Imagine if the fountain of youth existed. How wonderful would that be? Looking old would be a thing of the past. Reality Check! The fountain of youth continues to remains elusive. Fortunately, there are things you can do that can help you maintain a youthful appearance without surgery.
Eat the Years Away
The aging process is stimulated by foods that promote inflammation and free radical production. Fortunately, the inverse is also true. Eating foods that reduce inflammation can promote cell integrity. Systematically avoid foods packed with simple carbohydrates or fat. They are full of empty calories and have very little nutritional value.
Stay away from foods made from white flour and sugar. Simple carbohydrates such as these, can make you retain water and cause you to have a bloated appearance. Instead, eat whole grains. Whole grains are more nutritious than white flour, which is stripped of its vitamin and fiber rich out later. In addition, load up on leafy greens and non-starchy vegetables.
A New Do
Getting a new hair style or cut is an inexpensive way to take years off your appearance. Our face is our calling card to the world. Hair is a big part of a person’s appearance. Healthy looking strands, void of excessive split ends, represent a symbol of vitality. Choose a hair cut that plays up your best futures. It could be your eyes, lips, or neck. As the old saying goes: “if you got it, flaunt it.”
Choose a hair style you can maintain, but that also fits your life style. What’s the point looking fabulous when you leave the salon, but unable to replicate the same look the next day?
A smile can instantly change your mood. We smile when we are happy. It puts others at ease and makes a person appear less intimidating. Whitening your teeth is another inexpensive way to brighten your whole appearance, not just your smile. White teeth are symbol of youth and health.
Invest in your smile. It’s may seem easy to skip the dental visits, especially in this economy. But you should remember that a healthy mouth is a sign of good health. With all the advances in the dental field available today, there are many options to transform your smile. Dental implants look and act like your real teeth, so evaluate whether you need them. Unlike regular dentures, dental implants stay solidly in place, and allow you to perform all chewing activities without running the risk of them sliding.
Also, go to the dentist for regular cleaning, especially when you are more prone than others to have plaques. If left untreated, plaques can cause significant health hazards. For example, they are some of the leading sources of artery clogs. Therefore, investing in your oral health is more than just for a nice smile; it is a down payment on your future health.
Get a Massage and a Facial
Massages and facials are important anti-aging tools. Not only are they great for stress relief, they can help keep you looking young by maintaining your skin firm. Massaging muscle tissue increases blood circulation, which helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to the massaged areas. Therefore, collagen fibers inlayed in the skin are more likely to retain their elasticity.
Regular massages can make your entire thigh and butt areas look smoother. Simply put, they are the best way to prevent and minimize the appearance of cellulite.
Exercising may not be your forte but you will be surprised how beneficial a few days of exercising per week can be for your body, mind and soul. If you are the kind that has a hard time finding the motivation to exercise, find yourself a workout partner. Working out with a partner not only will boost your motivation and excitement level, it also makes time pass much faster. Below is a great partner pushup routine you can try with a friend
About the author: Kodjo is a fitness enthusiast turned health blogger. When he is not tweeting or blogging about home workout, healthy eating, or dental implants (among other themes), he is likely eating healthy and working out at home. His wish is to contribute as much as possible, to the fight against obesity in America. He recently developed a four-week home workout program to help people exercise in the comfort of their home. Kodjo has tens of thousands of loyal Twitter Followers @Kodjoworkout.