Everywhere you turn, you’ve probably heard experts discussing the importance of eating well and exercising regularly to preserve your health. But can these healthy habits preserve your youthfulness, too? Research says yes.
You are What You Eat
An Anti-aging diet should have the aim of reducing excess calories and maintaining or enhancing the body’s resistance to disease and injury. It is widely recognized that maintaining a healthy weight is extremely important to achieving good health. This can be achieved by eating less calories and more nutritious foods. A diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, oily fish and dairy products is said to contain the most nutrients necessary for good health.
The best anti-aging diet should include foods that are high in antioxidants. These include vegetables such as tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, red peppers and spinach as well as green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and cabbage. Fruits are also extremely rich in anti-oxidants, particularly fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, prunes and grapes. Other foods which are highly rich in these antioxidants include eggs, fish, milk, dark chocolate and herbal teas. By combining a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in an anti-aging diet, it should be possible to reduce calories without sacrificing the necessary nutrients.
It is advisable to choose foods that are easy to digest as well as very nutritious. And avoid sugary and processed foods. If you use quality ingredients, it will be possible to create excellent tasting foods that will help slow down the aging process in your body.
Drinking plenty of water every day is the best way to achieve an all-over anti-aging effect. . Green tea is known to be an effective combination of antioxidants and laxative, while red wine contains compounds that can protect against cancer and heart disease. Both red wine and green tea can be mixed with certain juices, such as grape or passion fruit, to give a more powerful anti-aging effect.
Regular exercise is necessary to help battle muscle, bone and balance deterioration which can result in weakness, frailty and falls in middle age. However, the type of exercise you select will determine the level of impact it has on your body as well as the effects it has on your mind. Physical activity and fitness is very important to maintaining a healthy outlook for later life, although many people want to concentrate simply on the aesthetics and youthful appearance of older people. The process of reversing the aging process means having to become more active, and regular exercise can help achieve this. Anti-aging exercises such as stretching and strength training also require flexibility and balance to aid in the prevention of falls and fractures, which can cause weakness, lack of muscle power and balance. The increased muscle mass can help build bone strength and density, and in turn, can prevent deformities and possible injuries.
Stretching and strength training also improves flexibility to provide a greater range of motion, which will help you prevent muscle spasms that often occur with overuse in sports, and increase range of movement when performing everyday activities. When performing exercises such as swimming, bicycling and walking, make sure to stretch properly and gently. It is important to maintain good posture throughout your workout, and to stay properly hydrated. If you are exercising for beauty reasons, consider using anti-aging exercise to reduce facial wrinkles and keep your face younger looking.
Cardiovascular activities such as running, walking or taking part in other forms of aerobic exercise will improve the circulation of oxygen and blood through the body. This will help fight the effects of stress, increase your energy levels and help you cope with everyday stresses. Aerobic exercises also release the essential nutrients and vitamins in your body, such as Vitamin C and E, which are important to keep your immune system healthy and functioning properly. As well as boosting your immune system, these essential nutrients help to keep your skin looking young and healthy. So make sure you include some form of aerobic exercise into your routine, whether it is a gentle walk around the block, a gentle jog in the park or a cycling session.
If you are over 30 years of age, you have plenty of time to start working on your mental and physical health through anti-aging exercises for the brain. As an older person, you start to notice that your mental abilities are not as sharp as they used to be. You might find yourself having a hard time making connections or understanding new concepts. Not only do you notice this but other people also notice it. These symptoms can affect how social you become and how much you enjoy life.
You can develop anti-aging exercises for the brain that will keep you socially active and help you to understand new ideas and enjoy new hobbies. The key is to work on these exercises throughout your daily life and make them a habit, whether it be solving a crossword puzzle or Sudoku. By making the effort to keep your brain healthy through exercise, you will soon notice an increase in the sharpness of your cognitive skills and a noticeable increase in your visual memory (knowing where things are located). This all adds up to a happier mental state and more opportunities for enjoyment and socializing.
Keeping your mind young is very important for your mental and physical health. Mental and physical fitness depends on how active you are mentally and physically, if you want to stay healthy then you have to perform regular mental and physical activities so that your brain will remain active and your body will remain fit. Regular exercises can help you in getting rid of some problems like stress, fatigue, and anxiety. Mental and physical fitness also depends on how much time you spend doing mentally stimulating activities like playing, learning, and thinking. You will feel mentally fresh when your mind is active.
Putting Nutrition, Exercise, and Skin Care Treatment Together for the Fountain of Youth
There are a lot of studies confirming that a healthy diet and exercise play a significant role in maintaining your youthfulness. You cannot deny that a healthy lifestyle is truly a good way to keep yourself functioning and looking young.
A little youthful boost with skin treatments and injectables wouldn’t hurt. At James Christian Cosmetics, we encourage all of our clients to take good care of themselves through diet and exercise, in addition to our services. Together, we can help you stay motivated to age beautifully.
Contact our 24/7 cosmetic concierge today at 917-860-3113 to discuss how to get a boost of beauty to help preserve your youthfulness! We are proud to serve clients from Manhattan to West Hampton, and beyond, with our new location soon to open in Miami, Florida.