Ask anyone, including you doctor, what causes you to age? You might get the following answers – we don’t know, we are all programmed to age, oxidation, wear out, damage to DNA, and a few more. If you don’t know what causes something to happen, how can you stop it from happening?
I am not claiming that you can stop aging, but you can stop a lot of things related to aging, mainly the diseases associated with aging. The primary diseases that affect the elderly are cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. If you could grow older and not have to worry about these diseases affecting the quality of your life, wouldn’t you agree that it would make your world so much better?
There are two primary causes of aging. I wrote a book on them. I talked about what these two causes are and what people do to accelerate the aging processes or decelerate them. You can do two or three things correctly and eight or ten things wrong. We all age. It’s the things we do daily that make a difference in the long run.
I did a quick survey of answers to questions centenarians (100-year-olds) gave regarding their ability to surpass the 100-mark in their lives. Typical answers were – forgive, get a pet, live each day, don’t dwell on the past, learn to adapt, get the right parents, think positive, be active, walk daily, don’t eat too much, taking naps daily, don’t eat junk food, mind your own business, don’t worry, and many more. Several of these address lifestyle – what we do daily – eating, drinking, exercising, relationships, etc.
Our lifestyle determines our future. Everything you do each day impacts the bottom line of your longevity; and, the quality of your life. Why can’t you make changes in your lifestyle today so that you wouldn’t have to worry about Alzheimer’s or Parkinsons or some other age-related disease? It’s about knowledge and consistent action.