There is a great deal of useful anti aging information on line on how to look great at any age, improve your health and extend your longevity. Biological age these days is just a number judging by how great many people look and how healthy they are in their 40s, 50s and even 60s and 70s.
However, after being bombarded with countless anti aging tips and products on TV, radio, Internet daily, it’s really hard to choose the most important and valuable tips that are suitable to you and easy to use on a regular basis.
These 5 powerful and simple anti aging tips will not only make you feel good about yourself, but also make you look radiant and stay healthy for many years to come.
1. Stick with the Healthiest Diets of All
A lot of world’s healthiest people who lived past 100, followed a Mediterranean diet that is rightfully considered to be one of the healthiest and anti aging diets on the planet.
What is a Mediterranean Diet?
Mediterranean Diet is a diet full of fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit, healthy fats and beans, poultry and fish, nuts and olives and, of course, extra virgin olive oil and some great wine.
All those fresh whole foods are full of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. You won’t find saturated fats, deep fried or processed foods in this healthy Mediterranean Diet.
Mediterranean diet is not just another anti aging diet, it’s a way of living which includes not only delicious every day meals, but also exercise in moderation and wonderful social activities on a regular basis.
No wonder that Mediterranean Diet has so many health benefits like protecting us against heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity etc.
On top of that, preparation methods of Mediterranean meals are very simple, inexpensive and don’t require a lot of ingredients.
2. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Saying a healthy lifestyle is essential in order to stay young and healthy is way too boring. But how about adding 10-15 quality years to your life expectancy?
One of the biggest secrets to vitality and longevity is incorporating healthy habits into your everyday life the way that you don’t feel like you are working too hard on it. Try to follow this golden anti aging rule “Everything is good in moderation” in work and food.
To get the best motivation for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, surround yourself with fun and energetic people who engage themselves in healthy activities and healthy eating. Emotional support of your friends and family will do the magic and will help you to be strong and stick with the right healthy choices.
Remember: you are never too old to get in shape. In fact, the older you get, the more important physical activity is to help reduce the risks of illness and injury.
3. Anti Aging Benefits of Sleep
Everyone has different needs for sleep, but on an average adults need to have at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily. Consistent lack of sleep can have a tremendous impact on your health, looks, memory, productivity, ability to do your job, drive your car etc.
According to recent studies conducted on people of ages between 50 to 80, there were more death among people sleeping less than 5 hours a day.
And also according to a new research from www.sleepfoundation.org, even your body fat cells need sleep to recover. Failure to get enough sleep can cause all sorts of health problems like headaches, heart blood pressure, weight gain, vision problems, increased risk of cancer and diabetes, heart disease etc.
If you want to look young, feel healthy and energetic and extend your life expectancy, do not underestimate the great anti aging power of sleep!
4. Social Factor
Believe it or not, having a great circle of family, friends and/or co-workers and engaging in a number of social activities with them can dramatically improve the quality of your life thus increase your health benefits.
This is a single most important thing you can do to extend your life expectancy!
5. Minimize Stress and Simplify Your Life
This is one of my favorite anti aging tips. Turn off your phone, pager, computer and make yourself unavailable for everyone.
Find at least 10-15 minutes a day to do something fun and relaxing for yourself like yoga or meditation, taking a power nap or a bubble bath, listening to your favorite music or spending time with your pets.
Forget about work, children and learn how to relax and do absolutely nothing. This is the best thing you can do for yourself: your mind, your body, your spirit and your health.
If you do it daily, it will help you to have more energy throughout the day, reduce stress levels, boost brain function, improve your health and, ultimately, live a longer and happier life!
What are your favorite anti aging tips that you would like to add to this list?