Turn Back the Clock for the Whole Body, Not Just the Skin

All kinds of women are part of the “fight on aging”. They want to look young, to feel young, and experience all the confidence that brings with it. However, the problem with the way many women choose to fight it is that it literally goes only skin deep. It’s about keeping firmer, more supple, with as few grays as possible. It’s time to broaden the scope of the battle and start de-aging the whole body.

Yoga helps with de-aging this woman's body

Yoga and stretching are part of this woman’s “fight on aging” – Photo via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

Stretch yourself young

One of the most annoying parts of aging is how that range of mobility just seems to evaporate over time. You find yourself less limber and what starts as a hindrance can but in a few years become truly disabling.

Thorough stretching and yoga aren’t only good for keeping you flexible. They work the muscles that support the body as well, meaning you keep a much greater range of movement as time goes on. If you fail to do it now, it becomes impossible to do it later. They’re also a great way to get low-impact exercise for any ladies suffering from conditions like back pain or arthritis.

Watch your eyes

Perhaps the battlefield that offers the clearest sight of victory is none other than your sight. Glasses and contact lenses can help you see better with some aid and fight off further worsening eyesight. But LASIK eye surgery cost is decreasing and can offer permanent rejuvenation of your sight. That’s impressive for surgery that takes roughly 30 minutes of relatively painless work and a single day of recovery.

Milk is a valuable calcium source for aging women

Milk is a great source of calcium, helping women fight osteoporosis and other bone conditions. Photo via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain.

Strengthen them bones

Women and older people are both parties at an elevated risk of bone conditions such as osteoporosis. It’s not a battle that’s as easy to win, either, as it takes into account exercise and nutrition.

However, the calcium deficiency that is the highest risk factor of all is easier and easier to fight because of the widespread availability of effective calcium supplements. Said supplements can even help lighten the symptoms and contribute to fighting off such bone conditions. Naturally, it’s important you consult your doctor before making any big changes to your diet, especially where supplements are concerned.

Think about your mind

For a lot of people, talking about mental health is still somewhat stigmatized. Given how invisible such illnesses can be, especially as we age, it’s important we’re proactive about it.

Mental health issues such as loneliness, depression, and stress can contribute in the long-term to serious memory and cognitive disorders. What is one of the most effective ways of preventing such disorders? Socializing. Keeping active social links and building new friendships even as older ones become harder to maintain has proven to have tremendous mental health benefits in later life. It even has some links to a stronger immune system.

The truth is that there is a lot that can be done to hold off the effects of aging if you’re willing to take the step, get the right treatments and incorporate a few good habits in daily life. Take back your youth with the tips above.

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29 thoughts on “Turn Back the Clock for the Whole Body, Not Just the Skin

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  2. Hi Christy…
    Who me aging… lol… some useful tips here for us guys as well. I am impressed with the amount of writing you are doing. Hope you find the time to walk through that lovely area you have close by. Enjoy it and continue to be an inspiration to others as you always are.

    Hugs from the other side of the mountains

  3. Keep walking!
    Nutrition is key. Women, particularly, should pay attention to their calcium intake. However, calcium cannot be absorbed into the bones (it all happens here) without Vitamins C & D.
    Once you understand the recipe for calcium absorption, please know that research shows that women who take calcium supplements in pill form are 30% more destined to get heart disease/attacks.
    The natural diet is where the best health is at.
    There are orange juices that have calcium added and vitamin D.

    • Thank you Resa for explaining the important link between calcium and Vitamins C/D. Wow, that’s scary news about the calcium supplements for women ~ A sign NOT to take them!

  4. I love what Resa talks about! Diet, exercise and the right nutrition will really get you on the right track. Inflammation is found to be the real culprit for all conditions, and sadly, people will live with inflammation for many years, because they don’t think they can change it.
    But, you can make the right changes to your lifestyle and gain the quality of life you deserve. It is time for best health, and I would like to help. Thanks, Christy!

    • Hi Sharon, I agree that Resa’s comment is so helpful! I hope you continue to help people with bettering their nutrition and understanding that inflammation can be reduced. You are welcome to guest post with tips too if you like 🙂

  5. Ageing gracefully and healthfully ought to be as much aspirational as other goals in life since considerable focus and discipline goes into its attainment. To your list of practices, I may add getting enough of the early morning sunlight as it is a natural energiser. Here is wishing you good health.

  6. I stretch every morning before I get out of bed and throughout the day. If you find yourself nodding off at your desk, a good stretch is a great energizer. And, I agree with Rajagopal, morning sunlight works wonders.

    • I stretch in the morning too! I also do positive self-talk in the morning. Raj had a great point in his comment and so glad you read it too, Michelle. Thanks!

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  10. Christy,
    Great points as usual. We don’t just lose bone density as we “mature,” we also lose muscle mass, so it’s very important to try to incorporate some exercises to help with strength. This doesn’t have to be weight lifting; adding simple movements like wall push-ups and resistance movements with arms to a walking routine can make a big difference.

    • Funny that you mention wall push-ups as I learned them last month. I now realize there are many modified versions of the push-up we learned as kids. Thanks Amy!

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