Staying beautiful and young forever used to be pure science fiction that many scientists and experts tried to make a reality. Luckily, this is all possible today. The botox, filers, creams, and the plastic surgeries are all able to beat the clock for life.
However, the results of such aesthetic breakthroughs remain temporary and do not last forever. It’s true that your biological clock may not stop ticking but This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t enjoy your life and all the many other blessings you have.
Give Yourself A Break From The World You Are Living In
No one can deny that the unhealthy lifestyle along with the stressful growing tensions of everyday life can lead to quite a remarkable increase of adrenaline and cortisol hormones, which in return take a heavy toll on our physical and emotional health.
In fact, very recent studies expose that stress and all the related factors leading to it can cause huge physical changes and accelerate the aging process of your mind, body, and soul.
Dr. Herbert Benson who is also the author of the landmark book ‘’The Relaxation Response’’ and a founder and director emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine in Boston, revealed that about 90 percents of doctors’ visits each and every year are all cases suffering from anxiety, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure,
This is really shocking and even a little bit terrifying, especially that the way we live is far from being healthy. So, can you imagine yourself being 30 years old while your appearance and overall health says something like 50 years old?
Seriously, this is such an important fact that you shouldn’t take for granted. Therefore, do all your best to maintain your healthy, vivid, and young appearance. The good question is how you can do so? Well, meditation is the key.
Meditation is, indeed, considered to be one of the most effective ways via which you can unchain yourself from the wear and tear. For better results, you can make reference to what Dr. Benson calls “the relaxation response.
This is a technique in which you choose a powerful and spiritual word, phrase, sound, or a prayer and keep repeating it while meditating. 10 minutes a day is just fine but if you can exceed 20 minutes a day, it will be just perfect.
This will not only help you find the inner peace and serenity but will also keep your brain young, showed a 2005 study at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The best place to practice meditation is in the open nature where the only sounds you can hear are those of waves, trees, birds, or nothing but the echoes of your voice.
Choose that quiet place, sit comfortably and allow your muscles to relax, and finally close your eyes and breath deeply. Oh, yes inhale and then slowly exhale and repeat your chosen mantra.
Good job, keep repeating the same exercise for about 10 to 20 minutes. Don’t worry if you feel like your focus is interrupted by other thoughts. They shall leave away from you if you just neglect them and follow doctor Benson advice and just say ‘’ Oh, Well’’ and continue what you are doing.
When the 20 minutes are over, don’t immediately open your eyes rather keep them shut for some extra minutes and then slowly open them and allow those every day though to come back again. It is definitely worth trying, you will be very grateful! Besides, it’s very cheap and won’t cost you a penny.
Include More Fat In Your Everyday Diet
Wait, don’t get me wrong. I’m not talking about the unhealthy fats that you are every day consuming rather about the healthy kind, omega-3 fatty acids that can be found in walnuts, seeds, and certain fish like wild salmon.
This fat is definitely not the kind that you want to cut back on. These fatty acids will help your body function properly, but will also provide you with numerous health benefits that will help you stay healthy and your skin young and radiant.
Nicholas Perricone, who is a leading anti-aging expert and the author of 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity also adds that the healthy fat prevents the visible signs of aging, boost your mood, and strengthen your bones.
You are doubting the whole thing! Well, give it a try and see with your own eyes how amazing are the results. Michael Roizen, who is the co-author of ‘’You on a Diet’’ recommends a daily intake of 2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. But if you think you aren’t really getting enough add fish oil as a supplement.
Get Off The Bed
If you wanna stay younger forever, then, you should be willing to give up your cozy bed or couch. Laying around the whole day without nothing to do can only make you look ugly and old. Instead, staying active and regularly going to the gym or even just going for a walk in the fresh air can be very beneficial in so many ways.
In fact, exercising will help you boost your physical appearance by shedding the extra pounds, toning your muscles, and strengthening your bones. Exercising will also help you get rid of all the negative thoughts and improve your mood.
The National Institute on Aging gave some tangible examples of studies in which a direct relation was found between regular physical exercises and more powerful brain function. Don’t find time but make it for 20 minutes workout every week. This will help you stay in a good shape.
Even better, walk 10 minutes every day to free yourself from anxiety and stress and also reduce the chances of getting Alzheimer, said Gary Small, director of the UCLA Center on Aging and also a co-author of The Healthy Brain Kit.
