You might not be able to turn back time, but you can slow it down. Groundbreaking new research talks about what you can do to reduce your body’s signs of aging.
It might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but delayed aging is now a reality, thanks to new advances in science and research.
Americans are staying younger longer, found a recent study from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. “We measured people’s biological age through different markers of good health and found that the pace of aging has slowed over the past 20 years,” explains researcher Eileen M. Crimmins, Ph.D. People are not just living longer but also enjoying more years of prime mental and physical vitality, she says.
While genetics plays a role in how fast we age, new research shows behavioral changes also make an impact. “There’s a lot we can control through diet, exercise, and lifestyle,” says S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and chief scientist at Lapetus Solutions. (These all-star retinol skin-care products can’t hurt, either.)
Here, based on the latest science, are the five smartest things you can do to get the most powerful antiaging benefits.
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