Life's Little Choices
Life's Little Choices
We all make bad choices. Who doesn't? I'm not talking about "breaking the law" type bad choices; I'm referring to the little things.
We know that we're supposed to eat healthily and get 8 hours of sleep. It's recommended that we drink eight glasses of water per day, but how many of us can say that we do.
Instead, we might indulge in foods we love that aren't always the dark green leafy types, have a few extra cocktails on the weekend, and stay up to finish a season of a series, even if it means getting less sleep. If you don't do any of these things, I'm impressed; you're a saint.
However, as most of us make these choices, we hardly ever think about their impact over time. Instead, we focus on the near future: how tired we'll be the next day when the alarm goes off at 6:00 AM or how hard we will work out because we ate an entire basket of onion rings (guilty).
The truth of the matter is these choices, over time, do affect our bodies, and their impact over the years influences the aging process.
When we think about aging, it isn't just a measurement of time or an addition of a candle to a birthday cake; but a complex process with many factors, some out of our control and others controllable.
The things that are out of our control, for at least the time being (CRISPR, I'm looking at you 🧐), are genetic.
We cannot decide what genes we inherit, which play a significant role in aging and longevity, all the way down to the molecular level. However, we can control the "controllable”. The ones we think of most often are the aforementioned lifestyle choices such as:
- Exercise and
With life, though, it's not always convenient, easy, nor fun to make the "good" lifestyle choice.
But what if you could take a sample of your biology and preserve it, a snapshot frozen in time before decades of lifestyle choices begin to accumulate.
Have you ever looked at an old photograph of yourself and thought, "Wow! Look at how amazing and young I used to look."
The same is true for your biology, but unlike the image in the photo, the stem cells you bank with Forever Labs are tangible and possibly even one day useable to treat age-related diseases and even aging itself.
So, as we indulge in our favorite foods, cheers with another cocktail, or push play on the next episode, take a second to process the value of having your younger biology protected from years of life's "bad" but oh so "good" choices.