Passions, dreams, and goals mainly drive people and even more so from a career woman, entrepreneur, or businesswoman objective. To many, their looks and how they present themselves are very important in their future endeavors and later goals in life.
This article is geared to that person who would like to preserve that look of eternal youth and beauty. The more mature we become, the less we want to look in our twenties, but more so in the decade before. For example, a 40-year-old may want to have the features she used to have in her thirties and the same for a 50-year-old who may wish for a more youthful look she once had in her later thirties or early forties. A decade of preserved youth is the average goal of many.
Now, this article is not to stop the aging process but to gracefully age while preserving those beautiful features that you admired the most of yourself in the decades that proceeded.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to stop the physiological aging process. We can only preserve the youth as long as possible that is within our power and genes. The main thing is to stay focus and consistent with your healthy habits and your diet. Let's take a look at some of the essential guidelines to preserve youth, health, and beauty for the long term. Let's Go!
1. Stay Active
Sport is the best medicine for good feelings and happy thoughts and the most crucial component of a healthy lifestyle. Scientists say that by regularly exercising for at least 30 minutes a day, you can protect yourself from obesity, cancer, arthritis, reduce the likelihood of Alzheimer's disease by 50%, and the manifestation of depression by 47%.
Are your moods a little out of whack? Or do you feel blah? Try a simple and low-impact activity such as walking for at least 10 thousand steps per day. After a week of such activity, your emotional state will change for the better, and your thoughts will become less complicated and more focused on the brighter side things. And a great bonus reward is that your legs will get that young-toned look.
2. Proper Nutrition
Now we all love fast, processed food, but too much of it will have a devastating effect on your youth, skin, and health. People who follow a healthy diet are generally characterized as highly energetic and have little or no health problems. Food can integrate several elements that protect from disease, including cancer, slowing down the aging process in the body, and help damaged cells recover. These "secret foods" are tomatoes, broccoli, walnuts, apples, green tea, spinach, grapes, blueberries, dark grapes, seafood. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that cleanse our bodies of harmful toxins.
Do not neglect condiments and herbs. Some of them can stop the aging process of the body and prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases. These are thyme, oregano, curry, turmeric, rosemary, basil, sage, tarragon, dill.
Many are ready to sell their souls for fried potatoes with a crispy crust! But a momentary enjoyment of such delicacies inflicts immeasurable harm on the body. Try replacing fried foods with boiled, stewed, or steamed foods.
Now for those of you who can't give up a bit of chocolate, sugars, or process food cold turkey, you can enjoy one day a week of eating whatever you want. You can do this as long as you have incorporated physical activity into your lifestyle, stress management, and a healthy diet for the remainder of the days of the week. If you do not have this regiment locked in and following it to the word, then don't incorporate this one day until you do.
3. Get Rid of Stress
Of course, no one is immune from stressful situations at work, making it difficult to control your nerves. But you can always consider any problem from a different angle. Everyone knows that nerve cells do not recover. So, let's stop wasting them over trifles. Here are some simple tips to help you resist stress. They will help keep you young and energetic.
- stop pampering yourself with invigorating drinks that disturb the psyche and disrupt sleep patterns, which is fraught with anxiety attacks;
- surprisingly, straight posture and resistance to stress are directly related to each other, so we keep our back straight.
- give your brain a break from television and gadgets at least a couple of hours before bedtime. Read a fascinating novel, free your head from thoughts about work, problems (forget about them before bed), and you will notice how the quality of your night's rest has improved.
4. The Correct Sleep Pattern
Healthy and quality sleep helps to maintain youth and replenish the supply of energy. During the night's rest, active regeneration of cells and tissues takes place in our body. Your brain also eliminates its waste. Not enough sleep can cause inflammation in the brain. It is due to the toxins that build up in the fluid of the brain. There is nothing dangerous about this, and all the harmful fluid is released during a good night's rest. The liver does the rest of the processing of the toxins out of the body.
Health and youth are a combination of all your organs working at peak performance and in conjunction. A weak liver can slow brain activity and impact the youthful look of your skin.
Lack of sleep is not only fraught with unpleasant external signs - bags under the eyes, dull skin color, and a general, painful appearance. Bottomline get no less than 7 hours of sleep. Eight hours is ideal, but not always available to you.
A little cheat you can do if you miss the 7-hour sleep mark. During your lunch break, or if you have a more extended break at work, take a nap. You will wake up feeling amazing and ready to finish out your day. I incorporate this a lot since my days are often hard to plan.
5. Body's Flexibility
There is a saying: "you are young as much as your spine is flexible." Indeed, our youth directly depends on the flexibility of our bodies. Include physical exercises like yoga, stretching, Pilates, and others in your daily routine. This activity will restore elasticity to the muscles, improve blood circulation and even help relieve nervous tension.
A great and easy exercise is the Yoga plank with a board you can easily get from Amazon for $12 to $32. The board allows you to sway from side to side, targeting core muscles that support the skeletal structure. It will keep your posture straight, your muscles toned, and your flexibility on par.
If you have more time, then, by all means, add in some Yoga, Pilates, or band strengthen work. Avoid free weights as you mature and replace them with good-quality weight bands. You want resistance and not weights. Free weights tend to aggravate joints and cause corporal tunnel syndrome in some and elbow tendonitis in others.
For those who have joint pain already and have a hard time moving around, a great way to reduce inflammation and pain is to invest in 6 to 8 acupuncture sessions. I was once a none believer myself until I completed my 3rd acupuncture session. After that, I was hooked. My inflammation and joint pain went to zero, and I had more energy, digestion was better, my skin looked better, and overall I felt 20 years younger.
6. Protection From the Sun
You will hear this from me over and over again. The sun is undoubtedly great. It can cheer you up, gives the skin a beautiful tan, and warms. But it is important not to overdo it with being under its hot rays. Arm yourself with all precautions: protective cream with UV filters, a hat, sunglasses. Especially do not neglect eye protection - it is fraught with cataracts!
Your spirituality is a big part of this as well. It is not to say you need to follow a specific organized religion; it just means you need to believe in something that makes your life worth living. It could be religion, but it could also be your children, your significate other. It could be nature, life itself, or it can be yourself. Have something to believe in because times of stress or lack of focus on yourself can lead you down a road that will impact your overall health and distract you from doing all the great things talked about in this article.
Your youth, health, and quality of life as you mature depend on how well you take care of yourself in all aspects of your life.