The Science of Staying Young
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Can exercise prevent gray hair?
Is wine consumption better than drinking beer or hard liquor?
Is testosterone important only for men?
How much fish should you eat each week?Just because your chronological age is going up, it doesn’t mean aches and pains, weight gain, and lack of energy have to get you down. You can prevent and reverse the symptoms of aging! Combining Dr. John Morley’s research on aging, hormones, and disease management with Dr. Sheri Colberg’s expertise in exercise science and sports nutrition, this comprehensive guide breaks everything down into ten simple steps for maintaining an optimal quality of life. Follow the suggestions in this book, and in a matter of weeks you’ll begin to experience:
- An upsurge in your energy levels
- An enhanced enjoyment of your life and daily activities
- A noticeable increase in the sharpness of your mind
- A stronger sex drive
You can pick and choose among hundreds of antiaging tips to find what’s right for you. You’ll discover the best foods to eat, why alcohol can be beneficial (and how much to drink), what types of exercise are important, which hormones are a waste of your money and which really work, how to keep your mind sharp, and why weight loss may not be advisable at certain ages. In addition, you’ll find all the latest information you need to keep your heart healthy, prevent cancer, strengthen your bones, keep your joints limber, and stay on your feet.
The Science of Staying Young is not just about aging gracefully—it’s about living and feeling your best for the rest of your life.
possible explanation is the effect of alcohol on cardiovascular disease. Moderate alcohol CONSUME FISH, ALCOHOL , AND MORE consumption increases your level of “good cholesterol” (HDL), clot-dissolving capacity, coronary blood ﬂow, and insulin sensitivity while decreasing blood clotting and ﬁbrinogen (a bloodclotting compound) and artery spasms related to stress, all of which are good for heart health. Moreover, studies have found the risk of Alzheimer’s disease to be as much as 75 percent
(427–347 B.C.) If exercise isn’t the closest thing to an elixir of eternal youth, then we don’t know what is. There remains no doubt that to feel, look, and act as young as possible—regardless of your current age—you must choose to become, or remain, physically active. In fact, being active throughout your lifetime is critical to being successful at aging well, although it’s never too late to start if you’re currently sedentary. Even a small effort in the direction of being more active will
Pervasive sadness can totally destroy your ability to function, often leading to suicidal thoughts and actions. In addition, living with depressed individuals can leave the rest of the family exhausted and drained of all their enthusiasm for life. Feeling blue can negatively impact all aspects of living well, both mental and physical, but the good news is that it’s treatable. Who Gets Depressed and Why? Despite the general expectation that older people’s life experiences, such as losing a
for longer are to manage your crises well, enjoy a stable marriage, exercise regularly, avoid smoking, use alcohol only moderately, watch your weight—and do some crossword puzzles or other equally mentally challenging activities. Have your kids or grandkids teach you how to do the new craze of “number crosswords” called Sudoku or some of their fast-paced video games—your mind will love you for it! 121 This page intentionally left blank S T E P 5 Maintain a Stable Weight “Everything I eat
your vessels are acting. Either have your pressure measured at your next doctor’s visit, or step into the nearest pharmacy 10 INTRODUCTION and measure it yourself for free. Although drugstore testing is less accurate, it still gives you a ballpark idea of your systolic reading. Action Steps for Better Health Tip #4 Certain biomarkers of biological aging can let you know whether you’re doing better or worse than your chronological age would indicate. Consider having your blood pressure, blood