Longevity In Hong Kong

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Longevity is a term that we always heard. We all want to live longer and keep exploring the method to do so. Recently, an interesting news is mentioned: Hong Kong has passed Japan and become the place with the highest life expectancy in the world. However, Hong Kong is a small city, the busy and fast-paced lifestyle keep putting stresses on people’s daily basis. Apart from that, Hong Kong has 7 million population and the housing supplies are far from desired. People are not having enough space and so not living well. All of those factors make Hong Kong people seem impossible to live long; so what causes Hong Kong has the highest lifespan? The reasons for Hong Kong to offset those unfavorable factors and getting this remarkable…show more content…
Plants can not only improve the air quality, but also provide comfort. We all like to place some plants at home for decoration because of its elegance and fascination. However, it can also make us feel calm and peace, which gives us mental enjoyment, and can help on increasing the life expectancy. According to Chelsea Harrey, an editor of Washington Post, people who live in green environment will have a lower risk of mortality. They usually gain benefits from greenery as improved mental health, social engagement and physical activity that can came with living near green spaces. Moreover, a study done by Harvard shows that living in or near green spaces can be a boon of longevity, also seeing more greenery may also boost mental health. ‘‘Woman living in the greenest area, as measured by satellite, were 34 percent less likely to die from a respiratory illness than woman living in the most paved-over areas. And woman living amidst greenery were 13 percent less likely to die of cancer.’’ (Fox par.2) ‘‘Living in areas with walkable green spaces positively influenced the longevity of urban senior citizens independent of their age, sex, marital status, baseline functional status, and socioeconomic status (Takano par.5).’’ With those facts, we found that a green environment not only provide a visual enjoyment, but also boost our…show more content…
Family is important. It is a title given to those we hold dearly to our hearts. We live together and keep up the relationship with love. Family will give us buttress, knowledge, and love. We always gain helps from family when we are in trouble, and it is like our best shelter. What surprising are those facts actually positively affect the life expectancy. Undoubtedly, if we have a warm family and always immerse with love, we will have a better mental health, and so live longer. According to Ross CE, a researcher of University of Texas, ‘‘People expect to live longer when they report high levels of emotional support, and the association is mediated entirely by the perception that one has someone to call on when one is sick. People with informal health support expect to live longer than those without it, and this is especially true for persons with physical impairments.’’ ‘‘Social relationships really do matter, said lead researcher James Iveniuk, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Toronto School of Public Health. But family relationships seem more vital than friendships. ‘You can be close to your friends, but it didn’t have a big effect, but if you were not close to your family, you were at greater risk of dying,’ he said (Reinberg par. 3).’’ In general, we should treasure the good relationship with our family, because it plays an impregnable
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