Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Secrets for a Long, Healthy Life, Revealed
At 92, Queen Elizabeth is considered a senior citizen by any standards, but that doesn’t stop her from living a full life. She and her husband, Prince Philip, have both exceeded their life expectancy by over a decade, and they’re still active members of the royal family.
But even though Queen Elizabeth has longevity in her blood (her mother lived until she was 101), she still takes good care of herself. The queen reportedly follows these seven tips to live a long, healthy life.
1. She gets regular medical screenings
Getting regular checkups and screenings is essential for good health, and the queen has always had access to excellent medical care, Everything Zoomer reports. Regular screenings can help monitor blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, the results of which help doctors stop deadly diseases in their tracks.
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2. She walks daily
Longevity specialist Dr. Vincent DeMarco tells Everything Zoomer exercise is second only to a good diet in health benefits. Everyone in the royal family enjoys walking, and the queen especially loves to take long walks every day.
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3. She eats a good diet
By now, we know an anti-inflammatory diet has been linked with longevity. Alma McKee, who was a cook for the royal family in the 1950s, noted in her cookbook that the queen was eating fresh vegetables, poultry, and wild game long before the true benefits of that kind of diet were really known, according to Everything Zoomer. So there’s no doubt she eats well.
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4. She wakes up at the same time every day
The queen has a busy schedule even in her advanced age, so going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is essential for her. She doesn’t like to stay up too late or oversleep. And by sticking to a schedule, she’s not depriving her body of much-needed rest.
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5. She drinks tea
Queen Elizabeth loves to take part in the ritual of high tea every day at 5 p.m. And that could be one of the best things she does for her health. Tea is loaded with antioxidants, and it also has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
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6. She keeps her mind sharp
Forget crossword puzzles — the queen keeps herself mentally sharp by embracing change, and that includes technology. She’s visited London’s Google headquarters, she emails her grandchildren, and she stays up to date on technological advances. She may not have social media accounts, but there’s no doubt she knows about them.
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7. She keeps her stress levels low
While the queen hasn’t exactly had a peaceful life, she does stay mindful of her stress. She loves baths and listening to music to help her relax. And because chronic stress increases the risk of stroke and heart disease, managing tension in life is essential.
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