What does the latest research has to say about the best ways to improve health and boost longevity? We’ve gathered the latest scientific findings to keep you inform and on top of all anti-aging news.
Anxiety ages people. According to a new cross-sectional study on how anxiety impacts longevity has found that anxiety negatively affects telomeres, the ending edges of DNA which if they decay the lead to aging and irreversible aging. The study discovered that “high phobic anxiety might exert an exaggerated impact on vulnerable DNA, with resulting faster telomere shortening”
Worry less, live longer that is. Anxiety and stress cause oxidative stress damage and as this study has just discovered it also shortens telomeres, making our DNA more prone to deterioration and unfit for restoration.
Healthy dieting has quick results against inflammation. A New Zealand study with subjects of conspicuously poor dieting habits has shown that six weeks of proper, nutritious dieting can have perceptibly significant improvement for one’s health and particular inflammation reduction. The subjects for six weeks followed a Meditteranean diet based regime and when by the end of the study their C-reactive protein was measured (a biomarker that signals inflammation) it has been shown that they biomarker of CRP were reduced.
If six weeks are enough to give tangible inflammation reduction results, imagine what long-term healthy dieting can do.
Keep inflammation at bay with meditation. As researchers and scientists no longer regard eastern practices as ineffectual, more research carried out brings forth exciting facts regarding the potency and multiple benefits of meditation. A recent study has found a link between meditation and inflammation control where the former exercises a soothing symptom control over the latter.
The study suggests that mind-body intertwined interventions such as meditation might help individuals suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases, like Alzheimer’s and arthritis, to attain temporary symptom relief.
Exercising postpones Alzheimer’s disease, a new study confirms. A new study presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has confirmed that exercising has a positive impact on gray matter preservation which is key in keeping dementia and Alzheimer’s at bay. The University of California study examined how active lifestyle choices positively impact the aging process of 876 adults.
The study’s findings showed that physical activity and gray matter volume seemed to be intertwined. Especially brain areas associated with cognitive processing were found to be positively affected by active lifestyle activities. So there you have it, go for that brisk walk, don’t just stay in all day.
Minimize fall injury risks with an acid-base balanced diet, this study reveals. Sarcopenia refers to the aging-related loss of skeletal muscle, something that is now believed to be preventable with dieting that involves acid-base balance diet, generous daily intake of protein, Vitamins D and B, as well as calcium.
Tomato, tomahto. Is it any good for your heart? New findings suggest that tomatoes do in fact lower cardiovascular disease risk, this study confirms. While previous studies have been contradictory about lycopene’s relation to cardiovascular disease, this new study suggests that lycopene—a compound tomatoes are rich in is capable of cardiovascular risk reduction.
Longevity is not something we acquire instantly, it takes daily effort, often habit changing and a lot of persistence. Implementing some of these findings’ suggestion is difficult, especially if you conquer one change of habit at a time. What will it be, tomatoes or meditation?