What Effects Do Smoking, Stress, and Red Meat Have On Aging?
Today Dr. Oz spoke about how you can be aging much faster than need be. Dr. Michael Roizen & Dr. Keith Roach, who are the creators of the Real Age Test were invited on the show to talk about aging gracefully and what symptoms can be signals that you are aging too fast. During this segment of the show Dr. Roizen & Dr. Roach spoke with Dr. Oz about what roles smoking, stress, and red meat play in how quickly you age along with the real age test questions that were asked during this segment.
What Role Does Stress Have On How Fast You Age?
Have you ever pulled out your drivers license and notice how much you have aged since the time when the photo was taken? While you may not be able to turn back the hands of time to the day when you took the photo you can make lifestyle changes to slow down your aging process and even reverse your “real age”. Here are the questions that were asked pertaining to stress on today’s show :
- Have you went through (if so, how many) a death, divorce, or job loss in the past year?
- How much financial stress have you experienced in the past year?
- How do you experience stress and home and/or work?
Dr. Roizen said that these questions were focused on the past year because recent traumatic events occurring in your life can give you a great deal of stress and thus age you more quickly.
Add Years To Your Life By Quitting Smoking
You don’t need a team of doctors on stage to tell you that quitting smoking is beneficial to your health and slow down the aging process. Here are the questions that were asked pertaining to smoking, alcohol consumption, and sun exposure :
- Do you smoke cigarettes?
- During a typical day, how many alcoholic beverages do you consume?
- How many sunburns that have caused blisters have you experienced?
Heart Disease & Red Meat Consumption
Do you eat a lot of red meat? Dr. Oz says that the food that you put into your body have a big impact on how quickly you age.
Dr. Keith Roach said that red meat is high in saturated fat. Saturated fat can increase your risk of heart disease because of the damage that it can do to your blood vessels. Try to limit your red meat consumption to only one serving per week.Consider Liking “Fans of Dr. Oz” on Facebook to view show recaps and summaries of daily topics that were featured on the show.