The alkaline diet
The alkaline diet, while much talked about, has its skeptics for several reasons. Before getting into that, let’s cover the basics of the alkaline diet and why some believe that it is a key diet for those interested in longevity. According to Healthline, an alkaline diet is a diet that replaces acid-forming foods, with the idea being that it will allow you to alter your pH (acidity) value. The reason that many believe that this diet is so useful for longevity comes from the idea that eating acidic foods makes your blood acidic while eating alkaline (non-acidic) foods has the opposite effect. This affects longevity because many believe that you are more prone to illness and disease when your blood is more acidic.
For those interested in what the alkaline diet entails, it has a very similar diet to that of the Blue Zones diet. That being, it is very heavy on fruits and vegetables. Following the diet requires a heavy consumption of fruits, nuts, and vegetables, while eliminating meats, dairy products, and fish; essentially anything that comes from an animal. This leads to the second trendy diet, perhaps the most discussed diet amongst Western society, as it explains why some are skeptical about the idea behind the alkaline diet.
The vegan diet
Exercises for longevity
With this said, if you are reading this around the time that it is published, you will be well-aware of the predicament that we are all currently facing and the fact that it does not really call for getting together in groups and playing a team sport. With that in mind, one solo exercise that requires little time, no equipment, and allows you to stay in the comfort of your own home are planks. This video by Body Hub explains that just doing a plank for one minute every day can help reduce the risk of spinal injuries and help strengthen and solidify your entire body. This is not to say that this is the only exercise you need to do all day; you should still get your steps in and try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. However, I offer to you that just doing a plank for one minute every day could help with longevity due to its full body strengthening, and its aid in correcting posture and helping prevent long-term posture-based injuries long-term such as arthritis.