In the wellness world these days, there’s a new(ish) concept, labeled ‘autophagy’ that’s changing the way we think about health. And it may just be the key to slowing-down the aging process, enhancing our capacity to live longer and better. Interested?
Looking for the fountain of youth? There are several every-day habits and behaviors you can do, starting now, that can slow down aging at the most basic cellular level. They don’t cost much, or in most cases, anything, and they can, and should, last a lifetime -- in other words, a lot longer than ‘miracle’ potions or jars of skin cream. While absolute lifespan, for instance whether your grandmother lived to 85 or 95, is very much influenced by genetics, your ‘healthspan’ – how long you live well, is very much up to you.
This winter, think about immunity-boosting behaviors at every turn, with the goal of fortifying your body from head to toe, to make it an inhospitable environment for viruses to set up shop (and make you sick). Know that just about every move you make this winter — from when and how you eat, to how much you sleep, to what type of exercise you get — will either build immune resilience or erode it.
Here’s a silver lining in the pandemic we’re all stuck in the middle of. With each passing day, we learn more about the COVID-19 virus and how it behaves. That, in turn, inches us closer to winning the battle against it. But we’re still in the early stages, with many more questions than answers.
As much as we were all hoping to have COVID-19 on the run by now, it is still very much with us, with the Delta variant currently taking center stage. As the virus grinds on, continuing to follow CDC guidance and local mandates, getting the shot, masking, hand-washing and social distancing are all a big part of the ongoing battle. What else can you do to keep this unprecedented menace at bay? Do everything possible to support your immunity and remember, you’ve got a tremendous amount of control over it.