It seems like everybody is looking for the fountain of youth. There is an undeniable wish among most people, especially women, to stay young and healthy and beautiful for as long as possible. Everywhere you look, there are tips and articles on this topic. But can you be young and healthy for as long as you want?
- Drink ample amounts of water - More than 70% of our body is made up of water. It is essential to our cells. Water regulates body temperature and increases blood circulation. When our body is low on water, it is like a car running out of fuel, leading to imbalances as our cardiovascular system must work harder to pump blood around the body. Drink plenty of water each day to rid your body of toxins and metabolic wastes and maintain energy levels.
- Regular exercise – Exercise strengthens bones which helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis as we age. In our sedentary lifestyle, obesity and fatigue are common. Regular exercise and movement will help increase your energy level and alertness by sending more blood to the brain. It can also increase levels of serotonin, a chemical in the brain that stimulates a quiet and happy feeling as well as keeping stress and depression away.
- Benefit from a hearty laugh – a good hearty laugh gives a great physical release by means of exercising our abdominals, diaphragm, and torso. It relaxes the muscles and aids our emotional, spiritual and mental health. Whenever we laugh or smile, endorphins (the natural pain killer of the body) is released and stress hormones such as cortisol are reduced. It helps to relieve stress, disease and pain. It also connects us to others in a positive way improving our social energy.
- Adopt a positive outlook – A healthy mind and a positive attitude is the key to staying young. Negative thoughts and excessive worrying will reduce positive vibes and increase stress. Looking on the bright side of life, leads our lives into success, happiness and a healthier body and mind.