How Do Diet and Exercise Impact Aging? A Brief Overview
The body of research regarding the impact diet and exercise have on the aging process is substantial – and while so much information can seem quite overwhelming, the consensus is actually quite simple: a healthy and well-balanced diet coupled with adequate daily exercise will slow the aging process and help you lead a life that is more fulfilling and ultimately rewarding.
A Healthy Diet
A well-balanced and healthy diet is directly linked to the prevention of diseases ranging from heart attack and stroke to glaucoma and macular degeneration, and just about everything in between. Diets high in fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates are also linked to digestive health, better and more sustained energy, fuller and more complete sleep cycles, and other factors that can influence the aging process.
Research has shown that calorie restriction may help slow the aging process, but it is important to tread carefully here. Too much calorie restriction or restriction of the wrong types of food can negatively impact health. This is why it is important that you work with a qualified and experienced physician when choosing to alter your dietary habits. Beverly Hills anti-aging physician Dr. Andre Berger welcomes an opportunity to meet with you and discuss your needs, and to help personalize a nutrition plan that optimizes your wellbeing.
Exercise and Activity
Being active is essential for peak health. It is also important for slowing the aging process. Studies have shown conclusively that moderate exercise performed daily offers tremendous benefits including:
- Reduced stress
- Weight management
- Improved mood, memory, and energy
- Reduced risks for many diseases and illnesses
- Improved range of motion, flexibility, and ease of movement
All of this and more can be obtained through routine exercise – and you don’t have to be extreme about it to get results. In fact, moderate exercise can include yoga and Pilates, swimming, power walking, hiking, any number of team sports, and a variety of other fun and rewarding activities. Dr. Berger will customize a health and wellness plan for you that can increase your level of activity while focusing on things you actually enjoy doing.
Are you ready to begin a program that focuses on diet and exercise to help improve your health and assist you in looking and feeling your absolute best? Then contact Rejuvalife Vitality Institute today to schedule your initial consultation at our comfortable and convenient Beverly Hills location.