Aging is the process of becoming older. Know how to Slow Down Aging painless

Aging is the process of becoming older. Know how to Slow Down Aging painless

Aging is the process of becoming older. Everyone can make a list of all the changes that come with age — muscle loss, memory loss, wrinkles, but no one really understands what aging is, why it happens and how to stop it.

Why do we age? 

Laura Slauson at Great Senior Living said: "The answer is complex, with many factors coming into play (including many unknown factors). Here's one aging definition that's perhaps too concise: the accumulation of damage to our cells, a process that starts as young as the age of 24. It's an incomplete definition because it only accounts for the physical causes of aging, not the psychological impacts of physical changes".

At what age do we start aging?

From around the age of 25, the first signs of aging start to become apparent on the surface of the skin. Fine lines appear first and wrinkles, a loss of volume, and a loss of elasticity become noticeable over time.

What things make you age faster?



6 Things That Are Making You Age Faster

  • Unhealthy Eating. A constant diet of fatty, carbohydrate-laden foods is a huge cause of premature aging.
  • Lack of Exercise.
  • Sun Exposure.
  • Alcohol.
  • Stress.
  • Smoking.

Types of Aging

There are five types of skin aging, including intrinsic, extrinsic, lifestyle, hormonal or catabolic. Intrinsic, chronological aging reflects the passage of time from gravity and genetics. Extrinsic aging is usually attributed to photoaging and smoking. Lifestyle or behavioral aging includes diet, alcohol, and drugs

Aging Process

Aging is a gradual, continuous process of natural change that begins in early adulthood. During early middle age, many bodily functions begin to gradually decline. People do not become old or elderly at any specific age. Traditionally, age 65 has been designated as the beginning of old age.

At what age does your face change most?

Before age 50 and also after age 60, female faces age—on average—about twice as fast as male faces; between 50 and 60 years, this sex difference in aging rate is even more pronounced (up to three times faster)

Know-How To Slow Down Aging Painless


According to Verywellhealth Aging can't be avoided. That being said, there are several measures you can take regardless of your age that can turn back your biological clock and help you live longer:


  • Eat well. Do yourself a favor and eat well. As a general rule of thumb, if you have to open it to eat it, you shouldn't be eating it. Read labels. Cut out sugary drinks and white starches, and incorporate more fruits, vegetables, fiber, and lean proteins.
  • Don't smoke. If you're a smoker, you've likely struggled with quitting, but don't give up. Quitting smoking improves circulation and blood pressure, and drastically reduces your risk of developing cancer.
  • Exercise. You might not be meeting the recommended 30 minutes of activity a day, 5 days a week, but the good news is that even just 15 minutes of moderate activity a day can improve longevity. Walk the dog, ride a bike or take a fitness class. Any activity is better than none at all.
  • Socialize. Socialization keeps us young and does wonders for longevity. Maintain good, healthy relationships with others. Stay connected to the ones you love and make it a point to meet new people.
  • Get sleep. Ignore the saying "you'll sleep when you're dead." You need sleep, regardless of the relationship you have with it. Get a good night of sleep every night and you'll reduce your risk of heart disease and lower your stress levels.
  • Don't stress. Stress, anger, holding onto grudges can be very damaging. If you work to reduce your stress levels low, you'll thank yourself later. Incorporate meditation or journaling into your day-to-day and give yourself a break.


Reverse aging

Israeli scientists say they have managed to successfully reverse the biological aging process – using only oxygen.

Recent research led by Tel Aviv University’s Prof. Shai Efrati, together with a team from Shamir Medical Center, found that when healthy adults over the age of 64 were placed in a pressurized chamber and given pure oxygen for 90 minutes a day, five days a week for three months, not only was the aging process delayed - it was actually reversed.

Specifically, the study, which is published in the peer-reviewed journal Aging, focused on whether the process could reverse two key indicators of biological aging: the shortening of DNA telomeres and the accumulation of resultant senescent cells.

A telomere is the end of a chromosome. Telomeres are made of repetitive sequences of non-coding DNA that serve as bumpers to protect the chromosome from damage during replication. Every time replication happens, these bumpers take a hit, making them shorter and shorter. Once the telomere reaches a certain length, the cell cannot replicate anymore, which leads to senescent cells: aging, malfunctioning cells that ultimately lead to cognitive or other age-related disabilities, and even diseases, such as cancer.

Some 35 adults over the age of 64 were involved in the study and were administered hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) utilizing 100% oxygen at an environmental pressure higher than one absolute atmosphere to enhance the amount of oxygen dissolved in the body's tissues.


Aging Gracefully - "The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. (Frank Lloyd Wright)"

Anti-aging naturally 

Aging Gracefully is possible for all older people. It comes down to attitude, not what you look like or what activities you can or cannot do.

Research has found that seniors with positive attitudes toward aging experience less cognitive decline. If we understand the purpose and meaning of our lives, we'll be more prepared for the inevitable challenges of growing older. We can adapt to change more easily.

Anti-aging natural skincare 

Wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots are another part of the normal aging process as our skin becomes drier and less elastic. You'll find hundreds of skin-care products making big promises related to aging. But beware of getting caught in a cycle of always seeking the "magic bullet" solution.

Most skin-care products don't work instantly, so you won't see immediate results. But that doesn't mean you should give up and buy something new. In fact, cosmetic companies make a lot of money from our ongoing quest to find the best anti-aging skin-care product.

Regular exercise significantly lowers your risk of diseases, such as heart disease and cancer, and helps you retain your mobility longer. Exercise also lowers stress and improves sleep, skin and bone health, and mood.

Being happy and keeping your stress down goes a long way in helping you live and age well.
Finding new and meaningful hobbies can help you maintain a sense of purpose and keep you engaged throughout the course of your life.
Drinking enough water helps keep you regular and improves your energy levels and brain function.
Good sleep is important for your physical and mental health. It also plays a role in your skin’s health.


Source:
https://www.healthline.com/health/aging-gracefully#seeking-help
http://www.fithealth.cyou/2021/04/makes-life-easier-with-age.html