Do you want to discover how to hijack the ageing process?

Guess what? Ageing is not a simple passive degenerative process, but one regulated by distinct biochemical pathways, which you actually can well and truly influence

It all comes down to keeping something called 'telomers' long and happy. So what are telomeres again?

Imagine shoelaces, with the little plastic pieces over the ends - preventing the lace from fraying at the ends. This is exactly like a telomere. Telomeres, are the tiny protein sheaths on the ends of your chromosomes, these help keep your DNA in prime condition, when not in prime condition the telomeres shorten leading to poor health and ageing itself. 

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Although there are other factors related to aging, it appears that the length of your telomeres correlates to your biological age. Longer end caps are a sign of youthfulness. Your brain, organs and systems function better when telomere length is preserved. Shorter end caps indicate cellular aging. 

"If they wear down too much, the genetic material in your chromosomes is no longer protected," says Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., a coauthor of the new book The Telomere Effect. "This inhibits your cells' ability to function properly, which speeds up the aging process" 

What factors cause your telomeres to deteriorate;

  1. chronic stress - The number one baddie. Studies show clear evidence of the relationship between lifestyle, stress, telomeres and aging. Stress, in its many forms, speeds up telomere shortening.
  2. lack of exercise
  3. poor diet
  4. alcohol and tobacco
  5. lack of quality sleep

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