Everybody knows the saying, “Age is just a number”. It has been connected or used in love stories and experiences. Your age doesn’t define who you are and what you are allowed to do especially in this generation. You will be laughed at for doing something that is only expected for young people or teenagers to do.
But with the years passing by, a lot of these young people want to grow up. Making them take drugs or smoke cigarettes due to peer pressure. This does not only affect the people around them, but also their health. This makes their telomere become shorter than the normal rate. So what will be talked about below are ways on how to lengthen telomeres.
Reduce stress and Overthinking
Stress can contribute in making you age in a real and bad way. For example, kids that were raised in a bad setting i.e. being abused and experience being bullied have around 40% shorter telomere length than kids that were raised in a stable and loving home. It is bad that kids can already experience stress at a very young age and makes them old because of a very sad reason.
Be active and start Exercising
Aside from achieving a wonderful physique and helping your body become stronger, exercise can lengthen the length of your telomere. It has been proven that a person who exercises has a longer telomere than someone who doesn’t. this is another reason as to why you should be hitting the gym.
Healthy food rich in Antioxidants and Vitamins
Vitamins can protect your cells and prevent your telomere from becoming short in a fast pace; while food is rich in antioxidants can help prevent ageing and can reduce cell damage. Taking vitamins can also help in lengthening your telomere though this might entirely depend upon a person’s lifestyle. Eating rich in antioxidants and vitamins is a sure way for you to have a longer telomere.
Meditating and Yoga
Those who have started doing yoga and meditation, plus turning vegan, have noticed that their telomere length has increased compared to those that didn’t. Reflecting in a very quiet place can help you in increasing your telomere activity because of how it affects not only your body but also your mind. This has been proved because there was once a study regarding women who were cancer survivors, started doing yoga and meditation and their telomere activities remained the same, compared to those that didn’t and theirs shortened throughout the duration of the study.
Changing your lifestyle for the better
Just changing some bad habits that can raise your stress levels and reduce the number of cigarettes that you smoke can already make a big difference. People with a healthy lifestyle have a younger biological age compared to those with unhealthy ones.
These are just some of the natural ways to lengthening your telomeres. It is better safe than sorry and you should start now in order to make sure that you are healthy and will live a long life.