Aging – we’re all doing it, every second of every day. But, how well we do it – ideally with health, vitality and great-looking skin – is another question entirely. The good news is that many studies show that it’s never too late to embrace new habits and start enjoying the health benefits. In other words, it’s still possible to put the brakes on aging!
Aging is inevitable, but doing it badly is most definitely not – and aging well is far more under your control that you may realize, so now’s the time to work on embracing several of my favorite, super-supportive health behaviors. They’ll help you extend both lifespan and “healthspan,” allowing you to sidestep many of the health problems that can make aging so difficult.
So, if your goal is to slow down the aging process, there’s lots you can do to put the brakes on. One of the most important anti-aging moves you can make? Stopping inflammation. I’m talking about the fire that burns in cells throughout your body, wreaking enormous havoc and making you old and tired, and quite possibly sick, way before your time.
Have you been experiencing symptoms that you just can’t figure out? Do you feel bloated and inflamed, or maybe you have a skin issue or joint pain that doesn't make any sense? Did you know there is a healing tool you can tackle on your own to give you insight into what is going on? You do! It’s called an elimination diet.
Aging – if you’re alive, you’re doing it. Considering the alternative, aging is a gift to be grateful for – and it’s up to you to age as well as you possibly can, even if you haven’t always treated your body like a temple. The good news is that many studies show that it’s never too late to launch new habits and start enjoying the health benefits.
Not so long ago, nutrition experts advised eating small, frequent meals throughout the day and never, ever skipping them. Today, some of those experts have changed their view. They now recommend a practice called intermittent fasting, or IF, an approach to food timing that involves periodic short fasts — anywhere from 14 to 48 hours — that can spark substantial health benefits.