What is an anti-aging secret that not many people know about? Rafee Ibne Azad, studied at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital Some anti-aging secrets that not many people may not know about are:

• Fasting - According to Harvard aging-researcher Dr. David Sinclair, intermittent fasting is a very effective way of slowing the aging process because, in the fasted state, the body has a chance to repair cells.

• Sleep zzz zzz zzz - Lack of sleep is the culprit behind aging and many other health-related issues…and best of all…It’s free.

• Sauna - Regularly hitting the sauna is an incredibly cost-effective anti-aging strategy. Especially considering that a regular schedule of saunas (three times a week) has shown to reduce all-cause mortality by 42%!

• Cold showers - Just as heat has many positive anti-aging properties, so has got cold. Short, but intense exposure to cold temperature increases blood flow and releases a cocktail of hormones, that essentially keep your cells young and vibrant.

• Resistance training - Get your swell on! Growing muscle and getting stronger will protect you against many forms of cancer, prevent strokes and increase your quality of life. Muscle mass is correlated to longevity and health (up to a point).

• Cardio or endurance training - Going for a run or doing burpees in your living room is free. Plus, a healthy cardiovascular system is shown to prevent all kinds of cancer forms and even mental health issues.

• Regulating stress levels - Meditation. Breathing techniques. Mental reframes. All free. All extremely potent anti-aging and life-quality enhancers. Why is this NOT taught in schools? • Eating more vegetables and less sugar - You’ve got to spend money on food anyway…Why not buy more veggies instead of candy bars? BONUS TIP: Find it hard to cook and prepare healthy meals? Get a blender and make yourself smoothies (blend the veggies together with tasty fruits).

• Eating less meat and animal protein - Again, according to age-researchers Dr. David Sinclair and Dr. Valter Longo, excessive animal protein has shown to upregulate a hormone called IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor). IGF-1 is not bad per se, as it also helps grow and maintain muscle. The problem is, that high levels of IGF-1 might be responsible for cancer cell growth.

• Staying hydrated - Keeps your skin supple. • Not being broke - Although money has no direct correlation to do with the physical aspects of aging, money definitely plays a role in psychological well-being. No, money by itself doesn’t make you happy. But as I can tell you first hand, a lack of money causes extreme worry. Anxiety and other mental health impairments caused by worry have a measurable and researched impact on health markers. So save your money and invest it intelligently, so that you don’t have to spend all of it, to get your health back in your 50’s and 60’s.

• Eating the right kind of fats - Eating the wrong type of fat, increases your risk of cardiovascular diseases, dementia and cancer. Reduce Omega-6 fatty acids intake and increase your consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids.