Turning Back The Biological Clock
Who doesn’t want to look young? The concern becomes more paramount as we start to advance in age and mature in years. But despite every effort towards advancement, the one thing that we as human beings have not been able to control is time. The clock keeps ticking and with it our biological age. And given our obsession with looking young, feeling young, and staying that way, it is no wonder that a lot of research has gone into finding ways to stop the aging process. But before you can actually do the right thing to reverse aging, you need to get an idea of what is causing the change.
First, there are simple biological reasons that cannot be ignored or controlled (more like inevitable). For instance, aging is a natural process that occurs in all the body’s tissues, cells, and organs. These cells undergo changes with aging by becoming larger and less adept at dividing and multiplying. Among other things, there is also a growth in fatty substances and pigments that start to collect inside the cells.
At the same time, many cells also lose their potential to function properly or may start to function unusually. A pretty dismal picture so far, most would think.
And then there are factors like outside influences which can be controlled (these are the ones we can work on and will discuss in much detail in this book). If you have lifestyle habits like smoking, enjoy frequent nightcaps, or like to pop a pill every time you sneeze, you may unconsciously be promoting premature aging. Also, if you are not someone who likes to exercise regularly, you have just added years to your real age and unfortunately, these will show.
Advances in the medical field have allowed people to recover faster from illness and injury reclaiming their health back. It has also reduced the incidence of ailments and afflictions that were once considered fatal, but are now fairly easy to prevent and treat. Plus, many of these have now been downright eradicated.
But while we may not be able to reverse the biological clock, we can do a lot to take better care of ourselves so that age doesn’t show and we can still feel youthful.