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Epigenetic Clock Can Calculate Biological Age, Predict Lifespan

New research shows that epigenetic changes within your DNA can explain why certain people who live otherwise healthy lives seem to die young, while some who live less than healthy live longer, Medical News Today reports.

The findings are intriguing and will help science explain secrets of the aging process for future generations. It’s no secret, however, that aging can be a healthful thing with just a few simple steps. I believe that age is largely a state of mind, and there’s proof that just thinking young can be a good first step toward staying younger physically. In fact, research shows that a positive state of mind can, and does, go a long way toward longevity.

Reducing stress in your life and telling yourself every day is a good day — and making it that way — can help too. Of course, a healthy diet is key too, as is staying active and exercising late into your life.

The good news is it’s never too late to start an exercise program — I’ve featured several senior citizens, including my mom, who didn’t start their exercise program until their 70s and later. Besides the obvious physical benefits, exercise can improve your brain health.

Research shows that exercise improves memory and cognition, and helps stave off dementia. Even better news is that a recent study also showed that physical activity can slow brain aging by as much as 10 years. It also can help fight depression, in many cases more effectively than antidepressants.
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