If there is one inescapable fact of life, it is that we are all growing older. While we can't stop time, we can help ourselves stay looking younger for longer by staying as healthy as we can.
We can do that by following some very simple, basic strategies that anyone can do as long as they put a little thought into it and persevere:
- Eating a healthy diet every day
- Avoiding foods and drinks that harm our bodies and accelerate the rate of aging
- Not smoking, taking recreational drugs or drinking alcohol to excess
- Keeping fit by exercising regularly
- Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of plain water
- Avoiding too much stress
- Keeping bad emotions like anger, hatred, guilt and frustration to a minimum
- Avoiding environmental pollutants in the air, water and food where possible
If you're doing all that every day and you're still concerned about your appearance, there is nothing in any rule book that says you can't cheat a little. Not by resorting to illegal or harmful practices, nut by making full use of the power of modern medical science and pharmaceutical products designed to assist in the slowing of the appearance of aging.
Anti-Wrinkle Creams and Potions
There are many products aimed at reducing the appearance of fine lines on skin or firming up saggy skin especially around the eyes. There are those that have some merits and are backed by medical trials and favorable results and many that are advertised on TV and in magazines.
If you remember that the main reason for using creams on your face to combat wrinkles or prevent their appearance is to hydrate and moisturize your skin, you can help that process along naturally by simply drinking enough water each day to maintain your body's optimum hydration level.
Your skin will look better, feel smoother and softer and be less inclined to wrinkle is it stays naturally moisturized from the inside out. So there is an attack plan you can take on board from the inside out and from the outside in.
Another major culprit causing problems with unnaturally accelerating the aging process is poor weight maintenance and the associated increase in unwanted visceral fat, more commonly known as "belly fat." Too much of this kind of fat deposited in the torso is dangerous to health as well as being tough to get rid of once it takes hold.
Eating a poor diet overloaded with sugar, sugar substitutes and an eye-watering array of artificial additives and preservatives is a recipe for a rapidly aging body that is a target for disease and ill health. The only way to right this wrong is to dramatically change your diet to only include fresh, wholesome ingredients that you prepare and cook yourself.
You must avoid all processed foods, snacks and things that are made to look great to eat by their manufacturers because those manufacturers do not have your best interests at heart. They don't really care much about your health.
They really only want your money!
Fight back by avoiding the supermarket shelves that are packed full of:
- Ready meals
- Packaged foods (even the ones that look like they're healthy)
- Canned foods
- Frozen foods
As well as avoiding those long aisles loaded with:
- Bottles and cans of soda
- Candies and chocolate
- Cakes, cookies and biscuits
- Savory and sweet snacks
- Ice cream
...and all the other goodies that deep down in your heart you know are really not good for you!
Instead, head for the fresh fruit and vegetables section, preferably the organic produce section and load up your shopping cart with goodness!
If you are not vegetarian, no problem!
Head over to the fresh meat or fish sections and buy your meat and/or fish fresh, whole and additive-free. Try to buy grass-fed meat products where possible to avoid the GMO and additive-laden grain-fed farm produce.
Avoid the deli counter because all processed meats are loaded with body-aging nitrates and other harmful additives.
Learn More about Staying Younger, Longer
This article by itself is not the definitive resource for all things age-related to keeping your body staying as young as it can for as long as it can. There are more related articles in this section that I recommend you take a look at as well. Check out the titles below:
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