Have you ever wondered what put would be like to live healthfully all the years of your life? The saying, "It's the life in your years - not the years in your life" has a lot of truth. The fears surrounding aging using revolve around losing the control we have when all cylinders are working full blast. I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal today that discusses something called, " Negligible senescence". This concept refers to being able to get older without the ravages that go along with it. the tortoise is one example of being able to age without changing. Why? Apparently, their cells can divide more than twice as many times as human cells before aging out. This allows them to live a long and healthy life! Scientists called biogerontologists are working diligently to help humans live more healthfully. My exercise instructor used to quip, "Your health is your wealth." How true. Trials with humans are being done to figure out how to prevent the senescent cells from building up in our bodies. How refreshing it would be to see doctors note from treating older people with disease to treating them in a way that Ould prolong the healthy years. Not an easy road and already there have been failures. Remember the grape study that predicted that resveratrol would slow down the aging process? A spectacular failure with the drug company closing down. The WSJ mentions that "aging causes 85% of the deaths in our country, but receives only 6% of government healthcare funding." Meanwhile, it's important to live your life mindfully; exercise, eat better and wear sunscreen. This is the only way you will live long enough to receive the benefits of new aging treatments. I can only dream of glossier hair and luminous skin!!
HealthSpan = Wealth Span
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