Anti aging guide

The Secrets of Anti-Aging

 

 

Prevention is better than cure

When it comes to the secrets of anti-aging, prevention is always better than cure. So, what can we do to prevent age-related illnesses?

Theoretically, it is possible to protect against most forms of heart problems, strokes and cancers, and also some other diseases like killer genetic disorders and environmentally-induced diseases. According to some researchers, the prevention of all of these diseases would increase the average human life span by 10-30 years, making it possible to live comfortably to the age of 100-120 (ie, stretch the average life span to the limits of the maximum life span). According to this scenario, people would live their lives without worrying about dying prematurely. Life would be much easier because most of the elderly people (even those who lived to 100) would be comparatively healthy and therefore better able to enjoy their lives.

These predictions are now becoming a reality. By the year 2050 there will be 6 million people in Britain aged 75 and over. The numbers of people aged 90 and over will increase by an amazing 600 per cent. In the USA the number of people over the age of 65 will top 65 million by the year 2030. By investing in aging research and health strategies now we can make enormous savings in healthcare costs in the future.

After reaching the magical limit of 100-120 years, new diseases are likely to intervene to cause death. It is almost as if nature doesn’t want us to live longer than this time limit and as soon as we eliminate one disease of aging, others appear. This causes considerable debate between scientists. For example some doctors believe that there is a limit on our average life span. It is only biologically possible, they say, to live to a mere 85 years and those who live to be over that age are just an exception to the rule, nothing more than freaks of nature.

Whatever our natural limit, it would be unfair just to expect a few hundred scientists to come up with new ways for improving our health. It is the responsibility of all of us to take care of ourselves and keep our body and mind as healthy as possible.

Most people in their younger years take good care of themselves physically with a lot of exercise, socially with a great many activities and mentally by studying at school or at college. After reaching middle age, however, it becomes harder to look after ourselves. It is during this period that we need to make that extra effort and take up a really healthy lifestyle. By avoiding disability in middle age, we increase our chances of living a healthy life well into our nineties and beyond.

Given the prospect of living another 20 years and being completely healthy, most people will happily grab the opportunity. People who don’t make any effort to live longer should ask themselves: why die earlier than normal? Why die young? Not trying to live a healthier life is like driving a car with your eyes closed: you increase the chances of dying early, at a time when you are not supposed to.

Statistically:

  • A 35-year-old man has another 40 years to live
  • A woman of the same age can expect to live another 44 years
  • A 50-year-old man is likely to live for another 26 years
  • A woman of the same age another 30
  • Those in their early seventies can expect to live another 10 or 15 years on average

Researchers also say that people who live in the country or suburbs have a better chance of avoiding disease and therefore live longer than inner-city dwellers, who have more stress and suffer from more health problems.

  1. Aging well through prevention
  2. Do-It-Yourself Age Test
  3. Exercising the Brain to Fight Aging
  4. Mental Exercises to Fight Aging
  5. Nutritional Supplements to Boost Brain Function
  6. Good Antioxidants and Juicing
  7. American Heart Association Dietary Guidelines
  8. Exercises to Improve the Senses of Taste and Smell when Aging
  9. Guide for an Anti-Aging Lifestyle
  10. Anti-Aging: Keep Looking Good
  11. Three ways to approach aging
  12. Anti Wrinkle Cream Review
Posted by Carol Hudgens