Why do people age differently? Why do people age at different rates? Why are some people whip smart and energetic into old age, while other people, much younger, are sick, exhausted, and foggy? You think of the difference visualy.
The answer is simple, and it has to do with the activity inside our cells. The quality of our health is shaped by the way we live. Today there are plenty of people who feel nurture is more important than nature---that it's not what you're born with, it's your health habits that really count. Here's what some people might say about an unhealthy 55 year old :
She's eating too many carbs
She needs to exercise more
she drinks too much alcohol
She's always stressed out
Which is right? Nature or nurture? Genes or environment? Actually, both are critical, and it's the interaction between the two that matters most. You are born with a particular set of genes, but the way you live can influence how your genes express themselves. In some cases, lifestlye factors can turn genes on or shut them off. As the obesity researcher George Bray has said " Genes load the gun, and environment pulls the trigger." His words apply not just to weight gain but to most aspects of health.
I can show you a completely different way of thinking about your health. I can show you how to take your health down to the cellular level. I can teach you how premature aging happens. What it looks like, and how it wreaks havoc on your body- I can also show you how to avoid and even reverse it.
This is a whole new way of examining the relationship between the human mind and body. I am talking about our Telomeres. (the tips of the chromosome) they are the small but vitally important part of the chromosome. I know this is getting very sciency but I want to make this fun and interesting . I also want you to live long and vibrant in a healthy amazing body!
Let's touch on these little babies called telomeres a bit more. Here's the deal they absorb the instructions you give them! The way you live can in effect, tell your telomeres to speed up the process of cellular aging, but good news is it can also do the opposite. The food you eat, your response to emotional challenges, the amount of exercise you get, whether you were exposed to childhood stress, and even the level of trust and safety in your neighbodhood-all of these factors and more appear to influence your telomeres and can prevent pre-mature aging at the cellular level. In short, one of the keys to a long healthspan is simply doing your part to foster healthy cell renewal.
I am working hard on a new course called "A new Way to Age" that will launch in April. I am excited to share this amazing information with you to help you age gracefully and live and vibrant abundant life. Without your health you have nothing.