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Anti Aging Tips - Here's 10 You Can Implement Today

Jan 25, 2008
In actuality, some of the best strategies to combat the effects of aging are time tested and common sense based. It seems in the never ending search for the quick fix, people are more willing than ever to open their wallet for marketing driven hype. Doesn't it seem like there's a new anti aging product coming out every month?

As we age, our health can either help us fight the effects of age or work against us. Physical and mental health are critical to looking and feeling our best. To do so, we need an action plan to help reinforce good health and ward away potential problems.

In order to combat the aging process, we need to place equal emphasis on our physical and mental well being. As we age, we tend to focus on our physical health. It's equally important to monitor our mental health as well, especially since optimum mental health can actually help us overcome physical health challenges.

Let's look at 10 anti aging strategies you can implement today:

1. Make a quick list of all the beverages you drink in a day. For just one of those beverages, substitute a glass of water. Hydration is extremely important, and helps your skin tone as well as helping your internal organs perform their functions.

2. Get some sleep. Sounds simple enough, but the key here is making sure your sleep environment is as comfortable and as free from distractions as possible. Deep, restful sleep will invigorate you and add positive benefit to other aspects of your life.

3. Make time for exercise. Even a 20-30 minute walk per day will help maintain strength, flexibility, and burn a few calories. The extra fresh air for your lungs is an added plus.

4. Set aside time to stretch. Flexibility diminishes as we age, and stretching is the best way to maintain flexibility. Stretch your arms, legs, and back especially.

5. Don't lose your balance. Balance is a skill that we lose as we age, particularly if we don't work at it. Try standing on one foot for 15-30 seconds, and repeat with the other foot. This is an excellent way to keep or even improve balance.

6. Work your mind. Be sure to do things every day that challenge your mind. Make sure your mind gets a proper workout by engaging in challenging mental activities like puzzles, group activities, or classes.

7. Reconnect with old friends. Everyone has an old friend they've lost touch with. Make time to reconnect. Having a lot of active friends and socializing is key to keeping your mind sharp.

8. Eat more fresh fish. While there are dozens of healthy eating suggestions we can discuss, eating fresh fish is an easy strategy to implement. Try substituting fresh fish for red meat once a week. Your body and mind will both enjoy the health benefits.

9. Put your goals down on paper. Jot down what you want to accomplish tomorrow before you go to bed tonight. You'll be surprised at how much of a positive difference this makes. You'll awaken more refreshed and you'll accomplish more than ever. Try it, it works!

10. Adopt a new friend and get a pet. Pet owners are known to enjoy more active, healthful lives. Pets bring a wonderful level of companionship and joy to our lives, not to mention being a built in personal trainer in the case of dogs. You'll really appreciate all the joy that a pet companion will bring into your life!
About the Author
Jim Hofman is an author who tries to enjoy each day. If you liked these ten anti aging strategies, stop by Jim's online resource for more anti aging articles and anti aging tips.
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