Effects And Benefits Of Ant-Aging Essay

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Anti-Aging is defined as “life extension”, which slows down or reverses the processes of aging to extend both the maximum and average lifespan (Wikipedia, 2010). Aging is not a bad thing. Aging is a natural process, but can this process be corralled or controlled? Scientists certainly hope so and research continues in earnest. In order to solve the anti aging mystery, it's important to first understand the aging process. As people live fuller and longer lives, they are becoming increasingly aware of this natural phenomenon. The external signs of aging are all obvious, from the simplest fine wrinkle lines to “bags” under the eyes to the crippling severe contractures that disable and prevent independent ambulation (Allen, 2010). Awareness of aging comes from all around us, in the media, medical breakthroughs and advances in skin care and plastic surgery as well. Aging is the byproduct of the bodies’ decreasing ability to quickly and efficiently repair and maintain itself. There is a never ending struggle between the forces that contribute to breakdown, and the bodies’ ability to identify, fortify, and combat these forces. The approach to anti-aging is focused at not only prolonging life but improving the quality and appearance of every aspect of our life and lifestyle (Anti Aging Longevity Exercise, 2011). As people age, they become advocates of anything claiming to be "anti-aging". No matter how much people want their bodies to stop aging, they simply can't reverse the aging process not yet anyway. It is what the body is born to do, and they do it well. There are plenty of anti-aging products available that slow and even disguise the signs of aging. Genetic makeup is one factor that plays a role in how people age (Allen,

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