Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Aging & Healthy Living

Researchers used to think that how and why you age was all wrapped up in your genes. They believed that your DNA bound you to your aging destiny as tightly and unwaveringly as gravity binds Earth to its orbit around the sun. The science now shows, however, that this way of thinking about aging was totally wrong. Your genes are not calling the aging shots, you are. You make lifestyle choices. You choose your diet and, in large part, your environment. And these all play absolutely enormous roles in determining how healthily you age, and how long you live. Browse our Aging & Healthy Living series to learn more about how your daily decisions influence how you age.

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...

4 Scientifically-Backed Anti-Aging Pills To Know About

4 Scientifically-Backed Anti-Aging Pills to Know About
Anti-aging pills that keep you healthy, no matter how old you get, seem like a myth.  After all, if there is one thing you know about getting old it’s this: you're going to get sick.  Be it from heart disease, or cancer, or Alzheimer's disease, or diabetes, or some other serious ailment, you're sure that...

6 Secrets Supermodels Know About Exercise and Healthy Aging

When it comes to improving health and function, exercise is (and will always be) without a doubt our best medicine – but did you know exercise also promotes healthy aging? Yep, believe it or not, in this world of amazing technological advancement and pharmaceutical wonder, exercise is still our best option for prolonging age, enhancing...

Ways to Live Forever: Diets that Promote Longevity in Humans

You're probably well aware of the relationship between nutrition and health!  It is well-documented!  An adequate diet filled with nutrient-rich foods can absolutely help to prevent conditions like obesity and type 2 diabetes, and avoid diseases that stem from nutrient deficiencies. But did you know that, in addition to improving general health, certain diets can...

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...

Why a Change in Career Might Be Your Best Bet to Get Rid of Wrinkles

Get Rid of Wrinkles
We all want to get rid of wrinkles. They’re a sure sign of aging, and in a world that values youthfulness, you’re probably willing to do whatever it takes to make them disappear. But with research suggesting that premature aging may result from certain environmental factors, maybe it’s time to forget the fancy formulas and focus...

Not Many People Know These 7 Foods That Help You Live Longer

Not Many People Know These 7 Foods That Help You Live Longer
"Foods that help you live longer... uh-huh."  I can feel your skepticism from here! But hang with me! As far-fetched as it sounds at first, your diet -- and the foods that make it up -- can, in fact, directly influence how your body ages. See, food, like every other object in the universe, is made up...

The Power of the Mind: Mindfulness, Meditation and Longevity

The Power of The Mind: Mindfulness, Meditation and Longevity
Meditation and longevity feel like natural companions, don’t they?   I strongly suspect this feeling might have something to do with the images of smiling, wrinkly little monks in bright robes you see meditating in documentaries about Tibet.  Their faces exude such a healthy, peaceful vibe that you can’t help but believe that meditation has...

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