Delay the negative effects of ageing – start exercising!

exercise slows down agingWith each passing day the thought of losing the youthfulness and body metabolism starts hitting at an early age. With body losing its balance slowly and moving towards bad reflexes, memory power and slower metabolism, our body ages slowly but there is one thing that you can do to prevent from the ageing.

Researches show that there is something that you can actually do to prevent your body from ageing or more to make you hold on to your age and that is – exercising!

Exercise slows down aging

There have been numerous researches showing that fit and exercising older adults can be as active and performing as the young ones. As with age the body starts to get older and less functioning there is a need to maintain your body and the researches have made it evident that it is possible to maintain your body and be active as much as you had been in your youth.

Exercising as we all know is like a boon to our body. With stretching, jogging, running and even doing yoga you are able to lose weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle, cure bad mood and maintain a good sleep cycle.

But in the latest research the results show that when older adults are exercising regularly they tend to have the same stamina and strength as young people. This is clearly understood by a study on the group of cyclists who used to be doing cycling from the very young age.

Cycling we all know works on the body balance and build strength in the body. With increased stamina and better metabolism cycling surely is a complete workout. So when the group of old cyclists were chosen for the research it was found that they were all fit and active. People from similar lifestyle were chosen and put to different routines to test their strength and stamina.

These groups of people were also checked on their body strength and build and found to be as fit as a young adult today. With inspection of the cardiovascular systems, metabolism, hormonal levels and muscle strength the group seemed to be perfectly healthy! Their stamina and endurance were also good.

Amazing results of the research on cyclists

The results of the group of cyclists were given to a clinician and asked to predict the age of the people and it was impossible to do so! Given the older people have decreased muscle mass and lower endurance, the age became evident but apart from these reasons the prediction of age seemed impossible. Thus proving that exercising can help you retain the youthfulness of the body and stay active for longer.

The reporters and scientists told that exercising regularly can help your body function well from inside and keep you young from within. With better functioning of organs and disease free from inside, the body remains as good as youth.

What amazed us the most was that these people were as fit mentally as they were physically! With possibly lesser signs of depression and anxiety, they had the right mental health.

Although this was a simple test depicting the impact of exercising on regular cyclists, the research is made on varied groups of people and progressing towards better understanding. Further research shall reveal more comprehensive and detailed study with more lifestyles chosen and the impact of exercising on different lifestyles.

So if you still think that a walk in the morning or taking the steps instead of lift is not going to count – think again!

Exercising in any way can prevent you from ageing, and keep you active even in the oldest of time!

Low-calorie and low-carb diets could help you live longer!

An unhealthy life is often associated with larger calorie intakes, eating junk food, no exercise and sleeping for long hours and this time there is a fully researched and complete understanding!

Calories are the reason for faltered lifestyle, improper body and mostly the longevity. But most importantly calories make your age faster which explains more junks more wrinkles!

Scientists are of the view that calorie reduced diets are the ideal way of promoting health and slowing down the ageing process. As calorie reduced diets are known to affect the activity levels of almost 900 different genes, it helps in promoting health to the genes which are linked to the memory formation of the brain and also the ageing process.

Calorie reduced diets are also linked with reduced risk of heart diseases and lung problems. But for the first time there has been an understanding that reduction in calorie can affect genes which work on the memory and ageing process of a person.

Dietary restrictions have since long been associated with better health and reducing weight. The including of healthier food items like fruits and vegetables while cutting off the junk food has worked in triggering the body’s health. People following diets which have the restricted play of calories and carbs tend to have a much fitter and healthier body.

This is the reason that most weight loss programs have low carb diet and reduced calorie intakes designed for the people who want to lose weight.  But the linking of reduced calorie diet with the genes in the body and effect of it in slowing the ageing process of the body has been done for the first time.

This does not in any way mean that restricting calories will keep you youthful all your life. The study makes clarification that lesser number of calories slows the ageing process, but ageing shall happen nevertheless.

The benefit of reduced calorie diet is that it reduces the risk of heart diseases, stroke, stress, high blood pressure and also keeping your weight in check. But the impact on the memory and ageing is known for the first time.

To prove this a test was carried on the female mice by Dr. Ginsberg, associate professor at NYU Langone. A female mouse unlike the male mouse is more prone to dementia and proves more significant to study in relation with humans. And thus these female mice were fed pellets which had 30% less calories as compared to the normal pellets. Test of the gene expression over time were done on the mice to understand the impacts of the diet. And continued attention was given on their behavior and any health changes that arise.

The result of the test was presented in the annual meeting of Society of Neuroscience at Washington DC. It said that calorie reduced diet affects huge number of genes in the female mice body which has an impact on memory and ageing. Though this study could not clear that the human body would reiterate the same and would be beneficial for long term too. As restricting humans to long term calorie reduced diet is tough, the study shall take time to work.

Although the study revealed that control on calories and carbs in a diet is healthier for your lifestyle, health and also slows down the ageing process. The scientists also suggest that drinking moderately, not smoking, keeping a healthy diet and maintain weight at all ages is going to have a positive impact on health and reduced ageing.

And so try making the change today no matter if you are 25 years old or 70, decrease in calorie makes an increase in the life span.