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5 Aging Myths: The Scientific Truth

Many people believe that you can’t do anything about how you age, but this simply isn’t true.


There are plenty of temporary fixes available, from hair dyes to anti-aging skin care products, but these don’t address what’s really going on beneath the surface.


Instead, lifestyle habits such as making smart eating choices, exercising regularly and finding time for the activities you enjoy can help you to manage how you age.


What’s more, thanks to new science, we can understand the aging process on a deeper level than before. Did you know that aging starts in your cells? As they get older, your cells no longer function at their peak performance due to declines in mitochondrial health and other important processes. Cellular nutrients target these processes to help transform how your cells perform with age.


Celltrient is proud to offer a breakthrough range of products to help your cells to keep up with you.


Myth 1: Older People Are Tired All the Time

It’s a common misconception that getting older means you’ll feel tired all of the time. The reality is that many people find themselves busier than ever later in life, with more time for making memories with family, socializing, hobbies and travel. This makes your energy levels more important than ever.


As you get older, your metabolism can change, and foods like pasta, white bread and other refined carbs can leave you feeling more sluggish and tired due to their effect on your blood sugar levels.


Try to cut down on these foods and instead try to focus on filling your diet with foods known for their energizing benefits. For example, bananas are a great natural source of potassium and vitamin B6. Eggs are also a filling, nutritious option to help you to stay on top of your energy levels. Focus on unprocessed, unrefined foods where possible, with plenty of nutrient-rich fresh fruits and vegetables.


A healthy, balanced diet should go hand-in-hand with taking an advanced cellular nutrition product such as Celltrient Energy, which provides the deep-acting cellular nutrient nicotinamide riboside (NR).


NR is is a precursor for effective NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) production to help reinforce your cells’ natural ability to make energy. NAD+ plays a crucial role in generating energy within your cells, helping them to keep up with you.


Myth 2: My Fitness Goals Will Go Out the Window

If you’ve always led an active lifestyle, this doesn’t have to stop just because you’re getting older. Keeping your body moving with regular exercise can have a wealth of benefits for both your physical and mental health as you age.


Getting outdoors for a walk or a run can be an invigorating way to start the day, while activities such as swimming or yoga offer lower-impact alternatives. With extra time to spend on yourself, you might even pick up a new activity. Your goals might have changed from where they were 20 years ago, but you may find yourself with brand new goals to chase instead.


Of course, your muscle health will play an important role in your ability to stay active as you get older. Exercising and getting the right nutrition are key factors in maintaining your muscle strength as you age.


Healthy mitochondria – the power plants within your cells – are also important for maintaining muscle strength and stamina. Our Celltrient Strength supplements provide Urolithin A (also known as UA), which can help in the renewal of dysfunctional mitochondria by kickstarting a process known as mitophagy. Supporting mitochondrial health can help you to combat one of the key drivers of age-associated cellular decline (AACD).


Incorporate Celltrient Strength as part of an active lifestyle, and don’t let anything get in the way of your goals.


Myth 3: Getting Older Means Getting Out of Balance

A healthy diet and regular exercise can both contribute towards helping to protect your health as you get older. However, the effects of oxidative stress could have a big impact on your immune system and cellular health and wellbeing, so it’s important to know what you can do to help combat this in later life.


Oxidative stress is caused by an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. Oxidative stress can damage cells, affecting their function. It’s therefore important to make sure you’re eating plenty of antioxidant-rich foods, such as broccoli, spinach, berries, sweet potatoes and avocados, to fight the effects of free radicals.


Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect your cells against the effects of oxidative stress. Our body’s natural levels of glutathione can decline as we age. Celltrient Protect formulas contain GlyNAC, a patented blend of amino acids, glycine and NAC that can provide your cells with building blocks they need to produce glutathione themselves.


It’s also important to avoid lifestyle habits that could exacerbate oxidative stress, including smoking, excess alcohol consumption and exposure to pesticides. Obesity can be another risk factor for oxidative stress, which is one of many reasons why it’s vital to maintain a healthy weight.


Myth 4: Older People Can’t Be Tech-Savvy

This is a misconception about aging that most definitely needs to change. Technology is often seen as something that’s primarily for younger generations – but remember that Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the world wide web, is himself now in his 60s.


Today’s retirees were the first tech-savvy generation; sure, you might not be joining in with the kids’ viral social media dances, but that doesn’t mean you don’t know your stuff. Embrace the fact that you no longer need the web for virtual conference calls or staying on top of a never-ending inbox, and begin to think about how you can use tech to enhance your life instead. Use it to keep in touch with old friends, discover new hobbies, start new projects or learn something new.


Myth 5: I’ll Have Too Much Time And I Will Be Bored

Some people worry about being bored in retirement, but in reality, you’re likely to be busier than you’ve ever been before. When you’re no longer spending the majority of your time at work, you’ll have so much more time to pursue the passions you’ve always wanted to.


Whether you simply want to spend more time with loved ones, travel, volunteer, learn a new skill or finally achieve a goal you’ve always dreamt of, the options are endless.


Nowadays, we understand so much more about aging and what you can do about it, meaning you can make positive changes to your lifestyle that could help you to continue living an incredibly rich, fulfilling life for many years to come.


Keep active, eat healthily, enjoy a busy social life, and make time for the things that make you happy, supporting all of this with a little help from Celltrient.


Address key sources of age-associated cellular decline from within with targeted nutrition to help your cells to keep up with you.


Discover more about AACD and how you can address it with Celltrient.


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