NY Times article yesterday on the impact of physical activity on aging of our body cells has important advice that middle age (40 to 65) may be a critical time to get the process rolling.
Scientists now view a cell’s biological age by measuring the length of its telomeres for body’s biological and chronological ages rarely match. A cell could be relatively young in terms of how long it has existed but may function slowly or erratically, as if elderly. Paul Loprinzi, Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Mississippi, who has done several studies on the subject, points out telomeres are predictive of mortality, with shorter telomeres equating to shorter lives.
As a cell ages, its telomeres naturally shorten and fray. But the process can be accelerated by obesity, smoking, insomnia, diabetes and other aspects of health and lifestyle. In those cases, the affected cells age prematurely. Biological age reflects how well (or not) a person’s body is getting older, reflected in the visible facial features like wider mouth, larger nose, drooping of eyes corners, plump face and whole lot sages as gravity triumphs over the collagen and elastin fabric of the skin.
Recent evidence now suggests exercise may slow the fraying of telomeres. Numerous studies have found that physically active persons have longer telomeres than sedentary people of the same age, as do older women who frequently walk or engage in other fairly moderate exercise.
At Herbally Radiant we have been following the latest findings on health in general and the aging process of skin in particular. We believe that youthful appearance is integral part of good health. The multi-billion dollar ‘anti-aging’ skin care business is now on overdrive as consumers are constantly learning more about the aging process in order to prevent premature aging signs on face. Cosmetic businesses are investing a great deal on search of ideal products, and so are the scientists on the look out for new formulae.
Scientists now feel that detailed cell research could be used to test whether products touted for their anti-ageing effects make any difference. It could also help consumers to learn the right kind of facial care products that have healthy effect.
On one point there is total agreement among scientists and cosmetologists that the plant-based preparations to feed, nourish, and cleanse skin have the safest, most efficacious and long lasting effect. The traditional formulations that are made in harmony with nature are the best recipe for enhancing beauty and preventing premature aging signs. The new statistical studies even tell how flower essences are also a type of energy, or vibrational medicine, that can have a subtle yet beneficial effect on skin.
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