Anti-aging products in Miami and throughout the country remain a necessity in the minds of aging adults. The quest to continue looking physically and mentally youthful appears to be gaining momentum as more than ten thousand baby boomers turn 50 years of age each day.
However, the pressure to maintain a younger appearance is no greater than in the body-beautiful capital of the nation, Miami Beach. In this region, cosmetic surgery centers and anti-aging clinics remain lucrative industries.
Inaptly, we tend to mask the aging process with cosmetic surgeries, Botox, topical ointments, useless elixirs, and other products, which offer only temporary appearance relief. None of these practices actually prolongs life; only conceal an aging structure that will eventually reemerge.
Fortunately, research has proven that moderate exercise along with wholesome nutrition is the most effective means to extend life and to improve the quality of your years.
In a 2006 published study conducted by the University of Washington, doctors followed more than 1,000 senior adults, age 65 and older for six years. At the onset of the study, all participants were deemed mentally fit. The study’s rationale was to determine how exercise affected senior health by evaluating cognitive function every two years, comparing participants who exercised versus those who did not.
Surprisingly, researchers discovered that seniors who exercised at least 3 times per week, showed a 32% reduction in risk of developing dementia. This revelation is tantamount to previous research supporting the principle that physical exercise is critical in slowing the aging process and improving both mental and physical well-being.
In collaboration with exercise, nutrition is vital for our total health. In his book: “The 120 Year Diet”, Dr. Roy L. Walford touts the results of people who reduce their daily ingestion of calories as a means of increasing longevity. Studies on animals have shown that dramatic increases in natural life occur by reducing caloric intake. The animals in the study had lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, memory loss and deteriorating immunity. The caloric reduction practice has been proven to work in humans as well, as long as balanced nutritional principles are applied.
In summary, the key to an anti aging regime remains contingent on several practices: Good nutrition, regular exercise, recurring social interaction, and developing a sense of purpose. It is up to each of us to put together a program that will enhance total health and optimistically, maximize longevity.
Kenneth W. Hallcom, Ph.D