The One Body Part That Ages Faster Than Everywhere Else

While aging is a part of life, it can be a huge stress factor for many people. There's a whole industry that sells creams and surgeries to help you look younger, but your body is continuously aging. But all of your body doesn't age at the same time. Some parts are older than others. You are probably familiar with the ones you can see. 

According to the Huffington Post, six body parts show your age. Your hands are the first to show your age because they're constantly exposed to the sun, and most people don't think about applying sunscreen or wearing gloves to protect the skin on their hands. Your hands also need to be moisturized, especially overnight. Other body parts that show your age are your face, especially your eyelids, neck, elbows, and hair. Your eyelids droop, the skin on your neck and elbows loses its elasticity, and you start to get gray hair. So it's clear your skin shows signs of aging

However, a group of physicists discovered one body part that scientifically ages faster than everything else. Here's why.

This body part ages faster

Einstein's theories of relativity helped researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study if one part of your body ages faster than the other. What they discovered is astonishing. What Einstein theorized was that time passes quicker at higher elevations. The physicists studied this theory on the human body using atomic clocks set one foot apart (33 centimeters). They found that you age faster while standing two stairs up on a staircase than standing at the bottom. What does that mean? 

That means your head ages faster than the rest of your body. Your feet age the slowest because they are closest to the ground. The good news is that the age difference is too small for you to notice. The researchers reported that it adds "up to approximately 90 billionths of a second over a 79-year lifetime" — not something anyone would take note of directly.