Five Tips For Healthy Aging

March 1, 2016

Aging gracefully while maintaining your health is possible, if you know the steps that you need to take while you are young to keep your body strong and balanced. If you want to remain youthful in both body and mind for as long as possible, check out the five tips below, as they will help you achieve healthy aging:

1. Supplement A Healthy Diet

In addition to eating a healthy diet that is loaded with pure, whole, unprocessed foods that are preferably organic and not genetically modified, you can also add specific supplements that are designed to provide anti-aging properties. A few good examples include: a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement, glucosamine, CoQ10, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.

If you take supplements, talk to your doctor about the ones that are right for you and safe for you to take, especially if you are taking prescription medications as well. And always purchase products from high quality, reputable brands like Integrative Therapeutics Supplements.

2. Get Plenty Of Exercise

Staying active as you age is another way to prevent yourself from feeling worn out and worn down. It does not matter how old you are when you start exercising either, as you can reap plenty of benefits.

Physical activity will help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your blood pressure, and prevent injuries by boosting your muscular strength and balance. Also, when your body has more muscle mass, it will be able to metabolize medications better. And exercise can also benefit your mind by keeping you sharp and decreasing the risk of dementia.

It does not matter what type of workout you choose, so you do not need to strain yourself at the gym. Just get moving, whether that means; going for walks, gardening, cleaning your house, or doing yoga.

3. Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation can cause a variety of ailments, but there are ways to reduce the level of inflammation throughout your body. You can, for example, avoid eating processed foods, sugars, and saturated fats while incorporating more fresh vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, as mentioned above, and you can also incorporate more healthy spices and herbs into your diet, such as turmeric.

4. Drink Plenty Of Tea

Try to incorporate more green and black tea into your daily diet, as these provide a host of anti-aging benefits, including smoother skin, improved cognitive function, protection against cancer, anti-inflammatory properties, and cardiovascular benefits that will help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure.

5. Stay Positive

Finally, try to find ways to de-stress, whether that is reading, listening to music, pursuing a hobby, or meditating, so that you can remain positive and happy as you get older. Focus on the good aspects of your life and do not sweat the small stuff. Spend plenty of time enjoying the company of your friends and family and doing what you love.

As you can see, there are many easy ways that you can help keep your body strong and healthy as you age. The key is to find what works for you while giving your body the nutrition it needs!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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