Want to achieve superior health and slow the aging process? We know the Nutritarian diet is the foundation principle, but there are additional actions you need to take to push the envelope on longevity and enjoying your years ahead. First: Eat a diet of whole plant foods, which is rich in phytochemicals and essential nutrients. Second: Practice moderate calorie restriction. Third: Exercise.
These three factors slow all the processes associated with biological aging. When your body fat is lower and you do not overeat, your metabolism slows down a bit. A slower metabolism is one of the components of aging more slowly.1 A high level of physical activity is also linked to longevity, as well as a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and many different types of cancer.2-4
- Higher energy expenditure in humans predicts natural mortality
- Association of Leisure-Time Physical Activity With Risk of 26 Types of Cancer in 1.44 Million Adults.
- Leisure-time physical activity and mortality: a detailed pooled analysis of the dose-response relationship.
- Physical activity and risk of cardiovascular disease–a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.
A Pro-Brainer to Slow Aging
You know how exercise can leave you feeling amazing? The natural mood-elevating effects of exercise make it a helpful component of treatment for depression.5 Regular exercise is associated with a reduced risk of dementia and depression.6-8
There is an abundance of research suggesting exercise helps improve cognitive function and mood, and it’s more than just enhancing blood flow to the brain. The studies suggest exercise helps the brain produce new neurons and create connections and circuitry that improve learning and memory.9,10