Biological research has shown that telomeres, the caps on the ends of DNA strands within your chromosomes, tend to shorten during the aging process. It's still unclear whether the shortening occurs as a response to aging or the shortening causes aging. But there is evidence indicating certain lifestyle factors other than genetic may disrupt the shortening process. Why is this important? Because knowing the things that may cause telomere shortening can enable us to affect the rate of aging. Here are some of the factors that may affect how quickly you age:
BOTTOM LINE: No surprise here: living a healthy lifestyle by not smoking, exercising regularly, eating a nutritious diet, and controlling stress may allow you to live a longer life by lessening the risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Brian Danley, CFT
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.