Who doesn’t want to look younger!?!
We know you’ve read the articles. Those that promise you can look 10 years younger if you just follow a few simple steps. You may think these are far-fetched, but believe or not there are some things you can do to stop the aging process and look younger. A lot of research on this issue points to diet and exercise, two things that fit right in with the Hauser Diet. If you aren’t already doing these things, what are you waiting for? You can slow the aging process now!
1. Load up on Antioxidants
A diet rich in antioxidants stops aging in its tracks. While many people spend money on the newest skin care products, they often fail to realize the role that antioxidants play in healthy skin. Vitamin A, C and lycopene help in smoothing uneven skin, building up collagen and protecting from harmful UV light, resulting in smoother and younger looking skin. When combined with mental stimulation antioxidants contribute to maintaining cognitive health – so you can not only look younger but also feel younger! Foods rich in vitamins E and C, such as tomatoes, carrots, spinach, and citrus fruits are recommended. Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B3, B6, and B12, and pantothenic acid are also known to help memory loss.
2. Get Your Vitamin D
Vitamin D has gotten a lot of hype in the past few years, and for good reason! Back in 2007 a team of British scientists studied 2,000 women and discovered that those with the lowest Vitamin D levels showed the highest amount of biological aging. Numerous studies have linked adequate Vitamin D levels to a decrease in death from age-related diseases such as heart disease and cancer. High levels are also linked to lower risk of diabetes. The amount needed appears to be at least 500 IU/day. Now that summer is over and sunlight, which forms a reaction with human skin to created Vitamin D in the body, is fading, make sure you are on a good Vitamin D supplement. We use Vitamin D3 from www.benuts.com.
Hypertension recently reported that older men’s blood vessels were more constricted than those of men in their 20’s. They did, however, discover that it could be reversed. When these older men walked five or more hours per week for three months straight, their blood vessels resembled those of the men in their 20’s. The take-away? To have a body that functions like a young person, get moving! Exercise can keep you at a healthy weight, keep blood vessels functioning normally and keep your doctor from recommending blood pressure medication. It can also relieve stress, a big culprit in the aging process.
Cardio is not the only thing you should be doing. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition studied women who strength trained twice a week for two years straight. They were able to decrease their body fat by an average of 3.7%. Strength training builds muscle, which turns your physiology from fat storing to fat burning. This physiology change is crucial for a younger looking body.
5. Monitor Your Heart Rate
Do you know your resting heart rate? The best time to measure it is in the morning before you get out of bed. Simply find your pulse and count the number of beats in one minute. Your resting heart rate is a measure of your heart strength – the lower the number the more effective your heart is at pumping blood throughout the body. A high number means your heart is working hard to push blood through the body. A person who has a resting heart rate greater than 80 beats per minute is three times as likely to be obese and twice as likely to develop diabetes. To lower your resting heart rate and strengthen your heart, exercise daily decrease stress and consume a healthy diet.
6. Eat fresh food according to your Hauser Diet plan:
Fresh food is loaded with vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and anti-oxidants…just to name a few! Packaged, processed, or fast food devoid of nutrients and loaded with chemicals are not going to do anything but cause you to process/filter out all the junk you consumed. They will definitely not be contributing to your beauty and anti-aging!
I recently heard a story on the news talking about a nutrition professor who lost 30 pounds eating a Twinkie and Dorito diet over a one month period of time. His labs showed that his lipid profile and glucose panel were all normal AND he lost weight! Hum, long term, he would have developed diseases of aging, developed brittle bones, and possibly even cancer because he was not getting all the nutrients he needed. Looking and feeling good is not just about weight.
Knowing the best balance of fuel for your body will help it run most efficiently. This is what you will find out when you get Hauser Diet Typing.
Diet and exercise are two crucial elements in the fight against the aging process. We know that diet in particular can be confusing – how do you know which diet plan is for you? That is why we developed the Hauser Diet – a way of discovering the exact diet plan to meet the needs of your unique physiology. If you don’t know your Diet Type, contact us today. We would love to see you at Caring Medical and help you get started in the path to maximum health.