Any time can be the right time to turn back the clock! In his new book “20 Years Younger,” health and fitness guru Bob Greene offers readers a practical, science-based plan for looking and feeling their best as they age. Greene’s cutting-edge program details easy and effective steps everyone can take to rebuild the foundation of youth and enjoy better health, improved energy and a positive outlook on life.
The four cornerstones of Greene’s program are: An exercise regimen for fighting muscle and bone loss; a longevity-focused diet; sleep rejuvenation; and wrinkle-fighting skin care. The book also includes practical advice on changing appearances, controlling stress, staying mentally sharp, navigating medical tests, and much more. Greene promises, “Readers will walk away with a greater understanding of how the body ages and what they can do to feel and look ‘20 years younger.’”
By visiting the website 20yearsyounger.com, you can also “turn back the clock” with Greene’s On Line Anti-Aging Plan featuring personalized daily meal plans, customized daily exercise recommendations and routines, a skin care assistant, and a sleep center with tips and logging capabilities to help you score the right amount of restorative slumber.
Bob Greeis a bestselling author, exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer specializing in fitness, metabolism and weight loss. He is also a contributing writer and editor for O – the Oprah Magazine, and writes articles on health and fitness for Oprah.com as well as for his own weight loss website, TheBestLife.com.
Dr. Oz’s 24-Hour Anti-Aging Plan
A recent episode of the Dr. Oz show also focused on how to turn back the clock on aging – in just 24 hours! According to Dr. Mehmet Oz, “Revolutionary new research in the emerging world of anti-aging medicine reveals you can actually transform your organs, your cells and even your DNA with simple changes started within a 24-hour time span.” Dr. Oz’s 24-Hour Anti-Aging plan includes 5 simple daily missions:
8 a.m. Wipe out wrinkles by eating less sugar. Eating excess sugar destroys collagen, subsequently causing facial wrinkles. To help cut down on sugar, eliminate hidden glucose “spikers” often consumed at breakfast time. Replace fruit-flavored yogurt with plain yogurt topped with fresh berries or agave to naturally sweeten. Dr. Oz also recommends taking a GTF Chromium Supplement – an important trace mineral that helps regulate blood sugar levels.
Noon Cut off cancer cells by eating brightly colored fruits containing substances with anti-angiogenic properties. Try eating an “anti-cancer” fruit salad made with papaya, blackberries and nutmeg at lunchtime everyday. All three of these foods help prevent blood vessels from nourishing cancer cells.
3 p.m. Eliminate cellular exhaustion with astragalus – a medicinal Chinese plant shown to help rebuild genes by boosting the enzyme telomerase.
7 p.m. Defeat dementia and lessen the possibility of plaque formation by following a nitrate-free, anti-inflammatory diet. To help fight memory loss, start taking a combo supplement containing the natural compounds acetyl-l-carnitine (400mg) and alpha-lipoic acid (200mg).
Combined, they help direct energy to cells and provide powerful antioxidant protection so the brain can function at its optimum best. 10 p.m.Go to bed! Getting enough sleep is critical to living a long life.