Resist Aging from the Inside Out with Exercise

Below are two prompts you can use to help you start journaling if you find yourself with writers block, followed by an article on aging.

  1. What would you like learn before this year ends? (Are there other cultures you’ve always wanted to study? Are there advanced classes you want to attend?)
  2. How is your life different this year? Are there some big changes you’d like to make?

It seems obvious that taking care of our skin helps us look younger. It might not seem so obvious that how we take care of our insides also affects our outsides. Eating right, sleeping well, and living free from drugs and alcohol all contribute to how well we age. In addition, exercise can directly affect and influence our ability to grow older without feeling worn out and tired all the time.

You can resist aging from the inside out simply by exercising regularly. Cardiovascular health is a huge contributor to how our body ages. The healthy supply of oxygen-rich blood to our heart, lungs, and organs keeps them healthy and functioning normally. It’s really important to stay in shape when you want to resist aging. Try these fun activities to help keep your body healthy, limber, flexible, and in shape.

Dance like no one is watching- Dancing is a great way to express yourself, get your blood pumping, and release feel-good chemicals in your brain. Dancing can happen anywhere. In your living room, at the club, or in a specialized exercise class. Use dancing as a fun and easy way to stay fit and resist aging from the inside out.

Play team sports- Being on a team and engaging in competitive sports is a wonderful way to socialize and stay fit. Most communities have opportunities for intermural sports. Gyms often have sports options on their schedule too. From pick-up basketball games to organized softball or soccer leagues, there’s a team waiting for you to join.

Take a hike- Hiking is a wonderful way to experience nature and get those steps in. We need about 10,000 steps per day to keep our bodies healthy. What better way to get those steps in than to see the bounty and beauty of the world. Hiking can happen anywhere and includes all sorts of terrain. Make hiking an easy part of your exercise plan and you’ll be helping your heart stay healthy and your eyes to see more beauty.

What you eat matters when it comes to anti-aging. So does taking care of your skin. It’s equally important to use exercise as a means to fight off old age. They work hand in hand. Find a form of physical activity that you enjoy and make staying fit a life-long plan. The more active you are when you are younger, the more active you can remain when you are older. 

Self-Care is the Ultimate Anti-Aging Hack

When it comes to fighting off the effects of aging, there is a lot you can do. You can eat right, take great care of your skin, exercise, and all of that, but ultimately the best anti-aging hack is self-care. Self-care makes all the difference in aging because it feeds your very unique and specific needs. While nutrition, diet, and exercise are general and can apply to most people, self-care is highly personal, and what one person needs may look nothing like what someone else does.

We all need self-care, but not the same kind

We can all agree that self-care is vital, but we will likely disagree on the type and frequency everyone needs. Only you know what self-care means to you and how much and what type you need. For new moms, self-care could mean a shower and a nap, while a retired or widowed woman may need companionship for self-care.

We all need self-care, but not the same kind. You have got to tune into what you need and make it a priority. If you need 9 1/2 hours of sleep per night to be healthy, you have to make that your focus. Ultimately, whether or not you add self-care to the list of anti-aging hacks will determine how well you fight the aging process.

We all need self-care, but it changes over time

What we needed for self-care a year ago may not be what we need today. As our situations change over time, so does the sort and frequency of self-care we need today. Be sure to stay tuned to what you need to care for yourself and make any shifts or adjustments along the way. It’s reasonable to expect that what you need changes and how you get your fill of self-care will change too.

We all need self-care, and so does your family

People resist self-care because it feels indulgent and selfish. One of the easiest ways to make space for guilt-free self-care is to make it a priority for your whole family. It becomes normalized when you model the importance of self-care and empower others to take it for themselves. People feel more relaxed and supported, and that promotes aging well and living a stress-less lifestyle.

You can fight aging by eating right and drinking plenty of water, but you add to the richness of life by making self-care a regular part of your routine. Take the time to care for yourself, and it will reflect in your happiness and the longevity of your life.

Well, this concludes my thoughts on aging for now. I have not decided on my next subject. I will share my morning and evening self-care habits with you tomorrow. If you have some ideas of subjects, you would like me to cover, please leave a comment. Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

Resist Aging from the Inside Out with Exercise

It seems evident that taking care of our skin helps us look younger. It might not seem so apparent that how we take care of our insides also affects our outsides. Eating right, sleeping well, and living free from drugs and alcohol all contribute to how well we age. In addition, exercise can directly affect and influence our ability to grow older without feeling worn out and tired all the time.

You can resist aging from the inside out simply by exercising regularly. Cardiovascular health is a massive contributor to how our body ages. The healthy supply of oxygen-rich blood to our heart, lungs, and organs keeps them healthy and functioning normally. It is really important to stay in shape when you want to resist aging. Try these fun activities to help keep your body healthy, limber, flexible, and in shape.

Dance like no one is watching- Dancing is a great way to express yourself, get your blood pumping, and release feel-good chemicals in your brain. Dancing can happen anywhere. In your living room, at the club, or in a specialized exercise class. Use dancing as a fun and easy way to stay fit and resist aging from the inside out.

