We live in a culture that prizes youthfulness, so it’s no wonder that so many people dread aging. But getting older also brings many positive attributes that we tend not to consider. Wisdom, patience, and life experience have a lot to offer.
It probably won’t surprise you to hear that your behaviors can influence not only your health, but also your longevity. We’ve known these things for years, and they are no secret. However, it might surprise you to learn just how much your choices can affect your health, and how much longer you could live if you make the right ones.
When you first heard about Botox, you probably thought, “A few simple injections, just under the skin, that nearly erase wrinkles and it only takes a few minutes? Sign me up!” But then you looked into how the process works, and maybe you felt hesitant. Botox sounds pretty bizarre, when you think about it.
As we age, it’s normal to develop slight problems with memory or cognitive functioning. But you don’t have to just accept these issues as an inevitable part of the aging process! Scientists have discovered that there are numerous ways to ward off, or at least postpone, the cognitive decline that we associate with advanced age. So as you work to keep your body young and healthy, remember to take care of your brain, too!
We’ve all heard those stories about supermodels who purchase enormous insurance polices on their legs or face. It sounds silly, but it makes sense. Models make a living based off their appearance, and if anything should happen to their aesthetic appeal, their career goes down the drain. These insurance policies help to protect their income and standard of living.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably bemoaned your slow metabolism at some point. This is particularly true as we grow older, because our basal (resting) metabolism tends to slow with age. If you understand the factors that affect your metabolism, you can take positive steps to boost it – even as you pass a few more birthdays.
As if life in a swimsuit isn’t hard enough! Many of us spend hours in department store dressing rooms, trying on one suit after another, before we find one that makes us feel safe enough to venture out into public wearing it. There you are, admiring your reflection in the mirror, marveling at how this wondrous garment boosts your cleavage and slims your waistline… and then you turn around. That’s when you realize your “rear view” is full of lumpy, bumpy cellulite.
Many of the most common and deadly disease are caused by inflammation in the body. And while we typically think of medications we can take to reduce the symptoms of these diseases, your grocery store might actually offer some valuable prevention. Try the following five anti-inflammatory foods to reduce your risk of disease such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s.
If you’re like a lot of people, you may have spent the last few months getting in shape for swimsuit season. But often what we find, as we lose weight, is that no amount of dieting or exercise can completely banish our cellulite. No matter how much weight we lose, those fatty, dimpled deposits are clearly visible on the backs of our thighs and other areas.