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We’ve uncovered the Fountain of Youth. Turns out, it’s not really a fountain at all—the real secret of perpetual youth is a three-step approach consisting of regular exercise, maintaining proper testosterone and growth hormone levels, and taking in the right nutrients to keep your body running at its best. Sticking with this formula, especially as we get older, can help prevent a host of age-related issues, including loss of muscle mass, lower sex drive, and weight gain. In other words, think of the muscle you build now as a suit of armor that will keep you looking and feeling your best for decades to come.
After age 30, men lose as much as 3% to 5% of their muscle mass per decade.
Guys who exercised intensely compared with those who exercised moderately increased the length of their telomeres. Longer telomeres—the caps on the ends of your chromosomes—are associated with a longer life. Translation: The harder you work out, the longer you may live.
Growth hormone and testosterone—the main two hormones that facilitate everything from your ability to put on muscle to your sex drive—hit the skids when you hit 30, studies suggest. In fact, your T production decreases by an average of 1% annually.
You might think only rich dudes can afford products that safely boost hormone anabolic levels, but that’s not the case at all—if you know where to look. For instance, there are testosterone- and GH-specific supps that can effectively bolster your production of these two crucial hormones.
Consuming the wrong types of foods can wreak havoc on your skin. And when you look old, you often feel old, too.
Foods high in polyphenols (cherries, apples, blueberries) can combat damage from free radicals— molecules that can damage arteries and lead to numerous health ailments, while other vitamin-rich fare can aid skin health and boost testosterone.