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The Art of Aging Beautifully

The Art of Aging Beautifully

When stopping to think of the aging journey, many people have a distorted view of reality. Perhaps they watched a loved one affected by cognitive decline like dementia or lose their mobility and independence due to a stroke. It is true that aging is inescapable and can have damaging effects on the body, but that isn’t always the case nor does it have to be. There are a lot of products on the market that have been developed to address anti-aging concerns, and combining these tools, a proper perspective, and proactive decision-making long before your hair has turned silver with life’s wisdom, you stand a better chance of aging beautifully and gracefully. Male and female alike, wouldn’t it be great if you could really say that your retirement years are the best years of your life? If you take note of these areas, you can start creating that reality now.

Protect Your Skin

As the largest organ of your body, it is extremely important that you take an active interest in protecting your skin from ultraviolet rays. Even though the sun provides the body with vitamin D, too much exposure can cause skin cancers, and according to many dermatologists, wrinkles, discoloration, and sagging. The first layer of defense should be a thick coat of sunscreen each day you spend outdoors. Reapply after several hours or after time spent in the water, and wear sunglasses and a hat for extra protection. You reduce the potential for severe wrinkling, but using a moisturizer will also help keep your skin elastic and smooth. Don’t forget about your hands in your effort to protect your face.

Use Peptides

As you work to protect the exterior of your body, you can also follow a peptide therapy protocol like HGH for the interior organs. Peptides are small chains of amino acids that relay messages between parts of the body. As an anti-aging therapy, injections of peptides target the production of the human growth hormone and encourage the body to restore pre-aging levels of the hormone responsible for the development and retention of muscle mass, bone density, libido, and energy levels. This is a natural body element, taking away the potential for medication addiction, a toxic buildup, or bodily rejection problems. Peptide therapies are being explored for a number of health and aging uses, giving you additional support in your efforts to age beautifully.

Increase Your Activity

Research shows the importance of maintaining a regular exercise routine as a way to control weight, but there is also a significant impact on the aging process. Endorphins are released whenever you exercise, and these are known as the “feel good” hormones for their ability to life the mood and improve emotional health. However, exercise also helps develop muscle, which is one of the first things to go as the aging process causes degeneration. Resistance training can help increase both strength and mass. You don’t have to join a gym in order to get into the activity or exercise that you need. Start off by making small changes. Park further away from the grocery store or take the stairs each morning at work instead of the elevator. Upping your activity level does more for your body than improve your muscle mass. The increased blood flow nourishes cellular life, creating healthier, strong skin cells that are more effective at removing waste and maintaining health. You also improve the flow of oxygen-rich blood cells to the brain, helping to ward off cognitive decline.

Improve Your Diet

The things you eat or don’t eat will be very important to your aging journey. The body is dependent on many different nutrients that can only come from a diet full of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins. Diet impacts health, mood, and appearance, and it is something that has long-term effects. What you choose to eat now will impact your health down the road. Throughout your life, you should strive to keep your sugar and fatty food intake minimal, as these accelerate aging and cause you to feel lethargic. Increasing your intake of vegetables and fruits helps boost your antioxidant levels which can help slow down and reverse signs of aging. Improve your skin condition and cognitive health with omega-3 fatty acids found in foods like tuna, salmon, or walnuts. Increase your calcium and vitamin D intake to help reduce bone loss, keeping your bones stronger and less susceptible to fractures or breaks during falls.

At the end of the day, please remember that beauty is more than just skin deep. Even though these tips will help keep your body at it’s best throughout your years, you can still age with grace and beauty when you are able to reflect on a lifetime of memories that shows purpose and pleasure behind every wrinkle or scar.


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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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