Play team sports- Being on a team and engaging in competitive sports is an excellent way to socialize and stay fit. Most communities have opportunities for intermural sports. Gyms often have sports options on their schedule too. From pick-up basketball games to organized softball or soccer leagues, a team is waiting for you to join.

Take a hike- Hiking is a beautiful way to experience nature and get those steps in. We need about 10,000 steps per day to keep our bodies healthy. What better way to get those steps in than to see the bounty and beauty of the world. Hiking can happen anywhere and includes all sorts of terrain. Make hiking an easy part of your exercise plan, and you will be helping your heart stay healthy and your eyes to see more beauty.

What you eat matters when it comes to anti-aging. So does taking care of your skin. It is equally important to use exercise as a means to fight off old age. They work hand in hand. Find a form of physical activity that you enjoy and make staying fit a life-long plan. The more active you are when you are younger, the more active you can remain when you are older.

I know you expected to read my morning and evening skincare routine, but I have one more article on skincare for aging. Saturday, I will end this series with my daily routine. Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

Anti-Aging Skin Routines for All Ages

Yesterday, I shared it is okay to fight against aging. Today, I will share anti-aging skincare routines.

When most people think about anti-aging, they think about their skin. That is a good thing to think about since it is the largest organ our body has. Our skin does so much more than hold our internal organs inside. It helps us regulate our body temperature and is a significant contributor to how we look. Having healthy skin, free from the ravages of aging, helps us feel confident and secure.

We need to care for our skin at every age. It is vital to keep skin healthy, hydrated, and protected from infancy through our elder years. Here are some anti-aging skin routines you can use at any age-

Infants- Infant skin needs love too! Infants need moisturization and hydration as much as anyone. Help the babies in your life stay healthy by using chemical-free soaps, lotions, and moisturizers designed for a baby’s skin. If your child is sensitive, be sure to find hypo-allergenic products that will not irritate their delicate skin.

Kids- Kids are generally pretty rugged and get into many situations that cause bumps, bruises, and dirt in every place imaginable. Be sure to help kids stay clean by using soap and water. Help your kids stay hydrated by encouraging them to drink plenty of water throughout the day and with their meals. Use lotions and germ-fighting products routinely, and be sure to teach children the importance of frequent and thorough hand washing. Above all else, be sure to help kids stay safe in the sun by using sunblock routinely.

Adults and older adults– From early adulthood, it is vital to keep skin moisturized and protected. There are unlimited skincare regimes out there for every skin type and lifestyle. Depending on your budget, you can buy drug store products that work wonders or invest in boutique products that offer the moon and the stars in beautiful tubes and jars. Older adults have unique skincare needs that are addressed on a case-by-case matter. Skin loses its elasticity and can become easily bruised or torn. In later years, the damage caused earlier in life becomes apparent, and it is essential to screen for cancers or other skin-related diseases.

Throughout life, it is vital to care for your skin to prevent aging and stay healthy. Dermatologists are an excellent resource, as are estheticians who specialize in skincare. Be sure to do all you can at every age to prevent unnecessary effects of aging and help maintain that youthful appearance.

Tomorrow, I will share what I do for my skincare routine. It works for men as well. Until next time, please stay safe, and keep the faith.

It is OK to Fight Against Aging

Getting older is a privilege denied to many- Mark Twain

I am blessed to see us come from the dark ages, as my children used to say. When we lived with my grandparents, there was no electricity, no in-door restrooms, or in-door water faucets. We cooked on a wood stove.

I only tell you this to give you an idea of how old I am. But regardless of my age, I still want to look and feel my best. I work at being the best me I can.

Getting older is not for the weak. From the inside out, getting older takes a toll. There is no reason not to fight against it. Aging is inevitable, but there is nothing to say; you can not do everything possible to slow it down, delay it, or make the most of it.

From plastic surgery to supplements to finding and drinking from the fabled fountain of youth, there are many ways to fight against and prevent aging. It is not vanity to be concerned about your health or your appearance. You get to decide what fighting the aging process is for yourself. Your motives do not need anyone else’s approval.

It is ok to fight for your health- Our health is tied to many things. When it comes to aging, proper health can mean a longer life, but it also means a better quality of life no matter how old you are or will be. Fighting against the deterioration of your body, inside and out, is a noble fight. Doing all you can to help your body age well and keep its mobility, flexibility, and general health is essential.

It is ok to fight for your mind- Aging can cause havoc on your mind. Fighting to keep your mind sharp and stave off cognitive decline is important. There are plenty of things you can do throughout your life to prevent the unhealthy aging of your mind and brain. It is essential to prepare for your aging mind and do all you can to help it age well.

It is ok to fight for your looks- There is nothing wrong with preserving your youthful appearance. Doing all you can in your earlier years can help. While genetics play a role in how we age, there are environmental factors at play too. Take what you are born with and enhance it with anything you can do to prevent aging along the way. 

No one knows how long they will live, but there are plenty of things you can do to hedge your bets for longer life. Fighting aging by paying close attention to your mind, body, and beauty will help you live a longer, healthier, and more beautiful life. Educate yourself about how to care for your body, skin, and mind so you can age gracefully and peacefully over time.

