How to Naturally Slow Aging
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Can one naturally slow aging? Aging is inevitable, but surely some healthy living and proper diet can be used to keep the natural signs of aging from manifesting, right? It’s delaying the inevitable, but if there’s a will there’s a way. Just be more realistic about your attitude in regards to aging.
Treat it more like keeping milk or freshly cooked food from spoiling (preservation) than a means to turn back the clock (literally no anti-aging cream, supplement, or natural treatment is FDA-approved as medically viable) and make something spoiled edible again, and you’ll be fine.
With that said, here’s how you can go about naturally slowing the aging process.
What You Will Need
- Fruits and Vegetables: Eat antioxidant-rich vegetables like leafy greens, kale, spinach, and romaine lettuce. Also consume similar anti-aging fruits like blueberries and blackberries.
- Red Wine: Red wine contains resveratrol, which is an antioxidant that boosts mitochondrial operation in order to fight against diseases.
- Sleep: Get enough beauty sleep to stay beautiful or handsome. Get just enough sleep (don’t oversleep) to recharge your battery and start your day right even without coffee.
- Smoking (Avoid): Avoid smoking. It’s not worth the present and future troubles relating to your respiration and even cancer risk.
- Anti-Aging Diet: Aside from eating fruits and vegetables, you should eat anti-aging foods like egg and garlic. Egg has loads of protein, lutein, zeaxanthin, Vitamin D, and choline. Garlic has antiviral, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties.
- Sugars (Lessen): Lessen your intake of sugars from junk food, carbonated drinks, desserts, and fast food and you’ll slow down our aging inside and out.
- Water: Hydration is important for your skin and body moisturized. Dehydration happens when you lack hydration or water.
- Makeup (Avoid or Lessen): If you can get away with it, avoid makeup. If you can’t, lessen usage and remove completely with makeup remover when you go home.
- Sunscreen: Sun damage destroys your skin through sunlight’s ultraviolet rays. Use sun block lotion to block those rays away and preserve the integrity of your skin.
- Running: Your body needs to be active in order to stay fit and young. So you should run (or at least walk and move) from time to time.
Here’s a step-by-step look at how you can go about slowing down the passage of time on your body.
Eat Fruits and Vegetables: There’s a reason why your parents keep on insisting on you doing this as a child. It works. Vegetables are the food you eat to clean your internal system, hence the reason why vegans and vegetarians are so healthy. Fruits is a good source of healthy sugars that won’t end up making you fat and lethargic like the sugars found in fast food. You shouldn’t just get any fruits and veggies though.
You should search for anti-aging agents of sorts. There’s yummy produce out there that will preserve your youthful vigor for a much longer time than those who have plenty of vices and whatnot. You have spinach (made famous by Popeye), leafy greens, romaine lettuce, and the infamous kale as your main source of antioxidants. Blueberries and blackberries are perfect antioxidant fruits that will fight against wrinkle-causing free radicals as well.
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Sip Red Wine: If you have to drink alcohol, instead of drinking beer or white wine, you should get some red wine instead. Red wine a day (along with apples) keeps the doctor away. There are studies present that suggest that red wine has some antioxidant properties due to it containing the substance known as resveratrol. This is referred to as the “Fountain of Youth” kind of substance that helps you live a long life.
Essentially, resveratrol is an antioxidant that speeds up the mitochondria or the cell energy production, which in turn blocks diseases. However, you shouldn’t imbibe of red wine excessively or else you’ll end up the opposite of healthy when all is said and done. Like with other drugs, you should dose yourself with red wine in moderation or according to prescription so that you don’t “overdose” with it. Sip, don’t chug.
Catch Up on Sleep: Sleep is the way your body is able to recharge itself and heal. Without it, you’re like a smartphone that’s dealing with a low battery level or a flashlight that requires changing batteries because its light is dying off. Even though the turn of the phrase “You snooze, you lose” implies that those who let their guard drop and sleep on things tend to miss out the most in life, it’s not necessarily true in all circumstances.
Sometimes when you snooze, you win; especially if you want to start the day right. If you get enough sleep, you won’t even need caffeine or other stimulants to get you going. Once you’re fully awake, you’re alert and ready to go from the get go. Getting enough sleep will ensure you’ll stay youthful and young, especially if you’re already past your peak age of 25 years old.
Stop Smoking: If you don’t already smoke, don’t start. If you are smoking, quit. Try out nicotine patches to allow your body to acclimate to the condition of not having a lit cigarette in your mouth every break. Slow your aging process by avoiding cigarettes, cigars, or even e-cigarettes (it’s claimed to be safer than smoking tobacco, but it still contains toxic chemicals as well). Vapes contain cadmium, lead, and formaldehyde in their aerosols.
Smoking arguably jump starts the aging process. It gives you the lungs of an old person as well as the skin, bad breath, teeth, and wrinkles of the elderly. You shouldn’t only avoid smoking. You should avoid smokers and their unfiltered secondhand smoke for good measure. Pollution is also hazardous enough to make you manifest the signs of aging (like graying hair, rough and wrinkled skin, and so forth). Even the act of sucking on a cigarette can give your mouth wrinkles.