Good Physical Intimacy
For all those who are still single, go and find yourselves real partners and not toys ( if you know what I mean)! Being able to love and be loved is a strong and powerful drug that will help you stay young and beautiful for a very long time.
The love touches you are giving and receiving in return while passionately making love with your partner can make your body release ‘’ the hormone of happiness’’ which works on strengthening your immune system. That’s in addition to oxytocin hormone that reduces stress and anxiety.
According to some interesting researchers, people who are having healthy and happy relationships and regular satisfying intimacy look 10 years younger than their real age.
Rekindle the flames again with your partner and banish all forms of boredom and isolation while you are together in the bedroom. Express your love in different ways to make yourself feel energized and alive!
Feel Young And You Will Be Young
This is one of the most privileged secrets on how to stay forever young. No, matter how old you grow, always keep that inner child alive. Never say I’m too old for this or that. Celebrate the excitement and beauty of life.Take the time to play and have fun.
Feel young and you will stay young. In fact, many researchers say that you are what you feel. So, if you think that you are still young, you will find yourself automatically going wild, experiencing new things, traveling, and always in motion which will eventually reflect on your appearance.
However, if you think and feel that you are old, you will convince your brain that you are no longer useful and you will very simply give up and stop enjoying life. You will spend most of your time eating, sleeping and watching television. Guess what ! you will definitely look like a granny!
Yoga is just a great exercise via which you learn to make a connection between your mind and body. It is always a great source of energy and the best way that can help you boost both your mood and physical appearance, especially your posture.
Studies show that during the yogic breathing of This mind-body workout allow good amounts of oxygen to enter your cells riding them from all the toxins.
This will, therefore, make the skin look younger and brighter and rejuvenate the digestive system, the reproductive system, and the immune system. In other words, practicing yoga will definitely make you stay younger for longer inside and out. Opt for yoga exercises once to twice a week.
Bite into a superfruit
You might have heard good talk about pomegranates and for a good reason. This fruit of heaven is the most powerful antioxidant of all fruits and the most beneficial. Current studies show that this fruit can reduce the cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure.
It is also found to lower the risks of getting Alzheimer disease. Researchers also believe that pomegranates may prevent some types of cancer and protect the skin from the damages that can be caused by the ultraviolet rays.
Another magical anti-ager is the goji berry fruit which is very loaded with vitamin C. This tasty and nutritional powerhouse also contains iron, 18 amino acids, calcium, zinc, and packed with important vitamins, namely B1, B2, B6 and E. In addition to all this, it is one of the richest sources of carotenoids on the entire planet.
Guess what! This fruit can stimulate the production of the human growth hormone which in return improves our ability to sleep, make us look younger, lowers the levels of saturated fat, boost our memory function, libido, and finally strengthen the immune system, said Dr. Perricone.
Brew The Green Tea
The green tea is a powerful and an effective weight-management agent that can help you get rid of the extra weight by improving your metabolism. Moreover, a Japanese study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition expose that by just drinking one cup of green tea a day is capable of sharpening your brain and keeping you away from Alzheimer.
Despite the mentioned benefits, drinking green tea has many other health benefits. It keeps you safe from many dangerous diseases such as cancer. In brief, don’t hesitate to sip one to two and even three cups of green tea a day to make your body stronger and healthy enough to stay younger.
Regularly Hydrate and moisturize your skin
You have a large choice of the products in the market. You just have to choose the ones that match your skin type. However, if you are sensitive to cosmetic products such as creams and serums, you can always opt for a natural substitute such rosehip oil, coconut oil, argan oil, sweet almond oil, etc.
Don’t forget to remove the dead skin by exfoliating the skin of your face and body at least once a week. This way you will keep your skin always soft, hydrated, and free from wrinkles. Another way to stay hydrated is by drinking much water and of course, don’t forget to apply your sunscreen on a daily basis.
Mental Aerobics Will Help You Stay Young
According to a study published in the Journal of The American Medical Association, including brain exercises in your daily activities such as crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and many other brain games can strengthen your mind and prevent the cognitive decline.
This will help your memory stay strong and young no matter how old you get. Always remember that age is no more than numbers and being young is not always about looking young rather about feeling young!