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Telomeres and Aging: How to Keep Clients Younger Longer
By: Tiffany A. McLauchlin
Posted: April 1, 2014, from the April 2014 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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3. Eat a balanced diet. There are more and more options for eating and dieting. As lives become more crowded and multitasking is required, eating a balanced meal can be easily overlooked. Simple suggestions to “eat fresh instead of from a box” and “consume all food groups in moderation” can be an easier guide for some clients than the extreme limitations of a diet. How many times have you lost weight only to put it back on because the diet was too limiting for your lifestyle or too challenging for your taste buds?
4. Get plenty of sleep. Every individual’s sleep-hour requirement varies. Most adults require 6–8 hours of sleep nightly. Sleep is the time when the body repairs itself. The brain is not connected to the lymphatic system to remove waste; therefore, the brain removes excess waste through cerebral spinal fluid. Because brain cells shrink up to 60% during sleep, this makes it easier for cerebral spinal fluid to flow in order to remove potential neurotoxic waste out of the brain that has accumulated throughout the day. So, when someone is making decisions and says they need to sleep on it, it’s true! Their brain needs the restorative power of sleep.
Many studies continue to be researched and developed on telomeres. These are being processed by looking at how telomere longevity affects life span, cancer development, wound-healing and even getting gray hair. Much of this information is utilized within the skin care industry for the benefits of anti-aging skin care and wellness. Telomere technology, combined with the latest ingredients, can enable skin care professionals to offer better, more corrective results with less downtime for clients, resulting in satisfied customers and more profits.
learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/chromosomes/telomeres (Accessed Jan 28, 2014)