Watch Your StepLet’s focus in on one of the most obvious drawbacks of aging—mobility. As you age, your muscles weaken, as do your bones and joints. Trouble getting around is a clear indicator of trouble elsewhere in your body. Weakened mobility is also a danger in and of itself. General lack of exercise aside, when you can’t move well, you have a heightened risk of falls and broken bones. Including, of course, the often-fatal broken hip. Take it all together, and you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that plenty of studies show that your gait—the speed, balance and overall quality of your walk—is inextricably linked to survival rates. And that’s just the most noticeable part of aging. Changes to cognitive function, changes to your body’s immune system and inflammation response, increased risk of molecular irregularities—these all go up as you age, and some are impossible to notice until the damage has been done. But resveratrol actually fights all of these battles. There’s a reason why I think it’s one of the most important supplements you can take today.
The Hidden Benefit of WineResveratrol is a compound found mostly in the skin of red grapes. Consequently,
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