10 Anti-aging tips
I‘ve often been asked how I stay vibrant, energized and so good looking for my age.
Let me share with you some anti-aging tips. You will be amazed how simple it is.
- Your eating patterns
We claim and blame us for the fact that when we are getting older, we are gaining weight. Yes or no? The truth is when we are aging our metabolism is slowing down. I would like to mention Hara Hachi Bu. This Japanese wisdom is to eat until you are 80% full. It is maybe not as easy as it seems: take a smaller plate to eat, enjoy your food, love your food and eat slowly. Drink a glass of water before your meal. Try this tip for a couple of days so that you feel fitter, hence happier.
- Create Leisure time
Do you blame yourself that you hardly have any time? Remember: what you think, you are. Everybody has 24 hours in a day, and we all make choices. Your choices determine whether or not you have the time. Reserve at least one hour per day to try something new, just for yourself: read a book, try a new hobby, learn a foreign language, learn to bake cookies, go dancing classes. Take a minute of your time. Your first inspiration is what you choose to do. Follow what you really want, don’t overthink and take action.
- Consistent Excercise
Exercise at least two times a week. Go for a walk, go for a jog, swim or go cycling. It doesn’t matter what. The fresh air will bring you energy, it will energize your body, and you are full of new ideas again. It also lowers your stress hormone cortisone
- Take your daily supplements of vitamins and minerals.
I take vitamin E (anti-oxidant and good for your heart) and C (for resistance) every morning. If you have a tooth inflammation or other dental problems, use Q10. For your energy you can use magnesium as research says, we all have a lack of magnesium in our body, and that is why we get tired so often. Also vitamin B and especially vitamin B6 (for healthy metabolism, nerve- and liver function, better skin, better eye-sight, and to boost your level of energy) and B12 (against chronic fatigue, heart problems, depression and anxiety and dental problems). Please do remember this is my own experience. Ask your physician for personal advice.
- Water Therapy
Drink water, lots of water every day. Preferably drink water with a bit of lemon every morning before breakfast. It rejuvenates your body and your complexion. Eat quark, or low-fat Greek yogurt and add cinnamon (full of anti-oxidants). Eat a hand full of nuts (preferably walnuts and almonds). Walnuts are good for your brain (take a look at the shape) and almonds reduce your cholesterol. Take muesli and or rough oats with coconut milk instead of bread in the morning.
- Have a purpose in your life
If you cannot find it and you do not know, I can help you in your journey to find it. Psychological research states that having a sense of purpose could add years to your life. That is why having a purpose in your life is one of the strongest predictors of longevity (vital aging). Therefore, if you want to live longer, set your lifetime goals. Visualize them.
- Get enough sleep
I know that during my menopause I couldn’t sleep very well. The routine of taking a cold shower in the morning and taking a warm bath in the evening or taking a shower and drinking herbal tea improved my rhythm. I forced myself to sleep at least 7 hours a night. Remember that the studies show that lack of sleep will increase the chance of heart attacks and strokes, especially for those who sleep less than 5 hours a night.
- Find love and get married
Studies show a reduction of depression and anxiety (it has to be a loving and supportive relationship of course) amongst married couples. It is an enabler for longer life and health. If you are already married or in a relationship, engage each other and discover new things. Go and discover a place you’ve never been before. Happiness is the highest level of success in our life.
- Have fun
Eat dark chocolate with at least 70 percent of cocoa (don’t overeat of course). Don’t take yourself too seriously and hang out with your family and friends. Studies show that loneliness will increase mental illnesses and consequently reduce life expectancy.
- Endeavor to do what you love and love what you do
When you are happy, you will increase your oxytocin hormone as well. How? Cuddle more, give and receive presents, go out for a candlelight dinner, hug a lot and make love with your soul partner. And last but not least love yourself first. You can download my ebook for free.
And how do you feel after reading my 10 tips and applying it in your life?