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Although our genes play a certain role in life expectancy, researchers agree on one point: All future achievements of medicine can only lead to the goal if each individual makes a significant contribution to it. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Markus Hengstschläger, Director of the Institute of Medical Genetics at the University of Vienna and author of the bestseller “Finally Infinite” knows: “Man cannot be reduced to his genes, especially when aging – the interaction between genetics and Environment. Genes are just pencil and paper – everyone writes the story themselves.” In his best-in-the-eu show on the subject of anti-aging, Hengstschläger mentions important steps with which we can decide for ourselves on the pace of our aging process:
REDUCING CALORIES
Studies on different organisms have shown that calorie reduction increases life expectancy by up to 50. Although no studies have yet been carried out on the direct impact on human life expectancy, we already know the consequences of excess calorieinate and obesity, as well as the importance of high-quality calories in particular, and should be for this reason, pay attention to this. In addition, experts recommend leaving longer intervals between meals and forgoing the small things in between. During these breaks, the metabolism comes to rest and the insulin level can drop again. This is important, because the constant insulin high drives cravings. Our body is giving us a good signal here, namely hunger! This means: do not eat too often, but at the latest when you are hungry!
FREE RADICALS ANNOUNCE THE FIGHT
Even with the healthiest metabolism, so-called free radicals are created. These are unstable molecules that lack an electron. To compensate for this, they ruthlessly snatch electrons from our cells. As a result, the cell itself becomes a free radical and snatches an electron from another cell – a chain reaction is formed. Stress, intense sports, environmental influences, smoking, alcohol – all of this also promotes them.
Free radicals damage cells, proteins, lipids and even THE DNA itself. Gradually, they cause damage leading to functional and structural changes. This forms the basis for many diseases and leads to faster aging. This makes it all the more important to have sufficient intake of different antioxidants. These release electrons to the free radicals more easily than cells – thus our cells are spared. They are found, for example, mainly in vitamin C, B2 & E as well as in resveratrol and in the mineral selenia as well as in phytochemicals. All this and much more can be found abundantly in a daily ration VABO-N ESSENTIALS.
ACTIVE STAY – PHYSICAL & GEIST
Exercise, especially moderate athletic activity, is a proven remedy against a number of diseases. For example, it counteracts depressive moods and osteoporosis, helps prevent heart disease, promotes blood circulation to the body as well as lung and muscle function, and supports our immune system. A high level of mental activity can also counteract dementia in old age. It is believed that the protective mental activity has something to do with the so-called plasticity of the brain. This means with his ability to form new connections between the nerve cells again and again.
THE PERSONAL SLEEP & WACHZYKLUS
Most people know that there are so-called early risers and late risers – that our genes are responsible for this, probably the fewest. Studies have shown that in some people a so-called cycle of gene activity lasts 25 hours, in others it is completed after 23 hours. The latter, i.e. the early risers, are tired earlier in the evening but in the early hours of the morning. In any case, the culturally regulated 24-hour day can be detrimental to both of them. For example, both types have their efficiency high at different times in their professional life. In addition, most regeneration processes take place in the resting phase of the body, i.e. during sleep. At night, the hormone melatonin, which is responsible for repair processes, and the growth hormone HGH work at full speed. In order for the cells to regenerate optimally, one should observe one’s personal sleep cycle and, if possible, adhere to it.
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