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The 7 Mechanisms of Aging

by adminadam in articles, education

The seven aging mechanisms that run down our bodies are:

  1. Loss and atrophy of cells
  2. Accumulation of unnecessary cells
  3. Chromosomal mutation
  4. Mitochondrial mutation
  5. Intracellular junk
  6. Extracellular junk
  7. Cross-links in extracellular proteins

Before gerontology comes to the rescue, you’ll have to take care of your own cells in the following ways:

  1. Exercise – Preferably up to 1 hour a day, the more the better. Weights, walking, swimming, yoga, you name it. Personally, I love weights, the stationary bike, and soccer.
  2. Sleep – 7+ Z’s per night will do you good.
  3. Proper nutrition: In addition to lots of good fat, protein, and vegetables, try throwing in some reservatrol (wine) and melatonin (use the supplement, or darken your sleeping area) to combat free-radicals, and perhaps lower your calorie intake (caloric restriction).
  4. Lower your stress and blood pressure levels: Meditation, exercise, laughing, walking, talking with friends, creativity, making art and music — these are all good things.
  5. Keep your mind in gear: Try to learn some synonyms, or read some great free books!
  6. Stay social to stay happy: Again, this will help with lowering your stress and blood-pressure.
  7. Keep up to date on important health research: try the Methuselah Foundation.

Read more about negligible senescence and what you can do to stay young and healthy.