Aging starts at 30, Tips to get to 100 and healthy? Genes (30%), Healthy Lifestyle(30%), Brain-Muscle Training(40%)
Aging starts at 30, Tips to get to 100 healthy? Genes (30%), Healthy Lifestyle(30%), Brain-Muscle Training(40%)
We all know that genes play a critical role in how we age. However, Don’t rely only in genes for a longer life. In Thursday’s online version of the journal Science, a recent study describes how scientists observed the genomes of more than 1,000 people living over 100 years old, all Caucasians, from the New England Centenarian Study and found a cluster of 150 genetic markers that are highly predictive of extreme long life.
The older you get, the “stronger and stronger the correlation,” says Thomas Perls, a professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and senior author on the paper to read more about this subject click here
Healthy Lifestyle: 30%
No matter what genes you have, if you don’t have the right attitude towards life you will still suffer a steep decline. You need to daily exercise, eat healthy, avoid smoking, alcohol, drugs and overeating. Any of them can lead to an internal inflammation process and a progressive destruction of your vital organs.
Extremely important for aging is how you deal with “Stress”, “Anxiety” and “Depression”
Practical example: Watch what you eat:follow a low fat and calorie restriction diet, exercise daily, Minimum Alcohol intake, non drugs, drink plenty of water and stay socially active among others
Brain-Muscle Training: 40%
It is extremely important to train the circuits in the brain that are responsible for movement. Otherwise you will experience a steep brain and physical decline. To read how muscles and brain relate to each other click here
1.- Keep your Mind motivated and your brain active in any field that makes you constantly learn: reading, problem solving, brain fitness exercises, learning a language, playing an instrument or a memory game.
2.- Work your brain with movement. You can train your brain with movement in several ways:
a.- From left to right
b.- From Front to back to read more on tips how to prevent cognitive decline click here
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