How to Grow Younger as You Age

Three ways to reverse the aging clock:

1. Build more muscle.

Whether you’re a man or woman, building muscle on your body (and keeping it) will help you stay younger—even as you age. That’s because you naturally lose 3 pounds of muscle every 10 years.

Counteract this and give your body no choice but to keep the muscle by strength training regularly. The hormonal benefits from weight lifting can also keep you young due to the release of growth hormone.

2. Stop free radicals in their tracks.

One of the “aging accelerators” science has known about for decades is called free radicals. They’re found everywhere (in your environment, food, etc.) and cause cell oxidation, inflammation and breakdown of healthy tissue, contributing to the effects of aging.

Put a stop to this aging process with powerful antioxidants. Great ones to supplement with are vitamin C, resveratrol, and vitamin E. Research has also shown that drinking 2-3 cups of green tea per day can also help in the fight against free radicals.

3. Learn to relax and conquer worry.

All health factors aside, nothing can age you more quickly than constant stress and a worried mind. Learn to let go and relax to not only add years to your life, but to enjoy them in style! Start a meditative practice and learn to live in the present moment by letting go of past worries and future stresses.

Also, make sure to get enough sleep. Too many folks these days are sleep deprived and that only makes you more susceptible to stress and worry.