Anti-Aging Naturally

We desire to look and feel younger as we age. This is natural, but can we do anything about it?

There are some serious options that you could consider. Most of these may require surgery. This article will focus on other natural ways to remain young and fit.

Exercise: An active lifestyle will likely extend your life and make it more enjoyable.

You have to exercise to stay young and healthy. Go for a stroll, to the gym, or workout at home. Just get moving. If you go for walks try various routes. The changes are also good for your mind plus you won’t get bored.

Get outside in the fresh air among the trees and plants. Linger in your garden or at the park. Plants have good vibrations that can benefit you.

Diet: Eat a balance diet but don’t super-size. Consume fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink green tea and pure clean water. Watch your calories. Restricting your calories can extend your life. There are studies that prove this.

What you eat can have an impact on the way you look and age. Some of the foods you eat can make a substantial difference.

Carotenoids are antioxidants in orange foods. They help fight free radicals. Foods that contain carotenoids can reduce sunburn, cancer and wrinkles. These can include carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and cantaloupe.

Omega 3 fatty acids are the good fats found in fish. A good choice is Carlson’s fish oil. It has lower mercury content than most other fish.

If you consume enough lycopene you can reduce sunburn. It works as a mild sunscreen. Tomatoes contain lycopene. Lycopene is also found in red peppers and tomato sauce.

Lutein is found in spinach and kale. Lutein is beneficial for your eyes.

Fruits and vegetables contain phytochemicals which can help reduce wrinkles. Some to include in your diet are, prunes, olive oil, beans, apples, green tea and other vegetables.

Decrease portion size if you want to stay young! Take the phrase “Super Size” out of your vocabulary. A small drink at a fast food restaurant is larger than a super sized one was when many of you were younger.

Eat your breakfast. That is probably your most significant meal of the day. You need a well-balanced meal to start your day off right.

You definitely want to include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Fresh and organic are best if you can manage it.

Beware of the “White Foods”. White bread, rice, refined sugar and even potatoes to a degree are poor choices. Most refined foods are empty calories with artificial vitamins added back in. Don’t fool Mother Nature! Eat as naturally as you can. You won’t be able to do that very well eating out.

Eat a variety of colors. Include fruits from all the rich colors of the rainbow. Each color packs its own specialized power.

Many call blueberries “Brain Food”. It’s not just fish anymore. Other berries that are drenching with beneficial antioxidants are acai, noni, strawberries and bilberries.

Bananas are a good source of potassium which is good for the heart and generally lowers blood pressure.

Onions, garlic and chives include cancer fighting ingredients, so include these too.

Green tea has many health benefits that can keep you younger. Green tea contains many antioxidants such as polyphenols and EGCG. These are great radical fighters.

Take it easy on sugars. Try to consume only natural sugars that are in healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables. Don’t use refined sugars if you want to keep your health and youth.

Fruits, vegetables and beans contain fiber that will fill you up and help prevent constipation.

Drink plenty of water. You already have a fountain of youth, so use it. You may want to think twice before you drink your tap water. Either use a water filter or look at other options. Your local health food store may have high quality water you can purchase by the gallon.

What kind of water do you think they use at fast food and other restaurants? What about the prepared food you purchase at the supermarket? Bet its tap. Supplements: You may want to consider a multivitamin if you aren’t getting enough nutrients in your diet.

Supplements can be of help. Here are some you could consider.

• DHEA • Melatonin • Q10 • Green Tea extract • Fish Oil • B Vitamins • Antioxidants

Lifestyle: Relationships are important. Stay close with your spouse. Keep in touch with friends and family. Friendship can be very good for your health, plus it’s enjoyable.

Having a healthy sex life helps you stay healthy and young according to a recent study. So go ahead and cuddle with your spouse for goodness sake.

Pets can bring you joy also which can influence your life in beneficial ways.

You need to exercise daily to stay fit and younger. Try to walk daily. Go to the gym if the weather is severe.

If you smoke then quit. Smoking ages you quickly.

Think young and you will feel and look younger. Don’t be afraid to get out there and have some honest fun. Act silly. Do something unusual. Enjoy.

Okay, to do all of this you definitely want to get a good night sleep. Exercise earlier in the day. Don’t eat a massive meal just before bed, although a small snack may help. Try to relax before bedtime. Listen to soothing music. If you watch a movie, a pleasant comedy is better than Freddy Kruger just before lights out.