Each year time seems to pass by faster and faster. We will try anything to slow down the aging process, but time is a relentless opponent. However, there is a way to combat time and maintain our health longer.
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is a movie about a man who ages backward. At birth, Benjamin Button has the physical makeup and ailments of an 80 year old man, but as he ages chronologically, his body becomes physically younger. Each year of his life, he becomes more robust and youthful. Wouldn’t it be nice if the science fiction of becoming younger each year could be a reality?
In a very real sense, you can turn back time and feel younger each year. Turning back your biological clock is the exact premise of the book “Younger Next Year” by Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge, M.D. The authors present a case for becoming functionally younger as you age. Exercise, as you might have guessed is one of the key components of becoming younger as you age. Each year, more of the science behind exercise is uncovered and the benefits of living an active lifestyle become exceedingly obvious.
How we live, determines the quality of our life to a greater degree than even genetics. More than 50% of the ailments and diseases of modern living can be improved or eliminated with exercise. The best news is that it does not matter when we start or what condition we are in when we decide to change our lifestyle. Exercise can help almost everybody feel better and become younger.
Dr. Lodge presents seven rules of living to be Younger Next Year. The first three rules all deal with exercise As you start exercising, you begin where you are and gradually progress to more activity as you adapt to your exercise program.
Here are the rest of Dr. Lodge’s rules for turning back your biological clock.
You may not age backwards as the movie character, Benjamin Button, but after reading “Younger Next Year”, you will have a plan to start turning your biological clock backward and feel younger as you age.
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