Why do Hong Kong residents live longer

   When it comes to the longevity area in the world, many people will think that it is Japan. In fact, the Hong Kong area of ​​our country is the longest-lived area in the world for many years! According to the “2020 Human Development Report” released by the United Nations Development Programme in December 2020, the average life expectancy of men in Hong Kong is 81.75 years, the life expectancy of women is 87.53 years, and the average life expectancy is 84.9 years. World champion for many years.
   On November 10, 2021, a research team from the University of Hong Kong published a study in The Lancet-Public Health, comparing 18 other high-income regions with relatively longevity (according to the OECD), and analyzed the reasons for longevity in Hong Kong, China. In fact, the longevity of Hong Kong residents is inseparable from the control of various diseases and the low incidence and mortality of diseases. In addition to good medical conditions, it is also related to the daily habits of Hong Kong people.
  Tobacco control is very strict
   Hong Kong has always been very strict in tobacco control. In addition to tobacco, the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passed the “Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Bill 2019” in third reading on October 21, 2021, completely banning new tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes .
   Smoking is the leading cause of premature death. The low smoking rate has contributed to the longevity of Hong Kong. Hong Kong has the lowest smoking-related mortality among high-income regions.    People in some
areas prefer cooking methods such as stir-frying or even deep-frying, but friends who have been to Hong Kong will find that most of the Hong Kong people’s eating habits are mainly light, and food is often made by steaming. This low-temperature cooking
It can not only maintain the original taste of the food, but also maintain the nutrients, which is conducive to the digestion and absorption of the food.
  Like soup culture
   In addition to light diet, herbal tea and soup are also a kind of food culture in Hong Kong. Hong Kong people will use various medicinal herbs to make soup. Many Hong Kong people know some basic theory of Chinese medicine compatibility. The light diet has always been recommended by various doctors, because it is directly related to reducing the occurrence of various diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  Special emphasis on sports
   Many Hong Kong people really love sports. Along the Tolo Harbour in Hong Kong, you can always see groups of cyclists. After 10 o’clock in the evening, some cyclists in cycling clothes and helmets can also be seen speeding by. Hong Kong people love mountain climbing. On weekends, no matter men, women or children, they will go to Repulse Bay to sunbathe with their family and friends, go fishing in Tai O fishing village, and climb Lion Rock.
  Pay attention to regular physical examinations
   Hong Kong people also attach great importance to physical examinations. In addition to comprehensive health examinations, they will also do some targeted examinations according to age and gender. It is true that we get sick less often, get sick later, and get sick early, instead of delaying minor illnesses into serious or serious illnesses.
  Mentality – Enrichment and not idleness Zhuang Yiqiang, who
   served as the deputy secretary general of the Chinese Hospital Association, is a native of Hong Kong. In his opinion, not being idle is one of the important reasons for the longevity of Hong Kong people. There is no strict retirement age in Hong Kong. Many people are still working in their 70s and 80s. For example, there are many taxi drivers in their 70s on the streets. Work helps the elderly slow down brain aging, maintain mental health, and live a long life.
   Many long-lived elderly people in Hong Kong said that healthy diet and exercise alone are not enough to live a long life. They also need to have a kind heart, because helping others is the foundation of happiness. .
   Mental and mental health is very important, and if you keep unhappy things in your mind, it will affect your immune system over time.