The Truth of How to Turn 50 or 60 into the New 30 – Part III

If you have read the first two articles in this series on how baby boomers can make turning 50 or 60 the new 30, you have already learned a lot about what ages our body. Such things as inflammation in the body, insulin resistance, oxidation, and glycation all contribute to speeding up the aging process of the body’s cells. You have also learned some things you can do to help address these processes. In this final segment of the series on aging, we are going to look at the role that lifestyle choices make in helping to slow the aging process.

Being a personal trainer who specializes in working with baby boomers such as yourself, I come across people on a daily basis who are in search of the fountain of youth. If there is one thing that is the most important issue when it comes to slowing the aging process, it is that of the lifestyle choices that you make. Forget spending money on anti-aging products and expensive procedures to make you look younger. The answer really likes in taking care of yourself.

Here are the main things you should focus on to help slow the aging process and turn back the hands of time:

Exercise. You probably know that you need to exercise in order to be healthy. But you may not realize how important it is for you to do resistance training. By doing resistance training, you will build muscle mass, which will boost your metabolism, and avoid the common shrinking of the muscle mass as people age. Exercising also lowers your insulin levels and raises your good cholesterol rates, which helps to protect your heart. Resistance training also helps to avoid the oxidation process that ages the body’s cells. Aging people often lose over 30 percent of their muscle mass, making strength training essential to improving longevity.

Diet. Eating a healthy diet cannot be understated when it comes to fighting the aging process. Some foods, like processed foods and added sugars, help to age the body faster because they cause inflammation. It is important to avoid added sugars and things that are high on the Glycemic Index (GI). High GI foods such as pasta and sugary foods make insulin levels spike, while low GI foods such as vegetables do not.

Sleep. Your body has to get proper quality sleep on a regular basis in order to maintain proper function. Be sure to make it a priority and even fit in short power naps if you feel you want a quick pick-up. Getting proper rest also helps to keep your brain sharp, so it doesn’t age as fast.

There is no doubt that the lifestyle choices that you make will extend your baby boomer aging years and keep you looking younger. When you choose to live a healthy lifestyle, you won’t need to find secrets and tricks because your body will automatically respond in a positive manner. Making age 50 or 60 the new 30 is as simple as eating healthy, being physically active, and getting proper sleep!

2 thoughts on “The Truth of How to Turn 50 or 60 into the New 30 – Part III

  1. packer fan

    Great article

  2. Brian Post author

    Glad you liked it!

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