As soon as we are born the aging process begins. While some try to latch on to miracle remedies, pills, and false promises from companies trying to sell the latest and greatest product in order to circumvent the effects of time, the only real and effective solution is lifelong vigilance over what we put into and expend from our bodies.
Healthier living, and the consequent healthier aging starts with you making solid lifestyle choices. There is no better time to start living healthier than today!
By working out and being more active we release hormones and essential nutrients into the body that has a rejuvenating effect. All types of exercise will increase blood flow and deliver more oxygen to the body. Creating the right type of environment inside the body will add years to your life and prevent chronic disease that results in premature death.
Research has shown that exercise affects us even on the cellular level. Exercises has the ability to stop our telomeres from becoming shorter. Telomeres are tiny strands of DNA that protect chromosomes from unraveling in our cells.
The shortening of telomeres causes premature aging. They start to shorten in response to both mental and physical stress. Exercise has the benefit of reducing stress, which, keeps your cells healthy and you younger.
A healthy diet that is filled with antioxidants also has a profound effect on cell health, and food that is rich in those, including, berries and many green and colored vegetables that will supply you with the proper amounts.
Hormones control all types of functions within the body. As we start to age the production of certain hormones decline. Human growth hormone is one of the key hormones that is involved in aging. This hormone effects the muscles, skin and bone.
We can help our body to produce more of this hormone by getting enough sleep and exercising on a regular basis. By naturally increasing this hormone we can release stress and make sure the cells remain healthy as we age.
Maintain Brain Health
Exercise improves blood circulation and delivers more oxygen to the brain. Research has shown that exercise can reverse aging in the area of the brain that is associated with memories. During the aging process the part of the brain known as the hippocampus begins to shrink. This is why elderly adults have problems with memory loss and dementia.
In recent studies it was shown that exercise can and will increase the size of the hippocampus. This increase in size is also marked by an increase in memory and cognitive functions of the brain.
A good diet is an essential part of being healthy. Many superfoods like blueberries, spinach and omega 3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to aid the body’s internal processes and lower the risk of neurological disorders.
As we age, we start to lose vital muscle mass. This muscle loss is responsible for a decline in our metabolism and puts us at a risk of injury in senior years. Lucky for us that exercise can stop and even reverse this process.
Skin Health and Wrinkles
Being healthy involves exercising, eating right and drinking lots of water. All three of these are essential and have many benefits for the skin. Adding Omega 3 fatty acids along with vitamin C to your diet has been shown to halt the appearance of age spots and wrinkles.
Exercise will improve your circulation and bring new blood flow to your skin. This will improve skins elasticity and appearance. Drinking water helps to flush out toxins and will re-hydrate the skin, all of which, will make it look and feel younger and help to diminish the effects of time.
When we stay active, we stimulate our metabolism, which, helps us to keep unwanted weight off. Having extra fat can cause many health problems including premature aging, type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
Keeping your body fit and healthy will give you the look of someone much younger and will also ensure the body is strong and not vulnerable to illness.
A healthy diet and exercise is the key to better aging and living longer!