Anti-Aging Laughter Is Great Medicine
The easiest anti-aging step you can take is watching this comedy routine on aging: As we age, it's too easy to feel sorry for ourselves and slip into depression. Laughter is a great antidote with positive psychological and physiological effects. It relives stress, combats anxiety, stimulates circulation and relaxes muscles. According to the Mayo Clinic it also boosts your immune system, relieves pain and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain. Laughter also burns calories pumping up the heart rate.
Many of us know Fritz Coleman as the weatherman for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. Before he joined the station in 1982, he was a standup comic in LA, making club dates and several appearances on the "Tonight Show." In this YouTube video about the metamorphosis we face by growing older, the 66 year old Coleman shows aging hasn't impaired his wit.
Set aside 15 minutes to give your funny bone a workout by watching. This breather from your day's routine will lighten your load.
Young Blood Age Reversal Named a Breakthrough of the Year
The journal Science has named as one of the top scientific breakthroughs of 2014 the fact that young blood, specifically the blood protein GDF1 can regenerate mental and physical capabilities in the aging. The tests were done on mice, and covered in the May edition of Reverse Aging News.
Science said the work has “profound implications for aging.” Amy Wagers, PhD of the Harvard University Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology has announced that her group expects to “shortly” identify the human cells that generate GDF11.
GDF11 has been shown to rejuvenate stem cells, muscles, neurons, repair DNA, even revive the sense of smell. “We've been looking at young blood for a long time, using many different strategies. It has been more than a decade-long process,” Wagers told Bioscience Technology.
Mice and humans have psysiological similarities and their shorter life spans makes them ideal subjects to test anti-aging protocols.
Recently a group led by Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, a Professor at Stanford Medical School, has launched a phase 1 clinical trial transfusing young blood into 18 patients who have mild-to-moderate Alzheimer 's disease. Mice who received the transfusions showed the development of more synaptic connections in their hippocampi, the areas of the brain responsible for emotion, memory, and the autonomic nervous system. One can only hope that these human test subjects show the same improvement.
This news was submitted to Reverse Aging News by reader Larry McCusker a Senior Biochemist at Siemens.
Reverse Aging News reader Marilyn Mense was a little taken aback when the invitation to join AARP arrived in the mail on her 50th birthday, "I didn't even have time to get used to the idea," she told Reverse Aging News. In the months since, she became reconciled to aging, doing it with grace and persistence as a mother and housewife while taking primary responsibility for her aging mother, now in a nearby assisted living facility.
Recently she shared a list of discounts for seniors compiled by Steve Herman, including restaurant chains, retail, apparel, grocery, travel, car rentals, hotels, entertainment, cell phones, and even hair cutting, with discounts kicking in for customers as young as 50. While perusing the enormity of the extensive list, she had a simple reaction, "Wow. Just wow."
Remember that the discounts are not applied automatically; you have to ask for them. Also, expect to be carded, an experience many of us haven't been through in 40 years.
Thanks to Marilyn S. Mense you can download the senior discount list in PDF right here.
If you don't want to ask for your senior discount every place you shop (or if you might forget) feel free to order the fashionable cap displayed here.
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