In humans, the process of
ageing is defined as the accumulation of changes that take place over time,
which includes physical, psychological and even social changes.
Even though ageing is a
natural process it is feared by humans as we age, the body starts to
degenerate, which might cause diseases, mentally, our reaction time may slow
Scientists across the globe have been trying to reverse the process of ageing or even to slow it down. Unfortunately, there have been no concrete findings in this area as of today. You might have come across people whose chronological age varies from their biological age.
Biological age refers to the
age of your organs, hormones, muscles and brain. It refers to how well your
organs work and how much wear & tear your cells have been through.
Surprisingly, you will also come across certain people whose biological age is
less than their chronological age. Most commonly, when it comes to ageing,
people fixate on the physical appearance, but we should look inward to check
how well your body is performing, how much endurance it has.
Over the past few years,
there have been researches which have created tests and methods to fight biological
ageing. These researches have also analyzed that biological ageing is the
correct calculator for longevity than your chronological age.
If you pay proper attention
to your body and its needs, it is possible to be 60 years of age with a
biological age of 40. However, the reserve of the same stands true as well, you
could be 20 years old, and your biological age could be that of a 40-year-old.
It all depends on the lifestyle choices you make every single day. With the
right mindset and techniques, you can bring a significant change in your
biological age which will reflect in your day to day activities. This is far
easier to achieve than you might think.
Anti-ageing is not just about
how many wrinkles you have on your skin; it’s more about how well your body can
perform. With some basic techniques, you can make considerable changes in your
MITOCHONDRIA: IT’S IMPORTANT
Mitochondrion provides power
to your cells. It generates chemical energy that is required to power the
cell’s biochemical reactions. This chemical energy produced by the mitochondria
is stored in a small molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
With age, mitochondrion
produces less and less energy which makes you feel lethargic. This is a classic
sign of ageing. With this, the muscle mass and brain functions also decrease
and lead to degeneration of cardiovascular health as well. Even though this is
a natural process and happens with everyone, it does not mean it has to happen
with you. There are plenty of ways in which you can enhance your power source
and make yourself even stronger than before.
One technique that you can
adopt is upgrading your mitochondria. This will not only help you feel younger
but will also help you physically. It will also help in making your brain stronger
as it can avoid memory loss and even prevent Alzheimer’s. Mitochondria
enhancement helps in the overall improvement of your health, in turn increasing
EASY HACKS TO UPGRADE YOUR MITOCHONDRIA
Various studies have proved
that the Keto diet makes the existing mitochondria more effective and also
helps in growing/enhancing them. A keto diet helps in increasing mitochondrial
density in the liver and skeletal muscles of mice. This has effectively worked
for humans as well; wherein, ketosis surges mitochondrial function and shields
mitochondria from stress-related damage.
It is not necessary to be on
keto all the time, especially if it does not work for you. You can always try a
target keto diet, which will give you effective results, in turn, giving you
EXERCISING AND HIIT
Exercising, in general, is an
excellent method to power-up your mitochondria. However, if your body permits,
you must try HIIT as it is considered to be one of the best ways to increase
the mitochondrial function. It enhances the maximum amount of energy which can
be produced, which increases your overall energy.
Meditation holds great
importance in everyday life, and the benefits of meditation can’t be overseen.
Besides begin a great source of relaxation, it is a great tool to reduce the
sign of ageing. As meditation reduces stress, it automatically slows down the
process of ageing as well.
If you notice people around you, you’ll see the stressed ones look older than the ones who are not stressed; stress automatically reduces the brain function. Long-term practice of yoga and meditation can change the body at the cellular level and reduce the signs of biological ageing.
One of the most significant
impacts you will notice is on your sleep cycle. Younger people tend to fall
asleep a lot faster; allowing the body to repair rapidly during sleep. However,
sleep pattern changes as we grow older, and once you start experiencing less
sleep, you will start feeling fatigued, and the body will get less time to
rejuvenate and repair while you sleep.
This might sound fancy.
However, it’s a fundamental phenomenon that every human body performs on its
own; all you need is to know how to trigger it. This is a technique by which
cells move through various parts and eliminate anything old and replace it is
with a new and better version. Autophagy can be triggered with the help of
workouts and intermittent fasting.
All these changes can be made
anytime, and if you are willing to put in the hard work, you will start
wittiness the changes in your life very soon.