All this talk on longevity the past couple of weeks has got me thinking about ageing and what we can do to ‘age more gracefully’.
So here are some easy and simple tips that we can all do (old or young) to help with that…
- Stay hydrated – Did you know that the older we get, the more desensitised we become to thirst? Yep, if you’re not careful, this can easily lead to dehydration and other serious health problems. This is why it’s important (especially for older people) to stay hydrated with at least 8 caffeine free, non-alcoholic drinks a day. Water even makes the skin smoother and helps flush away toxins and dead skin cells, giving it a brighter complexion (I’ll do a full newsletter on water and hydration another time as I could go on with all the benefits!)
- Workout – Exercising on a regular basis boosts the level of white blood cells and it’s their job to fight illnesses from colds to cancer. White blood cells also prevent tissue degeneration so working out and staying active could help slow the ageing process!
- Essential Fatty Acids – EFA’s are found in fish, nuts, and oils like olive, flaxseed, sunflower and evening primrose, reduce anti-inflammatory chemicals in the bod and lead to better mental clarity and health. Make sure you have some every day to keep your mind sharp.
- Eat CoQ10 – Coenzyme Q10, a vitamin-like substance found in foods like eggs, wheat, soya, alfalfa and rice bran, are shown to boost immunity, lower blood pressure, prevent heart attacks and even symptoms of ageing! So make sure you’re getting lots of these good foods in your diet!
All the points above can have massive effects on how well we age and all are pretty simple huh!
Hit me back if you think you’ll have any trouble with these or if you need some help incorporating these into your daily life.I have all faith in you but I’m here to help if you need me! 🙂
Have a great week /and Easter long weekend if you get one!