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Anti-Aging Diet And Exercise

Aug 18, 2007
Two facts stand out for all researchers in search of the fountain of youth. Diet and Exercise play a major role on the impact on our health and on our life span. Why do we have such an interest in the aging process? Is it vanity or is it just a fear of death? Either way a tremendous amount of time and research has gone into anti-aging research.

All living organisms have a normal life span. Each and every one of us will have to face death one day. Researchers are trying to slow down the aging process. With the amount of money being spent on research most researchers believe it is only a matter of time until the aging process is slowed down and possibly to some extent even reversed.

The use of surgery, lotions, acupuncture, hair coloring, and cosmetics only treat the symptoms of aging and not the underlying cause of the problem. The fact is, if you abuse you body you will wear it out faster than if you took care if it.

You will take care of your clothes, computers, cars and your home to keep it from aging and to make it look good. Sadly to say most of us will not put the same effort into your bodies. We are willing to treat the symptoms but very little effort in treating the causes.

Diet and exercise are two factors that we can do today to determine how well we are able to slow down the aging process. You will change the oil in your car regularly and use high quality fuel then why not see your health care provider regularly and put only high quality nutrients into your body?

Caloric restriction and exercise contribute to the process of slowing down the destruction of our cells and tissues when aging. Scientists are not yet sure how it works and why it is one of the major factors in contributing to aging, however, they have developed numerous theories.

Caloric restriction seem to reduce the damage from the chemical metabolic process which can produce Free radicals which are thought to be the leading cause of cellular damage. Substances called antioxidants can neutralize free radical by pairing up or binding with the free radical elections thus inhibiting them from damaging cells in the human body.

Exercise may be the fastest way to look younger but unfortunately, this is the one activity that we most likely want to avoid. It has always been proven that exercise not only make us feel good and look good, it also gives us more strength and energy, and also give us a better bone density.

Other benefits that we could get from exercising are, it speeds up our metabolism, increase the circulation in our entire body, increase our lung function, and the release of endorphins that drives away our stresses in life and depression. Lastly, and the most important, it increases our lymphatic function.

Just small improvements on diet and exercise can produce a great impact on promoting a healthier and longer life.

Common Vitamins and over the counter products can help with aging such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin E, and Selenium.

Vitamin C, E and some forms of Vitamin A and the mineral Selenium are known to be antioxidants that help to protect the body from these free radicals.

Up to one-third of older people can no longer absorb Vitamin B from their food. Vitamin B is needed to form red blood cells and keep nerves healthy.

The mineral Selenium has been associated with a significant reduction in the incidences of lung, colorectal and prostate cancer. Good sources are fish, asparagus, brazil nuts, meat, poultry and bread.

Always consult your doctor before using this information.

This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.
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David Cowley has created numerous articles on Anti Aging. He has also created a Web Site dedicated to Anti Aging and how to treat them. Click on Bladder Treatment
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