Health & Fit Jillian Michaels says she 'slows aging' by eating healthy and exercising no more than 2 hours a week, and experts say she's onto something
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- Jillian Michaels says it's not enough to eat well or exercise, you need to do both to stay young.
- Dr. Noelle Reid told Insider there's truth in this, but there are other factors at play too.
- To maintain her fitness, Michaels works out a maximum of four times a week for 30 minutes.
We can "slow aging" by eating healthy and working out, according to personal trainer Jillian Michaels.
The "Biggest Loser" trainer, 47, told thethat while following a nutritious diet and keeping active can bring about health benefits individually, nailing the two is the key to staying young.
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Michaels used the analogy of our bodies being like cars - If you're eating well but not working out, or vice versa, you're in "neutral." According to the Michaels, in this state, we are "not rapidly accelerating our chance of disease, but not aggressively slowing aging and working to prevent disease either."
When you do both simultaneously, you're in "drive" or "actively getting/staying healthy," she said.
"When you aren't doing either of those things then you are absolutely putting yourself at a far greater risk for illness and dramatically reduced life span - not to mention an overall diminished quality of life," Michaels said.
There's more to preventing aging than diet and exercise
Research backs up Michaels' emphasis on keeping active -that you can protect your mind and body from the physical effects of aging by exercising regularly and in diverse ways.
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Here's how to get more nutrition and joy from your diet.First off, there are a lot of opinions and information (and misinformation) out there, so it’s hard to know what to listen to. This has resulted in a really narrow view of healthy eating that is steeped in diet culture, which has skewed a lot of our thinking about what healthy eating advice should sound like. This diet culture-based messaging often pushes restriction and prescriptive rules that don’t take into account the personal, cultural, and socioeconomic factors that influence what a healthy diet looks like for any one individual.
"Aging is inevitable, but Jillian is right that there are ways to mitigate the effects of aging, and eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly are certainly two things that help," family medicine physician and aging specialist Dr Noelle Reid told Insider.
"These can provide a good foundation for aging, but other factors are at play as well such as limiting stress, getting enough sleep, maintaining social connections, and taking care of your cells."
While healthy eating and keeping active can help maintain optimal health and improve our longevity, they have their limitations.
"What many people may not realize is that aging starts in your cells," Reid said. "As they get older, your cells no longer function at their peak performance due to declines in mitochondrial health and other important processes. We refer to this as age-associated cellular decline, or AACD. While proper nutrition has some impact on this process, not all of what we consume penetrates at the cellular level to directly impact the function of our mitochondria."
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Supplementing your diet can help slow the aging process
According to Reid, supplementing with cellular nutrients not readily found in a typical diet, such as such as Urolithin A, Nicotinamide Riboside, and GlyNAC, can positively impact cellular aging. There are also certain vitamins and minerals you can take to keep your body healthy for longer both on the inside and out, asand previously told .
"It is important to remember that we hold the power to optimizing our overall health and longevity, as our behaviors can help dictate our outcomes," Reid said. "Adopting healthy habits that become part of our daily routine may be the most important predictor in adding years to our life, and life to our years."
While diet and exercise are part or this, a healthy lifestyle also includes keeping your stress levels down, maintaining strong relationships, and meditating, as.
Too much high intensity exercise does more harm than good
Staying active is important at any age, but it needn't mean grueling workouts seven days a week.
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As a personal trainer with over, Michaels doesn't exercise as much as many people would presume.
The fitness entrepreneur works out a maximum of four times a week for 30 minutes.
"No one believes me, but it's absolutely true," she said. "Once you are in maintenance mode and you have control over your nutrition it's much easier to stay in shape."
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Michaels has previously criticized CrossFit for the intensity of the popular training style, as.
"I love that people love CrossFit, I love that they love working out, but I wouldn't even want someone doing a yoga workout every day," she said in. "If you love it, great, find an unbelievable coach ... and don't do it more than twice a week."
Michaels isn't the only health expert to stress the importance of recovery and spread the message that more isn't always better.
A shift in the industry culture has seen both professionals and fitness fansfor the benefit of their performance and all round health.
can have numerous negative side effects, including the possibility of for women.
What Happens When Diet Culture Co-Opts Intuitive Eating Language .
Fasting is the opposite of intuitive, y'all.“Our intention in creating the model was to alleviate the suffering that dieting causes,” says Evelyn Tribole, RDN, co-creator of intuitive eating who, along with fellow dietitian Elyse Resch, published the first edition of the Intuitive Eating book in 1995. This philosophy is evident in the model’s 10 principles, which encourage you to reject diets and food rules, understand that permanent weight loss isn’t realistic or necessary for health, and respect your body as-is by giving it what it needs. It’s not another diet, it’s the anti-diet.