26th November 2012
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Would you like to get a younger body?

Ever since I started to see clients on 1-to-1 consultations or group consultations in the Weight-Loss-Challenges (WLC) that I ran, I tried to emphasize that the aim should be a healthier life and a healthier body, not a lower figure on the scales. I have always wondered how successful I have been in getting that message across though. With the biological vs. chronological age comparison, I feel that I get better attention. When I tell a client in her 40s that she lives in a body whose biological age is 60, I feel the effect of the statement. And when we work together on reducing her biological age to the 30s, I can see the enormous satisfaction that achievement makes!

If you feel signs of aging like getting out of breadth and you would like to reverse them, continue reading! If extending your life-span by adding more healthily lived years to your life, you will find this article interesting! If you would like younger body, continue reading!

All of us desire a younger-looking, healthier body

The current world we live in expects youth and assumes that we do not age. There is a cheap, easy and a safe way to stay young and that is by exercise. Researchers have stated that by being physically active you could reduce you biological age by anything from 10 to 20 years. Physically active 60 and 70 year olds were found to have the same cardiopulmonary fitness as sedentary 20 year olds. Those active elders were found to be twice as fit as sedentary people of the same age. And what makes this so appealing is how little exercise it takes to realize the benefits. A recreational one hour a day was all it took.

Adding healthy years to your life span

Being biologically younger also means that you may live longer. This is also backed up by research that showed that subjects that burnt 2,000 calories a week (this is equivalent to running or walking 3 miles a day) were up to a third lower than sedentary counterparts. Using innovative analysis of computer data lead researchers to conclude that a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise starting at the age of 30, may potentially add 15 years to life expectancy. Another study showed that when subjects were asked to stay in bed for 3 weeks their aerobic capacity aged by the equivalent of 20 years. Exercising however needs to be regular with a frequency of at least 3 times a week. Such a commitment will make you feel younger, work harder and enjoy life more. Research has demonstrated that aerobic exercises such as swimming, running, cycling and walking are the most effective anti-ageing weapons. This Is because of their demand for more oxygen which fuels the body cells and allows them to perform at their best. It will also allow you to think and move faster.

Wise nutrition choices enhance the anti-aging effect

The anti-aging effects of exercise may be enhanced by other healthy lifestyle changes such as making wise nutrition choices. As we age we lose lean muscle and to rebuild it we need both exercise and nutrition. For exercise to be effective, you need to re-generate your body cells, repair the damaged ones and feed the healthy ones to keep them healthy. All of this should be done at the cellular level and can be achieved by cellular nutrition.  Furthermore more, there are medical indicators for conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol that have a tendency to deteriorate as we age. Reversing such a tendency which effectively means turning the clock back will require a nutritional intervention. Medical advice is paramount in these cases and I can work with you on monitoring progress. As we age, our bodies create higher levels of homocysteine. These raised levels can significantly increase vulnerability to cardiovascular disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and certain forms of cancer. Again, to reverse this particular ageing effect we need a diet rich in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and folic acid to reverse this particular ageing effect. Also, when cells age their telomeres shorten to reverse this ageing effect, a diet rich in Omega-3 is needed. Cooking choices such as types of cooking oil and cooking method can dramatically improve the nutritional value of your meal. All of these choices and many more are covered in the various topics of the WLC that I run.

To sumarise

Physical activity beats aging and will make you feel younger. It will also add years of quality life so make it part of your life and learn to enjoy it for the good it will do to you. With that you need to make healthy nutrition choices to enhance the benefits of physical activity for a younger looking body and spirit.

Actions available to you

If you are not active yet, my advice to you is to start now and start slow. Do not let the lifestyle change daunt you. Start with a weekly brisk walk then slowly increase the frequency to daily. It is an effective start that will give you anti-aging benefits and puts you in a good condition for more rigorous activities such as swimming and running. Join one of my Younger body challenges in January and join my Fit Club for a healthier younger you!

I have a new challenge starting on January

So why don't you  Join my 12 week Reduce Your Body Age challenge to Turn Your Body Clock Back and Look and Feel Younger. This challenge is designed to help you shed some of your chronological body age and get you to feel younger biologically. 

Take the first step to Fight Body Aging and Lose Weight by Joining the REDUCE YOUR BODY AGE CHALLENGE. You can Fight Your Body Aging simply by feeding your Cells and keeping them Young. We will work on your Metabolic Age, which reflects your Physical Health for example you could be 35 but your metabolic age is 75. The only way to do that is by a Healthy 

Nutrition Program and a Suitable Fitness program that I will tailor make to fit your needs and help your body resist ageing.

Courses are run at the Nutrition & Wellness Centre, London road BA1 6AD. There is Free council 

parking at the back.

The next Younger Body Challenges start on:


January 2013: 

Tuesday 8th at 6:15pm

Wednesday16th at 6:15pm

Tuesday 22nd at 10.30 am


To book your place please contact the centre on: 01225 571361


About the Author

Heba A

Member since: 5th April 2012

My name is Heba Al-Zuhair. I am a Nutritionist and . I run the Nutrition & Wellness Centre in the beautiful city of Bath.

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