Getting older is sometimes described as an inevitable horror story. The prospect of losing youth and beauty is often viewed as the worst thing to happen to a person, and some young people believe that once they pass a certain age threshold, their lives are just about over.
Any older person who enjoys a rich, fulfilling life will know that this isn’t true. Even so, the prospect of aging fills some of us with dread.
We all know that getting older is inevitable, but is it really so bad? Are there any ways that we can reverse aging - and what kind of results can you expect?
Let’s find out.
Is It Possible To Reverse Aging?
The aging process is natural, and to an extent, it’s not possible to turn back the clock.
There are more drastic measures to reverse aging, such as surgery, or other expensive remedies. However, the secret to looking younger could be more simple than you could imagine. You’ve probably noticed certain people who look younger than their age - what’s their secret?
Never underestimate the power of a balanced lifestyle, or inner peace and contentment. While happiness may not remove any facial wrinkles, it will certainly stop you from caring about them! A healthy lifestyle, diet, and self-care can go a long way towards a healthy, supple, and young-looking face and body.
Essentially, aging well takes a lifetime. There’s no miracle cure or cream you can use to wipe away wrinkles and leave you fit and energetic once again. A lot of work goes into aging gracefully.
How To Start Reverse Aging Today
It’s important to realize that how we age is affected by genetics, as well as our lifestyle. However, you can control your habits and your lifestyle.
1. Use a good skincare routine.
Always take care of your skin. It’s worth noting that a good skincare routine doesn’t equate to an expensive or overly complex skincare routine.
Find out what works for you and your skin type. Make sure you’re properly cleansing and hydrating your skin. Staying well hydrated and eating a good diet go a long way to keeping your skin supple and healthy.
As you age, you’ll likely need to moisturize your skin more often.
2. Get plenty of antioxidants.
Antioxidants are crucial to a healthy body. Antioxidant-rich foods are a crucial part of a healthy diet.
3. Eat a healthy diet.
There’s a common saying that we are what we eat - and that’s very true. A lifetime of junk food and processed foods, high in sugar, salt, and fats is going to take a toll on your body.
Keeping your weight healthy is a good way to stay fit and supple for younger, which will make you look and feel younger.
Staying well-hydrated is also a key part of a healthy diet. Simple, healthy foods are the best way to stay healthy and young-looking for as long as possible.
As we age, flexibility is a case of “use it or lose it”. Doing what exercise you can is a good way to stay fit and healthy.
Staying active and getting fresh air also releases the happy chemical in our brains, and this makes us feel happy, content, and invigorated. This can lead to you both looking and feeling younger.
5. Get plenty of sleep.
Most of us don’t get enough sleep or don’t get good quality sleep. We’ve all seen the effects of a bad night’s sleep: bags under the eyes, bloodshot eyes, disorientation, irritability, and more.
How do you think persistent poor sleep will affect you? If you can, get a good night’s sleep every night, and avoid screens (computer screens, mobiles, tablets, etc) for at least thirty minutes before you go to sleep.
6. Keep your mind supple.
Another unpleasant side effect of aging is brain fog, loss of memory, and loss of other mental flexibility.
A healthy mind equals a healthy body. Keeping your mind fit with puzzles, activities, socializing, and more is all a great way to keep yourself focused and stave off the brain fog of old age.
7. Cultivate contentment.
Inner peace and happiness are something that shines out of a person’s face. Cultivating contentment and happiness is easier said than done, but it will have a real, tangible impact on how you age.
Contentment will also affect your perception of yourself, your looks, and the challenges you will face in life. Facing problems with calmness and serenity will help with any stress or anxiety you might encounter.
Aging: How To Change Your Viewpoint
Living a balanced life and avoiding habits that accelerate aging (for example, smoking, drug use, or excessive tanning) will only go so far. The simple fact is everyone ages, and staying fit and healthy and relatively wrinkle-free won’t change the number of years that have gone by.
But is this a bad thing?
No. It’s not. We all age, and aging doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t love ourselves, take care of ourselves, and enjoy life just as much as we did a few decades ago.
Our modern age tends to glorify youth and disregard age, especially in media and the world of television. This attitude can bleed into our own lives and can affect our perception of ourselves.
Remind yourself of the life you’ve lived, the memories you’ve accumulated. View any wrinkles, scars, or (heaven forbid!) an expanding waistline as something to be proud of, as signs of a life lived and enjoyed.
Don’t simply reflect on times gone by. Set goals for your future. Come up with a list of things you haven’t yet done, but would like to try. Remind yourself that your life is full of experience and wisdom, and most importantly, joy.
The Bottom Line
Getting older, especially if your health declines along with it, can be a real challenge. However, taking care of yourself and changing your mindset are actions that are almost always available to us.If you’re ready to start with your diet, sign up for our Anti-Diet Masterclass today! Begin improving your life and slowing down the impact of aging, starting with what you put in your body.