Keys to Active Retirement: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs

9 Recent Anti-Aging Breakthroughs

In the past few years, there have been a multitude of breakthroughs when it comes to health and wellness. But there is one constant; everyone still seems to be searching for the fountain of youth or that next miracle treatment that will keep them looking young and healthy in the coming years.

Below – we’ve listed some recent breakthroughs, as well as a few tried-and-true methods, that could be the step to securing your fresh face into the next decade.

1. HGH – Human Growth Hormone Treatment

HGH is a hormone that’s produced by the pituitary gland and has been linked to regulating body fat, bone and muscle growth as well as the metabolism of sugars and fats. As the body ages, naturally occurring amounts of this hormone decrease. This treatment consists of injections of a synthetic version of HGH into the body.

Celebrities rumored to use HGH: Larry King & Suzanne Somers

2. TA-65 – Telomerase Activator

TA-65 is an antioxidant supplement derived from astragalus root extract. It is touted to restore and improve cellular function, improve vision, stimulate sexual drive, support the immune system, increase bone density, nurture mental acuity and improve the appearance of hair, skin and nails.

Celebrities rumored to use TA-65: Roger Daltrey

3. Fraxel or PicoSure – Laser Skin Treatment

Laser skin treatments claim to stimulate collagen and elastic in the face, neck and other areas of the body. These treatments may help to remove fine lines, tighten sagging skin, and revitalizes the skin’s surface. Laser treatment is said to remove up to ten years, or more, of aging and damage with continued use.

Celebrities rumored to use laser treatments: Kim Kardashian & Courtney Cox

4. Strength Training

Strength training has been proven to help you look younger, but did you know it can also help you feel younger as well? Strength training in addition to a high protein diet can also potentially fend off the effects of sarcopenia, a syndrome causing adults to lose muscle mass. Strength training can be done by participating in a program like Crossfit or P90X and includes activities like lifting weights, resistance training and isolation exercises.

Celebrities rumored to use strength training: Fabio & J.K. Simmons

5. LED - Light Therapy

This therapy uses LED lights that emit infrared heat. Different spectrums of light are used to produce different outcomes including stimulation of collagen, accelerated healing, tightening of the skin, toning of skin texture, and the reduction of redness and inflammation.

Celebrities rumored to use LED therapy: Kate Hudson & Jennifer Aniston

6. RF Therapy - Radiofrequency Energy Treatments

This therapy is a non-surgical solution for loose, aging skin on the face and neck. Done in a series of treatments, over time it can reduce the effects of aging and create a fresh-faced look for patients who aren’t interested in a surgical procedure.

Celebrities rumored to use RF Therapy: Sophia Vergara

7. Yoga

Yoga is the art of guiding your body to health and relaxation through breathing, meditation and body positioning. In addition to regulating sleep patterns, yoga can also aid in the maintenance and prevention of chronic conditions like high blood pressure and arthritis. It is thought that the mind and body approach of this exercise method can help you look and feel younger well into your golden years.     

Celebrities rumored to do yoga: Richard Gere & Cameron Diaz

8. Supplements

Polypodium Leucotomos Extract (PLE), vitamins C, vitamin E, glucosamine, coenzyme Q10 are a few of the supplements thought to reverse or stop the signs of aging. When taken regularly, they are said to prevent wrinkles, reduce sagging skin, and lessen skin discoloration and dullness.

Celebrities rumored to use supplements: Jennifer Lopez

9. HRT – Hormone Replacement Therapy

Studies show that HRT helps to slow down the aging process, stop the development age-related diseases, and help users stay energetic and fit in the second half of life. It has even been proven to help regrow hair and improve eyesight in patients. HRTs are administered in a variety of ways from pills to patches and gels.

Celebrities rumored to use HRT: Oprah

10.  Vegan Lifestyle – Plant-based Diet

Studies in longevity have proven that replacing meat with whole grains can increase your life span by upwards of 20 percent. They attribute this to the additional intake of vitamins and minerals in whole grains like iron, potassium and b vitamins. Add that to the benefits of lowered instances of cancer, diabetes and heart disease and you’ve got a diet that will keep you looking and feeling younger from the inside out.

Celebrities rumored to be practicing vegans: Christie Brinkley & Jim Morris

11.  Cryotherapy

A relatively new procedure developed in the last few years, cryotherapy is advertised as a way to maintain a youthful appearance and reduce wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes. It involves entering a full body chamber that exposes the patient to subzero temperatures and shocks the body into increasing blood circulation and boosting the immune and central nervous systems.

Celebrities rumored to use Cryotherapy: Daniel Craig & Demi Moore

12.  IV Treatments – Intravenous Supplements

Another relatively new procedure - this high dose of vitamins and minerals injected via IV drip claims to increase the absorption of vital nutrients through the bloodstream. This treatment is thought to help improve cellular function, stimulate cell turnover, reduce the look of dull and damaged skin, as well as reduce the signs of sagging or wrinkled skin.

Celebrities rumored to use IV Treatments: Poppy Delavingne

These are just a few of the many anti-aging methods and breakthroughs that have come to light in recent years. However, it goes without saying that when it comes to looking and feeling younger, there is no substitution for a healthy diet and regular exercise.

What are your tips for looking and feeling younger?