Can Aging Be Reversed? This Doctor Says Our Age Is Not Set In Stone
set in stone: something that cannot be changed
Age is more than just a number. Dr. Morgan Levine is a scientist who studies aging. She explains that there are two ways to look at aging. We have a chronological age that tells us how many years we’ve been alive. And we also have a biological age which tells us how our body has changed over time. Our skin, hair, and even our organs change. These changes can lead to disease. But the good news is we can slow down these changes. How? By living a healthy lifestyle! Exercising, eating well, and avoiding bad habits like smoking can make a big difference.
Dr. Levine even talks about a way to measure our ‘biological age.’ It’s called the ‘Phenotypic Age.’ This can be checked using the numbers from common blood tests you are probably already getting from your doctor. Our biological age might be older or younger than our actual age, but we shouldn’t be afraid of it. Dr. Levine says, “This number is not set in stone.” If we practice a healthy lifestyle, we can slow our biological aging down and lessen our risk of developing disease.
Watch the video below to hear Dr. Levine explain more about biological age.
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