There’s a reason people have been obsessed with the Holy Grail for hundreds of years, we simply don’t want to age.
We want the strength and beauty that we once possessed, and we’re going to fight tooth and claw to prevent aging.
It doesn’t have to be a fruitless battle.
We CAN fight against aging.
Here are 3 anti-aging tips you can use on a daily basis to improve your overall health and quality of life.
1. Bring Me a Dream
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of adults have sleep troubles a few nights a week or more.
I’m sure we’ve all suffered from sleep deprivation, and it feels awful. You’re sluggish, downing coffee, and struggling to function. You’re also probably stressed, which releases the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol directly ages you by breaking down collagen (which keeps your skin healthy and elastic).
The science is indisputable, most healthy adults required an average of 8 hours of sleep every night.
Your body requires sleep to rebuild, recharge, and relax. Without it, you’re wearing down faster than your body can replenish itself, and you’re expediting the process of aging.
Get your beauty sleep. It’s still the best, holistic anti-aging remedy.
2. Get Moving
Remember that stress hormone I mentioned earlier, the one that eats away at our precious collagen, forcing us to age quicker?
There’s actually a way to fight back, and it’s simple. Just get moving!
Whether it’s taking a bike ride, running a marathon, or simply going on a walk to the park, physical activity releases endorphins that reduce stress, elevate mood, and keep you younger.
And it’s not too late to start, there are hundreds of resources on how to alleviate exercises or activities to minimize stress on fragile bodies.
Exercise is another holistic approach to anti-aging: it fuels heart health, your metabolism, and forces your body to regenerate itself into something even stronger.
Those 30 minutes of activity we’re supposed to perform every single day?
Start today. And don’t forget the sunblock.
3. Monitor What You Take In
We all need to eat and stay hydrated, so we might as well do it right.
The top anti-aging foods are available in every grocery store and include:
- Red and Green Vegetables: full of both anti-oxidants and water (to keep you hydrated).
- Fish: saturated with omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for skin and a healthy heart. Salmon and mackerel are just a few options. Can’t stand fish? Try to find an omega-3 supplement.
- Nuts: also full of omega-3’s and good cholesterol. It also helps keep you full, and keeps you satisfied in the face of tempting, unhealthy snacks.
- Berries: also full of antioxidants, and blueberries are great for memory.
Don’t forget to hydrate! Generic recommendations on water consumption argue for 64oz of water a day, but the actual amount your body required depends on several factors. Use a hydration calculator to calculate how much water you really need, and make it a goal to meet your daily requirement.
Anti-Aging Tips for Great Health
We can’t live forever.
But we CAN feel better no matter our age, and the above tips are sure to help you increase your overall health and feel great. If you want to go even further, contact me today!