A recent article in The New York Times reports on another study that shows that you can slow your aging with exercise. According to the study, middle age may be a critical time for you to ask your doctor if getting off the couch and start moving is right for you. Hypnosis for exercise motivation can help you to make movement a regular part of your day. For the past19 years I have been talking about exercise motivation. To me, it’s much less about slowing my aging as it is about being able to be active and do what I want to do when I want to do it as I age. As I age, I want the liberty in my life to be totally active. I don’t have to train to ride my bike 100 miles – I am ready to roll right now. That’s my definition of liberty. And, if it slows my aging, I’m OK with that too. Learn self-hypnosis to get yourself off of the couch to create liberty and slow your aging process.
Does Exercise Slow the Aging Process?
The New York Times, by Gretchen Reynolds, October 28, 2015: Almost any amount and type of physical activity may slow aging deep within our cells, a new study finds. And middle age may be a critical time to get the process rolling, at least by one common measure of cell aging.
For those of us who don’t know every portion of our cells’ interiors, telomeres are tiny caps found on the end of DNA strands, like plastic aglets on shoelaces. They are believed to protect the DNA from damage during cell division and replication.
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.
However, recent science suggests that exercise may slow the fraying of telomeres. Past studies have found, for instance, that master athletes typically have longer telomeres than sedentary people of the same age, as do older women who frequently walk or engage in other fairly moderate exercise.
But those studies were relatively narrow, focusing mostly on elderly people who ran or walked. It remained unclear whether people of different ages who engaged in a variety of exercises would likewise show effects on their telomeres.
The study also couldn’t tease out the ideal amount of exercise for telomere maintenance, Dr. Loprinzi say, because the survey asked only whether someone exercised at all, not how frequently.
Perhaps most important, the results don’t tell us whether longer telomeres translate into better health. But, Dr. Loprinzi says, other studies, including from his lab, “have shown that telomeres are predictive of mortality,” with shorter telomeres equating to shorter lives.
So the message seems clear, he says. “Exercise is good” for your cells, and “more exercise in greater variety” is likely to be even better.
One of my favorite stories that I share with clients is What’s Your Harley? It’s an experience with a Slender For Life™ hypnosis for weight loss client from about 15 years ago. When people want hypnosis for exercise motivation, I challenge them to discover, what is your Harley? What would be so motivating to you that would get you off the couch and move more? Read the story and let me know what would get you off the couch. Please share your motivators in the comment section below.
Read What’s Your Harley?
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Each and every time I exercise I feel renewed with energy.
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