Telomeres and a Healthy Lifestyle

Telomeres and a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition, stress reduction and exercise may lengthen your telomeres – imagine that.

“The telomere diet study garnering the most attention is a 2013 report on men with early-stage prostate cancer. As part of this study, California researchers assigned some participants to a four-part lifestyle plan (plant-rich diet, 30-minutes of moderate exercise each day, stress reduction, weekly support meetings). Others were asked to make no changes at all.
The end result: Lifestyle changers saw a 10 percent increase in telomere length, while non-changers saw their telomeres shrink 3 percent.” – Huffington Post

We’ve heard for a long time that these vital areas in our lives can influence our quality of living and actually, how long we live.  Is it time to add one more reason (telomeres) to live a healthier lifestyle to the already long and growing list?

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