Life is not a race

Eliana Liotta
Publishing house:
La Nave di Teseo
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Breaks are the key, the only key, to regaining energy and are also the way to hope to live well and long. Dosing them can reduce the risk of cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, dementia. It can give creativity, shore up the memory, protect against rash decisions. Banish fatigue and anxiety. In some cases make one thin, often serene, even younger. Life is not a race.

In this essay, Eliana Liotta, together with specialists from the University and the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, draws a path of possible stops, imagining existence as a walk, in which to pause to chat with a friend, to look inside oneself, to feel the sea breeze on one’s skin.