Whether or not we accept it, our physical bodies will deteriorate with the passage of time. But there are many new and old ways to manage aging gracefully.
Some go through it without a fuss. Others, like me, are happily challenged by the possibilities of longevity and life extension, and along with it, anti-aging and rejuvenation.
There is one certainty we can all look forward to: innovations in technology for aesthetics as well as nanotechnology that capitalizes on the small and precise in order to provide the biggest and most dramatic improvements.
1) First, work on the inside.
It bears repeating—whatever you consume internally will affect your body and mood in ways you could never imagine.
2) Avoid an addictive sugar load.
While you may not feel it right away, bingeing on sugar stresses your pancreas. The mind’s palate says, “Yummy, eat more!” because of one principle: the more sugar you eat, the longer you can sustain your sugar high.
Beware of eating anything sweet; it tastes so good, the habit can become an addiction. Worst, sugar bingeing attacks the collagen of the skin and weakens the immune system.
Ana’s story is unique; she promised never to eat sweets at night. But after a healthy dinner of salad and fish, there was that voice inside her saying, “Just a tiny bit to remove the taste of food in your mouth,” and she gave in to her craving every night.
Months passed and it was time for her executive checkup. She found herself in a pre-diabetic state. Was this hopeless? Not at all. Her rescue plan:
Stay away from sweets. (She gave away all her chocolates that used to be in the refrigerator)
Green is her favorite color. Every morning she consumed juiced-fresh vegetables.
Supplementation. After every meal, it was her daily routine to take Charantia tea.
3) Skin renewal
There are many ways to revive the skin and make it young again. Apart from sun avoidance and the use of sunblock, is there more one can do in order to achieve younger-looking skin?
Michael Slatkine ofWeismann University, who specialized in lasers, invented a way to approximate what lasers do to the skin minus the downtime. Through the use of Thermomechanical Ablation, a 400 degree Celsius hot tip briefly touches the skin’s surface using a gold-tipped, pyramid-type point. The result: a low-pain, effective rejuvenation of the skin minus the risk of harming the eyes through radiation. Done once every five to six weeks in three to five sessions, the guarantee is skin tightening with fewer wrinkles.
4) Small is good.
Indeed, it is a small world. With the invention of nanotechnology, science has mastered the micro in order to fix the macro. Today, there is a system in which substances and nutrients can be easily absorbed by the body through direct feeding and fortifying it at the cellular level. Groundbreaking science will drastically change the way we live 20-30 years from now.
But there is one easy way we can have the best of this approach in aesthetics and nutrition. There is an oral regimen that delivers skin-saving benefits. Straight from Japan, HyC 150 is in sachet powder form; when mixed with juice or water, it will provide more collagen and hyaluron to the skin than any expensive topical solution.
One sachet of this product introduces ubiquinol, hyaluron and collagen directly to the cells. Within five to seven days, you will notice a visible skin glow. This is proof that you are doing the right thing: hydrating and nourishing your skin from within.
5) Exercise to stay young.
The youth-enhancing benefits of exercise are well-known. But if you need convincing, here are the reasons why you should exercise:
Your body changes. Therefore, if you are not happy with yourself today, take heart—because tomorrow it will be different. But how well you can reshape and recondition your body is entirely up to you.
When your body has reached a certain level of conditioning, the same form of exercise you do may not be enough. You need to challenge yourself. Beginners who do not know where to start should consider doing strength-training and stretching.
Consider Pilates, which can be challenging. It is whole-body fitness, adaptable to many fitness levels and needs, creates strength without bulk, increases flexibility, develops core strength, improves posture, increases energy, promotes weight loss and long, lean appearance, and increases awareness of the body/mind connection.
Terms like Reformer, Cadillac and Barrel should not be intimidating to anyone who enjoys a good challenge. According to Ole Eugenio of Singapore-based Options Studio, a dedicated Pilates student can have a newly-defined body in 10 sessions! On day one alone, after a one-hour session, I already felt renewed!
This week’s affirmation: “I am looking better than ever.”