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Do Longevity Supplements Actually Work? An Expert Finally Has The Answer

Do Longevity Supplements Actually Work? An Expert Finally Has The Answer

You know how it goes. You commit to a health kick, buy all the gadgets to keep you motivated and, of course, invest in a lot of supplements. This is especially true when it comes to supplements aimed at longevity — who doesn’t want to live longer? Especially if it can be done by just taking a little tablet every day? Easy! But, the question that we’re too scared to ask ourselves is, do supplements actually work? Do longevity supplements actually give us a chance at a longer life? Thankfully, an expert at ZOE has the answer. Do longevity supplements actually work? On the latest ZOE podcast, their head nutritionist Federica Amati said, when it comes to wellness, we need to first look at our habits. If you drink, she suggests bringing it down to a glass of red 3 nights a week and added that it shouldn’t be a daily habit. She also said: “I’ll say this because it’s obvious, but it needs to be said, but stop smoking. Smoking cigarettes is the quickest …

Climbing stairs is linked to a longevity boost. How many flights is enough? : Shots

Climbing stairs is linked to a longevity boost. How many flights is enough? : Shots

Climbing stairs is a good way to get quick bursts of aerobic exercise, says cardiologist Dr. Carlin Long. lingqi xie/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption lingqi xie/Getty Images Climbing stairs is a good way to get quick bursts of aerobic exercise, says cardiologist Dr. Carlin Long. lingqi xie/Getty Images At a time when less than half of adults in the U.S. get the recommended amount of exercise, there is new evidence that climbing stairs can reduce the risk of heart disease and help people live longer. A new meta-analysis presented at a European Society of Cardiology conference finds that people in the habit of climbing stairs had about a 39% lower likelihood of death from heart disease, compared to those who didn’t climb stairs. They also had a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes. “I was surprised that such a simple form of exercise can reduce all-cause mortality,” says study author Dr. Sophie Paddock, of the University of East Anglia and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Foundation Trust in the UK. She and her …

A ‘longevity revolution’ is coming. Here’s how those over 100 are making the most of their lives | Well actually

A ‘longevity revolution’ is coming. Here’s how those over 100 are making the most of their lives | Well actually

Loneliness. Ageism. Physical limitations, cognitive decline and, increasingly, elder poverty. The downsides of living to 100 and beyond are numerous. But so are the upsides. Life at its essence is about time – time to live, time to laugh, time to love – and many of those who have achieved a triple-digit age are living their best lives as centenarians. As I explore in my new book, The Big 100: The New World of Super-Aging, we’re experiencing what the United Nations calls a “longevity revolution”, and there’s no turning back. By 2050, the number of us reaching 100 is projected to increase eightfold to 3.7 million people – roughly the equivalent of everyone living in Connecticut or Los Angeles. And half of all five-year-olds alive right now are expected to live to 100. What can we do to get the most out of our bonus years? Here’s some wisdom from those who’ve been there. Believe in something bigger than yourself Juan Vicente Mora was officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the …

Cheap longevity drug? Researchers aim to test if metformin can slow down aging : Shots

Cheap longevity drug? Researchers aim to test if metformin can slow down aging : Shots

Venca-Stastny/Getty Images Venca-Stastny/Getty Images A drug taken by millions of people to control diabetes may do more than lower blood sugar. Research suggests metformin has anti-inflammatory effects that could help protect against common age-related diseases including heart disease, cancer, and cognitive decline. Scientists who study the biology of aging have designed a clinical study, known as The TAME Trial, to test whether metformin can help prevent these diseases and promote a longer healthspan in healthy, older adults. Michael Cantor, an attorney, and his wife Shari Cantor, the mayor of West Hartford, Connecticut both take metformin. “I tell all my friends about it,” Michael Cantor says. “We all want to live a little longer, high-quality life if we can,” he says. Michael Cantor started on metformin about a decade ago when his weight and blood sugar were creeping up. Shari Cantor began taking metformin during the pandemic after she read that it may help protect against serious infections. Shari and Michael Cantor both take metformin. They are both in their mid-60s and say they feel healthy …

This test might be the best way to track fitness and longevity

This test might be the best way to track fitness and longevity

WHAT ABOUT VO2 MAX ON WEARABLES? Not everyone can afford to spend their time and a few hundred dollars on a lab-based test. As a result, dozens of wearables have recently entered the market claiming to measure VO2 max with algorithms that use heart rate and GPS data to extrapolate the value. Some worry that those estimates may not be accurate, but it’s difficult to assess their accuracy because the algorithms are not published, according to Dimitris Spathis, a researcher at the University of Cambridge. In 2022, Dr Spathis coauthored a study in which researchers developed a model to better predict VO2 max using data from 11,000 participants. He’s hopeful that most athletes will someday be able rely on wearables instead of paying for tests. If you don’t have the time or interest to take a lab test or use a wearable device, Baird advises finding other ways of setting goals to increase your fitness. There’s a good chance that a VO2 max test would tell you information that you already know. “The best predictor …

