Why is it that when we talk about aging we tend to focus mainly on our skin? Is it because that is what is visible to us or the only thing we perceive we can control?
When I talk about prevention as the key to healthy aging, I’m not just talking about wearing sunscreen or having the best anti-aging lotions & potions.
In my post, The Science of Prevention, I talked about the basic preventive measures that are important for a healthy lifestyle:
- Not smoking
- Getting to and maintaining a healthy weight
- Being physically active
- Consuming a healthy diet
- Not drinking excessively
If you are a regular reader of my blog or newsletter, you will have heard me say this before… genetics only accounts for about 50% of the state of your health.
The other 50% depends on your lifestyle and environmental factors.
What are YOU doing to influence the 50% that you can control?
Even if every woman in your family struggles with being overweight or all of your siblings have high cholesterol, it doesn’t mean that YOU have to!
If you take one thing away from this post, let it be this:
Prevention is the key to good health.
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