Deepak Chopra shares his wisdom and thoughts on a mind/body/spirit approach to agingQ: How can I reverse my body aging?
A: There are three types of aging – chronological age (which is your age according to your date of birth), biological age (which is measured by looking at certain bio markers), and psychological age (which is dependent on your attitude.)
It is now known that psychological age correlates more closely to biological age than chronological age. If you have the attitude that you get better as you grow older in every way – physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially, then you will age in a much more graceful manner.
The well known biological markers of aging include: blood pressure, bone density, body temperature regulation, basal metabolic rate, immune function, sugar tolerance, muscle mass, muscle strength, skin hickness (amount of wrinkles) immune function, and sex hormone levels. If you want to slow down or even reverse these bio markers of aging, then practice one or more of the following:
1. Change your perception of time. Don’t be in a hurry.
2. Get restful sleep.
3. Eat fresh, nutritious food.
4. Take at least two multivitamins with minerals, as well as other valuable supplements, every day.
5. Practice a mind-body technique such as yoga or tai chi.
6. Exercise regularly.
7. Don’t put toxins in your life – including toxic food, toxic emotions, toxic relationships, and avoid toxic environments.
8. Have a flexible attitude to minor hassles.
9. Look at so-called problems as opportunities.
10. Nurture loving relationships.
11. Always have an attitude of curiosity, learning, and wonder and spend time with children.