In my last blog post I discussed that the reason we aged was not about the candles on our cake, but how healthy our immune system was. Saying that we must keep our immune systems strong is all fine – but how do we go about this?
But before we go there – we must first ask; How fast are you ageing?
The following will effect how well or badly you are ageing;
Are you within your healthy weight range, or are you 4 or more kilos overweight?
Carrying around extra weight is stressful, not just on your back or joints, but on your immune system as well. This is even so for young women and men, what you eat or do not in your youth, will come back to haunt you in your later years. As a menopausal, pre menopausal (from 37 years onwards) or post menopausal woman, keeping the weight off unless you by nature are a naturally slim woman who looses weight as her muscle mass decreases, becomes a major challenge. This unfortunately must be addressed by changing the way you exercise as well as what you eat. Strangely enough it is not just the cakes and biscuits which will pack on the pounds, it is also the large meals, and indigestible foods which will cause you to gain weight. For men, this starts in your 60s as you go through andropause, and find that your digestion cannot cope with what you used to get away with in youth…
Read more – In search of the fountain of youth 2