Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Longevity

Aging is a fact of life. It’s inevitable. No more avoidable than finding a wet towel on the bathroom floor after your husband’s shower or running into someone you haven’t seen in 15 years when you’re rocking a struggle bun in your pajamas. But unavoidable doesn’t mean unalterable. Aging science clearly shows that, though you can’t change if you age, you can change how you age. Your health and longevity depend on a whole host of lifestyle and environmental factors that you are in control of. Browse our longevity series to learn more about the aging factors that you can control and the biology that makes them effective.

3 Best Exercises for Healthy Aging. #3 is Absolutely Amazing

“What do you mean, the best exercises for healthy aging?  Aging is just something that happens, right?” What if I said that thought process was wrong?  Or at least not completely accurate? While I agree that (for the most part), aging is unavoidable, I would also argue that it shouldn't happen nearly as quickly as it...

Natural Anti-Aging Secrets: DNA and Its Role in How Quickly You Age

Natural Anti-Aging Secrets
What’s The Connection Between DNA And Aging? One of the most important functions of cells is to copy themselves and die, leaving space for younger, newer cells to take over.  To copy themselves, they use a substance called DNA, technically deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA is a long strand of genetic material that holds information in a...

Aging Skin Problems: Here’s What You Need to Know NOW

Aging Skin Problems
You probably think that aging skin problems only include those unwanted wrinkles and discolorations.  But skin deterioration is more than just a cosmetic issue. Many don’t realize it, but pound for pound the skin is actually the body’s largest organ. The skin of an average adult covers a total surface area of about 20 square...

Things You Didn’t Know About Your Aging Muscular System

Things You Didn't Know About Your Aging Muscular System
When most of us think about getting older, we think of declines in mental acuity and cognitive function, an increase in general aches and pains, and an increased risk of disease and illness - but we rarely think about our aging muscular system. This is actually a little odd because your skeletal muscle tissue is...

What Happens in Old Age: How Do Your Hormones Change as You Age?

How Do Your Hormones Change as You Age?
Have you ever wondered how you could be affected by how your hormones change as you age?  Chances are, if you’re young and fit, the thought hasn’t crossed your mind.  Yet! But if you’ve started to notice changes to your physique, your first thought was probably something like “Noooo!”, followed closely by, “How do...

Effects of Aging on Bones: Bone Problems in the Elderly

effects of aging on bones
If I had to guess, I’d bet you think that there are no effects of aging on bones.  And I blame museums! Everywhere you look in a museum: bones.  Bones of dead animals.  And of extinct animals.  Bones that, after millions of years, still look like bones. It gives you this feeling that bones can’t change....

Impacts of Aging on the Liver: 2 Things You Must Know Right Now

Impacts of Aging on the Liver
When it comes to getting older, you probably think about the more obvious changes that happen in your body, such as those that occur in your eyes, muscular system, and ears – but, interestingly, there are huge impacts of aging on the liver as well! Given that your liver is without a doubt one of...

3 Key Genes Affect How You Age: The Factors You Can’t Control

Genes Affect How You Age
Like most things in life, aging isn’t strictly the result of one single thing, but rather the accumulated effect of many different factors, including some genetic ones – with that in mind, it is important to establish how your genes affect how you age. Aging is defined as the as the accumulation of damage in...

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