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Fountain of Youth

By September 21, 2008 - 9:06am
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Is there really such thing as the “fountain of youth”? I mean not as if there is this secret water down in Florida that we drink that keeps us forever young. What I mean is there something that we eat, or drink or how we take care of ourselves that keeps us from aging quicker then some? Is it stress? Sun? Our Jobs? Plastic surgery? What's the secret?

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Hi there Cindy, Interesting question. Well, I guess it depends what you're referring to. For your heart, some scientists believe that exercise may be the fountain of youth.
"According to a study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, older people who did endurance exercise training for about a year ended up with metabolically much younger hearts. The researchers also showed that by one metabolic measure, women benefited more than men from the training." (Source: Science Daily)

When it comes to your skin, scientists say more sleep and less stress may help slow down the look of aging, as well as wearing sunscreen. (Source: The New York Times)

The suggestions coming from science and media are no surprise and perhaps we can substitute their fountain of youth framing as common sense. I love the fact that you're looking and asking Cindy. (If you do find out what it is though, can you please let me know?)

September 21, 2008 - 5:57pm
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