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How Can You Slow Down the Common Traits of Aging?

We are bombarded with so many adverts that say they can reduce or eliminate wrinkles, help you grow thicker hair and miracle pills or diets that will help you drop weight pronto! It is hard to separate the various products and to find out which ones actually work. As a result, we have put together a one time guide you can glance over that if followed, will 100% help you slow down the common traits involved with ageing.

I quick side note here before we get into our key points, and that is this. The only way you are going to succeed in reducing the signs of ageing is effort!

Exercise

Yes, we are starting with the most obvious and boring solution of all. Now, this does not mean you have to go out there and play 90 minutes of soccer or smash the Olympic 100-meter sprint world record. If you truly want to slow down the common traits involved with ageing, then you need to incorporate some form of exercise into your daily routine.

In fact, you don’t even have to exercise daily. If you play a game of tennis, go on a 10 to 20 Kilometer bike ride, or you do happen to play that 90 mins of soccer, then you get to rest the next day. You even get to eat a little more too because you burn off calories but make sure you eat the right foods.

Diet

Again yes! The second most obvious point and extremely boring. You do not need to fork out tons of cash on cosmetics if you are already eating properly combined with exercise. It really isn’t that difficult to eat the right foods or at least change a bad diet.

This is your challenge to eat better. Think about one bad habit you have per day when eating. Now find 3 or 4 healthy foods to replace that bad habit. After 2 weeks, you will have kicked the habit. The important thing here is to make sure you choose 3 or 4 healthy foods otherwise you will get bored and could end up falling back into your old bad eating habits.

Sleep

Getting enough sleep has always been the key to staying young-looking and fresh. The issue is that in our busy work schedules we do not often get to sleep as much as we like. A newborn baby, a tough work schedule, fitting in exercise, and entertaining family can all reduce the amount of time you have available to actually get in a good night’s sleep.

For those of you that have an excuse for not sleeping as much as you should, try cat napping at least twice a day for 30 to 40 minutes. If you can get more in, then great. Take the train instead of driving if you can and use that time to sleep if possible. Get home and spend 30 minutes of catnapping before exercising or entertaining the family. In short, look for cat nap opportunities because it will make the world of difference.

Cosmetics, Supplements, and Anti-Aging Products

All these products will work much better if you really take steps 1 to 3 seriously. Moisturizing is something we should all do to slow down the aging of the skin. The issue here is that you need to be absolutely sure you have the right product. As a result, you should make sure you visit an expert in this field to advise you on your skin type and the right type of moisturizer to use.

For things such as hair loss, Foltina Plus is arguably the only product out there that works. Add this product with exercise, an improved diet, and improving your sleep and then using moisturizer and Foltina Plus all mixed together will greatly improve your looks.

Other products you should consider including into your daily routine are supplements. Once again, as with moisturizer, you will need to make sure that you use the correct products. Most of the time cod live oil and things such as turmeric and black pepper are your best bet. Powders and pills are generally useless and have very little benefit, so you are probably wasting your money.

Where Should You Start?

The best place to begin is exercise. This is where most people fall short of being healthy and reducing the signs of ageing. Slowly as you exercise your heart rate will improve, you will start to sleep better, and you will actually have more energy despite expending energy to exercise. However, to get to this stage will take patients so will need to make sure you have lined up a reasonable sleep routine.

Next, your diet can easily be improved. You just need to set a date and time and go for it. It is actually easier than exercising because changing your diet should not take much time out of your schedule, and you do not have to give up eating.

Sleep is a tough one. It is easy to tell everyone to get enough sleep, however, for some people the facts of life are that getting enough sleep is a luxury. Just try your best to find times to rest and get those cat naps.

Lastly, start to plan the cosmetics and supplements you need to use. For men, this is usually products to prevent hair loss because this is where men suffer the most. Loss of hair usually makes a man look far older than his actual age whereas men generally get away with skin issues, which is arguably down to the fact most men shave helping to exfoliate. For women and men, moisturizer is also a must, so book that appointment with a specialist to make sure you get the right products for you.

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Ten Reasons to Get Off the Couch

We’re all living far more sedentary lives that we were 50 years ago. Some researchers even predict that sitting down for too long can be just as deadly as things like smoking. Most manual labour has been replaced by office work, so we’re spending upwards of eight hours a day sitting down. Factor in your commute, which could be up to one hour a day, and you’re already spending nine of your waking hours sitting down. When you get home from work, you’re probably tired from your commute, so you reward yourself with a few hours of TV, adding another two hours to your sedentary time. 

Does this sound like a typical day for you? If you’re a resident couch potato looking for some extra motivation to get off the couch and get moving, ponder on these ten facts about health and fitness. It might just be enough to get you up and moving around.

1. Reduce blood pressure

Hypotension is one of the leading causes of heart disease. And a high fat diet is one of the leading causes of hypotension. If you want to keep your heart strong and healthy well into old age, you need to get moving while you’re young. Give your heart a workout every day if you want to keep fit.

2. Lower risk of diabetes

The increase in type 2 diabetes is considered to be a public health crisis. An increase in poor quality but cheap food has fuelled our appetites and many of us are consuming far more calories than we need. By getting off the couch and moving around more, you can improve your body’s ability to metabolise glucose and reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

3. Boost your immune system

Studies have shown that people who don’t exercise are more likely to get sick. If you want to get through the cold and flu season without getting the sniffles, regular exercise can help to boost your immunity.

4. Reduce body fat

Regular exercise is one of the best ways you can reduce your BMI. Your body mass index gives you a good indication if you are within a healthy weight range. If not, then getting off the couch and moving around more could be hugely beneficial.

5. Build strong bones

Good diet and exercise are both essential for maintaining strong bones. Resistance training such as boxing workouts are one of the best ways to maintain bone health. Try building up to one hour per week of strength and resistance training to see real results.

6. Increase muscle mass

One of the biggest perks of increasing muscle mass is that muscle burns more calories. We lose muscle mass at about 1% per year as we age if we don’t do anything to maintain it. By exercising your muscles, you can prevent and reverse this.

7. Improve sex life

People who exercise more enjoy a better sex life. This is because of their increase cardiovascular health which promotes better circulation. You’re also far less likely to be lethargic at the end of the day, so you’ll probably have more energy for sex that your sedentary counterparts. 

8. Better quality sleep

When you make time for regular exercise, you’ll be more energetic during the day. And at the end of the day, you’ll find it easier to fall asleep and you’ll enjoy more quality sleep. Try to avoid exercising right before bed, and instead opt for an early morning workout before work.

9. Mood booster

We all know about the famous “runner’s high”. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, regular exercise can help to give your day structure and boost your mood. Aerobic exercise causes the body to release endorphins which are a feel-good chemical. You need to exert yourself for around 20-30 minutes and then you should get a rush of endorphins around 20 minutes after you’ve stopped exercising.

10. Lowers dementia risk

Exercising can also help to protect your brain in the long term. By increasing blood flow to the brain, you can keep the neurons in your brain healthy. Some forms of dementia have been linked to heart disease, so keeping your heart in good health is one of the best ways to lower your risk. 

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