What is Human Ageing
Human Ageing is the physiological changes occuring in human body leading to senescence 衰老/老化, the decline of biological functions and of the ability to adapt to metabolic stress. In humans the physiological developments are normally combined by psychological and behavioural changes, and other changes, involving social and economic factors.
Ageing starts as soon as adulthood reached and is as much a part of human life as are infancy, childhood, and adolescence 青少年. Gerontology (the study of ageing) is concerned primarily with the changes occurring between the attainment of maturity and death.
The ageing process and potential interventions for extending life assumption
老化進程 和 延長壽命的假定 潛在干預措施
Ageing is the accumulation of diverse deleterious changes occurring in cells and tissues with advancing age. Those changes are responsible for the increased risk of disease and death. Studies on animal models have been demonstrated that ageing rates and life expectancy can be modified.
The theory of ageing includes:-
1. Evolutionary theory of ageing 衰老進化理論
2. Free radical theory of ageing 老化自由基理論
3. Gene regulation theory of ageing 衰老基因調控理論
4. Immune theory of ageing 衰老免疫理論
5. Inflammation hypothesis of ageing 老化炎症假設
6. Mitochondrial theory of ageing 衰老線粒體理論
7. Neuroendocrine-immuno theory of ageing 衰老神經內分泌-免疫理論
8. Neuroendocrine theory of ageing 衰老神經內分泌學說
9. Telomere theory of ageing 衰老端粒理論
Anti-Aging Medicine – Exercise
30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity, five days per week, can have significant health benefits. Adults partaking in regular physical activity are biologically younger than sedentary individuals. This conclusion provides a powerful message used by clinicians promoting the potential anti-aging effect of regular exercise. Let’s start with walking.
Our Ageing Speed
Some research has found not all parts of human body ageing at the same rate. Most tissues age at same pace; in effect, their biological age (in good functioning time) matches their chronological age (number of calendar years).
However it was found woman breast tissue was an exception. Healthy breast tissue ages more rapidly, in effect two or three years older than the rest part of a woman body. This may explain why breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Since age is a risk factor, more rapidly-aging tissue could therefore be more susceptible to cancer.
How to Stay Younger
- Eat an Anti-Aging Diet
- Get and Stay Active
- Maintain a Healthy Weight
- Manage Stress Intake
- Quit Smoking
- Stay Social