We have telomeres in our DNA, and the longer they are, the more youthful our bodies and minds are. As we age, these become shorter, and we have to deal with the natural process of aging, and sometimes at a quick rate. IF we want to make our telomeres shorter, we can reduce stress by meditating. We can also reduce it with diet and exercise. You can also spend a bit more time in the sun and gain some vitamin D.
- It is widely regarded that true organic benchmarks for longevity are few. However telomeres are considered to be such a one.
- Telomeres shorten as we age. Therefore longer telomeres are considered to be a mark of youthfulness and a type of protection against aging.
- Since research attests to the shortening of telomeres with too much stress, it pays to limit the stress-producing chaos in one’s life.
“They are often described as the shoelace caps at the ends of your chromosomes that guard your DNA from damage (a key driver of aging). In reality, these shoelace caps are simply a repeating sequence of genes that tends to be longer when we’re younger, and grow shorter with age.”