Aging is inevitable, but we can age well and slow the process with lifestyle interventions. Here are our top tips for healthy aging.
Regular physical activity has many benefits for the body and mind. Resistance exercise helps to retain lean muscle mass which declines as we age, and it also helps bone density. Find a sport or activity that you enjoy, and aim to do it at least once a week.
Even a twenty-minute daily walk or yoga session will help your body (and your stress levels).
Regularly ingesting peptide collagen like Adashiko helps to keep you looking and feeling young. Collagen works from the inside out to strengthen the support in the layers of the skin, muscles, joints, and ligaments. Replenishing collagen stores with a premium pure collagen supplement is a completely safe, natural, affordable and highly effective way of achieving full-body wellness and strength, beautiful glowing skin, stronger nails and hair, and increased joint mobility.
Protect your skin
While a small amount of sun exposure is important for Vitamin D production, too much sun will cause premature skin aging, and can even cause skin cancers. Sun damage can show up in the form of wrinkles, sagging skin, pigmentation, oversized pores, dullness, and dryness. Wear an SPF on your face, neck, and decolletage every single day – even when the sun isn’t shining – to protect your skin and keep it looking young.
Sunglasses go a long way towards preventing lines from squinting, and many women swear by a silk pillowcase to prevent lines while sleeping.
Focus on whole foods
Diet plays an enormous role in healthy aging. Eating “clean” simply means avoiding packaged food and eating whole foods wherever possible – aim for a balanced diet comprised of veggies, fruit, lean protein, healthy grains and fats, and plenty of water.
Sugar speeds up the breakdown of collagen and the aging process, so reduce the white stuff and learn to read food labels. Eating antioxidant rich foods like dark green veggies, berries, green tea, high-quality dark chocolate, nuts, and sweet potato can help your body fight the free radicals which cause aging.
Keep it clean
Reduce your toxic load by avoiding cigarette smoke, alcohol, conventional cleaning products, processed meats (recently classified as a Class 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organisation), and pesticides on your fruit and veg. Our environment is increasingly toxic and filled with many chemicals and carcinogens that contribute to illness and the aging process.
Keeping calm in the face of chaos doesn’t come naturally to many of us, but reducing stress is very important for general health and preventing illness. With our increasingly busy lifestyles, it is key to learn stress management techniques so we can stay centered when things inevitably get crazy. For you, this could be yoga, meditation, affirmations, exercise, tai chi, or any activity that helps to acheive mind body balance.