forgive me if this question was already discussed - I was unable to find anything on it. So, is it true that increasing the speed of your metabolism shortens your lifespan? I do not want to compare slow- vs. fast-metabolism animals (slow-metabolism live longer), because they live according their metabolism but not change it. I do not want to hear arguments like “I better have quality 80 years vs. slow dying at 120 years”. Wait until you’re 79, then we’ll talk again Recently I’ve seen here an interesting discussion regarding optimal food intake (3 times vs 5-6 times a day). It seems frequent meals tax your system and thus promote ill health. I think that every kind of system (i.e. body) overuse is potentially harmful in a long run. Again, frequent meals speed up metabolism, right? Then, starving yourself for the sake of life extension (slowing down the metabolism) is not too attractive for us.
So, how can we enjoy our iron game, good health and active longevity? Any supplements? Diets? Optimal training? Please share your thoughts.