How to Live Longer: The Secret Fountain of Youth

PageLines- woman-coat-smiling.jpgWe can’t live in these bodies forever.  But science confirms we can alter the aging process.  We know how to be healthy.  We can even reverse our biological age.  The answer isn’t one dimensional, but one ingredient shows up across all studies.

The study of centenarians (people over 100) in Okinawa revealed common lifestyle choices among those in good health.  They included things such as a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a stress-minimizing spiritual outlook.  The study of centenarians in Georgia goes further suggesting activity has the ability to change brain structure.  Exercise can significantly impact the quality of life and functional independence of people with neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease.  The study dispels the notion that exercise will have little effect on those with lifelong habits of low activity or chronic diseases.  For anyone wondering how to be healthy, the secret is regular exercise.

The New York Times recently reported how exercise will slow or reverse physical decay in the brain.  Scientists discovered exercise causes neurogenesis.  The brain will develop new brain cells.  Even more staggering  is the performance of those new neurons.  They connect to the existing neural network to improve cognition in other areas.  In effect, exercise will build your brain just as much as your muscles.  You want a stronger mind?  Put down your crossword puzzle and get on your feet.

Harvard School of Public Health notes, “Exercise is one of those rare things where the hype actually meets reality. Next to not smoking, getting regular physical activity is arguably the best thing you can do for your health.”

Learning how to be healthy isn’t hard.  It does require a lifestyle commitment though.  It’s one thing know what you need to do and another to actually do it.

So how do you take advantage of this fountain of youth?  Start moving today.  And then contact us!  Our expertise will give you confidence as you start reversing your years.

“If you had to pick one thing, one single thing that came closest to the fountain of youth, then it would have to be exercise.”

– James Fries, M.D., pioneer researcher on healthy aging at Stanford University