Tips to Boost Mitochondrial Health
The mitochondria are undeniably an important part of the cell. They provide energy which allows your cells to function as they should, contributing to all-round good body health. However, dysfunction of the mitochondria is related to various diseases, as well as accelerated aging.
The good news? You can help your mitochondria out through various means. Consequently, you can age as gracefully as possible. Try using the following tips.
In terms of health, regular physical activity comes up again and again. Research has proven numerous times how important exercise is for optimal health, as well as its ability to help decelerate the aging process.
Researchers further theorize that exercise may contribute to increased mitochondrial adaptation. And this isn’t only restricted to muscle tissue. Researchers claim this increased adaptation may further be true for mitochondria in other cells outside of muscle tissue. In other words, exercise improves your mitochondrial health. As a result, this may help improve cellular regeneration and other processes that slow down aging, serving as yet another excuse to develop that regular exercise routine!
2. Reducing Exposure to Pollution and Stress
A 2020 study states, “Traffic-related air pollution exposure (particulate matter (PM), soot and nitrogen dioxide (NO2)) has been associated with premature skin aging.” Another recent study also elaborated on the adverse health outcomes that result from this air pollution. It not only impacts your skin’s health, but also indicates a higher risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity – all of which can have premature aging outcomes. While you may not be able to change where you live, you can take breaks into nature and fresher air, decreasing the impacts of such pollution.
Further, pollution is technically a form of stress on the body, which is why further adverse health outcomes are relevant. And if you can’t escape the pollution, you may benefit from reducing other stressors in your life. Taking care of your mental well-being as a direct link to your physical health. Proactively find ways to de-stress and unwind. It might be your key to living a full life, well into your later years.