Try pushing back breakfast a bit and eating all your meals within an 8-hour window (for example, between 11 am and 7 pm). Called intermittent fasting, the strategy triggers your body to burn fat for fuel. This not only helps shed pounds, it also boosts the production of key cells known as stem cells. In fact, MIT scientists found that this one dietary change is enough to reverse stem cell decline. Why that’s key: When stem cell production and activation is robust, your body can heal cells, tissue and organs, slowing the aging process so you feel healthy and vital.
Permission to skip grueling workouts to bolster your bones in favor of having a little fun! It turns out, to encourage healthy new bone growth and stop further bone loss as you age, all you have to do is jump. The impact of simply hopping around for a few minutes coaxes more calcium into bones, which significantly increases bone density and helps prevent painful fractures if you ever take a tumble. For best results, do three sets of 10 hops each day, keeping a sturdy chair nearby for stability if needed.