All of us are guilty of feeling the pressures of aging, whether it is on our skin, to the way our bodies now move compared to how they used to, as well as how our brain process’ has changed. Our mental health as we get older is just as important, if not more than, as our physical health. However, this is something we know more about now more than ever before and it is something we can take control of, with many different ways available to help us look and feel younger.
A huge cause of aging is stress and let’s face it, there isn’t a lot we can do to avoid being stressed in everyday life, but there is something we can do to help! Yoga has rapidly evolved over the past few years with many people swearing by it for transforming their lives, head, soul and body. Alongside that, is meditation and be sure to catch our great article on meditation for beginners that will give you some tips. Both yoga and meditation prevent the shortening of telomeres, which stop the increase of aging cells.
A great thing to know is that foods can also contain anti-aging properties and better yet, the foods are rather tasty. Swapping sugar for healthy fats is the way forward and the best food to eat is walnuts. Adding dark chocolate (halleluiah), salmon, nuts, blueberries and avocado to your diet and great additions.
We all know exercise is the perfect way to keep your body in shape and looking young, but we must not forget to do the same for our brain. If you didn’t already know, the brain is at its best when it is being worked hard, if you are learning something new or reading a book, this will be working magic on your brain, don’t stop!