6 Anti-Ageing Lifestyle Changes
As people grow older most are dissatisfied with the way they look. Chronological ageing effects on physical appearance are usually the biggest give away of an individual’s age. Though many would agree that they are still young at heart and that they do feel as old as they look. The emphasis of equating beauty with youth largely fuelled by images of ideal beauty portrayed in media and entertainment has further created this divide.
Technology has advanced exponentially to cater to ‘looking young’. Anti-ageing treatments are advertised constantly and almost every street has a spa, beauty parlor, clinic, etc offering such treatments. The fact is, everyone is ageing. There are mental, physical and emotional challenges everyone faces through most of the aging transitions. Furthermore, majority of the people have not been blessed with the genetic makeup or financial means to look 20 or 30years old even when they are well into our 50’s and 60’s.
- Exercise Chronic stress speeds up the aging process, so it is important to compensate for this by engaging in sports. 3 x 30 minutes per week is enough to start.
- Take some time for yourself. Engage in athletic or creative activities for a couple of hours. At times, put your own needs above others.
- Devote some time to spiritual matters. In these times dominated by technology this is especially important. You are bound to develop inner calmness and mental strength.
- Weight training is an ideal complement to endurance sports. We lose up to 10 kg of muscle mass and fat deposits increase with age. General exhaustibility and osteoarthritis of the joints and spine due to lack of stability.
- Just like the muscles, our brain needs intensive training too. Don’t restrict your reading to the daily paper, but tackle difficult literature or scientific texts too. Or do crossword puzzles.
- A yearly physical check-up with your doctor is vital
Additionally, while homeopathy does not promise any magic pills for anti-aging, some homeopathic remedies can help with mental, physical and emotional balance.
Here are a few options to keep in mind.
The Ginkgo Biloba: The ancient Herb is one of the oldest living species. Geological records indicate this plant has been growing on earth for 150 – 200 million years. Chinese monks are credited with keeping the tree in existence, as a sacred herb. It was first brought to Europe in the 1700’s and it is now a commonly prescribed drug in France and Germany. It is one of the most well-researched herbs in the world.
Calc fluor:- Is the most important elasticity remedy for treating growing bones, lumbago, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, stretch marks and other ‘relaxed’ conditions.
Calc phos:-Boosts nutrition and cellular activity to restore tone to tissue weakened by growth spurts, injury, illness or wear and tear.
Kali phos:-Helps steady nerves and encourages healing of nerve tissue, especially in nerve rich areas or injuries that seem too sensitive.
Nat mur:- Helps ease dryness and aids water distribution to help circulation. Especially when tissues are mending or stiff. So, whether growing up, recovering from an injury, illness, fitness class, puberty, pregnancy, ageing, etc. you can use this to aid flexibility.
Please Note: Consult a certified homeopath before taking any of these medicines.
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