It is Ok to Fight Against Aging

Mark Twain said it best when he wrote- Getting older is a privilege denied to many. There are no guarantees that we will live a long life, but we can take action to help prevent aging too soon in our minds and bodies.

Food is fuel for our bodies. Choosing the best fuel helps give us optimal energy, but did you know it can stop the clock when it comes to aging? You betcha! Today I am sharing how food can help you look and feel your best and be some of the best anti-aging decisions you make. Here is an example-

Eating a rainbow stops the clock- When it comes to food choices, the more options, the better. When choosing healthy foods for anti-aging, eat a rainbow of colors. Every color represented in the produce section of your grocer has a specific benefit for your body. Choose various colors, and you will attack the free radicals floating around in your body from different angles.

  • Deep red and purple- These fruits and vegetables reduce antioxidants in your bloodstream and help manage estrogen levels.
  • Yellow and orange- provide vitamin C and detoxify harmful carcinogens
  • Green and light green- provide folate and destroy cancer cells
  • Blue and brown- add fiber and attack carcinogens

I don’t know about you, but I will make some changes to my food colors! Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith. 

Self-Care is the Ultimate Anti-Aging Hack

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When it comes to fighting off the effects of aging, there is a lot you can do. You can eat right, take great care of your skin, exercise, and all of that, but ultimately the best anti-aging hack is self-care. Self-care makes all the difference in aging because it feeds your unique and specific needs. While nutrition, diet, and exercise are general and can apply to most people, self-care is highly personal, and what one person needs may look nothing like what someone else does.

We all need self-care, but not the same kind

We can all agree that self-care is vital, but we will likely disagree on the type and frequency everyone needs. Only you know what self-care means to you and how much and what type you need. For new moms, self-care could mean a shower and a nap, while a retired or widowed woman may need companionship for self-care.

We all need self-care, but not the same kind. You have to tune into what you need and make it a priority. If you need 9 1/2 hours of sleep per night to be healthy, you have to focus. Ultimately, whether or not you add self-care to the list of anti-aging hacks will determine how well you fight the aging process.

We all need self-care, but it changes over time

What we needed for self-care a year ago may not be what we need today. As our situations change over time, so does the sort and frequency of self-care we need today. Be sure to stay tuned to what you need to care for yourself and make any shifts or adjustments along the way. It is reasonable to expect that what you need changes and how you get your self-care fill will change.

We all need self-care, and so does your family

People resist self-care because it feels indulgent and selfish. One of the easiest ways to make space for guilt-free self-care is to make it a priority for your whole family. When you model the importance of self-care and empower others to take it for themselves, it becomes normalized. People feel more relaxed and supported, and that promotes aging well and living a stress-less lifestyle.

You can fight aging by eating right and drinking plenty of water, but you add to the richness of life by making self-care a regular part of your routine. Take the time to care for yourself, and it will reflect in your happiness and the longevity of your life.

Until the next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

It is ok to Fight Against Aging

Getting older is a privilege denied to many- Mark Twain

When we are kids, we are anxious to become teenagers. But once we become teenagers, we can not wait to become adults. As young adults, we believe we have the world in our hands, and we are invincible. But then one morning, we wake up and realize we are not immortal.

The mirror, the aches, and our bones’ stiffness confirm that we are advancing in years. What happened? I do not feel a day older than, I will say, forty! Before COVID, I could still walk in three and four-inch high heels. I had better practice walking in them. It would be terrible to take a step in public, only to fall flat on my face.

Hard to believe a few years or months can take a toll on your balance. So much on that subject. I have an article to share on the fight against aging. Enjoy!

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Getting older is not for the weak. From the inside out, getting older takes a toll. There is no reason not to fight against it. Aging is inevitable, but there is nothing to say you can not do everything possible to slow it down, delay it, or make the most of it.

From plastic surgery to supplements to finding and drinking from the fabled fountain of youth, there are many ways to fight against and prevent aging—it is not vanity to be concerned about your health or appearance. You get to decide what fighting the aging process is for yourself. Your motives do not need anyone else’s approval.

It is ok to fight for your health- Our health is tied to many things. When it comes to aging, proper health can mean a longer life, but it also means a better quality of life no matter how old you are or will be. Fighting against the deterioration of your body, inside and out, is a noble fight. Doing all you can to help your body age well and maintain mobility, flexibility, and general health is essential.

It is ok to fight for your mind- Aging can cause havoc on your mind. Fighting to keep your mind sharp and stave off cognitive decline is essential. You can do plenty of things to prevent your mind and brain’s unhealthy aging throughout your life. It is vital to prepare for your aging mind and do all you can to help it age well.

It is ok to fight for your looks- There is nothing wrong with preserving your youthful appearance. Doing all you can in your earlier years can help. While genetics play a role in how we age, there are environmental factors at play too. Take what you are born with and enhance it with anything you can do to prevent aging along the way. 

No one knows how long they will live, but there are plenty of things you can do to hedge your bets for longer life. Fighting aging by paying close attention to your mind, body, and beauty will help you live a longer, healthier, and more beautiful life. Educate yourself about how to care for your body, your skin, and your mind so you can age gracefully and peacefully over time.  

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.