We’ve all heard the saying, “act your age, not your shoe size,” but it looks like one fitness-savvy doctor has taken it to the next level by saying his biological age is 20 years younger than his official age.
Dr. Mark Hyman is all about getting people to rethink their biology, health, and the way they age. He ties his markers of cellular health, which he uses to figure out “biological age,” to a few different living choices.
This 63-year-old man claims to have a “biological age” of only 43. He has a good workout schedule, a healthy diet, and ways to deal with stress. He also meditates in the morning. Mark Hyman, M.D., says his biological age is 20 years younger than his real age.
He said it’s not true that we must deal with aches, pains, and general sickness as we age. The US-based doctor told Insider, “People don’t realize that these problems are caused by things we can change and that can be fixed.
“It’s a condition that can be treated, not a decline that can’t be stopped.” Hyman has talked about how important it is to focus on your “health span” and your “life span.” He said, “It’s hard to sell something that will make things better 30 years from now. You’re not just adding years to your life but also life to your years. And what is it?
Well, the expert’s day begins with a hot coffee, just like most people’s. Oh, and 20 minutes of meditation at 6 a.m., followed by writing.
After the coffee, Hyman does about 30 minutes of strength training, which he says has “really changed my body and health.” Hyman said that “about three hours of exercise a day” is his “happy place.” I might have to change how I live if my idea of a good time is eating a big bowl of pasta and watching all of the new shows on Netflix.
After his morning workout, Hyman takes a steam shower and a cold dip, like Wim Hof. He then stays in “40-degree water” for three minutes.
He then drinks a “healthy aging shake” after his morning workout, and no, it’s not made of ice cream, chocolate, and squirty cream.
Oh no! Hyman drinks a mix of plant nutrients, healthy fats from chia and hemp seeds, and ’48 grams’ of protein powder. The health guru’s morning shake has ’48 grams’ of protein powder in it.
He said, “Muscle bulk is more important as you get older. It’s an important part of growing old well.” Hyman also takes several vitamins, such as C15:0, a fatty acid that is said to help with sleep, energy, and stress, and creatine, which is used to keep muscles and the brain healthy. “Exercise and a diet with good fats and plant foods are the most important things. No amount of extras can make up for those.”
So, there you have it.
You can bio-hack your body if you meditate first thing in the morning, take a freezing cold shower to get your metabolism going, and eat a super seedy drink.
Mark Hyman’s cellular health factors have not been checked by UNILAD.