Simple Anti Aging Facts, Habits and Techniques Most Women Overlook. How to Slow Down Premature Aging
We all age, it is an inevitable process and it is simply a fact. We should accept it and try to embrace it, as years and mature age also bring lots of positive experience and new insights and perspectives.
There is also another fact: we would all like to slow down the aging process, almost everybody would like to retain their young looking, bright and smooth skin, to do something to reduce wrinkles, keep their bodies without extra weight and stay fit and healthy as long as possible.
It is actually not a normal aging process that we are afraid of - it is premature aging which is seen in younger people as well. Women, as well as men, often forget that besides a genetic factor, it is their habits and way of life that causes premature aging, poor body condition, numerous health problems (both physical and mental), lower energy levels, bad mood...the list goes on. When thinking about anti aging methods and, most women would like quick, short-term and artificial solutions: plastic surgeries, Botox, all kinds of anti aging injections, “magical” anti wrinkle creams and lotions, quick diets for “quick” results, but they rarely think that these are not effective in the long run, and that every artificial and quick method needs additional corrections, leaving the body, skin and even health in poor condition.
Before resorting to Botox, plastic surgeries, various anti aging treatments and products, go through the list, read what actually causes aging and remind yourself of the simple methods and changes you can introduce - starting from this very moment - in order to significantly slow down the aging process. You will be surprised how many of these simple everyday habits and routines one tends to overlook, which is a pity, because they are really effective if practiced regularly and consistently. They are also scientifically proven to slow down aging and prevent various disease.
1. REGULAR WELL-PROPORTIONED AND BALANCED MEALS
Ask yourself whether you eat regularly and a well-balanced diet. Why are regular meals, without skipping breakfast, so important? They prevent hunger attacks, boost metabolism, keep you energized and keep you in good control of how much food you consume. Slow metabolism is a very important aging factor causing sluggishness, weight gain, and health issues as well. When you don’t eat regular meals, your BMR (basal metabolic rate) will often slow down. This makes it harder to lose weight and burn calories effectively. One really simple trick to avoid this is healthy and hearty breakfast. Irregular meals, overeating and late night meals will age you significantly.
Read about what you should include in your everyday diet: Prevent Wrinkles With Diet
Read about berries: Berries Instead of Botox
More on anti aging methods: Top 10 Anti Aging Methods
2. AVOID ALL PROCESSED FOODS WHENEVER YOU CAN
We all tend to consume processed foods from time to time, and it is OK. Sometimes we are in too much hurry to prepare, we travel or have a busy day, and it simply happens. But - do not make it a habit, and if this is your habit, you have to change it. Processed foods and drinks are another powerful aging factor. If an average person would only pay more attention to what they are consuming on a daily basis, and change bad eating habits, they would slow down going significantly. Processed foods No 1 causing aging are: processed sugar (including white processed flour), processed fats, highly processed meat products, artificially flavored soft sugary drinks and too much alcohol. The more natural diet you eat, the better for your looks, mental and physical health.
3. MODERATE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Our bodies are created for movement. Our bodies simply need it. It cannot be stressed enough how important moderate physical activity is: healthy metabolism, blood circulation, good mood, keeping yourself fit, etc.. You don’t have to be a professional fitness trainer, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to be fit, nimble and have a good physical appearance. And you don’t have to perform extremely difficult physical exercise or go to gym every day. You simply have to move your body from time to time and there are plenty of light and healthy physical activities you can choose from. Find your favorite: simple walking, walking on the beach (highly recommended), swimming, cycling, dancing - yes, you name it.
3. HYDRATE YOUR BODY
Start your day with a glass of pure water. Hydration is extremely important for the overall system, proper functioning of the body and for keeping your skin healthy and shiny.
A glass of wine now and then is even good for your health, blood circulation and body, but too much alcohol can only cause long-term damage.
4. SIMPLE, NATURAL HOMEMADE DETOX TREATMENTS
The accent is again on what you can do for yourself, without visiting expensive cosmetic clinics, pay for expensive treatments or buy expensive products; and the accent is on regular practice and useful information. The fact we should all be aware of is that our bodies “collect” toxins in various ways, every day and we cannot stop it. The very air you breathe can be full of toxins. Toxins and free radicals damage our cells and prevent natural cell renewal, causing not only aging, but low energy levels, bad mood, tiredness, and lots of other more serious health issues. What we can do is cleans our bodies and perform detox from time to time. Luckily, the nature has already provided us with lots of “material” and methods than can help us in this process, meaning you don’t have to spend too much time and money on expensive detox products and treatments. You simply need to keep yourself informed what ingredients to use and mix.
There are lots of good recipes nowadays. Here you can find three simple and powerful recipes with Himalayan salt, baking soda, turmeric, honey and lemons: Body Cleanse: 3 Natural and Easily Prepared Drinks Which Help you Detox Your Body
5. ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS - OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS
Do not run away from fats thinking that they would affect your weight or cause weight gain. Nothing is further from the truth. Essential fatty acids ARE essential for a good reason. Fat plays an important role in maintaining overall health. Our bodies are capable of creating its own fatty acids, but some still need to be taken through diet as your body does not produce them. Here is an overview why are fatty acids so important:
For more information about fatty acids, click here: Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Health and Anti Aging Benefits
6. ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP?
Another thing most people overlook is importance of sleep, especially overnight sleep. Sleep is vital in overall health: physical, mental and emotional, and of course in preventing premature aging. Just think of how you feel and look if you haven’t had enough sleep and you’ll get a perfect idea of why it is so important.
Importance of sleep for mental health: enough sleep makes you feel fresh and vital, supports normal brain function, improves learning and cognitive functions, improves concentration and helps you deal with everyday life and decision making. Deprivation of sleep can cause serious problems, and not only bad looks in the morning and throughout the day. These include: heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, obesity, kidney problems, high blood pressure - and many more. One should ideally get 7/8 hours of night sleep. In case you feel deprived of sleep, make sure that you compensate for deprivation, i.e. have rest during the day or simply - make space for “restarting” your body, for sleeping and resting.
7. LEARN TO MANAGE STRESS EFFECTIVELY
Stress is omnipresent nowadays. Stress is actually part of human life and it helps us survive many life and threatening situations, it is its main function: you’ve probably heard of "fight or flight" situations. In simple terms, that is what stress is for: to help us fight or flight if we get into life threatening situations. But what happens in case of chronic stress? Remember that our body and system is not created for permanent stress. Permanent and chronic stress not only ages you significantly, but can be fatal as well. We can hardly escape it, but we can learn to manage it, and we have to learn. Here is how does chronic stress affects your body: stress damages body cels leading to early aging, stress ages your brain, stress causes vision and hearing loss, stress contributes to unhealthy lifestyle and stress ultimately weakens immune system which leads to various illnesses - cancer is one of them. I have witnessed this myself on my own body.
Techniques to relieve stress: 10 Best Ways To Relieve Stress
About meditation and other beneficial relaxation techniques: Meditation - Queen of All Relaxation Techniques
I hope you get the idea how your everyday habits, routine and lifestyle can cause premature aging, or how it can reverse aging process. Remember: we all age, but we should definitely not contribute to premature aging.