Anti-Aging Diet: Eat egg to slow down your aging. A single fresh and organic egg (preferably from native free-range poultry that haven’t been fed steroids in order to make extra large and unnaturally white eggs) contains cholin for your brain (as well as your cardiovascular and nervous systems), naturally occurring Vitamin D, zeaxanthin and lutein for your eyes, and six grams of quality protein for body tissue repair.
Eat egg with garlic for good measure, since garlic also has antioxidant properties. As you’ve probably noticed by now, this article really values antioxidants a lot for their anti-aging properties because free radicals can do a number on your skin and other parts of your body. Use raw garlic to prevent wrinkle formation and fine lines. It has allicin, which is touted as one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants.
Cut Out Sugars: Instead of cutting calories, you should cut out sugars. Start with consuming less fast food. Cut down on snacking down junk food as well. Definitely abandon carbonated drinks that have tons of sugar in them. Even diet sodas should be left alone since even though they don’t contain sugar, they can cause diabetes. Yogurt and dressings have hidden sugar too, so check the label or research about them on the Internet to make sure.
Processed sugar consumption should definitely be limited. If you’re going to drink coffee, it’s preferable you take it black instead of with “lumps” or spoonfuls of sugar. Sugar, like smoking, is a leading age-inducing ingredient. It forms harmful new molecules (known as advanced glycation end products) as they attach to proteins, the most vulnerable of which are the skin’s elastin and collagen. These proteins keep your skin elastic and firm.
Drink Up: Water is important to the body, which is composed of 60% water. People lose 8 to 10 cups or 2 liters of water daily from sweating, peeing, and excreting waste products. You might lose more depending on how hot it is, how much physical exertion you’re doing, how much walking or running you’ve accomplished, and the like. It’s important to replenish all that H2O post-haste to avoid dehydration.
When you’re dehydrated, you get dry cool skin on top of muscle cramps, headache, dark yellow pee, lack of peeing, dry or sticky mouth, and thirst. Water helps your organs and systems like your lungs and your brain function. Blood requires water to be made. Hydration is also a key component in ensuring skin healthiness too. Instead of simply depending on skincare regimens full of moisturizing cream to keep your skin refreshed, you should also drink lots of water.
Wear Less or No Makeup: If you can get away with not wearing makeup, don’t wear makeup. Most men who aren’t theater or film actors don’t have to deal with this problem. Professional women, in contrast, are almost expected to wear makeup as though it’s par for the course for whatever they’re doing (a stewardess, secretary, receptionist, and cashier has to wear makeup like how a CEO, bank manager, or high-profile celebrity does).
Your skin isn’t able to breath under too much makeup (particularly foundation). Some cosmetics have ties to premature aging because of the chemicals they have disrupts your hormones and throws a monkey wrench into natural aging, resulting in photoaging or premature aging. Skin is something you should take care of. Less is more when it comes to makeup anyway. If you can’t avoid heavy makeup, then remove them carefully when you go home.
Slather on the Sunscreen: You can’t have too much sunscreen. Sure, since CFCs were cut down the Ozone Layer has healed up. However, that doesn’t mean you’re fully protected from the sun and its ultraviolet rays that can dry out your skin as fast as it can dry out your wet clothes on the clothesline. To prevent premature aging, don’t intentionally tan. Especially if you’re already getting older.
When you’re out in the sun, shield your exposed areas (like your face, your legs, or your arms depending on how much clothing you got on or if you’re wearing a swimsuit) with sun block cream or sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 to 30 and beyond. To err on the side of caution, go with 30. If you only have SPF 15 and so forth, limit your time in the sun. This will keep the harmful UV rays from driving your skin cells to suicide.
Run Regularly: The healthiest people run regularly. Athletes, joggers, bodybuilders, or your next door neighbor make it a point to run to keep themselves fit and feeling well. Low-impact exercise like that can really get your cardiovascular system going, after all. Heck, you can even go walking instead of running if you want a lower-impact type of cardio workout. If it’s raining outside and you can’t run, then get an elliptical stationary bike.
From there, bike inside your home if you couldn’t go outside and run from there because it’s raining, snowing, or there’s a hurricane coming your way. You should even regularly find an activity that gets your heart pumping, whether it’s doing chores, fetching groceries, engaging in aerobics, trying out yoga, or even having marathon sex with your partner. Plaque and fat builds up in your body due to decreased physical activity, forcing your heart to work harder whether you’re sedentary or active.
Did you like the tutorial? Was it helpful to you? Share your thoughts and this article to your friends and family! Indeed, you can’t turn back time or stop time unless you can build a real-life Delorean Time Machine like in the movies. But you can slow it down as much as possible (and even without the help of the right dermatologists and doctors). Just look at Morgan Fairchild or Keanu Reeves and other celebrity “vampires” out there.
Healthy living (and a bit of vanity) can go a long way to slowing down time and keeping the signs of aging (like wrinkles, grey hair, and certain sicknesses) from manifesting at middle age and old age. Preserve your life because you only one to live out fully (reincarnation beliefs aside). To sum it all up, you should exercise, diet, and get all sorts of antioxidants in your body to fight against age-causing oxidation due to free radicals.