Evening friends. I wanted to touch base with you about aging. We live in a culture obsessed with youth and beauty. What about being healthy for as long as possible?
My dad is in excellent shape for his age. As a result he’s living a vibrant life. I want to be healthy. How about you?
Here’s the 411:
Genetics plays a role, but you can fight against certain genetic predispositions. Your diet, level of activity, and taking care of yourself play a huge role in the aging process.
The sun is not your friend. Protect your skin from the sun. Wear sunscreen daily.
Heavy drinking and smoking age you. Take that into consideration. It’s also not good for your health.
Weight train. Muscle is your friend. Lack of muscle and the effects of gravity and a slowing metabolism means saggy skin. Muscle burns more calories than fat.
Drink water! Dehydration over the years is not good for your skin, organs, or health.
Get adequate sleep. Late nights, and lack of sleep leads to aging. During sleep growth hormone is secreted. If you’re not sleeping, cells are not being regenerated. Try to get 8 hours of sleep, at least 6.
Treat your body like a temple. Don’t abuse it. Your diet, skin care, sleeping habits, and physical activity are key factors.