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Do you ever wonder when scientists might actually come up with a guaranteed answer to slowing, or indeed reversing ageing? Well despite not yet having had that ‘Eureka!’ moment, recent research has discovered quite a bit in terms of slowing the ageing process, and it seems that some of us are already doing exactly what has been shown to help.
It might sound obvious, but healthy living has a more fundamental impact on your body than just your day to day processes. Doing things like Yoga, eating properly and exercising moderately, all assist in slowing and to a degree reversing, the ageing process, and they actually do this by affecting our DNA.
It’s the second largest organ in the body (the skin being the largest) and we manage to bash it about on a daily basis with all the toxins that we eat, drink and absorb. Strangely though, we don’t normally give it a second thought. In this post I cover why I think we all should pay it a bit more attention.
Some or your liver’s main functions:
– Processes the foods you eat after digestion, repackaging them for the rest of the body to use.
A latest study suggests that if you regularly get less than 6 hours of sleep a day in the course of your week, you could be giving your body a real kicking! There is a clear link between lack of sleep and things like poor brain function, obesity, heart disease and headaches. There were also effects on inflammation and the immune system that can lead to other health problems such as diabetes. In fact not getting enough sleep alters hundreds of genes, fundamentally changing the chemistry of the human body.
Sleeping enough hours a day is critical to rebuilding and repairing the body, and if we don’t give the body long enough to do just that, then it can lead to degenerative diseases. So, try to get a few early nights per week, so that you and your cells can enjoy a well earned lovely lie in!