Getting older and aging is just a part of life, unfortunately. There is no way to completely stop the aging process in its tracks, like that hilarious Meryl Streep movie from the 90’s, but we can do a few things in our daily lives to slow it down and maintain our youthful glow and persona! So, here is a cheat sheet on how to reverse aging, with some fun short cuts to help physically and emotionally in our hectic day-to-day.
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Stop the Aging Process Tip #1: Eat All the Goodness!
Being mindful about what you put into your body can be so helpful! Just having the right nutrients help give you the energy you need to get you through your busy day and with a positive attitude. I know if I make bad choices I get that after-lunch slump and can be a bit of a sleepy crankster.
Cut out red meat, fried foods, and processed food.
Get all the healthy fats (that’s right) like avocados, fish, eggs, and nuts.
Bone broth is all the rage right now. It helps the joints and digestive system while being insanely nutrient-rich among other goodness.
Antioxidants are so great for you! Pick up a handful of blueberries or even some dark chocolate to curb that sweet tooth.
Snag some greens. Broccoli, kale, watercress, spinach, basil…you cannot get enough of these!
Supplements can be highly beneficial. They have specialized ones that help women like Centrum adult women that already know what our bodies need. I also like to check with my doctor on what I might need a little extra help with.
Maybe even try some green tea in place of your coffee and see if you have a better energy. It’s a natural source of caffeine and has antioxidants while helping your brain functions and even help manage cholesterol!
Stop the Aging Process Tip #2: Keep that Blood Flowing
Staying active is so important, especially to reverse the aging process. Becoming stale and static can lead to all sorts of health problems as we know.
Switch to a standing desk. It helps burn calories, minimize back pain from sitting, and even boosts productivity.
Getting a Fitbit and trying to reach your step goal everyday is a fun way to get up and move while challenging yourself. You will be surprised just how much extra energy you have when you are mobile and on your feet.
Take your dog for walks. It’s so nice to explore your neighborhood and get some fresh air. Just getting your heart rate up a bit with a 30 minute walk is what your body craves! I love going for strolls and listening to a book on audible.com. It’s a great little break from hectic days.
The audible app is so easy! It’s a monthly membership that hooks into your Amazon account and they have everything-all of the new bestsellers, and classics, as well.
Take up yoga. Whether it’s hot yoga, slow flow, or even a mellow Hatha stretch class yoga can help get you aligned and toned while helping circulation and great mental health with all the amazing breathing and meditation.
Stop the Aging Process Tip #3: Good Skin Care
Here we go again ha ha! I cannot help but slide this into an article because I just can’t stress skin hydration and protection enough. Here are some great products and tips to keeping your largest organ happy and healthy:
Cut down on drinking alcohol. One glass of wine a day is okay but it can really dehydrate you and your skin making all of those fine lines show.
This goes without saying that smoking is also horrific for you and your skin.
Oils and serums are your friends. They are great to add to your daily moisturizer. An extra pump of a few drops here and there can really boost your daily skin regimen.
Limelife by Alcone Sotoks serum is made with songyi mushrooms helps brighten skin and reduce age spots while smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Sunscreen is a must. We need it everywhere the sun will hit. Don’t forget forearms and hands too. Those sun spots on the hands and forearms can be very tell-tale even if they are not on your face. Remember to get your neck and chest too.
Supergoop! Sunscreen Stick is an easy way to get a good layer of protection where you need it because it’s a stick not a cream. Just a fun way to apply!
Stop the Aging Process Tip #4: Staying Mentally Sharp
Keeping your mental acuity alive and flowing is so important. It really is another muscle to exercise.
Are you into words or numbers? Crosswords and sudoku are so wonderful for staying alert and mentally healthy.
New York Times crossword puzzle app is one of the easiest ways to get your fix! A daily dose and backlogs that have over 20 years of puzzles…
Is there a subject you have always wanted to learn more about? Great Course Plus is an app where you can listen to classes in lectures on just about anything you desire.
Learn a new language. When your brain starts thinking in new ways and creating new pathways it thanks you whole-heartedly. It loves to be challenged and worked! DuoLingo language app is a fun and free way to spruce up on your Spanish or French and maybe even inspire you to take a trip!
Stop the Aging Process Tip #5: De-Stress and Make Time for You
When we stress our bodies become tense, drained, depressed, and can even culminate sickness quicker. How many times have you taken a little bit of self-care time and thought “Wow! I really needed that!” Whether it’s a tiny disco nap in the middle of the day or taking a break for a relaxing bath. I know know you work so incredibly hard so take time for you too.
Keeping your home and work tidy and uncluttered can help you so much. When you stress about mess it can create more anxiety and unhealthy things in your life. But if you take a few minutes a day to just do some laundry or wipe those kitchen counters it really helps.
Curl up with a good book. When you are having racing thoughts and just need a break from your brain. Pick a up a good book and get lost in an adventure.
Just practicing mindfulness a few hours a day can relieve stress and prioritize your thoughts. Focus on your lunch while eating or how the carpet feels under your feet. The cool thing is you can do it anywhere! Even taking a 5 minute break in your office to meditate can be such a good cleanser for your day as well.
Aging may be inevitable but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!
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