Ways Women Over 50 Can Turn Back Time and Improve Their Health
August 27, 2021
Ways Women Over 50 Can Turn Back Time and Improve Their Health
Time certainly takes its toll. It has an undeniable impact on how we look, and on how our bodies function and feel. From the development of fine lines and other facial creases to stiff, aching joints and muscles, the passage of time definitely makes its mark. The good news is that there are many ways to both slow the aging process and reverse many of its effects. With these tips, you can turn back time enjoying more energy, improved balance, endurance, and a far more youthful appearance overall.
Fast on a regular basis
There are a number of science-backed benefits that you can gain from fasting. Fasting improves digestion and toxin removal by giving your body a break, and an opportunity to catch up. Whether fasting for a single day, for several days, or simply on an intermittent basis, this is a great way to dramatically improve your overall health.
Abstaining from food for any significant period of time can reduce your insulin resistance and promote better blood sugar control. Fasting fights widespread inflammation, balances out blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and even staves off various forms of age-related, degenerative neurological disease. Start small with a few partial-day fasts, and then gradually build your way up to a fasting schedule that works well for you.
Detox your liver
If you’re having a hard time sleeping at night, are constipated even though you’ve been eating plenty of fiber, and suffer from chronically low energy, it may be that your liver is overwhelmed with toxins . Given just how much the liver does to protect and cleanse the body, it’s important to give it regular breaks and plenty of support.
Although there are a number of rigorous diet and detoxification programs for improving liver health, the easiest way to clean your liver is by eliminating junk foods, alcohol, cigarettes, and other sources of toxins. Eat more leafy vegetables, nuts, fruits, and seeds. Drink plenty of water, and engage in routine exercise.
This last suggestion is especially important to do if you’re at high risk for developing fatty liver disease. You can also use a variety of herbs to assist you in cleaning your liver. Among some of the most effective herbs for a liver cleanse are:
- Milk thistle
- Burdock root
- Dandelion root
It’s also a good idea to stick to organic, free-range meats, and organic produce whenever possible.
Realign your musculoskeletal system
The aches and pains of aging may be less related to the amount of time you’ve spent on earth than they are to the way in which you’ve been carrying and holding your body. If you constantly have a stiff, sore neck, or if your balance and mobility have noticeably declined, you may be suffering from alignment issues. The good news is that you don’t have to be in a major accident or other injury events to seek Physical therapy.
Physical therapists offer balance and flexibility training, postural assessments, postural correction services, and more. You can work with a physical therapist to learn how to minimize the stress of prolonged periods of sitting or standing, improve your heavy-lifting techniques, and obtain the right ergonomic settings and ergonomic equipment for your needs, among many other things.
If balance or alignment issues are found throughout your musculoskeletal system, you’ll also have access to a number of natural, non-invasive therapies for gradually improving them. Physical therapy has been shown to improve the quality of life for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Low-stress workout routine
Working out should be a fun, low-stress experience as much as possible. Being consistent with exercise is far better than throwing yourself headlong into any overly challenging routine that you cannot realistically maintain. Low-stress activities like cycling and walking can give you an endorphin rush just like you’d get if performing a lengthy, all-out sprint.
Moreover, low-stress workouts give people time to think, or not think about the problems that cause them stress. Walking, cycling, dancing, canoeing, and other like-activities are excellent forms of stress management even as they promote weight balance, increased blood flow, and improved heart health.
Live your best life
Surprisingly, many of the chemicals that foster a strong sense of well-being and health can actually be triggered in abundance by laughing more, spending more time with those you care about, and pursuing new forms of learning and new challenges. The more robust your life is; the more your brain and body will rise to the occasion.
Your central nervous system’s reward center is designed to release “feel good” chemicals like dopamine and serotonin in response to reward-worthy activities. You’ll get a boost of these neurotransmitters every time you complete a workout, and whenever you invest yourself in meaningful relationships and social connections. Not only are these chemicals excellent, all-natural mood-boosters, but they also play roles in a number of important, everyday functions.
From balance and smooth muscle control to keeping you motivated and ensuring that your heart isn’t racing wildly, neurotransmitters are the driving force behind nearly everything that your body does. As such, simply making a commitment to living your life with passion and gusto will make you feel better, and ensure that your muscles, joints, bones, and other musculoskeletal structures are getting the natural, chemical support they need.
Fighting off the effects of aging is a proactive, positive process that’s guaranteed to produce impressive results. Actively working to combat the effects of time today will prove infinitely easier than waiting until problems like joint pain and low energy have already spiraled out of control. Using the tips above is an excellent way to get started.
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