We’re loving this stage of our lives and we’re looking to slow certain aspects of getting older, including getting enough exercise to stay healthy. As we dive into the new year, we’re looking to take a cue from longevity experts. At Mind Body Green, they spoke to Harvard geneticist and longevity expert David Sinclair who said that research has identified the lifestyle habits and molecules that help slow down the aging process, and that we’re in a place to actually put interventions into place to help the public.
Until these interventions gain some traction, in the meanwhile there are a few things you can start doing right now to improve your longevity, which Sinclair shared. For one, while keeping active is essential to stay in good health, you definitely don’t want to go overboard either. Too much high-intensity exercise on a daily basis could cause your cortisol levels to spike, which will age you.
Sinclair also proposes doing cold plunges. It’s a practice he used to follow and the research has shown that cryotherapy is linked to better sleep, balanced inflammatory response, improved muscle and joint health, and a mood boost.
For more details on the benefits of these two strategies and more tips from Sinclair, check the Mind Body Green article here.