Although the advances in the dermatology world and beauty industry have being significant and definitely a step forward in the right direction, we still haven’t been able to found the coveted fountain of youth and eternal beauty; however, the many researches carried out have contributed to a better understanding of the aging process and the best ways to stop it, or at least to combat it – everyday we are discovering more longevity secrets and using them to our advantage, we are living longer than 50 years ago and this tendency will continue in the future.
In a recent report released by members of the MacArthur Research Network on an Anti Aging Society estimates that “women would live to be 89 to 94 on average instead of the government’s estimate of 83 to 85 years. For men, the group expects they will live to be 83 to 86 instead of the government’s projection of 80 years average life expectancy in 2050”. The good news doesn’t end there; we are not only going to live longer but also better – our quality of life will be enhanced by improving our memory, and advances in science and medicine will unlock the door to combat many diseases that are difficult to treat nowadays; however, we are responsible for the biggest increase in our life span, we are aware of the importance of a healthy diet and exercise and more and more people are taking into account the recommendations to live a longer and healthier life.
Probably the most important thing you can do to reduce the likelihood of developing some types of cancer, cardiovascular problems, osteoporosis and other conditions that deteriorate your health and well-being is exercising at least 30 minutes on a daily basis, light to moderate physical activity on a regular basis is enough to keep the doctor away as it has a positive effect on the muscles, heart, bones, lungs and other important organs in our body; it also increases the longevity of cells in our body – regular exercise to live longer and healthier is possible and it doesn’t require spending money or dedicating your whole day to achieve fantastic results.
Credit: Brigido AlcaydeThe most powerful combination to increase your quality of life and stop aging is regular exercise and a healthy diet – the word ‘diet’ doesn’t mean eating half of what you used to eat, it means improving the quality of the food you normally consume, your diet should include lots of vegetables and fruit, as well as low-saturated fat and lot-salt food; your cardiovascular system and arteries will thank you for this; the results are almost instant in the way we look and feel – your skin will recover the luminosity lost by stress and other external factors and your cholesterol levels will improve, as well as your blood pressure, it also has the added benefit of controlling your weight and shed the extra pounds – Healthy cooking is the way forward to combat aging.
Credit: Robin HarlowWe all know the importance of a good night sleep to increase our productivity levels and we have heard innumerable times that stress levels has a negative effect on our skin, mental health and as a consequence an impact in the way we sleep and the acceleration of the aging process; however, very few of us actually do something about it; there are simple techniques you can use to reduce stress levels, the best ones are: write down on a piece of paper all your worries and things to do before going to bed (this will help you to have a better night sleep); another good tip is laugher therapy, have you ever heard of it? It is simple and you don’t need a specialist for this, just watch your favorite comedy show, give a phone call to the funniest of your friend or try to tell a joke to your partner, friend or siblings, laugh is the best and cheaper way to release stress.
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