Thanks to healthier lifestyle choices and diets, people are living longer than ever before. And, according to encouraging data out of Harvard University, those extra years may be healthy as well.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 24, 2013
Agein.com, the Internet’s premier anti-aging web site focusing on anti-aging tips, news, and advice from some of the foremost experts in the industry, is pleased to announce its top medical and lifestyle breakthroughs in anti-aging.
“Thanks to healthier lifestyle choices and diets, people are living longer than ever before. And, according to encouraging data out of Harvard University, those extra years may be healthy as well,” says Laura Foreman, Agein.com’s Anti-Aging Life Coach. “While researchers haven’t learned how to hold back the hands of time yet, thanks to breakthroughs in anti-aging research, there are ways we can stay healthy and look younger for years to come.”
In a groundbreaking study led by the University of California at Berkeley, researchers were able to turn back the molecular clock, rejuvenating the regenerative potential of aged stem cells. The research found that certain proteins not only regulate aging, but can also reverse aging-associated degeneration. This will have major implications for age-related degenerative diseases. (Source: Brown et al., “SIRT3 Reverses Aging-Associated Degeneration,” Cell Reports January 31, 2013: 319–327.)
“While genetics are extremely important when it comes to feeling and looking young, behavior is even more important. Some anti-aging experts say longevity is 30% genetics and 70% lifestyle,” Foreman adds. “That means a person’s lifestyle choices, body care, nutrition, and exercise determine 70% of their life expectancy. In fact, long-term studies show that being active cuts the risk of premature death by as much as 50%.” (Source: Rowe, J., Kahn, R., “Successful Aging,” Dell, New York, New York, 1999.)
Exercise also helps keep off extra weight, says Foreman. Countless studies confirm that extra weight around the belly cuts years off one’s life span, and obesity contributes to many chronic conditions, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, she points out. The most recent data on adult weight gain show that gaining as little as 10 pounds can increase the risk of death by 15%. (Source: “How to Get to Your Healthy Weight,” Harvard School of Public Health web site; http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-weight-full-story/.)
“Anyone can also add years to their life by including foods rich with antioxidants into their diet, including fish, chocolate, nuts, blueberries, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables. Eating a nutrient-packed diet can help stave off age-related illness and diseases,” Foreman adds. “For example, to keep skin looking soft and young, one should increase the amount of essential fatty acids, such as omega-3, they consume.”
“Getting older doesn’t translate into poor health. In fact, thanks to a number of healthy lifestyle choices and medical breakthroughs, it’s possible to avoid many health problems once thought to be a normal process of aging,” she concludes.
About Agein.com: The web site’s goal is to inspire and coach its readers to adapt an anti-aging lifestyle that suits their individual needs. Agein.com’s anti-aging experts will educate readers on diet, fitness, and skin care, and how all of these areas affect the way people look and feel. Agein.com also provides information on all of the latest advances in anti-aging research, the hottest anti-aging trends in Hollywood, and beauty tips from Laura Foreman, its expert Anti-Aging Life Coach. Agein.com will equip readers with all of the tools they need to make the right anti-aging lifestyle choices. To learn more about Agein Corporation, visit the company’s web site at http://www.Agein.com.