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Book Review: "Lifespan" by David Sinclair

I'm reading a terrific book I'm sure you would really enjoy. Its called "Lifespan: Why We Age - And Why We Don't Have To" its by David Sinclair, a world-renowned age researching scientist and professor at Harvard. Here are 3 quick takeaways to help you, your friends or your family!

  • Take up fasting: Fasting has been around for years due to some religious practices. What researches are finding now is that by placing the stress of hunger on your body, your cells actually stop extending themselves and start to repair themselves. Countless studies have shown significant increases in lifespans of other mammals when calories are restricted over a large portion of their lives. You can tap into this opportunity simply be trying to intermittently fast during your day.

  • Exercise: More frequent exercisers have longer telomeres. Telomeres are nucleoprotein complexes at the ends of chromosomes and are indispensable for the protection and lengthening of your DNA (keeping your DNA from breaking down due to age). The longer your telomere the more likely you'll live a long, healthy life. Anything helps, so get out there and move!

  • Cold exposure: Exposure to cold activates special compounds know as sirtuins. These are a family of proteins that regulate cellular health. They play a key role keeping cells in balance. When they become activated due to cold exposure they then activate brown fat in our backs and shoulders. The presence of higher levels of this “brown fat” is associated with lower age-related disease. So take a cold plunge or shower a few times a week (or sleep in a cold room).

Read the book for yourself and draw more of your own conclusions. You can find out more about the book here.

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