There are certain celebs, without mentioning any names, who seem to be able to age in the reverse direction. Seeing these celebs you may quite reasonably wonder, except for cutting down on sugar, are there any more secrets that these people are using in order to slow down the age clock. Well, according to experts, there absolutely are things that you can do in order to slow down the aging process. Read on to know more.
Remember to take breaks
There have been a lot of studies conducted recently that have been able to show that stress can cause physical changes in the body. These changes can then accelerate the process of aging. When you get a surge of the hormone cortisol and adrenaline, it can effectively cause the blood pressure to increase and also cause the heart to beat a lot faster. In these days, when there seems to be no shortage of stressors in our lives, this chronic release of cortisol and adrenaline hormones can really take a very heavy toll on both our physical and mental health.
In order to get off this very destructive sequence of events, what you need to do is to meditate. The form of meditation that we are recommending requires you to repeat a single word or mantra, sound, for as little as just 10 minutes per day.
Eat more fats
When we say eat more fats, we of course mean that you consume the healthy kind of fats, like Omega 3s. This will really help in being able to stabilize your moods, preserve the strength of your bones, and it will also help you cut down on some visible aging signs by making sure that the inflammation in the body has been lowered. When you consume omega 3s, it will also enable the body to use fat from fat deposits in the body such as the hips and then convert it into energy. Omega 3s can also really help keep your skin vibrant and young.
Don’t be a couch potato
One of the best ways in which you can stay young is by making sure that you remain physically active. Regular exercise can do you a lot of good. It can help you lose weight, build better and healthier bones, tone the muscles of the body, boost mood, and on top of all of that, it can help you gain mental clarity as well. There have been a lot of studies conducted on the matter and they all say the same exact thing. If you maintain a regular exercise routine, you will not only look younger, but you will also have a better functioning brain as well. One thing we feel it is important to point out is that you do not need to be doing crossfit or some other very intense sort of exercise, even just walking for 10 minutes everyday can really help you in the long run. So, do not spend all your time on the couch and get moving.
Have a bit of Red Wine
There was a groundbreaking study conducted by scientists on the effects of red wine with regards to the aging process. The researchers were able to determine that the mice that were given red wine (most likely some sort of extract), aged far less quickly than the ones that were not given red wine. According to scientists, the substance resveratrol (something that is found on the skin of grapes) clearly has the ability to decrease the chances of diabetes from happening and it also reduced deaths related to obesity. But the catch is that if you really wanted these sorts of benefits, you, as a human, would probably have to drink about 180 bottles of this wine per day in order to get the benefits listed above.
There is a lot of research going on now that is trying to improve the potency of resveratrol. This is being done so that they can make a pill that will have the right amount of the substance. While that is going on, know that a bit of red wine after dinner really has the ability to ward off a lot of problems related to health.
Try Out Light Therapy
If you are looking for one therapy model that will definitely be able to make you look younger, more energetic, and more glowy, then look no further than light therapy. This is an extremely popular form of therapy that is, in fact, good for such a long list of things that it would be impossible to list them all here. It is also one of the safest forms of therapy that you can undergo.
Light therapy is a type of therapy in which the device tries to mimic the natural light of the outdoors in an indoor setting. The device will usually be able to emit light that is about 10,000 lux units strong. The range of benefits light therapy can provide you with includes relief from depression, anxiety, and a whole host of other mental health problems. At the same time, this type of therapy can work wonders for your skin and overall appearance as well.
One of the best and most important aspects of light therapy is that it works at the cellular level. It does so by boosting the production of ATP in the body. This will really help with the skin looking much smoother and it will also cut down on the amount of visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.