Though some may claim they hold the key to eternal youth, when it comes to getting older, there’s really no magic pill. That being said, there are some things you can do to help slow down the process.
#1– Stay Hydrated! The human body can go for weeks without food, but only about 3 days without slow-aging water. Are you drinking enough? A good general guideline for water consumption is 8 – 10 glasses per day. And when we say water, we mean water—not soda or coffee. Water flushes toxins from the body and helps keep the skin hydrated, keeping cells happy and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
#2 – Eat Right and Take Your Vitamins! Eat a diet rich in good fats, moderate in protein and light in carbohydrates, and avoid sugar as much as possible. Why? Sugar causes inflammation, which breaks down collagen and elastin causing wrinkles and sagging skin. What’s more, sugar has been linked to numerous illnesses and diseases. Certain supplements can help slow down the aging process. Click here to learn about the 7 vitamins that can help!
#3 – Exercise Regularly! Regular exercise produces long-term health benefits, and in some cases, can be an effective treatment for chronic conditions like; arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Not only that, recent studies have shown that exercise not only keeps skin looking younger, but it may even reverse skin aging. A study at McMaster University in Hamilton, showed that after age 40, men and women who exercised regularly had skin closer in composition to 20 to 30-year old’s, than to men and women of their own age, even if they were past 65. Need more convincing?
#4 – Sleep Tight! Sleep is when your body rebuilds, repairs and recharges. On average, you should aim for 7 – 9 hours of sleep a day. New research shows that getting enough sleep can actually slow down the aging process and keep your body younger for longer.
#5 – Keep Your Nervous System Healthy! Nerves control every function, tissue and cell in your body. If your nervous system is not functioning properly, your health will be impacted, and your body will age faster. How do you keep your nervous system functioning optimally? See your Wellness Chiropractor regularly. Chiropractic adjustments remove pressure and stress on the nervous system can help reduce oxidative stress in the body. Oxidative stress damages your body at the cellular level and promotes aging and disease.
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