Ageing – Factors – Dietary and lifestyle guidelines
Ageing is characterized a progressive and general decrease in function,leading to a reduced ability to adapt to change and preserve homeostasis. Ageing is not a disease but strongly increases the chances of suffering from a chronic disease. What are the different factors that accelerate aging? ….
Factors that accelerate ageing
- Excessive consumption of simple sugars,excessive production of insulin and poor glucose metabolism
- Increased homocysteine levels
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Excessive exposure to sunlight and excessive production of cortisol
- Inflammation plays a central role in the aging process
Guide to slow down ageing – Guidelines
- Exercise – Maintaining a healthy weight
Maintaining a healthy weight and body composition is key to healthy aging. Exercise – aerobic and resistance,are shown to offer prevention and management of chronic,age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease,dementia and cancer. The best result come from extended programs of moderate exercise – that is lasting for at least 40 minutes. 4 or ore times per week.
Diet – A nutrient dense,low glycemic,anti-inflammatory and phytochemical-rich diet is shown to support healthy ageing.
Detoxification – Both environmental and endogenous toxicity may directly cause genomic instability and contribute to decreased telomere length,inducing inflammation and oxidative stress and affecting mitochondrial integrity in a number of ways,all interconnected and contributing to aging and chronic diseases
It helps to improve quality and quantity of life. Stress hormones accelerate ageing as shown by telomere shortening and micronuclei frequency,both signs of genomic instability. It is believed that elevated cortisol and catecholamine output directly causes telomere shortening,may promote inflammation and may also increase oxidative stress
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