Dr. David Sinclair is a Harvard biologist who is a professor of genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at Harvard Medical School. His message is clear, making yourself uncomfortable can help you slow and even reverse the effects of aging.
Why is this important? Because aging is the number one predictor of susceptibility to all diseases including, cancer, dementia, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and more. When you ‘let yourself go’ you increase your chances of illness and become a burden to the ones you love.
You owe it to yourself, the ones you love, and society to keep yourself as fit and young as you can. For us humans, that means applying ‘good stress’ also known as hormetic stress or eustress on a regular basis.
Some examples are saunas, cold showers, walking, restricting caloric intake, time-restricted eating, and exercise are all ways you can do this. Of course, many yoga practices are also hormetic stressors.
-Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP, OM, Certified KI Facilitator