By Michele Howe.
Sometimes we make things way more complicated than they are. Every marketer tries to sell us a product that includes a promise to reverse the aging process. In truth, it would be much easier if these products worked. But since they don’t…we have to rely on doing things the old-fashioned way by implementing self-discipline and doing some lifestyle introspection.
Like most people, I love shortcuts…but with health and aging, they simply don’t work.
Here’s what does…in three simple steps.
There are several lifestyle changes that can result in improved health and positively affect the aging process. Promise. And this guarantee comes straight from a physician who specializes in helping people age strong.
Read Dr. Christopher Foetisch’s recommendations for reversing the aging process.
Simple as 1, 2, 3…
ONE: Weight loss is one of the most significant ways to peel off the years, not only will you obtain the cosmetic benefits of weight loss, but you will also receive many physical benefits. These include less stress on your joints and back, reduced risk of diabetes, improvement in blood pressure, increased mobility, and better sleep.
FOCUS POINT FOR CHANGE: Concentrate on lowering fat and sugar intake for fastest results.
TWO: Get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Caution: too much sleep can have an adverse effect on overall health.
FOCUS POINT FOR CHANGE: clock in your nighttime sleep hours, but do not nap excessively during the day. Researchers from the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute found that elderly white women who took a daily siesta were 44% more likely to die from any cause, 58% more prone to dying from heart problems, and nearly 60% more likely to die from non-cardiovascular or non-cancer causes. Those who napped less than three hours a week showed no increased chance of death.
THREE: Address your stress, as it is one of the biggest factors in premature aging. Stress causes the brain to produce chemicals that directly affect health negatively.
FOCUS POINT FOR CHANGE: Exercise several times a week to add muscle mass and strength and also gain improved cardiovascular health. A study of 9,611 adults in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise showed that those who were regularly active in their 50s and early 60s were about 35 percent less likely to die in the next eight years than those who were sedentary.