5 Strategies for Healthy Ageing
Aging successfully is about embracing healthy habits. New research has found that refraining from smoking, drinking moderately, exercising regularly and eating fresh vegetables and fruits daily, can lower your risk of disability, chronic disease and mental health issues as you age.
The following are strategies you can embrace to support a healthy aging process:
Limiting your sugar intake is a well-known key to longevity. Fructose is an extremely potent pro-inflammatory agent that creates toxic Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs), which are associated with the development of chronic degenerative diseases associated with aging.
Excess fructose consumption also the very harmful growth of fat cells around your vital organs. In a recent study, 16 volunteers who ate high levels of fructose produced new fat cells around their heart, liver and other digestive organs.1
A high intake of sugar and fructose increases your insulin and leptin levels and decreases receptor sensitivity for both of these vital hormones, increasing your risk of premature aging and developing age-related chronic degenerative diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
As a standard recommendation, it is strongly recommended to consume no more than 25 grams per day.
High Intensity "Anti-Aging" Exercise like Peak Fitness
Regular exercise is essential for optimal health, strength and vigor.
Stress Reduction and Positive Thinking
Your emotional state plays an important role in nearly every physical disease. Stress can be disruptive to the balanced equilibrium of your physical state.
Meditation, social support and exercise are all viable options that can help you maintain a balanced and positive emotional and mental state
Omega Fatty Acids
Recent studies support evidence that dietary intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can promote healthy aging, the researchers said. However, further research is needed to test this hypothesis.
Optimize Your Vitamin D Levels
Higher vitamin D levels have been linked with fewer aging-related changes in their DNA, as well as lowered inflammatory responses.
- J Clin Invest. 2009 May 1; 119(5): 1322–1334.
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