Can you turn back the clock and reverse aging? YES!
Let's talk about reversing aging.
Reversing aging doesn't mean salads and treadmills. By understanding how you can reverse aging and live longer based on your personal situation, you can reverse aging and optionally enjoy a glass of your favorite wine.
Wish you could turn back the clock? Despite scientific advancements and efforts to stop or reverse aging, there is still no Fountain of Youth, but there is no reason we cannot get caught in the fountains spray.
The good news is, it's never too late to adopt new habits and improve your lifestyle. Dana King, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at West Virginia University and author of a study chronicling the declining health of baby boomers, speaks about his own past research that proves that making healthy changes can still produce "measurable and significant benefits".
Published in The American Journal of Medicine, his study of more than 15,000 subjects over the age of 45 found that adults who began to eat 5 fruits and vegetables daily, walk a minimum of 2 1/2 hours per week, maintain a BMI in the healthy range (18.5-29.5) and avoid smoking, enjoyed a 40% drop in mortality.
As seniors we can't do much about the age on our driver's license, our biological age (or body age) can certainly be reduced. Though our date of birth certainly counts, the age of our body defines us better. While chronological age is our current age in years, biological age is about how old or young our body organs are.
The good news is that we can reverse our body organ age.
The term "Anti Aging" is thrown around so frivolously in today's advertising. This is where Age Management is the proper term. Slowing the aging process takes many different steps. There is not one magical step. However, seniors can become healthier through anti-aging planning.
While many researchers used to believe that living longer only brought us more years of disability, it's now widely accepted that regular healthy behaviors like eating a nutritious diet and drinking only in moderation can help us all grow old more slowly, avoid age-related diseases, disability, and improve our longevity in general. The challenge is knowing where to start. Overhauling your diet and exercise routine can be overwhelming, so here are some longevity shortcuts. They're small actions you can start today to build habits that will keep you living a better, longer life.
While many researchers use to believe that living longer only brought seniors more years of disability, it's now widely accepted that regular healthy behaviors like eating a nutritious diet, exercise based on each of our situations, healthy sleep, minimizing stress, and more.
UC Davis Health System’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center 2016 Community Lecture Series - How specific foods and dietary supplements enhance brain health and transform diet to one that supports healthy aging and memory performance.
Dr. Liz Applegate’s presentation discusses specific foods and dietary supplements that may enhance brain health and transform diet to one that supports healthy aging and memory performance.
Dr. Applegate is Director of Sports Nutrition and a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of California, Davis. Her educational focus is eating for optimal health and performance. She writes a column for Runner’s World, appears on national TV & radio and speaks to people of all ages about practical and science based approaches to optimizing oneself through diet.
This lecture is part of UC Davis Health System’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center 2016 Community Lecture Series sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living and Aegis Living.