Getting Older… Avoiding those wrinkles, sagging skin, feeling tired; does not require a high priced doctor or a trainer. Here are a few secrets to wind back time naturally and to help you stay young and make you feel good and look fabulous. Its not just about ageing. Its about remaining ageless, healthy and fit.
Stress Less! Give yourself a break. Stress causes physical changes in the body that can accelerate ageing. More than 60% of the problems like anxiety, insomnia, depression, anger, hostility and high blood pressure is due to stress. Stress causes certain hormones like cortisol & adrenaline to surge which increases the Blood Pressure and makes the heart beat faster which takes a heavy toll on our physical & emotional wellbeing.
Meditation is the best & natural way of taking care of the destructive process taking place in the body. Do any form of meditation for 10 minutes a day. Sit in a quiet place with your eyes closed. All the muscles of your body relaxed and breathe deeply with your focus on your breath. Organise your day so that tensed situations are minimised. Allow yourself time for things you really enjoy.
Eat More Omega 3 Fatty Acid
This is the more healthy kind of fat, found in Salmon, Walnuts & Seeds. It helps stabilise your mood, maintain bone strength. It helps the visible signs of ageing reducing the inflammation in the body. Vitamin D found in it also helps your bone health as well. You can take fish oil supplements also.
Exercising helps oxygenate your brain more, which makes you think clearly, lowering the risk of age related Alzheimer disease, builds healthier bones, tones your muscles and helps you loose weight. Physical conditioning also reduces stress & anxiety. Do not overwork your body. Along with yoga, do a little weight training to build muscles.
Give Your Brain A Workout
You need to start activity and exercise. Active mind is the preferred way of staying young.
Use Your Brain.
Wake Your Brain up.
Keep learning something or the other. Even driving a new route to work can wake up sleeping brain cells. Take resveratrol supplements. (Resveratrol is also found in peanuts and berries)
Lose that belly fat that can nearly triple your risk of dementia.
Maintain Healthy Eating Habits
Anti-ageing diet should contain tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, apples, pear, bananas, pomegranate, mangoes, mangoes, lemon juice, cinnamon, dark chocolate, kidney beans, walnuts, green tea and milk. Do not eat too much. Stop eating when your stomach is 80% filled. Take a few vitamin & mineral supplements missing in your diet to keep your vital organs functioning at its best. Everyone gets cravings for certain foods. Learn to limit your consumption of food to stay healthy and young. Its a must to stay away from sugar and processed foods as much as possible.
Feel The Love
Passion is a powerful thing. Especially passion in bed can be particularly beneficial. It releases hormones including oxytocin that reduces stress and anxiety. Rekindle the flames with your partner. Sex gives you the zen moment you can’t find otherwise. Women who enjoy sex live longer. Do whatever makes you feel energetic and alive. Choose things you’re passionate about.
Get A Good Night Sleep
The point is to restore your body & mind’s full capacity.
Buy quality shoes tailored to your specific foot needs. As you grow older it is very important to keep your joints, muscles and backbone in particular in perfect condition. Wrong kind of footwear plays havoc to your joints & muscles in the long run, accelerating ageing.
Drink water as your main beverage. You can opt for coconut water when you want something sweet. And instead of fruit juices better to eat whole fruit.
Ensure proper blood circulation with massages, which is essential for a healthy skin. Avoid UV rays by keeping your skin covered though avoid heavy cosmetics.
Prevent degeneration of joints called osteoarthritis .
Take regular care of your oral health by brushing after your meals.
Sip Green Tea
Sip 2-3 cups of green tea for ultimate health benefits. It keeps your mind sharper as you grow older. It also boosts your metabolism helping in weight management along with reducing risks of many types of cancer.
Inputs are purely given by wellness experts, Sunny Singh, running his wellness centre in Rajouri Garden, Delhi.