Tips to Turn Back the Clock on Aging

This is a very exciting time in the study of aging right now. Great strides are being made on the anti-aging front in recent years. According to The Center for Aging at Harvard Medical School there is research going on to restore some of the biological signs of youthfulness in mice.

This is a paradigm shift in how we think about aging. Like a damaged computer, they are saying that they can reboot the damaged cells to erase the corrupted DNA and get them back on track. That doesn’t mean we can slack on implementing some of the habits that will add years to our lives, though. With the signs of aging on the increase from poor diet and lack of exercise, it is more important than ever to practice healthier habits to make a difference in how you age.



Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals a link between obesity and the risk for heart disease, embolisms, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Research suggests that losing just 10 percent of your total body weight can make a huge difference in both your life expectancy and your overall health. Here are some other things we can do to slow down the aging process.

1. Limit Sun Exposure

In addition to increasing your risk of skin cancer, sun damage can also cause darkspots and wrinkles that can make you look years older than you actually are. Practice safe sun activities by making sunscreen part of your daily routine and wear hats and long sleeve shirts whenever possible. You won’t regret your decision to shield yourself from the sun when you have beautiful skin as you age.

2. Take a dance class

It’s great exercise and it’s fun too. Both will keep you young. Dancing will get your heart and your cardiovascular system pumping. It is great aerobic workout as well as a calorie burning activity. So, grab a friend and hit the floor!

3. Eat your veges

Yes, green leafy vegetables have antioxidants to fight off toxins as well as being linked to lower rates of Alzheimer’s. Good examples are romaine lettuce, mustard greens, broccoli, and kale. Eat 4-5 servings of Click here to read about food and supplements to keep you young. 

4. Get your vitamin C

Vitamin C can increase collagen production which firms the skin, and it also reduces stress and cognitive decline as you age. It is also a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect your cells. It helps to strengthen our immune system and has been shown to lower blood pressure. It also protects the body from free radicals that have been linked to many chronic diseases which can shorten your life span. Vitamin C can be found in numerous food options, or a daily supplement can get you some added vitamin C too.


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5. Grab that Chocolate!

Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc. The cocoa in dark chocolate also contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which provide several health benefits like lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation. Of course, I eat it because it’s good, but I’m glad to get the benefits too. 

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6. Put some honey in your tea

Honey is an antibacterial which can reduce your risk of infection and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use Oolong tea for a good source of antioxidants and polyphenols to keep your skin glowing.


7. Don’t sit all day

People who sit in a chair all day for work are increasing their risk of type 2 diabetes. Just make sure to take a short walk every hour, sit on an exercise ball, or work at a standing desk occasionally.

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8. Don’t skimp on the fiber


Increase your fiber for healthier intestinal good bacteria and reduce your chance of colon cancer. It can also control weight, protect against diabetes, and decrease your inflammation.
Fiber can be found in beans, fruit, grains, nuts, and vegetables or take a fiber supplement.


9. Endurance training or exercise

Endurance exercise can reduce inflammation, burn calories, and boost your immunity. 30-minutes of moderate exercise 5 days of the week will benefit the body’s ability to maintain its regenerative potential, and therefore could be like turning the clock back on aging. activities such as running, swimming, cross-country skiing and cycling, will help you age better.


As you can tell there are many things that we can do not only to become healthier, but also to reverse aging. Believe me when I say that I do these things also. The littlest thing can make a huge difference on how I feel and how my body reacts.

So, thanks for stopping by. Feel free to read some additional articles, try some links, or leave a message below and let me know your thoughts.

Thanks! and have a blessed day!


I’m a 57-year-old Gramma with 13 grand kids!

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