Time catches up with everything and human beings are no exceptions to this rule either. The truth of the matter is that we cannot halt aging, but we can certainly slow down its progress. The number of years we have lived so far is not a very scientific way to calculate our true age though, because different people age at different rates. There are factors such as health, geographical location, diet, lifestyle, sleeping habits and one’s own genetic construction that determine how we will age. Even though we cannot control every aspect of the aging process, focusing on the ones we can actually control helps us to not only delay the process, but make sure that we age gracefully as well.
Take a tip from Sleeping Beauty and make sure that you are getting enough sleep. The role of sleep in delaying the aging process cannot be stressed on enough. We all know how hard it is to get even 6-7 hours of sleep every night, thanks to the busy lives we all lead nowadays and that’s exactly why people are aging so fast in our time. Ideally, you should be sleeping for at least 8 hours every day, with a few extra hours squeezed in on weekends and holidays. By providing your brain with that much needed daily rest, you will not only look the part but feel younger as well.
You know that old saying about how we are what we eat? It’s mostly true, albeit not in a literal sense! If you eat natural food and avoid processed items, sugars and fast food in general for a long enough time, it will reduce unnecessary stress from your digestive system and eventually your entire body. As long as you are getting in the proper nutrients via an easy to digest source, aging will not be as rapid. Consider the following sources of food that are known to have anti-aging properties, especially for the skin.
- Salmon, fish oil, flaxseed, chia seed, olive oil, walnuts and avocado for Omega fatty acids
- Mustard greens, kale, spinach and broccoli for vitamins and antioxidants
- Brown rice, wheat germ and beets for phytoceramides
- Meat, poultry, fish, potatoes, beans tofu etc. for amino acids and potassium
Antioxidants and Anti-aging Supplements
A scientifically proven anti aging dietary supplement like esthechoc is rich in antioxidants such as astaxanthin and cocoa polyphenolic epicatechin; both of which are exceptionally adept at keeping our natural metabolism active and the skin wrinkle free. Although they are not the “one stop solution” some of the companies make them out to be, a good dietary supplement in addition to a healthy diet plan may actually help you curb the effects of aging.
Combine the three tips above with a daily dose of light exercise and an overall positive mental attitude to see some dramatic anti-aging effects on your mind and body. Remember that aging is a natural process and it’s not as bad as people make it out to be, but that doesn’t mean it has to happen right away!