Why Your Parents Can Affect Your Biological Age

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Many times, it seems easier to blame things on other people – even your aging process. While you might know, deep down, that you’re responsible for the way you treat your body, your parents have more to do with your biological age than you might realize. By looking to your parents for signs for ways you can improve your health and your biological age, you can use what they have taught you to become a more vibrant version of yourself.

Your Biological Parents Aged Rapidly

Genetics really do have an impact on the way you will age. If your parents were aging rapidly, then you are most likely going to follow the same path. Think about the time when your parents’ hair changed or when they began to slow down. These might be signs for you as well. However, it’s not enough to look at the genetics in your family for how your health history will turn out. In fact, so many of the genetic influences can be upset or reduced by the way you treat your body. If you’re exercising and you’re eating well, chances are good you can slow the genetic impact on your age – no matter what happened to your parents.

They Had Bad Habits Impacting Biological Age

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What many of us call genetics is actually not based on genes. Though we might want to blame our genes for making us feel and look older than we are, if we’re honest with ourselves, we’ve not just inherited the genes, but also the bad habits of our parents. For example, if you’ve come from a family who didn’t exercise much and who didn’t eat well, you probably mimicked those actions and that’s why you’re following the same aging path as your parents. The good news is that it’s well within your control to change these patterns in order to pass on good habits to your children.

Your Biological Parents Are Stressful People

Stress plays a major role in the way that you age. If your parents were stressed people, chances are high you are too. In addition, if you have a strained relationship with your parents, this can affect the way you age. The stress you feel might cause you to stay away from your parents, which can leave you feeling isolated and despondent. By taking the time to learn to get along with your parents, you can rebuild the sense of community and family, which can reduce your biological age.

Take Care of Your Biological Age Yourself

Choosing to blame your parents for the speed of your aging is natural. But that doesn’t mean they need to be at fault for all of your wrinkles and lines. Instead, look to your parents for lessons and make yourself a better (and younger) person for it.

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