Anti-Aging Tips-Natural tips to Stay Young
Everyone wants to look young and trim. Though we cannot prevent ageing, we can definitely delay ageing or age gracefully without any drugs by making changes in our lifestyle. We must do everything we can, to prevent age related diseases and live a healthy and happy life. Here are few natural anti-aging tips which will help you to look and feel younger.
The first and most important thing is Diet
Diet plays a very important role in helping us to look and feel young. One must have a balanced diet. What we eat reflects on our skin and body as we are what we feed our body. First develop a regular eating habit like eating at a proper time. Include lot of raw vegetables and fruits in your diet. Stay away from junk food, processed food, fried food and refined sugar. Substitute sugar with honey, molasses, dates and fruits.
Include five servings of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Red, yellow, orange, fruits and vegetables and greens are rich in antioxidants which helps us to delay aging.
Green tea is rich in antioxidant and also strengthens our resistance against diseases. It is a wonderful and natural anti aging food.
Include almonds, olive oil (use it as a cooking medium) fenugreek, in your diet as they are rich in antioxidants and helps to slow down the aging process.
The Indian gooseberry is a rich source of vitamin C and has revitalizing effects. It helps to improve body immunity and is an amazing anti-aging food.
For younger looking skin, make sure you include fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins C and vitamin E as these vitamins help in controlling and delaying aging of the skin.
Natural source of vitamin C- Lemon, strawberries, oranges, broccoli, bell pepper, papaya, cauliflower, mustard greens, Brussels sprouts etc.
Natural source of vitamin E- Sunflower seeds,vegetable oil, almonds, spinach, turnip greens, broccoli etc.
As we grow older, one must stick to simple and easily digestible food.
One can observe fasting to detoxify oneself but only after consulting the physician
Protect your skin from the sun – Protect your skin from sun exposure as it can cause wrinkles and age spots. Avoid going out in the afternoons, when the sun rays are most intense or protect yourself by wearing a hat or sunglasses.
Good Sleep : Good sound sleep not only rejuvenates our body but also strengthens our immunity to various diseases thereby helping us to remain young.
Exercise regularly: Do any form of exercise which you love as exercise helps to improve blood circulation.
Massage : It is the skin which shows our age. So keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Massage your skin with sweet almond oil or coconut oil once in a fortnight. Massage helps us to feel relaxed and energizes us. It improves blood circulation and keeps your skin wrinkle free. Do not massage when your stomach is full or when you are sick.
Mental Health : Always keep yourself engaged. Read a book, do crossword puzzles, sudoku to keep your brain active. Enjoy friendships, foster good relationship with family members, learn a new hobby, maintain interest as these will help to reduce stress and make you feel happy.Be optimistic in life and learn to forgive others. Dress well, love yourself, try to have a new look as it will make you feel happy and will help you to stay and feel young.
By having strong family ties, good friendships, healthy diet, good mental health and staying physically active, one can age gracefully. Happy Aging!