Researchers have long agreed that most of us don’t get enough physical activity. But even exercising a few times per week may not be high enough to make an impact on telomeres as a biomarker of aging.
The reality for the majority of athletes is that endurance and strength capacities decline with age. In general, you’re more likely to have decreased cardiac output, increased resting heart rate, and a diminished heart function.
Flexibility is what helps you perform daily tasks with ease. It’s also one of the greatest determinants of quality of life as you age, yet stretching is one of the most neglected components of fitness. Regular stretching in combination with staying active can help you prevent deterioration of strength and mobility that comes with age.
There’s a good chance you don’t know how much omega-3 fatty acids you’re getting in your diet and don’t feel like you’re getting enough for your health. Based on survey data collected by the Global Health and Nutrition Alliance (GHNA) and published in the journal Nutrition Today, 78 percent of respondents agree that omega-3 fatty acids are important for overall health.
It shouldn’t be surprising that walking is good for you, but can it really help you age more gracefully? Growing evidence suggests that by walking as little as 30 minutes every day, most days of week, you can gain a range of mental and physical health benefits.
Muscle and strength are known predictors of physical function, metabolism, and overall health for aging adults. But a critical problem for many older individuals is the significant loss of muscle mass that frequently accompanies attempted weight loss that can offset the benefits of reducing body fat (2, 3). Finding a way to keep muscle while losing body fat is a primary goal during the aging process.
When most people think of aging, they think of gray hairs and wrinkles. Because we live in a society so obsessed with the external signs of age, we often forget that humans age on the inside, too.
Everybody ages. It’s inevitable and a fact of life. But aging doesn’t have to mean slowing down or settling for less-than-perfect health. It’s time to say goodbye to the ways people have aged in the [...]
Isagenix is redefining the way we age. Now you can learn all about it in our new Fall 2014 newsletter that features the science behind our Total Health and Longevity System with Product B IsaGenesis. Below [...]
Resistance training and higher protein intake are crucial for adults to age better by maintaining muscle. You know, everyone knows, that strength training is essential for staying in shape and holding onto muscle as [...]