Science has made stunning discoveries in this area of human interest; it is something we all want to know more about:
Can we slow down the process of ageing?
Can we live longer?
If we can, how?
It is a highly technical subject; and too detailed to examine comprehensively in this article. But, some powerful pointers to help you slow down the ageing process, and increase your chances of a healthier old age, are offered.
What determines your biological ‘age’?
Our parents prepare us from a tender age to believe that we can live to a certain age. They assure us of a predestined lifespan of between 60-90 years. But there is no definitive speed at which each person should age gracefully: we are all totally different. Some people look and act young when they are actually very old; while others do not. Our body’s biological age is a reflection of our physical, mental and spiritual journey through life. In perfect conditions, our bodies can survive up to the age of 125 years! Look at the two very different lists below: the potential for ageing becomes quite obvious when you compare such a plain difference in lifestyle.
The first person has all the attributes to significantly slow down the ageing process and live to old age with good health. The following are lifestyle characteristics that promote longevity:
If your life is reflected through these characteristics, then you have adopted the attributes which significantly slow down the ageing process. These increase your chances of living up to old age with good health.
The second person lifestyle characteristics do not promote longevity:
If this list matches your lifestyle, then you may be ageing fast! This is the time to take action; and make some changes if you want to improve the quality of your latter years. It may be a daunting task to make lifestyle changes. However, by taking things one step at a time, and being consistent in developing new lifestyle habits, you will succeed.
By Retirement Life Hub Team