Friday, September 20, 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.

How to Prolong Your Life: Tips from a Nutritional Anthropologist

How to Prolong Your Life
Want to learn how to prolong your life?  You're certainly not alone!  Here, Sasha, our resident nutritional anthropologist, breaks down exactly what anthropology studies say about ways to make your life long, healthy, and happy! Ah – the mysterious fountain of youth!  Humans have been on the quest...

Meditation and Longevity: Key to Living Longer?

Meditation and Longevity
Last Updated: September 17, 2019 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...

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

Last Updated: September 18, 2019 “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...

How to Live Longer and Healthier through Diet

How to Live Longer and Healthier through Diet
Last Updated: September 17, 2019 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...

15 Natural Therapies to Balance Your Hormones as You Age

15 Natural Therapies to Balance Your Hormones as You Age
Keeping your hormones balanced as you age can have a huge impact on how active and healthy you are able to stay. Here Ana, one of our resident nutritional scientists, breaks down why this is the case and what you can do to maintain healthy hormone levels well into your...

Active Aging: The Life-Long Physical Benefits of Exercise

Active Aging
Active aging is essential for keeping your quality of life as high as possible for as long as possible.  But what, exactly, is active aging and how does it help keep you healthy as you age?  Our resident exercise physiologist breaks it down for you! As an exercise...

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...

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...

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