Age Slower: Exercise and Eat Well

Will you age slower if you exercise, eat well? A study conducted by German researchers says Yes. But maybe it just seems like you're aging slower?

Will you age slower if you exercise, eat well? A study conducted by German researchers says Yes.  But maybe it just seems like you’re aging slower?

I’m currently trying out the steak and Scotch diet. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. michael reynolds says:

    Damn it! I hate when diet and exercise are the answer.

    I’ll pull a McCain: the study is flawed. So are the eight billion other studies that all say the same thing.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Yeah, but it’s just scientific groupthink. And what do scientists know about good health and exercise, anyway? You seen a scientist lately?! We should ask professional athletes and soldiers!

  3. Drew says:

    But seriously folks……..

    Of all the studies out there, it seems to me that there are two guiding principles that get you 90% of the health benefits:

    1. Moderate exercise. You don’t have to become a tri-athlete. Just walk briskly for 30 minutes 5 days a week, and very moderate weightlifting.

    2. Restrict calories. The best studies I’ve seen correlate total calories and longevity. I have no idea why; its empirical.

    To your health.

    Oh, and James, an oral surgeon friend of mine strongly suggests wine over hard liquor. He does nasty cancer surgeries. May I suggest a few red names – California: Quintessa, Ramey, Raymond, Axios, Caymus, Darioush, Mt. Veeder, Conn Valley.

    French: Gruaud Larose, Pavie Decesse, Gloria, Pontet Canet, Kirwan, Brane-Cantenac, Monbousquet, Grande Mayne, Smith Haut Lafitte, Leoville Poyferre, La Gaffeliere, Quinault, Duhart Milon and Calon Segur.

    Try it, you’ll like it.

  4. James Joyner says:

    Drew,

    I enjoy red wine, mostly pinots from the Willamette Valley, but have been on a hard liquor kick for a while.

  5. Drew says:

    James –

    Yeah, everything I mentioned is Cab or Merlot based. I’m sure you have a better handle on Pinot. We have had some fun with two California’s: Hirsch and of course the two Belle Glos vinyards.

  6. john personna says:

    Timely post, I’ve been slacking this week …