You might drift away from this topic with the thought, “Oh! I don’t need this.. I have many years left before I have to worry about ageing!”
But have you spared a thought that if you start your good habits early how much of time, money and stress you can save when you actually start ageing? Doesn’t it say, “ A stitch in time saves nine”!
- Watch your numbers.
Keeping your waist size, blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol in the healthy zone dramatically reduces your risk of many problems, including cardiovascular disease. The combined effect? Huge!
- Keep stress in check.
Stress comes in many shapes, sizes, and strengths — some of it good. But the bad kind ages you inside and out.
Reducing bad stress with meditation or other relaxation techniques
Know more about meditation
“Meditation – Your doorway to well being!
- Stay in touch.
Reach out to family and friends through e-mails, phone calls, and, whenever you can, face-to-face visits.
- Think happy thoughts.
Positive moods and a good attitude help your body’s vital systems stay in balance.
Staying upbeat is the best thing you can do to yourself!.
- Keep learning new things.
Staying mentally active throughout life can keep your brain sharp and improve your overall health. Sign up for something you’ve always wanted to learn — to speak a foreign language, play the guitar, bake, anything, just anything that you find interesting and fulfilling!
Don’t forget your daily dose of puzzles, sudoku, riddles.. too many to choose from!
- Sleep on it.
Regularly sleeping enough helps with everything from keeping your energy up, reducing stress to keeping your weight down.
Getting at least 6 hours of sleep a night, but no more than 9-10 hours if you are fit and healthy.
- Eat Whole grains
They have the nutrients, which help fend off disease and keep your weight healthy. Avoid refined versions. Often the nutrients are polished off while refining.
Eating 5+ servings of whole grains can keep you youthful!
- Take vitamin D.
Vitamin D is vital for your memory, skin, heart, bones, and arteries, and it helps fight off cancer. Yet, 75% of people don’t get enough D.
Getting enough vitamin D daily (1,000 mg; 1,200 mg after age 60) can delay ageing.
- Fruity and nutty.
Fruits and nuts are a tasty, satisfying way to keep your heart, brain, and waistline healthy.
Eating 4 to 5 servings of fruit and a handful of nuts daily can keep you young!
Know more about foods that help you to keep young
5 “Super”-foods to keep ageing away!
And.. Don’t miss this
Stay motivated to eat healthy!
- Step out.
A daily 30-minute walk is one of the best ways to keep your bones, blood pressure, waistline, joints, energy, arteries, and attitude young — but the benefits are so broad that they’re hard or rather impossible to calculate.
The benefits of short walks that we hardly care about.
- Lift a little.
Working out with weights does your muscles and your bones good, and it doesn’t take a ton of time to make a difference.
Strength-training for just 10 minutes three times per week can make a huge difference in your ageing process.
Difficulty in staying motivated to exercise?
You will love to exercise, after you read this!
- Teethy tips.
Having healthy teeth and gums helps keep your arteries and immune system in good shape, which helps keep your body working like it should. Regular appointments with the dentist is a must!!
Flossing and brushing daily can prevent periodontal disease and tooth loss! So known but so ignored!
Hope you find the tips useful. Start today.. The effects of Good habits cannot be replaced by any market-hyped “cure”..
Do you have any other tips to share! Would just love to hear and share!