In the course of life (approx. from the age of 25) the ageing process begins. This is often the trigger for the desire of many people to stay young or to look a little younger again: Ageing cannot be stopped or reversed, but with the right measures it can be slowed down.
Why do we age?
On the one hand, this is related to the two essential biochemical mechanisms of cellular ageing: On the other hand, individual risk factors and incorrect behaviour that accelerate the ageing process still play a role:
- The ageing of cells and also
- The decrease in hormone production
- Wrong diets
- Unbalanced eating habits
- The intake of high amounts of energy through fat, protein, sugar and alcohol
- A disturbed acid-base balance
- Radical diets
- Food Combining
- Tobacco and alcohol
- Professional and emotional stress
- Too short and irregular rest and recovery periods
- Lack of sleep
- Extreme competitive sport
- Insufficient exercise
What accelerates the aging process?
The aging process can be accelerated by various diseases. These are also known as age-related diseases. These include diseases of the digestive tract (for example): And metabolic diseases such as: Likewise, hormonal changes (e.g. the female menopause) are negative factors that can accelerate the aging process. – diseases of the stomach, including gastritis or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
- Diseases of the small intestine
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Diabetes mellitus
- Vascular calcifications (arteriosclerosis)
- Depression or
- Dental diseases
Can the ageing process be stopped or reversed?
Unfortunately, the aging process cannot be stopped or reversed. Every person ages with the years. This does not only mean the outer appearance, i.e. not only the first wrinkles on the face, but also other parts of the body.
With the years our organ function decreases, the composition of our vessels changes. These become increasingly stiffer. Our cells divide more and more slowly and hormones that protect our body are produced less and less.
You can think of it like a beloved piece of furniture: Even if you always handle your sofa carefully, after years your sofa will not look the same as it did when you started. And you can’t turn it around, i.e. change your sofa so that it looks new again. Although the aging process cannot be stopped, you can delay the aging process by adopting the right lifestyle with healthy eating and exercise. It is also important to mention that the ageing process can vary greatly from one individual to another. On average, it begins at the age of 25, but it can also begin as early as puberty or not until the age of forty.
How can the aging process be slowed down?
The aging process can be slowed down by avoiding factors that cause cell stress. Why? Cell stress releases free radicals.
These radicals damage our body. They cause inflammation, damage our organs and make us age faster. The following is a list of factors that can trigger cell stress and should therefore be considered:
- Exercise Little exercise accelerates the ageing process.
With sufficient sport you can keep fit longer. It is sufficient if you do sports for 30 to 60 minutes about twice a week. – Nutrition The role of nutrition should not be underestimated, as many vitamins that our body needs can be taken in with the diet.
It also has an antioxidant effect: this means that a healthy diet can counteract radicals and thus protect against cell stress. A healthy diet includes a lot of vegetables and also fruit. It should also be rich in nutrients and fibre.
- Water A sufficient water content of 2-3 litres is very important, especially for your kidney function. Therefore you should pay attention to it. – Everyday stress Stress also affects your body in the form of cell stress. You should therefore try to avoid stress as far as possible.