People of one year of birth may have different biological age – some turn out to be younger than their peers. How do they manage to slow down aging? Scientific studies confirm: it`s quite possible to stop your own aging. Here are some available methods that contribute to this.
Maintain high physical activity
Movement and more movement. Scientific evidence suggests that older people with high level of physical activity have more developed muscle mass, lower cholesterol levels, and some functions of immune system are comparable to those of young people.
At the same time, scientists note particular benefits of aerobic activity, due to which body better controls blood sugar levels and strengthens heart. In addition, exercise improves cognitive abilities, and this is one of most effective measures in fight against aging.
Usage of fiber
According to scientific experts, fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain cereals are “magical” products to preserve youth. All of them supply body with fiber, which is important for recovery of blood vessels and thus provides support for active work of brain. It`s weakening of brain functions associated with aging in first place.
After age of 40 years, body stably loses muscle mass, this process is second marker of aging after inhibition of cognitive activity. Ideally, scientific experts say, each meal should be eaten 25-20 grams of protein. Its sources can be nuts, milk and dairy products, lean meat, legumes.
Healthy intestinal microflora
In intestine is more than 70% of cells that are important for activity of immune system. From health of intestine, state of its microflora depends susceptibility, including neurodegenerative diseases, senile dementia.
To improve condition of intestinal microflora, cessation of smoking and alcohol abuse, as well as nutrition control, presence of large number of fresh, minimally processed foods, as well as products with prebiotics and probiotics are very important.
Walking in fresh air, person receives vitamin D, which has ability to protect against development of age-related diseases – in particular, cancer and diseases of cardiovascular system.
Also, scientific studies show that sufficient concentration of this vitamin in blood prevents reduction of length of telomeres – sites at ends of chromosomes, decrease of which is associated with rate of aging and approach of death. To provide themselves with daily need for this vitamin, it’s enough to spend 15-30 minutes in sun, scientists note.