How do you slow down, stop and reverse ageing?
I recently stumbled an interesting podcast that taught me some things I didn’t know about ageing. In this week’s round-up, I’m going to share with you the top five tips I’ve discovered on how to slow down, stop and even reverse ageing.
Are you not convinced? Well, I find its often useful to have a healthy scepticism. Plus, scientists have been talking about how to slow ageing for years. So, what grabbed my attention about this podcast?
‘Our current approach to healthcare is outdated. It’s equivalent to whack-a-mole medicine’.
We have a problem called ‘Whack-a-Mole Medicine’
When we are unwell or in pain, we go to the Doctor. They treat the problem, and the hope is that it gets better. We then do the same again, and we keep doing this until it stops working and we die. It is ‘whack-a-mole’ medicine and it is outdated.
People are living much longer, and there are things we can do to increase our lifespan. If you are born after 1995, then you have a 50% chance of living until you’re 105! Now, that’s not all great, of course. Who wants to be old and decrepit for longer? Not me!
The flip side is that I would like to live for longer while being in good health. We can attribute many of our modern health problems to our lifestyles and environments. Self-care isn’t easy to sustain, so I am interested to know more about what works to keep my body from ageing too quickly.
What does slow down your ageing?
I’m no expert and I am sceptical of medicines. Sinclair is investigating the effects of a NAD molecule, which he has tested in mice. It’s not clear now how well this works for humans, but he suspects that this is what the future looks like – supplements that repair cell damage. Aside from that, putting your body under good stress helps your body to work better. Check out some of the resources below to get more in-depth analysis.
The quick top five tips that I’ve derived from it are these:
Let yourself go hungry*. When you delay eating, your body eats the old sugars and proteins. Having these in your body tends to affect your genes negatively (*If you consume too little calories as it is, then definitely ignore this one).
Move your body regularly because staying still causes harmful inflammation.
Have a sauna followed by a cold plunge or shower.
Don’t eat food out of microwaved plastics
And, lastly, the easiest of the bunch – don’t go into space!
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