Here’s What To Know About Rapamycin, A So-Called Longevity Drug

Here’s What To Know About Rapamycin, A So-Called Longevity Drug

In most Western cultures, aging is not something that folks necessarily embrace. While it’s better than the alternative, society does not make getting older easy. Age discrimination is rampant, and beauty standards favour youth. So it’s no wonder that people do anything they can to push back on aging, whether that’s using Botox for fewer wrinkles, hair dye to hide greys or fillers to combat age-related face changes. And people are turning to medication to slow aging, too. Some medical professionals and social media influencers claim that rapamycin, a pill that’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in organ transplants, can also be used for increasing your life span. The excitement around rapamycin as a longevity drug comes after studies showed years ago that low doses of rapamycin could increase the life span of mice by roughly 14%, said Dr. Elena Volpi, the director of the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. But it remains to be …

The longevity vacation: why bar-hopping holidays are out and extreme wellness breaks are in | Health and fitness holidays

The longevity vacation: why bar-hopping holidays are out and extreme wellness breaks are in | Health and fitness holidays

Name: Longevity vacations. Age: New, but I’ll be older, hopefully. When? When I die. Eh? It’ll become clear. Anyway, I’m going on holiday. Lovely. Club 18-30, is it? Actually, Club 18-30 no longer exists. In any case, I’m thinking more like 90-120, if you see what I mean. Not really. Are you going bar-hopping in Magaluf? Certainly not. Is it a trip to Vegas? World capital of debauchery. What happens there stays there, you know. No! Hedonism on Ibiza? No, it’s 2024, not the 1990s! Debauchery is over, darling. Oh. So where are you going? On a longevity vacation. A long holiday? No, a longevity vacation. Right. What’s that? Part of a growing trend for wellness tourism. Ah, the W-word, that’s what this is about. What does one do on a longevity vacation? Well, I’m going to the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Hawaii where I’ll be having the longevity protocol. Which is? “A multi-faceted approach that optimises your body’s natural healing mechanisms and balance.” It comprises “cutting-edge therapies such as ozone, stem cells, exosomes and NAD+”. …

An expert trainer shares three of her favorite moves for building strength, longevity and mobility

An expert trainer shares three of her favorite moves for building strength, longevity and mobility

What’s the best exercise in the world? The answer to this depends on your fitness goals; you’re not going to squat for stronger arms or expect a heavy deadlift to deliver cardio gains.   But some moves boast enough benefits to warrant a place in pretty much any workout plan.  To help you track them down, iFit trainer Hannah Eden has picked three of her favorite all-rounder exercises and explained why she rates them so highly.  If you want to build a stronger, more resilient body, you might want to count them among your favorites too. Hannah Eden Social Links Navigation iFit trainer Hannah Eden is an iFit trainer and the founder of Hannah Eden Fitness. Her first steps in the fitness industry came as a CrossFit athlete, and she has since expanded her training and coaching to specialize in functional strength training, kettlebell exercises and animal flow. Eden is currently training for her first Ironman event, less than a year after giving birth to her son.  1. Kettlebell swing Stand upright with your hips slightly …

Why it is time for a longevity revolution

Why it is time for a longevity revolution

Elaine Knox / Simone Rotella TODAY, a child born in the UK has a greater than 50 per cent chance of living into their nineties. That is a remarkable testimony to medical, scientific and social progress, which has lowered mortality rates so we die later. It is a widespread trend: global life expectancy now exceeds 70, up from about 47 in 1950. It seems that one longevity revolution is coming to an end. For the first time in human history, the most important health challenge is to age well. So begins a second longevity revolution – one focused on changing how we age, and slowing… Source link

‘Spas and longevity clinics’: private members’ clubs shift focus to wellness | Health & wellbeing

‘Spas and longevity clinics’: private members’ clubs shift focus to wellness | Health & wellbeing

It is Friday lunchtime in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, and tucked away from the bustle inside Mortimer House, guests at the private members’ club run by Maslow’s are using the basement gym. As they head upstairs to finish some work, they can browse the upcoming events for guests advertised in the lift – a menu that includes breathwork classes and meditation. Private members’ clubs are changing. Things have moved on from the days of exclusive clubs offering boozy lunches and late-night socialising. Now, those with money to splash want a space to work and meet like-minded people, but also to improve themselves, with an emphasis on health and wellbeing. Private members’ clubs have hit the headlines in recent weeks, with the Garrick club facing scrutiny after its men-only membership list, which included judges, was revealed by the Guardian. Soho House, the private club popular with celebrities such as Kate Moss and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, also caused discussion when it reported losses of $118m (£92.5m) for 2023. Some claim rapid expansion robbed …