The process of getting old troubles many. Everyone accepts the fact that nobody lives forever. Still, seeing one’s deterioration can be disturbing.
Can aging be stopped? No. However, medical science is able to slow it down and ease its symptoms.
While we are all too familiar with the signs of aging, here are a few reminders: wrinkles, dry, sagging skin, gray hair, slightly stooping posture, thin, loose muscles, forgetfulness, aching joints, slow metabolism, tiredness and exhaustion.
Aging is inevitable. Studies show that a person’s metabolism starts declining at age 20.
However, we age at different rates and in different ways. No two people age in the same manner. The scientific truth is, we cannot change our genetic makeup, but through lifestyle changes, we can reduce the signs of aging.
Let us begin by answering some urgent questions.
At age 55, how can I get back my muscle tone? My goal is to have good body definition.
Each year, your body goes into gradual decline. But you can train it to be fit and strong again. If you used to go to the gym daily to work out, then go back. Talk to your personal trainer to modify your program for your age, but to challenge you as well with increasing weight resistance.
Muscles need to be challenged through weight training or your own body weight (as in push-ups), and with a little help from a special nutrition plan designed by your trainer. Moderation is key. There will be less carbohydrates and more protein and good fats required.
Try extra supplementation through the consumption of whey protein powder drinks. It contains amino acids like leucine to promote muscle growth, and important nutrients which support the immune function.
Consider vitamin-mineral supplements, vitamin D, omega 3 fats (fish and flaxseed), vitamin C, vitamin E and B complex. Altogether they promote muscle tone and strength.
Please help me improve my complexion. I am 60 years old and have lost skin tone.
There are many ways to save your complexion—from beauty masks to mild acid peels and laser light treatments. But there are simple approaches that can come to the rescue.
1) Avoid the sun. Over exposure will lead to pigmentation of the skin.
2) Put sunblock of SPF 30 and above.
3) Drink 12-15 glasses of water daily.
4) Increase vitamin C intake to 1,000 mg daily.
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At 60, is there a regimen to restore the vitality I once had in my 30s?
If your aim is to be active into your 80s, then there are ways to recapture your feeling of youthfulness.
1) Change your eating lifestyle if it isn’t healthy. Eat less processed food. Add more live green vegetables and fruits to your diet.
2) Practice deep breathing exercises.
3) Take up mind-body exercises like tai chi, qigong, yoga.
4) Get sufficient sleep— eight hours daily is a must, preferably before 10 p.m.
5) Take supplements to augment your daily vitamin mineral requirements, as appropriate for your age. Ask your doctor.
6) Manage your stress levels. No matter how healthy you may be, stress can wreak havoc on your immune system.
7) Get into the habit of fresh vegetable juicing daily. It can energize you as time progresses.
Written by Cory Quirino