It seems like birthdays come around faster and faster the older we get. It also seems like our to-do list grows longer every year. Before you know it, those healthy habits you were going to adopt in your 30’s are giving way to the new healthy habits you’re planning for your 40s. And then your 50s creep up on you and you realize you’re still
struggling to do it all and, to top that off, you’re showing signs of aging. Wishing you could turn back the clock? Maybe someday! In the meantime, here are some simple tips you can use today to help you fight the signs of aging.
Most adults don’t get enough activity to stay healthy. Physical activity helps keep you stronger, leaner, and healthier overall.
- Aim for 150 minutes or more of exercise every week, if possible. With cardio activity, you reap more benefits from slightly longer workouts. However start small if you need to and work up to longer times. Even a few minutes a day helps.
- Maintain a healthy weight. Carrying extra pounds can make you look older, and puts extra strain on your body, inside and out. Obesity is linked to a number of chronic health conditions that can decrease your quality of life.
- At least twice a week, focus on exercises that improve strength, flexibility, and balance.
- Get plenty of good quality sleep. Sleep is important for healing and repairing your body, and is critical for concentration, problem-solving skills, and memory, which tend to decline as we age.
- Reach out. Having a strong support system is good for your health. Studies have linked good relationships with better overall well-being.
- Develop a stress-busting habit. Chronic stress takes a toll on us emotionally and physically. It has been linked to depression, anxiety, sleep problems, weight gain, heart disease, and more. Learning to manage stress can help. Meditation, guided imagery, breathing exercises, and positive self-talk are a few examples of stressbusters you can teach yourself and practice daily.
There’s no hiding tired skin, at any age. Taking care to keep your skin moisturized and supple helps you look and feel younger and healthier. More importantly, healthy skin helps protect you from toxins and pollutants. It’s your body’s first line of defense.
- Be gentle. Skin becomes more sensitive as it ages, and less oily. It often needs a gentler cleanser than younger skin. A gentle touch is also important – scrubbing can irritate sensitive skin.
- Watch those rays. Natural sunlight is important for your health, but it can be harsh on delicate facial skin. Use a gentle sunscreen formulated for the face with a SPF of at least 30 to protect from sun damage.
- Boost your body’s own anti-aging system. Skin loses collagen as we age, and our body isn’t as good at making new collagen, resulting in tired looking, sagging skin. DeepMarine Collagen helps your body produce new collagen, leaving skin more hydrated and younger looking.
It’s never too late to start eating healthier. Every cell in your body will benefit from good nutrition.
- Opt for fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and bump up your lean protein intake to support collagen production, promote healing, and give you stronger muscles and bones.
- Add fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut to your diet. Fermented foods support healthy gut bacteria and have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to keep you healthier from the inside out.
- Drinking enough water helps keep your body fluids balanced, keeps your muscles working better, and keeps your skin looking younger.
- Supplement with DeepMarine Collagen. As we age, our natural collagen production slows down. We feel the loss in painful, stiff joints, and see the loss when we notice flatter, thinning hair and sagging skin. Supplementing with DeepMarine Collagen helps joints, tendons, and muscles function better,relieving joint pain. Improving collagen production strengthens aging skin, making it look and feel younger.
You can’t change your age, but you can change how
you age. It’s never too late to make healthier, happier choices.