How do time, environment and lifestyle affect our body? In a myriad of ways the human body responds to internal and outside influences. These unstoppable forces from environmental exposures, new viruses and bacteria to ever evolving food and man-made chemical toxins all will impact longevity.
In particular each cell’s health relies on nutrition intake and release of harmful waste. Simple steps can be taken to slow the effects of decreasing cell regeneration. Every cell in the body must be renewed and scientists predict that every seven years we have a brand new supply from brain cells to toe nails.
What can be done to slow cellular degeneration? Many options are now known to slow down our aging process. The real desire is to maintain a great quality of life throughout our lives especially in our last decades. Here are simple actions you can take immediately to achieve this goal:
- Reduce carbohydrate consumption which decreases insulin secretion. Insulin is related to increasing the aging process.
- Quality deep REM sleep will allow increased production of HGH*; 7-9 hours per night is best.
- Decrease negative stress that leads to chronic production of the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that breaks down tissue (catabolic hormone) causing loss of bone, skin and muscle – signs of aging.
- Every day exercise which increases heart rate for 30 minutes keeps the body strong and healthy.
- Calorie Restriction (CR) research makes claims for longevity by achieving underweight and thus reducing the degeneration process.
See: CR Society: Getting Started
Be Good To Yourself Everyday!