1. Battle oxidative stress to stay young and age gracefully
What is oxidative stress?
Oxidative stress occurs in the human body when its capacity to destroy free radicals diminishes. Free radicals play a role in the aging of cells.
Excess molecules that are potentially harmful take up a large portion of the air we breath, creating a phenomenon that chemically oxidises the organs. Oxidative stress is not the same as the everyday stress one may encounter, which may be manifested in feelings of distress or anxiety that come about in places that are seen as menacing or worry inducing.
Oxidative stress greatly accelerates the deterioration of cells and that is why doing everything in your power to age gracefully and stay young longer is very important.
Associated with a wide range of health problems
When the human body is in good health harmful free radicals are eliminated from the body naturally by the body’s immune system and the process of properly functioning cell renewal.
However, when the body is no longer capable of protecting itself the body assimilates proteins, lipids and carbohydrates poorly. This alters and provokes the degeneration of several systems within the body, including the following:
- Nerve and brain cells
In more serious cases, oxidative stress may affect the nucleus of cells, which in some cases modifies the cell’s genetic code, leading to their transformation into a cancerous cell. Oxidative stress is also associated with a wide range of health problems such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Fibromyalgia, sleep apnea syndrome, a wide range of allergies and many other health problems. This information only underlines the importance of adopting healthy habits that assist the body to function properly, which in turn helps the body age gracefully and stay young!
Staying young and aging gracefully: evaluating your oxidative stress levels and ways to balance them
A haematological evaluation or blood test
One can determine their level of oxidative stress and determine what is causing it by having a check-up where a blood test is performed.
You must consult a doctor who specializes in this field so that they can offer you a personalized anti-aging treatment according to the results from your blood test. These treatments often consist of nutritional supplements.
This analysis is recommended in the following cases:
- Your diet already includes nutritional supplements and you wish to review your regiment with a professional in order to adapt it to what your body needs
- You have recently gone through a traumatising event or a period of major stress
- You wish to stay young for the longest period of time possible and would like to age gracefully!
Antioxidant and anti-aging nutritional supplements for staying young
Even though you can always increase the amount of foods in your diet that contain antioxidants and beneficial nutrients in order to decrease the proliferation of free radicals in the body. It is important to know that the body’s natural defense system varies from one person to another. The way in which the body eliminates oxidized particles is different for each individual.
This is why it is very important for you to take the antioxidant supplements as prescribed by your specialist after your blood test.
If you have an inactive lifestyle, modifying your daily routine to include or increase the amount of yoga or sports you do can also be very beneficial and help you age gracefully.
Following a diet that promotes the reduction of oxidative stress is highly recommended!
2. A balanced diet: an effective anti-aging remedy
How can you stay young for a longer period of time? First you need to realize that your diet affects your health! Numerous scientific studies confirm that knowing how to adjust your diet to your lifestyle and your body’s needs helps you age gracefully. Detoxing your body is another helpful method.
Fruits and vegetables, garlic, olive oil: Excellent food for anti-aging
The power of fruits and vegetables
For the past several years, the majority of scientists and nutritionists have agreed on the fact that eating fruits and vegetable on a regular basis plays an important role in protecting the body against cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Fruits and vegetables play a major role in aging gracefully and help the body stay young.
Presently, the recommended daily intake of fruits is five portions per day or 300 grams (approx. 10.5 oz) and between 400 (approx. 14 oz) and 500 grams (approx. 18 oz) of vegetables.
In practical terms, this daily quota can be met by eating a fruit at the end of every meal. As for vegetables, they can be eaten in a wide variety of forms. The easiest solution is to prepare various vegetable-based soups, either hot in the winter or cold in the summer, and eat them on a daily basis! One of this method’s advantages is that a multitude of recipes and many possibilities for ingredients exist. So you can mix things up to avoid getting tired of eating the same foods!
Garlic and olive oil promote graceful aging!
Olive oil, as well as certain other natural oils that contain unsaturated fats, have powerful anti-aging properties and are proven to be extremely beneficial for the cardiovascular system. Olive oil also plays a role in preventing certain cancers.
Garlic contains a very high proportion of antioxidants and anti-aging properties that help prevent cells from aging. Consuming garlic on a daily basis is easy due to its presence in a wide variety of recipes.
Fish, yogurt and whole wheat bread
Fish and omega-3s
Fish is rich in omega-3s, polyunsaturated fatty acids that are praised for being beneficial to your health. Omega-3s have active anti-aging properties that decrease your chances of cardiovascular diseases and cancers as well as arthritis. The fish that have the highest content of omega-3s are sardines, mackerel, white tuna and salmon. Spinach and salad also contain high levels of omega-3s.
Yogurt helps prevent osteoporosis
Even though the connection between eating yogurt on a regular basis and longevity has yet to be scientifically proven, this dairy product has qualities that support body functions which allow you to stay young and age gracefully.
You might be asking yourself, “How does yogurt do this?” It contains probiotic bacteria that help the immune system function properly. These bacteria play a prominent role in the intestines and help balance your intestinal flora.
It also has a high concentration of calcium and minerals that prevent bones from degenerating, as seen in deficiencies such as osteoporosis.
Bread? Yes, but whole grain!
Whole grain bread is rich in fiber. It contains slow-burning carbohydrates, which help delay the effects of aging on the body and help balance your diet.
A wide variety of whole grain products are available. You can choose breads made from a variety of grains according to your taste.
3. HoliFitness®: the natural facelift
We could not end this article without mentioning another efficient method for helping you stay young and preserve your youthful complexion: the revolutionary natural facelift, HoliFitness®, created by Chantal Lehmann.
The Wow Effect!
HoliFitness® is a major revolution in the world of facial massages that integrates a comprehensive array of techniques that were developed by a holistic health expert, which allow you to age gracefully and stay young!
This massage was created after fifteen years of research and experiments with various massage techniques that are practiced around the world. After a year long clinical study its beautifying effects were scientifically proven. After the very first session the different zones of the face are plumped, giving a stunningly smooth complexion. In general, individuals that have just received this massage look in the mirror to observe a reflection showing impressive results, saying “Wow!”
A perfected technique
Search the world over and you will not find a facial massage that can be compared to the HoliFitness® anti-aging facial massage. HoliFitness® gives a deep tissue massage to all of the facial muscles, including:
- Supporting muscles
- The nasolabial folds
- The crow’s feet zone
- The cheeks
- The corners of the mouth
The muscles of the face are stimulated, which redefines the face’s contours, reduces wrinkles and firms the skin, giving it a healthy glow without resorting to Botox and other products that are dangerous to your health.
Now you know that the only thing left to do is make an appointment with Chantal Lehmann as soon as possible! Yes, that’s right gentlemen, the HoliFitness® massage can also be adapted to men’s skin!