The study found that the average level of cholesterol and C-reactive protein (associated with inflammation) in the blood of elderly people with strong regularity and self-discipline is lower, their waist circumference is usually smaller, and the incidence of metabolic diseases and cardiovascular diseases is lower. Satisfied with life is also higher.
Self-discipline is often more important than health knowledge and health-care methods. Only by actually self-discipline, standardizing life, and adjusting habits can we truly stay away from the high-risk factors of disease and turn health knowledge into healthy action in life. This problem is particularly important in patients with chronic diseases. According to clinical observations, most patients with chronic diseases with stable disease control and low long-term risk are mostly self-disciplined, have good compliance, and can actively cooperate with treatment. Visible, self-discipline Life expectancy has a negligible effect.
“Three-character scripture” without self-discipline
We can judge the strength of self-discipline based on psychological assessments such as emotional control and self-awareness. If you find that you have the same one or more, you may need to pay special attention and consciously develop self-discipline.
Disposal of drugs Many patients with chronic diseases have irrational drug use behaviors such as forgetting to take medicine, simply replenishing, and suddenly stopping. According to a report by the World Health Organization, the global rate of on-time medication is only 50%. Failure to take medication on time can worsen the condition, cause complications, prolong the treatment cycle, increase treatment costs, etc., and bring more pain and lower quality of life.
No exercise The McMillan Cancer Aid Center in the United Kingdom found that lack of exercise can reduce the average life expectancy by 3 to 5 years and increase the incidence of cancer, heart disease and stroke.
Do not avoid healthy people and chronically ill patients should pay attention to the law of diet, follow the principle of less salt and less oil, more fruits and vegetables, more reasonable diet. However, it is difficult for some people to change the unhealthy eating habits that they have developed over the years. It is even harder to eat out when eating out.
Frequently staying up late A survey showed that 40.77% of late sleepers were used to it. The evening is the prime time for body metabolism and brain “restart”. Frequent day and night can exacerbate the imbalance of endocrine and neurotransmitter levels, leading to worsening health.
Everyone knows that smoking and alcoholism are high risk factors for various chronic diseases and cancers. Doctors also hang out the warnings of “smoking cessation and alcohol restriction”, but those who really put these things in their minds and make adjustments not much.
Do not review chronic disease patients need to monitor blood glucose, uric acid, blood pressure and other indicators for a long time, regular review can reduce the probability of disease deterioration. However, many people do not regularly review after the symptoms are relieved. A survey of patients discharged from acute cerebrovascular disease showed that only 17.52% of people were able to follow the standard.
Develop a self-disciplined life
Some psychologists have given a set of methods to train self-discipline, which may be used to cultivate healthy habits.
First, set a specific goal and materialize the goal. When planning, changing the general time period of morning, noon, and afternoon to a specific time can make the plan more enforceable and give yourself better and clearer constraints.
Second, urge yourself every day. When setting goals, first ask yourself: Do you want to stick to it no matter how many difficulties you encounter? After the goal is fixed, let friends or family members supervise themselves, or supervise themselves to fulfill their promises through diaries and other forms. At the end of each day, be sure to review the day, list the things that have not been done separately, and do what you know, and urge yourself to do as much as possible.
Third, find out your own weaknesses and take precautions in advance. In many cases, elderly people may forget to take medication and forget to make plans because of memory loss. At this time, you can use sticky notes, schedules, and kits with reminders, or you can inform your loved ones or children. They assist and supervise the elderly to complete medication or other plans.
Fourth, celebrate each task. As a ritual to achieve the goal, it is also a self-affirmation of the effort.
Want to live longer? Self-discipline.