Women who talk about maintaining health, looking attractive, and feeling wellbeing as they age focus more on extending their youth and prolonging the health of their bodies, hair, and skin rather than attempting to reverse the body clock by trying to “fix” themselves through surgery or other cosmetic procedures. Following a strict and healthy regimen can help you stay fit, beautiful, healthy, and happy.
- Be happy with yourself. Wake up in the morning with a positive attitude by being optimistic about the way you interpret the things around you and the way you relate to everybody and everything that happens around you. Think big and embrace openness.
- Plan your day. Make a ritual out of planning your time. The power of rituals is in their predictability.
- On waking up, drink two to three glasses of water followed by juice of lemon, juice of vegetables, or a cup or two of green tea. Green tea can diminish the effects of spikes in blood sugar, fight cancer, and delay accumulation of fat.
- Make health your hobby. Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day—this could be yoga/walking/aerobics/gym. Move more, sit less.
- Practice meditation to keep the mind calm and cheerful.
- Eat a healthy and wholesome breakfast comprising of cereals/bread, fruits, and soaked almonds.
- Include food with lot of fiber like fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains in your diet.
- Keep a gratitude journal. Every night, list five things that happened this day that you want to express gratitude for.
- Graze on good foods to maintain the strength of your bones. Consume calcium-rich foods like cheese, sardines, oats, green leafy vegetables, and skim milk products.
- Include iron-rich foods like dates, black raisins, spinach, and beetroot in your diet.
- Make sure to apply oil on your hair and body, at least two or three times a week, before bathing.
- Avoid junk food as it could lead to digestive disturbances and weight gain. Studies have shown that people who eat the purest of foods live longer and healthier.
- Consume fresh fruits and vegetables in plenty and in raw form along with 8-10 glasses of water every day.
- Minimize desserts, sweetened beverages, fatty and fried foods.
Prevention is Better than Cure
- Make use of the excess vegetables and fruits in your kitchen as skin packs.
- Curd, milk, milk cream, coconut milk, gram flour, turmeric, honey, and lemon could all be used face and skin packs in different combinations.
- Use shower filters to minimize discoloration of your hair from chlorine, damaging minerals, and rust in harsh shower water. These impurities might enter the cuticle of your hair and alter your hair color.
- Try to use herbal products for body and hair.
- Find time for yourself and engage in your hobbies, listen to good music, read cheerful material, and watch programs that make you laugh. Don’t get angry or depressed about the aging process.
- While you watch TV, soak your feet in water with salt to relieve any tiredness.
- Connect. Find time to be with friends and family. People who live the longest and healthiest have deep social connections. Get a pet.
- Make sure you sleep for at least seven hours each night.
- Drink a glass of warm skimmed milk and/or take a hot bath before bed before retiring to bed to induce sleep.
- Slow the aging process by minimizing skin wrinkling: wear sunscreen, and minimize sunbathing. The eyes tell all, as they say, even your age. Cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy pose the greatest threats to vision after age 40.
- Plan vacations at least twice a year, preferably with friends!
- Indulge in relaxing and pampering treatments like foot spas, facials, and body massages at least once a month.
- Add lemon juice to the water you bathe in to remove body odors and to feel fresh.
- Do anti-aging, rejuvenation and detoxification programs for 15 to 21 days every year.
The proverb “Prevention is better than cure” stands good in the process of ageing. Maintaining a healthy, stress-free lifestyle is necessary to delay the process of aging.
You might get older, but we don’t have to feel old. Maintain a positive attitude about aging, keep up with our physical health, and stay young at heart.