Aging is a natural phenomenon that is a part of the human experience. Though aging is not an option, how we age is. Many people begin to experience increases in pain, poor cognitive functioning, stiffness, and other degenerative changes with each passing year. People most often attribute such ailments to their chronological age. Chronological age does play a role in degenerative changes, but why does one 80-year-old suffer while another can play sports and walk pain-free? The answer lies within lifestyle choices accumulated through the years that change an individual’s biological age or the age a person appears based upon metabolic markers.
Markers in Determining Biological Age
- DNAmAGE Methylation Test
- Telomere length
- Grip Strength test
- C-Reactive Protein Levels
- Testosterone levels
- Deadlift Test
Signs of Early-onset Aging
- Joint pain
- Muscle stiffness
- Loss of Strength
- Daytime fatigue
- Brain fog and poor focus
- Digestive distress
- Increased anxiety/depression
- Mood swings/Irritability
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Poor skin tone
- Trouble losing weight
- High-blood pressure
- Vision changes
- Dizziness/Balance troubles
- Decreased libido
- Sugar cravings
- Breathing difficulties
Can the effects of aging be reversed?
It has long been thought that degenerative changes due to aging were permanent. However, as more research is performed in anti-aging science, it has been proven that within each of us lies mechanisms to regenerate and reverse aging. For example, a recent study conducted on 43 males between the ages of 50 and 72 displayed markers of DNA damage from aging changed in as little as eight weeks when the right lifestyle choices are made. The control group became younger in 8 weeks through nutrition, meal timing, exercise, and stress management.
Steps to Reversing Age-Related Damage in 8 Weeks
- Eating an all-organic diet focuses on dark leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, berries, beets, and organ meat.
- Constrict eating to within a 16-hour window to allow for cellular clean-up and DNA regeneration.
- Consume the Max Living Max Cleanse supplement morning and night and a Max Living Daily Essentials packet with Max Living Daily Defense after your first meal of the day.
- Perform at least 30 minutes of brisk pace walking outside each day.
- Three days a week, perform a high-intensity interval training session like Max T3.
- Within 4 hours of exercise, consume a scoop of Max Living Pure Path protein with water.
Fitzgerald KN, Hodges R, Hanes D, Stack E, Cheishvili D, Szyf M, Henkel J, Twedt MW, Giannopoulou D, Herdell J, Logan S, Bradley R. Potential reversal of epigenetic age using a diet and lifestyle intervention: a pilot randomized clinical trial. Aging (Albany NY). 2021; 13:9419-9432. https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.202913