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3 Ways to Look & Feel Younger
3 Ways to Look & Feel Younger - Baby Boomer Boogie
It's common knowledge that baby boomers now account for the largest segment of the population. Thanks to medical advances and a higher health consciousness, they are also more youthful than previous generations. Despite already having an advantage in this regards, boomers don't want to get or feel any older any faster than they have to. The following 3 ways to look & feel younger may help stave off the dreaded wrinkle faerie and put a spring in your step and mental capabilities, too.
Tip #1 - Work From the Inside Out - Eat your way to higher energy. Fresh fruits, especially strawberries, as well as fish and fortified yogurts and milk will help produce more DHEA, which will in turn boost a more youthful energy level.
As most everyone already knows, eating blueberries and other sources of natural anti-oxidants combat the damaging affects of free radicals. This will bolster your immune system and contribute to keeping disease at bay. Your body will maintain a younger level of health.
Tip #2 - An Active Body is a Happy Body - The fastest way to feel and appear old is to be inactive. In fact, your body will age faster without activity. Don't go nuts and hurt yourself by trying to do something far beyond what you've been doing. If you've been a couch potatoe for the last fifteen years, you would be ill advised to suddenly participate in a triathlon. Work your way up by gradually increasing your physical activity. Start with five minutes of morning stretches to get your body more flexible and increase the lubrication in your joints. Gradually increase as you feel ready for more. After a couple of months, you'll start to look and feel younger.
Tip #3 - Increase Your HGH Levels - This tip is so important if you want to turn back the clock. HGH (Human Growth Hormone) starts decreasing when we are in our thirties, and is responsible for making us look and feel older. It's natural decrease reportedly contributes to loss of energy and muscle mass, as well as leading to diabetes and depression. These things do not lend themselves to you feeling younger.
In order to increase your levels of HGH, you can take supplements, but there are mixed reviews regarding their effectiveness, and being synthetic there is the possibility of side affects. That being said, there is another school of thought that recommends taking a pure, concentrated, natural HGH supplement.
Another method is to find food sources. Since there are three different amino acids necessary to raise your HGH levels, you need foods from each group, as shown below, for the desired affects.
Amino Acid #1 - L-Arginine - highest levels found in plant and soy proteins. Believe it or not, chocolate is one source of L-Arginine, along with nuts, seeds, raisins, popcorn, oatmeal, whole wheat bread, yogurt and brown rice.
Amino Acid #2 - L-Ornithine - found in dairy products and eggs, meat and fish.
Amino Acid #3 - L-Lysine - protein sources found in red meat, pork and poultry, cheese, nuts, eggs, and some soy products
Something to note about eating your way to higher HGH levels is that you need to ingest large amounts of each amino acid group to see significant results.
3 Ways to Look & Feel Younger - Action Creates Reaction
If you've been concerned about aging, there are things you can do. It maybe won't stop Mother Nature dead in her tracks, but she will start moving with weighted feet if you take a conscious, proactive approach to keeping yourself young.
Now, to quote Mark Knowles, go outside and play.
3 Ways to Look & Feel Younger by Shirley Anderson, © 2008
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