Did you know that your real age could be significantly different from the number of Birthdays you’ve had? A 20 year old could have 60 year old cells and vice versa.
Real Age also known as Biological age is the age your body really is. It is influenced by your Lifestyle choices such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and recreational drug abuse. Other factors include genetics, medical history and environmental stressors such as pollution and sun exposure. What you eat, how much exercise and sleep you get and how you manage stress also greatly influence real age. In times of stress, the real age can be a whopping 32 years older than your calendar age. Having friends and companions helps relieve stress. Your Chronological or Calendar Age is measured in years, months, and days from the date you were born.
There are 190 factors that influence aging and 149 of these can be changed. You can’t change inherited genes but their activity can be altered. Your cells can be 2 years younger if you quit smoking for 5 months. Eating antioxidant rich foods on a daily basis reduces the risk of Cancer. Walking 30 minutes a day reduces the risk of Colon Cancer
Simple Steps towards Reducing your Real Age:
1. Take 30 minute walks every day
2. Taking Vitamins C, E, Calcium, Vitamin D, Folic Acid and Vitamin B6 can reduce real age by 6 years
3. Cultivate Friendships
4. Avoid aging foods like refined sugar and saturated fat and detoxify your body periodically
5. Quit smoking – Smoking ages you and makes your real age 8 years older