The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty

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Eight-time NYT-bestselling author Jillian Michaels presents a revolutionary program to reverse the effects of aging and maintain optimal health for life. With Master Your Metabolism, Jillian Michaels was one of the first to show us how to take control of the metabolic machinery underneath our weight and health struggles. Now she's ahead of the curve again in conquering the myths, misunderstandings, and mayhem associated with aging. If you can decide your weight, why not your age?That's just what Jillian Michaels sets out to do in The Six Keys. Order today on:

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If you’ve been trying to cheat time by focusing strictly on your biological age (through exercise, diet, supplements, creams, etc.), I commend your efforts, but it’s utterly incomplete. The first step in turning that around is understanding that all of your ages—including your emotional, social, and psychological ages—must be considered as a whole in order for your actions to be effective.

For example, you may not think that acting irrationally would age you faster—but it could. Many studies have shown that the higher your emotional intelligence—your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself (and others) and to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships—the more likely you are to make better decisions, manage anxiety,1 and be more resilient to stress,2 all of which can help you age well.

The same respect should be paid to your social age. Society pretty much dictates exactly when we should be hitting various milestones in our lives. In your late teens, you graduate high school, and by your early twenties, you better be at the start of your career. Between your late twenties and early thirties, you settle down and start building a family. By your forties, if you change careers or do something profoundly stupid, no one bats an eye—you get a free pass because you’re officially in a midlife crisis. Hit your mid-sixties and it’s time to retire. And that’s pretty much the social age rat race in a nutshell.

Nail these markers at the expected times and your social age is right on track. But if you dare deviate, your social age may fall much younger or older than the norm, which could affect you in ways you might not expect. Being a teenage mom, feeling the pressure to be in a serious relationship or on a career track, going back to school in your thirties, or not being financially able to retire are just a few deviations from the norm that could bring on what scientists call “social stress.”...


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