Do you know that researchers and scientists have found new ways to turn back the clock and reverse your biological age by years? How did they do it?
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Ways for You to Reverse Your Biological Age
What Is Your Age?
There are actually two answers to this question. The obvious one is your chronological age: the number of birthdays you have had. The other one is your biological age. Your biological age is the cellular age of your body — how well your organs, hormones, muscles, and brain function, and how much wear and tear your cells have gone through.
In recent years, researchers have developed methods to determine biological age. They also observed that biological age is a far better predictor of lifespan than chronological age.
It is possible to be 50 years old chronologically with a biological age of 30 if you take good care of yourself. Conversely, if you consume garbage and ignore your body, you may have a biological age of 50 by the time you reach your 30th birthday.
You can modify your biological age to make your body younger with the appropriate tools, and you can do it faster than you would imagine.
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One of the ways to reverse your biological age is to make changes to your diet and your lifestyle. Get rid of your bad, unhealthy habits.
Autophagy is like spring cleaning for your cells. It’s Greek for “self-eating,” and that’s precisely what autophagy does: your cells sift through their various components, removing anything old or damaged and replacing it with a whole new version. Even better, much of the waste is recycled and repackaged into new materials that your body can use.
Autophagy maintains your cells fresh and new, allowing them to run faster while creating less cellular waste. Your entire system gets more efficient.
However, when autophagy breaks down, your cells age, and you age with them – disrupted autophagy leads to much accelerated aging indicators. You can trigger autophagy by:
Work out. Exercising is among the most effective ways to turn on autophagy. Studies show that exercising increases cellular turnover and gets rid of the damaged cellular parts linking to decreased aging.
Practice fasting such as periodic fasting, intermittent fasting or time-restricted feeding. In which you go for brief periods without eating and then eat until you’re satisfied. According to experts, intermittent fasting causes “profound autophagy.” Fasting is also associated with longer life and a healthy aging process.
Upgrade Your Mitochondria
Your mitochondria are your cells’ power plants; they produce the energy that powers everything your body does, from breathing to moving to thinking.
As you become older, your mitochondria slow down, and you create less and less energy. Slower mitochondria are a sign of the aging process. They are associated with weariness, reduced muscle mass and cognitive function, poor cardiovascular health, and other symptoms. Healthy mitochondria will not only give your heart and muscle strength but also can potentially reverse your biological age. Here are the tricks to upgrade your mitochondria:
Do high-intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT improves mitochondrial energy generation dramatically. It also raises the maximum amount of energy that your mitochondria can generate, providing you with a more significant energy reserve in everyday life.
Have a keto diet. A keto diet boosts mitochondrial density in mice’s liver and skeletal muscles. Ketosis improves mitochondrial activity and protects them from stress-related damage in humans. If a complete keto diet isn’t working for you, consider a cyclical keto diet or a targeted keto diet. Both allow you to eat more carbohydrates while still reaping the benefits of ketosis.
Stress accelerates the aging process more than anything else. If you want proof, look at photographs of presidents before and after they were elected. They appear to have aged 20 years after a term or two of round-the-clock strain and stress.
There are two ways that stress can affect your biological age. The first one is to increase free radicals, which are compounds that damage your cells and cause inflammation. It can also lead to speeding up aging at a cellular level.
Second, stress can get in the way of cortisol production. Cortisol is the hormone released in reaction to an imminent threat; it slows down non-essential systems such as metabolism and executive brain function, conserving energy to escape whatever danger you are in.
Cortisol also degrades muscle tissue, allowing you to have more glucose in your system for short-term fuel. When you are constantly exposed to low-level stresses, your cortisol levels rise, interfering with your metabolism, cognitive function, muscle mass, and other functions. You’ll wind up aging faster than you would have otherwise.
You can get your stress under control with:
- Yoga and meditation
- Have a healthy diet
- Quit smoking
- Reduce stress trigger
- Reduce alcohol and caffeine intake
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