How To Resist The Force Of Aging...
Getting Old is something that's going to happen to all of us if we live long enough and all we can really do about it is to pay close attention to how we're contributing to the process.
That said if you're the type of person who's going through life just watching TV and eating crap all day long and then giving the muscles a little or no exercise is just not going to work! This truly is something you might want to rethink how you're approaching life. Here's the deal; a sedentary lifestyle speeds up the aging process. Why, because inactivity accelerates aging in two perspective ways:
> It decreases our muscle strength!
> And it tends to add on the extra pounds!
Muscle Meltdown :
Strengthening or a lack of exercise is the primary blame! It was found out that NOT exercising for even just a week weakens our
muscles significantly and starts the atrophying process. If you don't exercise for a month, you will lose almost 50% of your original muscle strength. Some people may not even notice their atrophied muscles because of the fatty buildup in their body. Blame that too to lack of exercise.
As we age, the quantity and strength of our muscle fibers diminish along the way. It is said that we lose two to four pounds of muscles every ten years. Decreased number and strength of muscles causes our muscles to lose flexibility, losing our usual range of motion and optimal strength.
Gaining Extra Pounds:
Simply put, if you are inactive enough, you will gain extra pounds from some of the food you consume, and extra pounds are hard on your body and ages you.
Dr. William Henry Andrews, Ph.D. is an American molecular biologist and gerontologist whose career has centered on searching for a cure for human aging. Andrews is the founder and president of the biotechnology company Sierra Sciences.
His story: https://youtu.be/G8G4NYZRyfA
He discovered that as people who became heavier also became more insulin resistant (a common side effect of being heavy and fat), their telomeres (strands of DNA at the end of a chromosome that protect the tip from destruction and classically shorten with age) shrank more than those of people who didn't increase their weight and developed more insulin resistance, an apparent sign that the aging process was speeding up among overweight people. Researchers suppose that the stress caused by increased weight and insulin resistance spawn inflammation and free radicals that damage cells. Simply put, a heavier body ages its own DNA.
The Solution s:
Start by eating a more healthy array of vegetables, meats, nuts, fruits, and don't forget to include great supplements! Combine this with doing more walking and jogging, cycling, and swimming for thirty minutes a day for about five times a week. Doing these of higher intensity every day can be helpful in bringing more blood and oxygen to our brain. These activities also guard your heart by lowering blood pressure, reducing LDL, and keeping arteries flexible to improve circulation.
In studies, regular exercise has been proven to keep you from diabetes, muscle atrophy, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer's, and heart diseases. Regular workout helps prevent hypertension, reduces body fat, raises High-Density Lipoprotein (good cholesterol), lowers Low-Density Lipoprotein (bad cholesterol), improves circulation, keeps the bowel healthy, and regulates key hormones.
Doing yoga is one of the best activities to fight stress. It relaxes the body, thereby, keeping stress from burning you out. It also protects the body against free radicals that break down the elasticity of the skin.
Lifting weights should also be part of your roster of activities. Weightlifting for 20 minutes a day, twice a week can be of great help in having strong bones, and muscles, which of course includes the heart. For beginners, 3-5 pound dumbbells will do.
An anti-aging workout is best for you! This includes consistent cardio, yoga, and strength training. But the good news is, you can recover what you have lost and slice off what you have gained. Research clearly shows that a healthy lifestyle and exercise can help keep your DNA younger.
Exercise does not only help to keep you young, but it also helps you to sleep better, firms and tighten you up, improves your attitude, keeps you looking great, and slim, as well as, keeping the fire burning around your sex life :-) :-)!
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