Anti-Aging Tips from an Online Registered Dietitian

Aging is out!

With technology and implants and Botox and more, who needs to grow old? There’s a multi-billion dollar anti-aging industry that is trying to convince us “aging with grace” is a thing of the past. And they’re doing a pretty great job of it.

Aging is a natural part of life, but it seems like it’s become something that we can avoid altogether. As dietitian nutritionists, we encourage all of our patients to adopt healthy lifestyles that will support their wellness. And one of the best ways to stop time, help maintain bone mass, and rejuvenate your muscles and immune system … is by exercise.  That might sound like a sales pitch, but it’s actually backed by a recent study published in The New York Times.

The study shows that exercise can have amazing effects on our bodies, especially as we age. In fact, consistent exercise can slow down muscle deterioration, improve our immune systems, and help us turn back the clock! Here are some tips to get started on your own exercise regimen:

  • Aim for 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week. This may sound like a lot, but you can break it down into just 22 minutes of activity each day.
  • Start today! Whether it’s taking a walk to the corner store or signing up for a local dance class, making movement a priority is the first step.
  • Join a local hiking club or outdoor group to get active, meet new people, and explore your surroundings.
  • Make exercise part of your TV time by doing lunges, chair dips, and other exercises during commercial breaks.
  • Create a playlist and walk or run your way through it every day. Keep the pace up by adding new songs and increasing the tempo.
  • Volunteer for activities that involve movement, like gardening or grocery shopping for a senior.


The study was conducted on British cyclists, but it’s exciting to think that exercise can slow down the aging process and keep us feeling young and healthy. So why not fight the inevitability of aging one bike ride, hike, or dance class at a time?