Is Reversing The Aging Process Even Possible?
Who doesn’t want to look younger?
The concern becomes more paramount as we start to get older and mature in years.
But despite modern science and every effort being made towards advancement in reversing the aging process, the one thing that we as human beings have not been able to control is time.
The clock keeps ticking and with it our biological age. And given our obsession with looking young, feeling young and staying that way, it is no wonder that a lot of research has gone into finding ways to stop the aging process. But before you can actually do the right thing to reverse aging, you need to know about factors that are causing the change.
For instance, aging is a natural process that occurs in all the body’s tissues, cells, and organs. These are simple biological reasons that cannot be ignored or controlled, as they are inevitable.
Our cells undergo changes with aging by becoming larger and less adept at dividing and multiplying. Among other things, there is also a growth in fatty substances and pigments that start to collect inside the cells.
At the same time, many cells also lose their potential to function properly or may start to function unusually. A pretty dismal picture so far, most would think.
There are however factors like outside influences that can be controlled and these are things that can be worked on which I will discuss in future articles on this site.
If you have lifestyle habits like smoking, enjoy frequent nightcaps, or like to pop a pill every time you sneeze, you may unconsciously be promoting premature aging. Sugar lovers also show signs of aging quicker, and believe it or not, if you are not someone who likes to exercise regularly, you have just added years to your real age and unfortunately, these will show.
The results can be less than pleasant; fine lines and wrinkles way before time, greying and thinning hair as well as weak and brittle nails.
However, as far as aging goes, most of us tend to be concerned with only half the equation; the superficial half.
But aging is not only about looking good on the outside. If anything, it’s about feeling great on the inside. If you are healthy on the inside, it will naturally reflect on the outside, giving you a youthful and vibrant appearance as well.
Of course, the way you appear to others is an obvious indicator of how successful you may have been in reversing the aging process. But when you pair it up with feeling healthy on the inside, the benefits of reverse aging are boosted.
A body that functions well heals well and looks good too is the full package for successful reverse aging.
Advances in the medical field have allowed people to recover faster from illness and injury and reclaim their health quickly. It has also reduced the incidence of ailments and afflictions that were once considered fatal but are now fairly easy to prevent and treat. Plus, many of these have now been downright eradicated.
But while we may not be able to reverse the biological clock, we can do a lot to take better care of ourselves so that age doesn’t show and we can still feel youthful.
Biological And Chronological Age Explained
Just to clarify things a bit, as humans we have two different ages – biological and chronological.
The biological age is the age that the person looks or seems.
The chronological age is the number of years that a person has been alive and starts with the birth date.
When we talk about reverse aging, it is the biological age that we want to retain and improve on, as the chronological one keeps ticking on, no matter what.
It is also the biological age that takes into consideration lifestyle factors and habits. So while how we age chronologically is beyond our control, there are things we can do to improve our biological age.
Reversing The Aging Process Naturally
Reclaiming your youth does not have to be an impossible task. It can be as simple as changing the things we do to ourselves because the damage that we bring on ourselves is the easiest to correct or control. There are a number of ways that you can optimize your health and prolong your life.
First, we need to deal with making dietary changes.
This process will not only remove toxic waste from the body but also boost your immune system by reducing systemic inflammation.
Damage control here is up to you, as you are in charge of your own body and you can play an active part in reversing the aging process.
The second part of this damage control involves preventing and reversing damage at cellular level.
This component of reverse aging may not totally be up to you as factors promoting aging are genetically programmed into your cells. Having said that, there are still some proactive measures you can take to prevent damage at the cellular level.
For one, you can incorporate more exercise into your daily routine to keep circulation moving, the heart pumping well, and the lymphatic system flowing freely. This will, among other things, nourish and replenish you and keep your body agile.
Second, you can invest in some quality anti-aging products that will work internally to regenerate cells and minimize aging effects.
The final step in this process addresses hormonal changes that affect aging at a macro level.
Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers telling the body what to do and when. With regards to aging, hormones tell the body how to age and any fluctuations in hormonal levels affect the aging process.
While hormonal production cannot be completely dominated by any single treatment, you can make small but sensible changes to restore these imbalances. Some basics to boost the body’s ability to create and balance hormones include changing lifestyle and dietary habits while staying away from common stressors and detoxifying.
And then, of course, there is all that hormonal therapy that you could get involved in, but do you really to go there?
Instead, follow a sensible age-reversing protocol that will help you better control the way you age. These basics can not only prevent and reverse chronic illnesses but also the signs and symptoms of aging.