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Stop Aging — Wine, Dine, Socialize!

Good food, good friends — fun, relaxing, energizing!  How about a drink or two?  One or two glasses of red wine each day may protect you against cardiovascular disease.  (Full Story)

And exercise?

Ugh!  Ugh!  Ugh!

I want to eat like a horse and stay fit!  THAT, for me, is eternal bliss!!!

I absolutely dreaded the “E” word … until I read the following:

Most aging is just the dry rot we program into our cells by sedentary living, junk food, and stress.

When you don’t exercise, your muscles let out a steady trickle of chemicals that tell every cell to decay, day after day after day.

Yikes!  What the hec does this mean?

Dr. Henry S. Lodge, a faculty of Columbia Medical School and co-author of Younger Next Year (Workman) summarizes concepts on healthy living:

  • Animals face two great cellular challenges — growth and decay.
  • Motion, not food, controls our system.  When we exercise, the muscle releases substances that tell your cells to grow.
  • Sedentary muscles let out a steady trickle of chemicals that whisper to every cell to decay, day after day!  Exercise and cells get stronger; sit down and they decay.
  • Emotion (the master signal to our cells) is more important than exercise.  Anger, stress, and loneliness “melt” our bodies the same way sedentary lifestyle does.
  • Optimism, love, and community trigger the process of growth, building our bodies, hearts, and minds (we are social creatures) (Full Story)

I guess I’ll get off my chair and go for a quick walk.

Will you join me? 🙂

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