Dec 8, 2010

Tips to Remain Young

Natural Tips to Delay aging
Everyone wants to look young and trim. Though we cannot prevent ageing we can definitely delay ageing by making changes in our lifestyle. We must do everything we can, to prevent age related diseases and live a healthy and happy life. Here are some tips which will help you to stay young.

Diet :
Diet plays a very important role in helping us to remain young. We must have a balanced diet.

We are what we eat. What we eat reflects on our skin and body. First develop a regular eating habit

like eating at a proper time. Include lot of raw vegetables and fruits in your diet. Avoid junk food and

fried food. Sugar makes you look older, so you can substitute sugar with honey and fruits. Include

five servings of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Red, yellow, orange, fruits and vegetables and

greens are rich in antioxidants which helps us to delay aging. Green tea is rich in antioxidant and also

strengthens our resistance against diseases. Include almonds, olive oil (use it as a cooking medium)

fenugreek, in your diet as they are rich in antioxidants and helps to slow down the aging process. As

we grow older, we must stick to simple and easily digestible food. One can observe fasting to detoxify

oneself after consulting the doctor. People who eat a nutritious diet remain younger, tend to age

slower, look trim, healthier and are more active than others.
Yoga :

The age old tradition of yoga is said to have emerged in India some 5000 yrs ago. It is one of

the surest ways to age gracefully, if practiced regularly. It gives flexibility to the body, prevents age

related diseases, improves immunity and slows aging of the skin, thereby helping us to remain

young. In yoga, it is said that the more flexible the spine is, the more youthful the person is. Yoga

improves the flexibility of the spine and increases the elasticity of our body. It gives a good figure,

improves blood circulation, energizes you and helps you to remain young and fit. Not only does yoga

has physical benefits but also psychological benefits. It improves our self confidence. Learn yoga only

from a good, qualified yoga teacher. Pranayama (breathing techniques) is very beneficial to the body

and the mind and it oxygenates our cells and helps us to remain young.
Sleep :
Good sound sleep not only rejuvenates our body but also strengthens

our immunity to various diseases thereby helping us to remain young.
Massage :
It is skin which shows our age. So keep your skin hydrated and

moisturized. Massage your skin with sweet almond oil or coconut oil once in

a fortnight to delay aging. Massage helps us to feel relaxed and energizes

us. It improves blood circulation and keeps your skin wrinkle free.

Do not massage when your stomach is full or when you are sick.
Mental Health :

Always keep yourself engaged. Read a book, do crossword

puzzles, sudoku to keep your brain active. Enjoy friendships, foster good

relationship with family members, learn a new hobby, maintain interest as

these will help to reduce stress and make you feel happy.

Be optimistic in life and learn to forgive others. Dress well, love yourself, try to have a new look as it makes

 you feel happy and helps you to remain young. By having Strong family ties, good friendships, healthy diet,

 good mental health and staying physically active, one can age gracefully.

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