The Prescription to Look and Feel Younger

Get expert tips and tricks to defy your age.

The Prescription to Look and Feel Younger

Want to look years younger before your age catches up to you? The key to looking and feeling more youthful is to tackle aging at its roots before it starts showing on the surface. To keep your skin and body healthy from the inside out, follow these age-defying tips from geneticist Dr. Sharon Moalem, dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie, and three age-defying audience members.

Improve Skin Elasticity

Factors such as environmental stress, smoking, or a bad diet can all damage the fat and proteins already in the body, especially in the skin. That’s why geneticist Dr. Moalem encourages people to eat fats, especially those high in antioxidants. Replenishing fats helps the skin recover and reduces the appearance of saggy skin. Fats also act as carriers, transporting vital phytonutrients from the fruits and vegetables we eat into the body. To get the healthy fats you need, add 2-3 Kalamata olives into your diet every day. Kalamata olives contain a super-concentrated amount of an antioxidant called hydroxytyrosol, so you’ll get the benefit of antioxidants without loading up on calories. Try olives as a simple snack, as a pizza topping, or as a dip or paste.

How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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