Increase the amount of time you spend on sleep.
It may surprise you that getting a full eight hours (or close to it) of sleep every night can do wonders for your skin. While you are sleeping, your body is working hard to repair the damage done during the day. When you get enough sleep, cells in your skin begin to regenerate and heal, leading to fewer wrinkles and fresher-looking skin. Not only that, but skimping on sleep can lead to other negative health effects as well, including weight gain, decreased productivity at work or school – not to mention a whole host of other physical and mental health problems. Here’s hoping the next time you hit snooze it’s a sign that you’re taking care of yourself!
Lower your stress levels.
Have you ever considered just how much stress can affect your body? Stress can increase your blood pressure and your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It can cause headaches, stomach problems and insomnia. At the very least, it will make you feel constantly exhausted.
Stress also has a negative effect on your appearance—frequent frowns result in more pronounced wrinkles over time; during highly stressful periods, our bodies release cortisol, which causes bloating and weight gain around the midsection.
In order to minimize stress that might be making you look older than you are (and wreaking havoc on your health), learning how to relax is essential. Developing a relaxation technique that works for you is key; some people like yoga or meditation exercises, others find it more soothing to do something creative like painting or playing music. The most important thing is finding something that helps you unwind from whatever’s giving you stress in the first place—whether it be work-related or personal issues—and committing yourself to doing it regularly when things get tense.
Eat a balanced diet.
We've all been there. You wake up and realize that you are getting older. Perhaps you see a wrinkle in the mirror or get out of breath when climbing the stairs to your apartment. Whatever the case may be, it's time for some anti-aging! Luckily, there are many healthy lifestyle choices that can help slow down aging and keep you looking and feeling young.
There are many things that we can do to slow down the aging process, but today I'm going to focus on a great place to start: our diet! By eating more vegetables, less sugar, and more foods rich in antioxidants, we can improve our health while getting rid of free radicals which cause damage to our skin (and other parts of the body). Eating more fish and drinking more water is also very beneficial. When possible try adding these foods into your diet while reducing processed foods, salt, unhealthy fats and skipping breakfast as much as possible. Finally don't forget about fiber which helps cleanse your digestive tract and is easy for us to forget about in an age of low carb diets!
One of the best things you can do is to use a turmeric supplement. It is one of Mother Nature’s most powerful anti-aging compounds. That’s because it helps your body fight inflammation, which has been connected to chronic diseases and accelerated aging.
The thing is, though, that turmeric isn’t always easy for your body to absorb on its own, so finding a supplement with high bioavailability is key. Curcumin the one of the active ingredients in turmeric metabolizes very quickly, Peperine, a compound found in black pepper slows that metabolic rate and increases the bio-availability. Recover, of course is loaded with fresh turmeric, ginger and a healthy dose of black pepper. And remember—you can never have too much turmeric in your system!
Do what you can to lower your stress and take care of yourself.
Like it or not, stress is a part of life. So do what you can to lower your stress and take care of yourself. It’s important to remember that you’re the only one who knows how much stress you can handle. When you feel like your limit has been reached, find ways to relax and recharge. Here are some tips for managing stress:
Take personal responsibility for reducing your own stress;
Create time in your daily schedule for fun;
Make physical activity, such as walking or bicycling, a regular part of every day;
Maintain good eating habits with plenty of fruits and vegetables; and avoid excessive caffeine, sugar or junk food binges;
Get enough sleep and rest;
Avoid using alcohol or drugs to mask the symptoms of stress.
None of us can turn the clock back but we can all make changes which help to turn those clock-hands a little slower.