We all know wisdom comes with age, but what good is wisdom if you don’t have your health? Here are five anti-aging tips you can start putting into use as early as your 20s to help prevent health issues and to maintain vitality well into your golden years.
1. Get Moving—Wisely
Exercise is all-inclusive when it comes to our health. There isn’t a body part that doesn’t benefit from exercise―but going about it the wrong way can turn the gain into pain.
Be sure to create the ideal workout plan, which should include cardio exercise, like walking, nearly every day and resistance training, like lifting weights, several times a week.
2. Fill Your Plate with Color
Food can be your best natural anti-aging weapon (or your worst enemy) when it comes to health. When filling your plate, strive to create a rainbow of foods, choosing everything from yellow squash to purple grapes.
3. Eat and Drink Clean
Water is a necessity of life and most of us do a good job in making sure we’re drinking clean, filtered water. But did you ever think about the quality of the water used to grow our fruits and vegetables? If they are grown by way of conventional methods, you might be getting both more contaminants and less nutrition than you bargained for.
Take control of the food you eat by choosing organically grown meat and produce; look for the USDA Organic seal and find suppliers of meat that has been raised without antibiotics and other chemicals.
In a similar manner, be careful of your family’s water supply. Drinking water that has been properly filtered and distilled is your best bet for anti-aging purposes.
4. Maintain a Healthy Weight
Excess pounds can foster chronic disorders, which can have an adverse effect on your anti-aging efforts. While we all like to splurge every now and then, remember that calories do count when it comes to weight management
5. Fend Off Sun Damage
Basking in the sun too often can lead to skin damage. The sun’s UV rays can also hurt your eyes by contributing to macular degeneration and cataracts, two leading causes of age-related blindness.†
Wearing a brimmed hat and shades when you leave the house, in addition to using sunscreen on a consistent basis, can help protect your skin and eyes.
†The information provided is not an endorsement of any product, and is intended for educational purposes only. NaturesPlus does not provide medical advice and does not offer diagnosis of any conditions. Current research on this topic is not conclusive and further research may be needed in order to prove the benefits described.
The conditions and symptoms described may be indicative of serious health problems, and therefore should be brought to the attention of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
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