Thursday, March 21, 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.

Optimism Can Keep You Young. Here’s How Aging and Personality are Linked.

Aging and personality?  Is there really a connection? It might be hard to believe, but new research suggests there may be tight connections between your quirky character and how well you will age. And it all comes down to a theory called “the Big Five Traits of personality”. Disclosure – This post contains affiliate links.  Click here...

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...

How to Live Longer and Healthier through Diet

How to Live Longer and Healthier Linking Diet and Longevity
If you are like most people, many of the decisions you make as you age are based on your ideas about how to live longer and healthier. Whether it’s finally starting to apply sunscreen to help prevent skin cancer in the long run (and, why not, keep the wrinkles away in the short run), modifying...

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...

Slow Aging: Are Healthy Proteins the Key to Longevity?

Slow Aging: Are Healthy Proteins the Key to Longevity?
The unpleasant consequences of aging have inspired a host of research, much of which has looked into the mechanisms behind aging, though some has ventured into potential ways to physically slow aging as well. Is it Really Possible to Slow Aging? Aging is both an unfortunate and inevitable aspect of life.  While it’s a far cry...

Want To Promote Healthy Aging? These 7 Habits are a Must

promote healthy aging
What is Healthy Aging? If aging is defined as an age-related deterioration in physiological functioning, what exactly does it mean to age healthily? In reality, there’s no simple answer, and there are hundreds of ways to define healthy aging.  At the most basic level, healthy aging is aging without the presence of disease and disease-related disability. Yet,...

6 Habits that Make You Age Faster. We’re Guilty of #2!

Habits That Make You Age Faster
Are you guilty of these daily habits that make you age faster?  Read and find out! I think it’s fair to say that there comes a time in most people’s lives when aging becomes something they think about, something they talk about it, and maybe even something they want to understand better. Read: Tools to Life Long...

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...

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