Many people associate getting older with something negative. While I know plenty of people that degrade as they get older, I also know plenty of people that love their elderly years.
Becoming older does not have to mean decline. In fact, it can mean living your life on a whole new level of happiness and vitality. Living with happiness and vitality does not mean that you have to have the body of a 19 year old. What it means is that you are strong, health and feel that you are living with little limitations. Vitality means freedom, not perfection.
In order to feel vital and to turn back the clock, you must do all that you can to feel attractive inside and out.
Here are 3 habits to adopt that will help you fight the signs of aging:
1. Food. Doing a search for people like Annette Larkins, Dr. Walter Urban, and Karyn Calabrese will show you how vibrant elderly people can be when they have a clean diet. I personally have met Karyn and at 66 years old, she has more zest and vitality than 99.9% of 30 year olds!
I cannot stress enough the importance of raw fruit and vegetables to help you fight the signs of aging and give you a vibrant interior and exterior.
Eating foods in their raw and natural state as much as possible will have your body regenerating no matter what your age. Stem cells are all the rage. What if I told you that you could have the equivalent of $100,000+ worth of stem cells regenerating your body without ever having to pay the money or get the injections? Food plays a big role in your own natural stem cell production.
Processed foods, refined carbs, and unnatural sugars just work to break down the body. Your diet should not be heavy in foods that are unnatural. Foods in their raw state with little cooking or processing actually helps your body create more natural stem cells.
This is the ultimate fountain of youth, right inside your own body!
2. Eating habits. Make sure at least some of your meal each day is in liquid form of fresh or raw juices or soups.
- Eat a lot of raw, fresh fruit, especially before noon each day.
- Avoid saturated fats and instead include coconut, avocados and some seeds and nuts for your daily fat.
- Cut out grains and opt for Quinoa instead.
- I find meat to be very personal for people. If you eat meat, cut down consumption to 2 to 3 times a week. And make sure you chew your food so that it turns very liquid before you swallow.
- Drink at least 2 quarts of pure spring water daily. This will help give your body the environment to conduct the many electrical impulses your cells need to function properly each day.
- Eat your largest meal early in the day and the smallest in the evening. Try to never eat past 7 pm when you can help it.
3. Skin care. Men and women need it a like. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it makes sense that this organ should be treated with the highest care possible.
Taking care of your skin is not only linked to your health, it also affects the way you look.
- With layers of dead skin, it is important that these layers do not build up and your skin is allowed to breathe properly. Adding a small amount of white sugar to your wet skin and rubbing in circular motions will gently exfoliate those excess dead skin layers.
- Your skin has a delicate acidic barrier that keeps substances from easily penetrating the barrier. It is important that the products you use are gentle and natural. Never use soap on your skin. Opt for natural skin care cleansers that are cream based. Make sure you tone your skin after washing with a small amount of apple cider vinegar to make your skin acidic once again.
- Oil your skin. Forget moisturizers; they are a waste of money. Look for natural oils like sweet almond oil, argan oil, or coconut oil. Apply an extremely small amount to your skin to keep your skin hydrated.
These will help you take years off your life and make you feel like you were 19 again!