Coco Chanel said that we can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40, and irresistible for the rest of our lives.
Being sensational at any age is simply a matter of taking care of our whole self. We have to look at the pampering of our skin, our hair, and our whole body including the mind and spirit as an enjoying, gratifying ritual. While aging is out of our control, how we handle it is totally in our hands. The key is to never neglect yourself, not even the tiniest detail.
Eventually, every organism dies and aging, in and of itself, is a tissue wasting process. But there are certain factors that diminish our vitality like being overfed, overweight, and over stressed. Each of these elements speed up the aging process. It’s imperative that we take care of ourselves better. If we follow a few simple steps there will be no need to turn back the hands of time.
Become more aware of your femininity and protect it.
The first and ultimate principle of the universe is a feminine power. It is creative and it both sustains and nourishes life. So looking out for #1 is not a selfish act but a necessary move in order for all of us to thrive. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup so we must be diligent in our quest to stay physically, mentally and spiritually healthy in order to give all that we do without becoming depleted.
Turn your kitchen into a natural, age-defying pharmacy.
Speak to any doctor or nutritionist today and most will say the fountain of youth is inside – inside your cells and inside your kitchen. What is seen on the outside and how you feel on the inside is dictated by what you do and what you eat. We have to realize that everything we ingest has an affect on us, good or bad. Our kitchen should be stocked with foods known to reduce stress and aging exceptionally well like:
- Whole grains, beets and raisins which are full of magnesium, the anti-stress mineral
- Oranges and grapefruit, both rich in vitamin C.
- Bananas, avocados and yogurt, all rich in potassium lowering the blood pressure.
- Fruits and vegetables like carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, and blueberries which are rich in antioxidants boosting our immune system.
In order to remain vibrant, health has to become an integral part of your everyday. And ladies, you gotta get off the elliptical sometimes because maintaining muscle mass is vital to having a youthful body. Incorporating just 30 minutes of exercise a day can significantly reduce your levels of stress, help you sleep better, decrease anxiety, control your blood pressure, and help you gain more emotional stability. All of these factors influence aging. It’s important to find activities and things that you enjoy so that you look forward to moving. So dance, swim, or join an athletic team.
Drink plenty of water.
The benefits of proper hydration are numerous, affecting almost every process occurring in the body. In addition to maintaining the health and integrity of every cell, it also acts as a natural moisturizer keeping the skin soft and supple. Water is the elixir of life, and drinking it amply will prevent premature aging.
Accept the inevitable changes.
Just as remaining active and having a healthy diet affects your quality of life, your mental fitness is equally crucial. No matter how fantastic you treat your body, time will continue to tick away. How you deal with the changes is what matters – you can allow them to drive you mad or accept them. The skin will lose some elasticity, the page may have to move a little closer or farther away to read, and your sprints may be a little slower, but accepting the inevitable changes rather than seeing them as crises will keep you from sinking into a depression over your aging which of course, ages you even faster.
Being sensational at any age is easy to do when we realize that this is not a rehearsal and begin to enjoy every aspect of our lives now. Being ageless is not being a younger you, but a better you.