11 Ways to Slow Down Your Body's Aging

Slow down the biological clock by controlling your attitude, eating habits and exercising habits.Just found this post on the web that talks about anti-aging tactics. Dale Carnegie touches some of these upon in his book, “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”.

Here is the list of 11 things you can do to slow down your body’s aging:

  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 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 or toxic relationships.
  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.
You can find the full text of the post here at Deepak Chopra’s blog, IntentBlog.

Back in the 1930’s, Dale Carnegie saw a need to help business people focus their attention on things that they could do to prevent stress and worry from keeping them from being effective (and affecting their health in a detrimental way). Some of the principles that correspond to the list above are as follows:

  1. Live in day tight compartments.
  2. Rest before you get tired.
  3. Fill you mind with thoughts of peace, courage, health and hope.
  4. Don’t fuss about the trifles.
  5. Profit from your losses.
  6. Create happiness for others.
  7. Keep busy.
  8. Protect your health and appearance by relaxing at home.
  9. Remind yourself of the exorbitant price you can pay for worry in terms of your health.
  10. Count your blessings – not your troubles.

This is just a sampling of the worry principles. There are 30 principles covered in Dale Carnegie’s book, “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” as well as in the Dale Carnegie Course. We’ll talk about some of them in a future posting.

As an instructor, I’ve always talked about the effects that stress and worry can have on our health. However, I can’t remember ever instructing a session and tying these principles to the effects that they could possibly have on our biological age or on the longevity of our bodies. Nor can I recall sitting in on a session and observing another instructor talk about the effects that stress and worry has on the aging process.

If applying these principles could raise your life expectancy by 5 years, would it be worth your effort to put some of them into practice?

Which principles have you successfully applied in the past?

And which ones will you apply in the coming weeks to increase you life expectancy?

Let us know by writing your response in the comment section below.

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