Health and Beauty
wants the secret to being forever young, and judging from the different types
of surgery available tied into the next generation of cloning, we are only a few
years away from growing and replacing our livers should we pickle them from 150
years of drinking. Well, who wants that kind of health anyway? Is there a better
way? Are there secrets to staying young?
Well, yes there are. They are basic, but maybe not so obvious. If you are interested
in retaining that youthful look, or regaining the body you used to have, or even
if you just want to have a healthy life, all of these things are related to your
Warning: Though these are basic, they are VITAL to your health and youthfulness.
1. Sleep Well. Some say we need at least 8 hours of sleep every day. For some
of us thats no problem, for others, it is hard to stay asleep that long.
It is important to get your sleep in the largest chunks possible. Waking up and
going back to sleep disrupts your bodys regeneration and recharging faculties.
Sleep will help speed heal, and will renew all of your body functions. People
can live without food for weeks, and water for around a week, but we can only
go to about the 4th or 5th day without sleep. In some documented cases people
have died with 72 straight hours of being awake. Embrace your sleep. Learn to
enjoy it. It will make everyday a better day.
2. Eat Right. No, not talking about holding your fork the right way or chewing
with your mouth closed. You need to find out your current BMR (Basal Metabolic
Rate). Your BMR is the amount of calories that your body needs to take in
in order to regenerate itself properly. This does not take into account any activity.
It is how many calories your body burns in a day. It is pretty easy to calculate,
but there are online calculators in the links below.
Eating the right kind of food is almost as important as eating the right amount,
maybe even more so in some cases. Limit your intake of saturated fats, and useless
calories. Eat with a purpose. Yes, because I like it may be a reason,
but not necessarily a good one. Limit your fried food, and if you must deep-fry
anything, find a light low calorie cooking oil and drain well. Best foods for
you are what you probably picture people eating before microwaves and factory
produced additives and preservatives. If you cant pronounce it, limit it
unless you have a hard time pronouncing broccoli.
Staying young and healthy also means watching the amount of salt you are taking
in as well as other harmful food components like caffeine. If you are hip on all
the diet foods, you need to brush up on what the experts are saying about aspartame
and other substitution foods.
3. Drink Water. Drink lots of water. The two most important things to the pop
stars in staying young and their voices holding together day after day for 200
concerts a year is SLEEP and WATER. Drink it through out the day. Not in big doses
all at the same time. Never get dehydrated. This is bad for your cells and (I
think) we will find that it is associated with poor cell communication that could
lead to carious types of cancer. Drinking is not the only important thing; some
drinks are actually diuretics. Be careful that you are not just drinking coffee
in the morning, and alcohol in the afternoon and evening. If you are doing this,
you are among the many in our population who are dehydrated as a lifestyle. You
may even think that you need these drugs to think straight in the
morning and relax in the evening. Well, actually you are maintaining poor inner
body communication and hurting your organs in the meantime. Stay young
WATER. The fountain of youth is all around us it is in the water
it? Juices are good for you as are sports drinks, because they contain water and
other helpful elements, but they often contain large amounts of sodium or calories
as well. God had it right the first time. Water is necessary for our overall body
and mind well being.
4. Watch your environment. If you live in a city with heavy pollution, your
body is filtering the gunk for you all the time. This can be a dangerous chronic
situation just like second hand smoke (first hand smoke is a given no-no). Particulates
in the air and for that matter anything that our body needs to filter over long
periods of time are bad for us. Do what you can to better your situation in general.
Be careful of too much exposure. Sunburn is not good for you. Too much sun can
rapidly deteriorate the elasticity of your skin and make you susceptible to cancer.
If you want a nice healthy glow, look to the alternatives to sun.
5. Stay away from harmful drugs and alcohol. If you must, imbibe in moderation.
We have heard about the benefits of red wine, but now there are extracts of the
grape skin/seed extracts like reservatol, which can be taken as a supplement.
If you are eating correctly, ask your doctor if you need to be taking extra supplements
or drugs. The more you can wean yourself from, the better
unless there is
a void in your diet or lifestyle, which requires their use.
6. Exercise regularly. Look at the children around you. See how they love to
play all the time? See how they have so much energy? Most children are thin and
look overall healthy, especially ones who love to play outside. They
have all of this energy and are in such good shape because they are active. Get
out and do something you love and find the time. If you dont love the gym
and exercising, you might love the rock gym or hiking, or biking.
Get out. Do this regularly. Try to get out at least once a day, even if it is
just for a walk. Just do it. Fitness and health are worth preserving. Its
not that hard. People in great shape feel better about themselves, they arent
as susceptible to sickness as much, and they look better. Stay young
(Of course consult your doctor before you make any modifications which may
alter your health, the views listed above are NOT from a certified physician,
they represent research done on the Internet and are not given as medical advice.)