Muscle train well, bathe well, sleep well! Latest beauty and health research report.

【Elderly Who Take a Bath Every Day Are Less Likely to Develop Depression Bathing in the bathtub, a favorite of the Japanese, is good for mental health.】
https://tokuteikenshin-hokensidou.jp/news/2023/012400.php

 

・People who bathe in the bathtub more than seven times a week were less likely to be depressed, especially in the winter, with statistically significant differences

・The results suggest that, to prevent the onset of depression, people, especially the elderly, are advised to take a bath in the bathtub every day, if possible.

・The balancing effect of the autonomic nervous system and the improvement of sleep through the thermal effect of bathtub bathing may be beneficial in the prevention of depression.

 

【Evidence that “people gain weight” when they sleep less than 7 hours a night.】
https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/685202

・It was found that those who slept less than 7 hours had a 50% increased risk of becoming obese compared to those who slept 7-8 hours (i.e., only slightly longer).

・One night of inadequate sleep results in about 20% lower heat production the next morning

・If you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll feel tired quickly after physical activity, so you’ll naturally exercise less.

・Subjects who stayed up all night chose larger sized meals compared to the control group who got 7-8 hours of sleep

・The participants who did not sleep remained the same, choosing larger sizes and showing a marked preference for fast food over those who did get enough sleep.

・People who sleep less, specifically those who sleep less than 7 hours per night, generally consume more sugar and less fiber (can’t resist the “sweet stuff” when sleeping less than 7 hours)

 

【World’s first report that strength training contributes to beautiful skin】
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000041.000092303.html

・Aerobic exercise and strength training (resistance exercise) both improve skin aging

・In particular, strength training even improves the thickness of the dermis, which thins with age and is associated with a youthful appearance.

・Myonectin, a skin beautifying substance, is produced from muscle.

 

 

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Let’s train our muscles well, bathe well, sleep well, and get through this summer in good health!

 

 

Today, we pick up the latest beauty and health information.

 

【bath】

Living alone, we often end up taking a shower, but when we reconfirm the benefits of a bath, it seems that it is better to take a bath as much as possible.

People who take baths are also said to have health benefits such as higher well-being, lower risk of needing nursing care, and reduced risk of cerebro-cardiovascular disease. When it comes to preventing depression, as in the article above, we cannot afford to neglect the bath.

Whether we are sitting, standing, or sleeping, our bodies are always feeling gravity and pressure in some way. In the water, we are freed from these forces by buoyancy, so it is obvious that taking a bath is good for our health.

 

Take a bath actively.

 

【sleep】

People who feel sleepy about 4 hours after waking up are said to be evidence that they are not getting enough sleep.

Since the amount of sleep required differs from person to person, it is not easy to say that everyone should get 7 hours of sleep! It is important to get enough sleep,

However, it is very important to get enough sleep. If you do not get enough sleep, it may cause you to gain weight, as described above.

However, I thought, it is said that Japanese people sleep less and sleep less than others in the world.

If so, lack of sleep should cause the phenomenon of weight gain, but globally speaking, few Japanese are obese.

How can this be interpreted? Is there a strong self-control mechanism at work that suppresses the fattening effects of sleep deprivation?

Anyway,

Sleep accounts for about one-third of our lives, and we want to take good care of it. Sleep to avoid gaining weight.

 

 

【muscle training】

The main purpose of muscle training is to increase and strengthen muscles, but it also seems to be effective in preventing spots and wrinkles, which we never expected. (Improve skin aging)

Myonectin, a substance for beautiful skin, is produced from muscles, so it is possible to train muscles for beautiful skin.

Incidentally, it is said that people who have muscles in their lower body have more beautiful skin with fewer spots and wrinkles.

If you think about it, that’s true. Of all the muscles in the entire body, the muscles of the lower body (thighs) are the largest.

It is easy to imagine that if the largest muscles are trained, a lot of myonectin, a beautiful skin substance, will be produced.

 

You can gain muscle at any age (we know you can gain muscle over 90)

 

Let’s train our muscles for health and for beautiful skin.

 

That’s pretty much my latest beauty and health research report as a health nerd.

 

So, let’s continue to enjoy the summer in good spirits!

 

 

I had acupuncture done for the first time in my life the other day. Thank you for the body that has carried me (my soul) for so many decades. Thank you for all the decades you have given me, and I wish you all the best for the decades to come. I think it is important to appreciate and work with your body like this.

 

 

 

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