Top 7 Things You Can Do To Prevent Accelerated Telomere Shortening

You cannot (yet) stop the clock of aging, but you can slow it down. For now, that is all you need because shortly you will be able to stop it completely. It is important to understand that stress, depression, and anxiety accelerate the shortening to the telomeres. However, the following will not lengthen your telomeres; they will just slow down the shortening. What are those things you can do to slow down the clock of aging?

Quitting Smoking:

It is hard to imagine an anti-aging specialist who smokes. There are many good reasons for quitting, many benefits not only related to anti-aging but general health as well. Academic research seems to focus on the health benefits of quitting smoking, but the benefits to your appearance are self-evident.

Whiter teeth, brighter and younger skin, clear eyes, these are some of the appearance benefits you gain when you quit smoking. It also helps reducing facial wrinkles just like our One Truth Anti-Aging Serum, which treats facial wrinkles, not just hide them.

Losing Weight:

Obesity is another sworn enemy of anti-aging. Between 2014 and 2015, the obesity rate in our nation was an alarming 63.4 percent of adults. It is like a zombie apocalypse, and the numbers are going up, but you can save yourself. Shed excessive fat and maintain a healthy diet. The steps are simple; you just have to take them.

Endurance Exercise:

A copious amount of studies supports the claim that hitting the gym not only increases dopamine in your brain, which makes you happier, it also makes you healthier because the intense aerobic exercise you do in the gym protects the telomeres.

A recent study done by Mayo Clinic suggest HIIT exercise variety as it’s shown better muscle mass building in older individuals. So, exercise including running, swimming, and riding a bike can decrease the rate of accelerated telomeres shortening. “Keep it fun and adventurous.”

Supplementation:

Finding the right supplement for you could be tricky, but do not stop experimenting. They work, you just have to find the right combination for you. Dr. Bill Andrews recommends the sunshine vitamin, aka vitamin d, as it has many anti-aging properties in addition to being a skin care vitamin.

Omega fatty acids are another worthy addition to your arsenal, unlike vitamin D, your body cannot produce it on its own. We recommend that you adjust your diet AND employ supplementation.

Antioxidants and anti-aging are BFFs. They are found practically everywhere in cosmetics, food, and supplements too. They are praised as the cure to cell-damaging free radicals and an important weapon in fighting aging.

Reducing Stress:

Aging itself is a source of stress, but lowering your stress is key to anti-aging. For the time being, everybody is aging stressing about it will only accelerate it. One effective tactic against aging is dealing with your sources of stress intelligently. By working on reducing your stress, you can slow down the aging process. Learn how you can manage your stress, and you will be adding more years to your life. Tried and true.

Reducing Depression:

Depression is a side effect of aging that you can combat with vitamin D supplements. You can also fight depression by playing video games. However, for someone who is reading an article about how to slow aging you probably know that depression is bad for your health, which brings us to the next point.

Be Optimistic:

If you love anti-aging, that means you love life, otherwise, why would you want to prolong your life if you think life is suffering as some people do? In fact, there are many reasons to be optimistic about life in the future. A study out of Sweden shows that older seniors with higher morale had fewer issues and were younger than their pessimistic peers were. Once again, age is just a number. Therefore, “future-oriented optimism” is associated with longevity.

The Bottom Line:

Now that you know your enemies, what are you going to do about it? To wrap up, as long as you are alive your telomeres are getting shorter. Technology, medicine, and science are teaming up to find ways to elongating the telomeres until they find a way. We must find creative ways to fight aging on our own, what Dr. Bill Andrews call Preventing Accelerated Telomeres Shortening.

You can quit smoking, start losing weight, exercise more, take anti-aging supplements, fight depression, learn stress management, and be optimistic about the future.