We all know that eating healthy, exercising, and reducing stress levels improves our health. Who knew that it could actually reverse aging on the genetic level?
Following a program that included a diet high in whole fruits, vegetables, and unrefined grains; walking 30 minutes a day for six days a week; and participating in group stress-reduction and breathing exercises, a group of 10 men with low level prostate cancer were compared to 25 who did not partake in the program.
Research showed that the patients that participated had a 30% increase in telomerase, an enzyme that affects telomeres. Telomeres, the ends of genetic code, start to fray as individuals age. This fraying can lead to aging and a host of disease. In addition, patients in the study showed positive changes in gene expression for 500 different genes!
Making positive changes in your diet, exercise regimen, and stress reduction techniques can have a huge impact on your life starting today. Every little step towards a healthier lifestyle will not only make you feel better physically and mentally, it will give your body the power to combat the aging process. Take charge of your health today!
To read the full article on reversing aging, please see the article “Healthy Diet May Reverse Aging, Study Finds”