5 Anti-Aging Systems Explained
Ray A. Rubio
value of anti-aging systems has never been more important. For
generations this trend has been consistently reinforced: every
generation seems to be living longer than the preceding one. Until
now. The first decade of the new millennium presents irrefutable
evidence that for the first time in more than 100 years, the lifespan
is decreasing. This is a direct result of a high-stress, fast-food
fueled, sedentary lifestyle.
Type II Diabetes is typically triggered by obesity and reflects a
system that is unable to maintain adequate fuel levels and extract
vital nutrients from dietary sources. Obesity is also a threat to
It contributes to the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of the
arteries), heart disease and high cholesterol.
Additional weight increases the
stress on the body and impairs
the body's ability to respond to environmental stress factors.
It dilutes self esteem and can trigger depression.
Let's take a look at five proven anti-aging strategies and why they
Healthy diet and exercise: Consuming nutritious, whole foods from
organic sources provides your body with the fuel it needs to function
at peak efficiency. Exercise moves the nutrients consumed into the
muscle and bone tissue and supports cardiovascular health. Good muscle
tone and physical fitness mirrors the qualities of a youthful body and
improves the chances for a better quality of life well into senior
Supplementation and medication: As we age our bodies are less
efficient at extracting vital nutrients from the foods we eat.
Therefore, it requires regular supplementation of quality vitamins and
minerals. Furthermore, our society increasingly suffers from arthritis
and other auto-immune disorders which place stress on the whole
system. By managing pain and other inflammatory responses with
appropriate medications, herbal teas and topical agents we are able to
maintain an active lifestyle and with it a more youthful countenance.
Reduce stress: The body's stress management system is founded on a
survival technique: fight or flee. In today's hectic lifestyle we
operate at a demanding pace, balancing multiple priorities and
managing difficult personalities. The pressure of getting everything
done and keeping everyone happy in a 24-hour period imposes constant
stress upon the body's survival mechanism. This contributes to high
blood pressure, digestive issues and fatigue.
Learn effective time management techniques and employ them in every
aspect of your life.
Delegate! No one person can do it all, so empower those around you to
take more responsibility and contribute to the well-being of the team.
Just Say No. We all have limitations and it's important to know yours
and work within them.
Drink plenty of water and reduce consumption of caffeine and alcohol.
The human body requires ample hydration to maintain optimal organ
function. By consuming sufficient amounts of still water (64 oz. is a
good rule of thumb) organs are able to cleanse toxins from the system
and skin remains plump and glowing. In contrast, alcohol and caffeine
are dehydrating and place additional stress on the system. The
"morning after" lines and wrinkles that may show up in the mirror are
an example of how dehydration ages appearance.
Get a pet: Animals are great for lifting our spirits and taking us
outside ourselves. Dogs, in particular, get us outside and moving by
playing ball, chasing a tail or just going for a walk. They are great
companions who ask for little and give back a lot. Pets are excellent
at helping us to alleviate stress and making us feel loved, and pet
owners are known to live longer, healthier lives.
Anti-aging systems do not need to be used exclusively. Try one or try
them all. No matter how small your first step, take it and try it out
for at least a month. Remember: it takes 21-times of repetition to
form a new habit. In three weeks you could find yourself on the way to
a more youthful you.
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