Thoughts on Better Aging

What’s Your Biological Age?

September 5th, 2016

Tips to help you look & feel younger than your chronological age.

Concerns about aging are often triggered by hitting calendar milestones, such as a 40th or 50th birthday. But calendar age is just a number. Biological age is what’s important.

Biological age indicates how your body is performing compared to other individuals with the same calendar age, based on indicators such as your cholesterol level, blood pressure, weight and body composition, activity level, and other lifestyle habits. For healthy aging, the goal is to keep your biological age below your calendar age.

Start Lowering Your Biological Age Now

While genetics do influence how we age, lifestyle is much more important when it comes to controlling the aging process. This means it’s never too early—or too late—to lower your biological age.

Here are 5 simple tips that will help you to achieve a lower biological age:

Quit Smoking: If you are over 40 and you smoke, your biological age is probably higher than your calendar age. Smoking increases your risk of many age-related diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. It also contributes to premature skin aging.

Eat Right: From Japan to the Mediterranean, the societies with the highest longevity rates in the world have one thing in common: they eat an “anti-aging” diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean meat, whole grains, and healthy fats. By cutting out sugary, processed foods and adopting the Mediterranean diet or a similar program, you can maintain a healthy weight and prevent many of the health issues that come with obesity.

Supplement: Few people have their nutritional needs met from the food alone. This is where supplements become crucial. In addition vitamins and minerals, supplements like Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and probiotics play an important role in reducing biological age.

Exercise: According to one study, just 15 minutes of moderate exercise per day can add three years to your life expectancy. Exercise also helps lower your biological age by keeping your heart healthy and by helping you to maintain a youthful body composition and metabolism.

Reduce Stress: Stress isn’t just a mental health issue—it can have a physiological impact as well. When produced in excess, the stress hormone cortisol can do damage to just about every system in the body. High cortisol levels are strongly associated with increased risk of death by cardiovascular disease. The good news is, stress-management techniques have been shown to contribute to longevity.

Balance Your Hormones: Many of the signs and symptoms commonly associated with aging have a hormonal component. By keeping your hormones balanced and at healthy levels, you can reduce signs of aging as well as control symptoms of menopause or andropause.

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