we’ve learned much more about what olive oil might do. Emmanouil Karpadakis at the Terra Creta olive oil cooperative explained to me that Cretans were probably more likely to be consuming olives that were harvested when still green and richer in antioxidants. Yale’s David Katz zeroes in on this point noting that these greener olives would have contained high amounts of something called oleocanthal.
Not only does this “highly bioactive anti-oxidant” seem to have “favorable effects on lipid profile and insulin” it also may have “potent effects on cell membrane health.” According to a 2018 study in the journal Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders all of these properties could help olive oil contribute “to lower the artherosclerotic burden” that we might accrue in our vascular systems as we age.
That the goat was so important to island animal husbandry illustrates another important point Keys and Allbaugh observed: meat in Cretan plates was lean and nutrient dense. Overall goat meat has less fat, less saturated fat, more iron, and about the same amount of protein per calorie compared to beef, pork, lamb and chicken.
But perhaps the more important point is that even this high quality meat was seldom on Cretan plates. According to Harvard’s Walter Willet the daily portion of red meat for a Cretan at the time amounted to a little over an ounce a day.
What were Cretans using to supplement their protein needs? In the American interpretation of the Mediterranean diet chicken and fish make up the differential. But really when you dig into the Cretan data what you find is that beans and nuts were eaten nearly as frequently as animal meats.
Together with the protein derived from whole grains, according to the Allbaugh study, plant-based proteins accounted for 64 percent of the 70.7 grams of protein consumed per person per day. Only 17.3 grams were of “animal origin”. Like whole grain barley, legumes and nuts, are concentrated sources of soluble fiber. This plus abundant micro-nutrients makes them a more nutritious alternative to meat which contains no dietary fiber whatsoever.
The landmark 2013 PREDIMED dietary trial backs this up. In the study individuals who consumed three or more servings of nuts per week had a 39% lower mortality risk. Cretans themselves would do well to follow their own elders advice in this regard.
An individual can, in the form of different practices, express him- or herself through many lifestyles. For example, how to eat and what to eat (and drink); how to move around (by car, by bus, by bicycle, by foot, by aircraft, by boat and so forth) and where to travel, what to wear and when and where to wear it; where to live (urban, rural or in a suburb) and how to furnish; what to watch and read; what to work with; choice of education; how to engage politically or religiously; who to associate with; how (where and with whom) to spend leisure time; whether one uses drugs, tobacco or alcohol; and how to communicate (technology and language) (see, e.g. Katz-Gerro 2004; Bell & Hollows 2005).
The concept of lifestyle is commonly referred to as something that needs to be changed if we want to achieve a sustainable development.
The very central question in this essay is whether lifestyle is a useful concept at all when related to sustainable development. If it is, is it possible to use one definition or do we need several definitions? The argumentation presented in this paper highlights the need to define the concept of lifestyle on various levels, thus using plural definitions, in order to enable a constructive discussion and avoid misunderstandings.
Environmental problems are sometimes pointed out to be lifestyle problems. At the 94th Indian Science Congress Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared that ‘we in the developing world cannot afford to ape the West in terms of its environmentally wasteful lifestyle.’ 1 The problem with a statement like this is that the expressions ‘we in the developing world’, ‘the West’ and ‘lifestyle’ are vague and not defined.
If we relate ‘lifestyle’ to ‘the developing world’ and to ‘the West’ we seem to believe that ‘the developing world’ has one single lifestyle, and that ‘the West’ has one single lifestyle, and these lifestyles are obviously different.
The debate concerning environmental problem-solving needs to be more nuanced than this, and maybe on a different level, if any solution is to be reached.