We all want to stay looking and feeling radiant and vibrant. Many go to great lengths to ensure we will stay ahead of the ticking clock with expensive lotions, potions, treatments and even surgeries. The truth is, staying and looking young and vibrant is an inside job, not an outside one. No matter how many expensive creams or lotions you buy, no matter how many beauty treatments or surgeries you pay money for, you will continue to age at a rapid rate unless you attend to your internal health and wellbeing. Nothing you do on the outside will ever be able to cover up the effects of poor health on the inside.
Aging is a natural part of life but there are things we can do to support healthy longevity and avoid common health problems typically associated with aging. Many ways of eating and living cause us to age more rapidly, decrease health and vitality and create health problems later in life.
Increased aging is caused by:
- Poor eating habits
- Deficiency of key nutrients
- Too many toxic chemicals
- Too much stress
- Not enough movement
- Yo-Yo exercise cycle
With attention to the following 4 areas you can create healthy longevity and radiant natural beauty:
1. Fresh, Organic Nutrient-Dense Eating
The most important concept in looking and feeling your best is eating lots of fresh, nutrient-dense foods. Nutrient-dense foods help your body heal and repair, prevent rapid aging and keep skin radiant and beautiful. Fresh daily juicing will also increase the amount of nutrients you get while helping your body to naturally cleanse and detoxify. Avoid food products or foods that advertise with a commercial and come in a package. These foods are low in nutrients and have lots of toxic chemicals decreasing longevity and natural beauty. You can download 10 Fast, Fresh and Healthy Recipes directly from the Raw Vitality web site or join one of our 30-day online programs to learn how to shop, prepare and eat fresh, whole nutrient dense foods simply and sustainably.
2. Balanced, Consistent Exercise
Balanced, consistent exercise is one of the best ways to increase natural longevity and decrease rapid aging. Many have a tendency to live sedentary lifestyles that include little movement during the day and then engage in strenuous activity in a yo-yo pattern, starting intensely then burning out and stopping weeks later. This is an extremely unhealthy cycle and contributes to rapid aging and lowered vitality and health, especially as we get older. Balance and consistency are the two keys. Taking a brisk 30 minute walk daily is a great way to start and slowly building into a routine that includes cardiovascular exercise, weight bearing exercise and stretching that you can do consistently.
3. Manage Stress
Medical research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggests that up to 90% of all illness and disease is stress-related. It is estimated that 75-90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints and more than 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. Stress is literally tearing our health apart. Stress also ages us much more rapidly, as much as 32 years more internally then your chronological age, during stressful periods of time. Stress is inevitable; how you deal it, however, is completely under your control. Learning and using daily healthy stress management practices is vital to staying naturally healthy and vibrant. In Raw Vitality we teach the use of yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercises to help manage stress in a healthy way and prevent it from having a negative impact on health.
4. Reduce Exposure to Toxins
The most toxic place on Earth is the inside of your home. That may be shocking and disheartening but it makes sense when you understand how many toxic products used in personal care, inside and outside the home, including cleaning, garden and lawn products, and most especially your body and beauty products. Commercial products are loaded with toxic chemicals that have been linked to a variety of health problems. We are slathering these toxins on the largest, most absorbent organ of the body each and every day, our skin! Toxic chemicals found in these products directly harm cells and increase the rate at which we age, they also contribute to the process of chronic diseases and health problems. Read labels and do some research. Switching to greener, cleaner versions of products will dramatically decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals.
By following these 4 strategies you can increase healthy longevity and decrease the problems commonly associated with aging – naturally!
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