New anti-aging secret: How to grow younger each year.
Anti-aging secret You can grow younger each year for the next 10 - 15 years. At least that is what new research says.
Oh, you will grow chronologically older BUT you can grow 'functionally' younger IF you make a few changes in your life style. Believe it not, this is not rocket science. No exotic supplements No fad diets.
The new anti-aging science shows that you can grow younger one year at a time....every year for the next 20 or 25 years.
Let's take a look at what this Anti-aging secret means.
If you are 50 years old now, in ten years when you celebrate your 60th birthday, you could have the body and mindthat was yours at 40!
If you are 60 years old now, in ten years your chronological age will be 70 but you could have the bodyand mind that were yours at 50.
And what is really interesting is that you can maintain that younger body/mind well into your 80's and beyond.
Think of it, a healthy, zestful old age...none of the deterioration you may associate with older people. Retain your memory, your creativity, your interest in things. If you are now experiencing mid-life forgetfulness that many 35 - 60 year olds report, you could even have a sharper mind that you do now.
So what are the specific of this Anti-aging secret? Well, this article could be written so that you need to read almost to the end before you find out. But that does not seem fair. So, the secret is in the next paragraph.
The great Anti-aging secret is activity - a certain kind of activity. It is aerobic activity - Do an hour's worth of aerobic activity 6 days a week every week of your life and you will begin to grow younger. Oh, you do not have to start off at an hour's worth.
You may not be able to do an hour's worth of walking, biking, ski-ing, swimming or jogging at the beginning. But if you start NOW, you will find yourself adding a bit more each week until you can do an hour of aerobic activity.
And what will happen if you follow this Anti-aging secret? First off, you will feel less stress. You will enjoy a surge of energy and good feeling. If you are over weight, you will find the pounds melting off. Your blood pressure and heart function will improve. AND you will find your mind sharper, your memory more accurate and you will find the powers of youth restored.
Why? Why is an hour of aerobic activity such a strong Anti-aging secret?
Well, to answer that we need to think about our history as human beings. In the beginning all human beings were hunter gatherers.
Our ancestors walked about 10 miles a day foraging and hunting for food. Stress when it came, was of short intenseduration eg. a wild animal charging. when the danger was passed, we went back to our ordinary days. It was a physicallyactive life - one that had short periods of stress. Spring, Summer and Fall full of activity and winters which wereclose to hibernation: slow activity, slow metabolism and using of the stores of the rest of the year.
Compare that to your current situation. You have lots of food available all the time. You do not walk 10 miles a day.You may not even walk one! You have a care or public transportation. You have elevators and escalators. You probablysit at a desk or stand behind a counter. BUT....unlike your early counterpart, your stress is constant. There are blinkinglights, flashing lights, sounds, hundreds even thousands of people. There is TV, the Internet, email, text messagingand the never ending phone or radio. All these things register in your brain. Each one is a stressor.
Now your body reacts to stress. Your adrenal glands immediately increase their production of cortisol (the stress hormone). And Cortisol raises your blood pressure, changes your respiration, your metabolism of blood sugar AND cortisolhas a negative affect on your brain.
Nothing in the growth and development on the human race has prepared your body to deal with 18,000 ads a day, constantmovement in your visual field and noise...so much noise that you can not hear your own body breathing.
New research is showing that Cortisol is the reason for 'mid-life memory problems and cognitive decline". And if you are like most people, you eat and drink quickly. You depend on snack, tobacco or alcohol or soda pop to give you a boost during the day. And then you go home and sit.
The human body was not made for such an existence and there just has not been enough time for the human body to adopt to this changed life style. Your body's metabolism, heart and brain are not much different from that of your ancestors. If you dropped a group of people from 1000 BCE into your modern world, they could not cope. The noise, the blinking light, the movement of things around them....it would all be too much.
Well, modern research is showing that it is too much for you too. Just when medicine has found a way to combat thediseases that killed most people before they reached 50, the change in our lifestyle is causing us to decay beforeour time: diabetes, arthritis, cataracts, creaking joints, poor balance, low muscle tone. You know it. All the symptoms of modern aging.
But it does not need to be that way. Henry Lodge M.D a well known internist and gerontologist has used recentresearch to help person after person reverse the effects of what has been called "normal aging". His work has shown again and again, that there is nothing NORMAL about the way most people age in the developed world.
So what you need to do is recover an ancient secret. Aerobic activity is the key to optimal health and wellness for human beings. That is the Anti-aging secret in a nutshell.
Will you give it a try? Your reward will be mind boggling.
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