New research suggests that you can shave years off your biological age and your appearance. Some of the most exciting research involves telomeres, the caps at the ends of chromosomes that protect our DNA from damage. Although telomeres shorten naturally with age; smoking, stress, and obesity can speed up the process. Short telomeres have been associated with higher risks of chronic diseases, including diabetes and some cancers. Studies have concluded that shorter telomeres can also make us look older. People who are 60 but appear 75 for example, probably have shorter telomeres”
Diets rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, whole grains, fish, and olive oil, and a moderate amount of red wine may be more effective than other healthy diets at preventing accelerated telomere shortening. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston Women found that women on the diet had longer telomeres. The study showed that it’s possible to take a year and a half off your biological age with modest changes to your diet.
Researchers haven’t yet isolated which components of the diet appear to be the most effective, but the women who adhered to it most closely had the longest telomeres. You may also want to swap your soda for that glass of cabernet: According to another study, sugary sodas don’t just widen your waistline; they also shorten your telomeres. The study found that someone who drank just eight ounces of sugary soda a day had shorter telomeres than someone who drank no soda at all. Drinking 20 ounces was associated with 4.6 years of additional biological aging, an effect comparable to that of smoking.
There are tremendous anti-aging benefits from exercise too. Research indicates that staying active can preserve everything from mental acuity to muscle mass. Now, it seems, exercise can also take years off your complexion. Researchers at McMaster University Medical Center in Ontario, Canada, found that people who took part in moderate endurance exercise for 30 to 45 minutes twice a week for three months developed younger-looking skin. At the microscopic level, their skin was about 20 years younger. It makes sense to do endurance exercise—biking, running, the elliptical—at least twice a week.
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