Aging is something we are all doing. As my dad at 82 says, “it’s better than the alternative!” And, he should know. He is vital, active, lean, and has a drive that keeps him young. In this article, I am going to give you tips on how to slow down the aging process so that you can live long and strong, in a body that you love.
Let’s first start with things that age you rapidly.
Sugar. A sedentary lifestyle, smoking, a diet loaded with chemicals, alcohol, and a stagnant mindset. Those will not only make you grumpy, but they are the fastest path to bad skin, a flabby belly, sick organs and a boring life. One or more of those combined will most likely have you ending up in a dreaded and feared nursing home.
Here are some tips that will show you how to slow down the aging process and help you feel, move and look better than people a decade younger!
Movement is the key to never slowing down. Be sure to spend more time moving than sitting. If you have a desk job, get up and walk every 30 minutes and stretch those tight muscles.
2. Eat nutrient dense foods that have multi-benefits.
Forget diets and trendy weight loss fads. Eat grass fed and free range animal protein and organic produce. Fill your plate with tons of fruits and vegetables that have fiber, vitamins, and phytochemicals that keep your cells alive and your immune system working well. A nutrient dense diet will help fight chronic disease and inflammation too!
3. Add muscle to your body.
Sarcopenia is the term for age-related muscle loss. After 30, we start to lose lean muscle tissue. That is usually when we also see that we can’t eat whatever we want. When you have more muscle on your body, you have a faster metabolic rate that burns calories even while at rest. Muscle keeps you toned, tight, youthful and balanced.
4. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.
Every cell in your body needs pure water to function. Most people over 50 that end up in the E.R., are in a state of dehydration. From headaches and brain fog to constipation, weight gain and bloating, water can cure many things that hold you back from feeling your best. Consider it the easiest form of detoxification.
5. Do something different and “out of your comfort zone”.
Ever see an older person at a concert or restaurant surrounded by young people having a blast? That’s my parents. When you are open minded to new things, you just might find that you are revived and energized. Go dancing. Try a new and trendy restaurant. Go to an exercise class or dance class. Check out a band or play, or even just watch a show that you’d never think you’d like. The point is…keep your brain guessing. I guarantee you’ll find something that makes your heart race and makes you feel younger!
6. Try new foods or a new “farm to table” restaurant.
There is a trend that I think is going to really be at the forefront of healthy eating. The newer restaurants are starting to cater to the healthy group of individuals that care about their health. If you want to eat out, then pick restaurants that won’t sabotage your health goals.
These are a few ways to slow down the aging process so that you can live long and strong in a body that you love. One that moves, looks and feels better and younger than the number of candles on your cake!
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**See how I went from a cardio flabby junkie with adrenal fatigue….to a 57-year-old lean and feisty woman that wears a bikini, even though I have battled autoimmune disease and more….