According to authorities, there are anti-aging strategies that will slow aging.
HAVE SEX! Research proves that it helps the body and mind. It is recommended to have sex at minimum, 2 or 3 times a week. So, forget the headache excuses, take some Tylenol and enjoy.
EXERCISE: Exercise is crucial to keep cells youthful. Although many exercise just to look better, there are other numerous benefits that it brings. ..
A German study concluded that exercise is much more important than just to looking great. It showed that middle-aged people who ran or led active lifestyles actually had longer telomeres. TELOMERES are small caps that are found on the end of DNA strands. Naturally, cells divide, and then replicate the DNA strands, while the telomere capped is snipped. Unfortunately, this leads to shorter telomeres. Gradually, it becomes so short that the cells dies. Basically, the shorter it gets, the older and more tired the cell becomes, like us on a whole. The study, also showed that those who led active lifestyles and exercised also LOOKED YOUNGER than the group of middle-aged people who led sedentary lifestyles.
Never underestimate even the slightest type of exercise or movement. Here are some tips that could get you more active:
- Park your car far away from the entrance to the mall.
- Hand wash and hand dry your dishes.
- Use the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator.
- Forget the remote controls and get up to change the channel.
- Clean your house yourself. Vacuum, mop and do the windows.
- Cut the grass with a manual push mower.
- Put down your electric or gas blower and rake the leaves.
- Wash your own car.
GO ORANGE: Eat more ORANGE vegetables, like carrots, squash and pumpkin. They are rich in phytonutrient alpha-carotene, responsible for reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and dying of cancer. According to a large study, which was recently published, researchers found that alpha-carotene may inhibit the development of brain cancer cells, suppress liver cancer progression, and prevent lung and skin cancer from developing. However, it is recommended that the alpha-carotene come from natural food sources, rather than supplements.
THE SUN: Get your dose of Vitamin D from the sun, but do NOT go beyond the recommended amount of sun. Too much sun can put you at risk of developing fatal skin cancer, a disease that inflicts between two and three million people worldwide, annually. You should examine your skin regularly for warning signs of skin cancer and seek medical attention if you spot the following: changes in appearance of birthmarks, moles or blemishes or new growths, a sore that does not heal, a brown streak on one or more nails, a waxy scar, a flat lesion hard to the touch, or transclucent growth with rolled edges.
OMEGA 3s: Research suggests that eating foods and supplementing the diet with OMEGA 3s can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
EXERCISE THE BRAIN: Do crosswords or other exercises that work the brain, which will increase memory function. Mayo Clinic recently conducted a study on brain function, and specialists there recommend both physical and mental exercise. For mental exercise, to reduce mild cognitive impairment, the use of a computer was recommended, as it, combined with physical exercise, reduced signs of MCI.
ANTIOXIDANTS: Increase intake of antioxidant-rich foods. Choose those that contain glutahione, which is the leader of antioxidants, but also a variety of fruits and vegetables. These antioxidants neutralize or kill free radicals, that are directly related to premature aging and disease.
PETS: Consider adopting a pet, as suggested by the New York Times. For years, there have been claims that a pet can make you live longer. Although there is no such proof, research shows that pets do help relieve stress and lower blood pressure. Relieving stress is important to healthy living and longevity, as it has been linked to increasing risk of heart disease, cold and flu, and even allergies.
SUGAR: Reduce your sugar intake because it is responsible for changing the metabolism, among others. It severely damages the liver, increases blood pressure and changes the signaling of hormones. It is also known to feed cancer cells.
Sugar is a substance that should be controlled, just like alcohol, because it is one of the leading causes of the pandemic of global obesity. Many in the medical community believe it to be the culprit in what is viewed as a health crisis around the world. In the US alone, 75% of the health care dollars goes to the treatmetn of non-communicable diseases, like diabetes, and their associated disabilities. Sugar consumption has been tripled over the last 50 years, and it is not merely what we like to call, empty calories. Instead, sugar is TOXIC.
SLEEP: Get QUALITY sleep. Sleep is just as important to the body and the mind as is food. Be sure to sleep enough hours each night, and do all you can to create a bedroom that helps you rest and relax. You will thank yourself in the morning.
**These findings have been published on the The Huffington Post, from sources such as: The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, WebMD, and Mayo Clinic.