Don’t shoot the messenger. Moms say kids keep them young. Researchers say multiple kids age moms faster. Can we find the truth somewhere in the middle?
According to science, telomeres are the marker used in this study. They are the “thingys” that hold DNA stands together, like the ends of shoelaces. As they become shorter and more tattered, the DNA becomes weaker.
In this study, it was found that the more pregnancies a woman had – the more weathered and “aged” her DNA became. My question is would this be the same for a woman who had an orphanage but never gave birth to any kids?
The author of this piece had a great point. The stress and nonstop job of parenting is a 24-7 job with no vacations. It’s not an easy entry-level joke, either. It’s blood, sweat, tears, and unrelenting debt on your life-equity. That’s the kind of debt banks don’t issue loans to pay-off.
Good news! Lifestyle changes can increase telomere length nearly 10%. Eating a plant-based diet, moderate exercise, stress management techniques, and social support among friends and loved ones help a lot! Diet and exercise have nothing to do with kids, by the way. The last two can easily be assuaged with family appreciation techniques.
For good measure (no pun, intended) checkout this book on how to increase your life by 10-years. If you still care to fortify your telomeres length, consider investing in a supplement called TeloVite.
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