The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer
10 Easy Tips to Live a Healthier, Happier Life
By Dr. Bertil Marklund
10 straightforward, accessible ways to live a longer, healthier and happier life.
Healthy living guides are all the rage (not to mention all things Scandi), but they can be too prescriptive or long. Who has time to read 300 pages or the discipline for a total lifestyle change overnight? Cue The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer. Dr Bertil Marklund - a doctor and researcher at the Gothenburg University with over 40 years of experience - provides the most cutting-edge research to explain the 10 areas he feels we should focus on to better our chances of a long life: Exercise, Time to Recharge, Sleep, Sunbathing, Food, Drink, Weight, Teeth, Attitude and Relationships.
This guide provides wisdom from the Nordics, a region long known for its healthy and progressive lifestyle. It debunks myths on things we have been told are not good for us but actually can be, for example, did you know drinking lots of coffee will promote your health? Or that more people die of lack of Vitamin D than they do of skin cancer?
The Danes may have their Hygge and the Norwegians their back to the land books, but the Swedes have a 'sundhet', more or less translated to 'soundness', a balanced, even keeled approach to a life of moderation. In general, Swedes are very healthy when it comes to food and exercise, and part of the key to this 'soundness' is that nothing is done at its extreme. Everything is incorporated over time and in steps into work and family life so as to make it manageable and sustainable.
Bertil Marklund, MD, PhD, is a Swedish medical doctor, researcher, author, professor of general medicine and specialist in public health. He has worked with patients as a general practitioner, and as a researcher for over four decades. He has a doctor's degree from Gothenburg University, where he serves as a professor.
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27 Apr 2017
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