Telomere Science is evolving rapidly, and in my view, we are all part of the experiment. Now that we have our personal Telomere Length as a yardstick, and a growing body of data around what it means, we can all make lifestyle choices to influence our lifespan, and even more importantly, our healthspan.
I want to share some of what I’m doing to apply Telomere Science in my life, and to encourage you to join in and share your habits and experiments as well. (Please start by sharing your thoughts in the comments below!)
Today, I’ll start with exercise:
Of all the changes I’ve made as a result of what I’ve learned about telomeres and healthy aging, exercise has been the most dramatic.
A recent study conducted at Oregon Health and Science University has shown that elderly people with higher blood levels of four notable vitamins exhibit better mental functions than those lacking in the same vitamins.