Your Anti Aging Weapons


By definition, we are all getting older. So the question is not whether our bodies will age, but how well they will age. The great news is that we can positively impact our bodies aging process, increase energy, lose weight and improve our overall health by making thoughtful choices about the foods we choose and the way we exercise.

Here are three ways to increase the life in your years, as well as the years in your life.

1. Take Those Omega-3s Every Day

The omega 3 connection to healthy aging is based on building evidence that associates part of our chromosomes called telomeres with the rate in which our cells age, or biological aging. The discovery of telomeres and its connection to biological aging was awarded The Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2009. Telomeres are protective caps of DNA at the tips of a chromosome that get shorter the more times a cell divides. Over time, telomeres can be damaged and shortened due to many factors including inflammation, smoking, weight gain or lack of exercise. When the telomeres become too short, the cell can no longer divide, and will become inactive or “die”. The shortening of these telomeres has been identified as a new biomarker of biological aging.

Anti Inflammatory SupplementsIn a recent omega 3 aging study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, patients with a high Omega 3 Index had a much slower rate of biological aging. In fact the quarter of patients with the highest Omega 3 Index had a 65% slower rate of telomere shortening compared to those with the lowest Omega 3 Index. The patients in this study with the fastest aging cells had an average Omega 3 Index of about 3.1%, compared to an average score of 8.7% in the group with the slowest aging cells.

The best way to increase your Omega-3 Index is by eating omega 3 rich fish and taking Omega 3 supplements. To know if you are getting the right types & levels of Omega 3, you can check your Omega 3 Index with our Gene Smart Omega 3 Home Blood Test.

2. Exercise Regularly

Regular exercise can also slow your rate of biological aging. In a study that evaluated numerous sets of twins with varying activity levels, it was found that the twin who was more active had much longer telomeres than the less active twin. Click here for a sample execise plan and get help getting started.

3. Eat Right to Reduce Inflammation

The latest science tells us that many health conditions we once considered diseases of aging, are in fact, diseases of inflammation. Whole body inflammation has been associated with a range of conditions including diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, allergies, and autoimmune disorders. By following the four simple Gene Smart Anti-Inflammatory Diet Principles, you can reduce whole body inflammation and improve your overall health.

Do you know others who are interested in pursuing an anti inflammatory lifestyle? Send them a copy of The Gene Smart Coach, and encourage them to sign up for their own weekly copy. When they sign up for our free weekly newsletter, they’ll receive our 10-page Anti Inflammatory Diet Guide for free!

Words of Wisdom

“The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.”
-Robert Cushing




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