Horseman’s Health: Healthy Aging

Remi lopingHealthy aging is something we all want. As we get older we all want to be pain free, mobile, active, mentally alert and healthy enough to keep doing the things we enjoy. As part of a healthy lifestyle there are natural solutions that can help with healthy aging.

The first step towards healthy aging is good nutrition. That translates to avoiding processed foods that are high in sugar. These types of foods have no nutritional value, damage collagen and elastin, and can lead to inflammation and chronic diseases. Instead be sure you are eating foods with fiber and antioxidants. Antioxidants not only contribute to collagen production and producing new cells, they also fight off the free radicals that damage body cells.

Cell Regeneration
Adult stem cells, which we all have, are able to divide and renew themselves. Once these cells divide, they can then become other types of more specialized cells. This means basically that stem cells are able to repair and regenerate the body. As we age, the new stem cells that are created go to the parts of the body where they are needed to repair damaged cells. This stem cell support supplement can help nourish your adult stem cells to keep them healthy and able to reproduce and has been shown through in vitro laboratory studies to increase their growth. It also gives you the antioxidant properties to protect existing stem cells from free radical damage.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes
Research has found that healthy lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can help with healthy aging by increasing the length of telomeres. Telomeres are the ends of chromosomes and as we age, they shorten making us more susceptible to disease. A few of the healthy lifestyle changes that can help you ease into healthy aging are:

Staying Social – According to your situation, this could include going out with friends and family, joining clubs for social interaction, having regular visitors to your home or staying connected to people via the computer. Whatever way works for you, the key is to maintain connections with other people. Various studies have shown that people with more friends tend to live longer lives.

Staying Active – Whether you adhere to a program of regular exercise, go for walks daily, involve yourself with community organizations, or take up hobbies, there is a correlation to healthy aging and remaining active and engaged. Some types of exercise are better than others for specific issues connected to aging, but be sure to check with your healthcare provider to see if any exercise program you decide on is right for you. For example, if you want to firm up muscle tone, weight training maybe something for you to start, but you’ll want to make sure there aren’t any medical complications that would prevent you from safely doing this. Yoga is good for circulation, stress, balance, reducing inflammation and even bone health and has many various forms. So as you age, you may not be able to do all the same yoga routines you could at a younger age, but there are still poses you will be able to do.

Getting Your Rest
Getting the right amount of quality sleep is important in healthy aging. Most people need seven to eight hours a night of sleep for good health. Chronic stress, diabetes, mood disorders, obesity, risk of heart disease and many other medical conditions can occur when we don’t get all our Z’s. And did you know that people who take regular naps are 37% less likely to die from heart disease than people who don’t nap regularly? According to research results, napping can reduce stress hormones which makes it possible for us to relax more.

Supplements that Support Healthy Aging
Part of healthy aging is supporting your body for improved energy, handling stress, improving and maintaining brain health, nourishing cells and coping with inflammation. I like this supplement program  that comes complete with convenient daily packets of capsules that provide bluegreen algae, a variety of medicinal mushrooms, ubiquinol, standardized turmeric and gingseng. Ubiquinol is an active antioxidant form of coenzyme Q10 which is important for stress relief and improved energy. Tumeric is good for increasing serotonin in the brain and has been used in Chinese medicine for a very long time to treat depression. Ginseng is known for its usefulness in improving cognitive function, preventing fatigue and increasing energy and the mushrooms in this combination of supplements have been shown useful for everything from increasing mental clarity to providing cellular support and nutrition.

Healthy aging doesn’t have to be something to worry and stress about. The sooner you start on adopting a healthy lifestyle, the better. Look for things to incorporate into your diet, how you live and your exercise routine that you can carry on with as you get older. Starting these healthy habits now will make it easier to continue rather than waiting to make changes when you reach old age.

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