Want to lose a few years? Get rid of that paunch? Muscle out, limber up, and feel better? You can make a great start in six weeks by following Dr. Al Sears’ Anti-Aging Plan.
Week One: Start taking anti-aging vitamins, particularly those that lower homocysteine levels: B12 (500 mcg), folic acid (800 mcg), B6 (25 mg), riboflavin (25 mg), and trimethylglycine (500 mg). (I take a packet of something called AMPM.)
Week Two: Begin a daily routine of stress-reducing techniques. Meditate. Breathe. Walk slowly. Enjoy yourself. (I actually block in 15 minutes on my calendar to do this during my workday.)
Week Three: Begin an anti-aging strength-training (high-intensity/short-duration) routine three times a week. Slow, smooth movements are best to reduce the risk of injury.
Week Four: Begin to change your diet. Avoid high-calorie foods, eating after dinner, and overeating. Try some short-term fasting.
Week Five: Correct any hormone imbalances. Have your hormone levels checked — especially your testosterone, estrogen, and DHEA. Then talk to a doctor who understands these things about how to naturally regulate yours.
Week Six: Regain youthful levels of HGH (human growth hormone — the most powerful factor in staying young) by eating more protein and exercising more strenuously.
For more complete information on Dr. Sears’ Anti-Aging Plan, click on http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/BUL/EarlyRise.
[Ed. Note. Mark Morgan Ford was the creator of Early To Rise. In 2011, Mark retired from ETR and now writes the Palm Beach Letter. His advice, in our opinion, continues to get better and better with every essay, particularly in the controversial ones we have shared today. We encourage you to read everything you can that has been written by Mark.]