Is Age Really Nothing But A Number? How to Lower Your Biological Age
- Created: 01 April 2016 01 April 2016
Is age really nothing but a number? With some people appearing to defy the digits on their birth certificate and boasting a much younger biological age than their chronological age, many of us would answer, yes.
Letting you in on the longevity secret, we take a look at how health and fitness can turn back the clock on your biological age, whether pressing pause on ageing by learning to let go of stress or sweating your way to a more youthful you.
De-stress to stop the clock
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Whether it is linked to work, family or money, we all get stressed and anxious. Unfortunately, in addition to sleepless nights and unwanted worry lines, stress can also increase our biological age dramatically by shortening the telomeres in our bodies. Reduce this effect by escaping on an educational stress management holiday where healthy lifestyle practices such as mediation and mindfulness will smooth away those frown lines.
Sweat your way to a youthful you
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In addition to the myriad of other benefits that exercise brings, it can also take years off your biological age. As well as maintaining good cardiovascular health, boosting your metabolism and improving your memory, exercise also slows down our cells basic ageing process. Improving your skin tone with the post-exercise face flush, sweat your way to a more youthful you on a fitness holiday which will keep you younger for longer, both inside and out.
Sleep to turn back time
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Great news! Spending an extra hour in bed can actually increase your lifespan. Our bodies need sleep to carry out vital cell repair and without the recommended 7-8 hours, our bodies are not able to complete this repair, meaning that over time the cells break down faster. Sleep also lowers the stress hormone cortisol, which is a significant barrier to achieving youthful longevity. Learn to banish insomnia on a sleep retreat and wake up with youthful energy.
Reduce ageing with healthy nutrition
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Processed foods are filled with free radicals that will have your biological age soaring above your chronological one. Replacing these foods with nutrient rich fruits, vegetables and fresh produce can help to lower the risk of diabetes, heart problems and other ailments. With nutrition experts and educational cooking classes, learn about healthy nutrition on holiday to make changes to your diet which will reward you with a lasting feeling of vitality.
Learn healthier habits to feel younger
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The first step towards biological longevity is swapping bad habits which damage your body for healthy habits that nourish it. Make small and lasting changes and notice how your body begins to defy your chronological age. Discover healthier habits on a healthy learning holiday where wellness experts will introduce you to practical lifestyle changes and how to maintain what youâ€™ve learnt long-term, for a healthier and more youthful you.
Laugh away the years
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Known as nature’s best medicine, laughter prompts a flood of serotonin into the body, which can boost your mood, release tension and even relieve pain. Releasing positive energy through a smile or laugh can also make you look younger as it lights up your face and brings a glow to your skin. Discover the healing benefits of laughter yoga on a yoga retreat and feel the years disappear as you laugh away the frown lines.
Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on 1300 551 353 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect holiday.