- Aging & Longevity
Stay Young - Dr. Oz Says YOU Can Turn Back the Clock by Knowing the Major Agers
There is probably not one of us - who would not like to stay young... longer. Well, Dr. Mehmet Oz in his book YOU Staying Young is touting that if you want to stay young, then you need to know what the major agers are, and then manage each one of these areas in your own life - in order to stay young. You Staying Young is about how to turn back the clock of aging, and actually stay young for a longer time.
Dr. Oz says that some of the most important major agers that you must pay attention to, if you want to stay young are...
- A diet high in fat and sugar.
- Not getting enough exercise.
- Lack of sleep.
- Too much sun.
Are you guilty of either indulging in some of these major agers, or maybe not indulging enough in others? Well, don't panic, because according to Dr. Oz - if we really want to stay young - there is hope for the couch potato in many of us, or the night owl.... and even the sun worshiper - - to slow down the aging process.
Dr. Oz is a frequent guest on the Oprah Winfrey show, and just recently he talked to guest about his book, YOU Staying Young: The Owner's Manual For Extending Your Warranty. This article is a summary of what Dr. Oz discussed with Oprah, regarding aging well - on one of his most recent visits.
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Stay Young by Turning Back the Clock
Even if you are currently failing in any one - or all of these four Major Agers - Dr. Oz claims in his book, YOU Staying Young - that it is still not a fatal situation. Apparently, you can begin to turn the clock back - today. Once you know the changes that you need to make, if applied - then in literally a mere three months - you can change your life-cap - from what it was going to be, to what it can and should be! That's huge.
Dr. Oz suggests, that his program requires two weeks to begin, because that is how long it takes our brains to shift - and start thinking about a new way of life and knowing how to stay young. In the book YOU Staying Young - Dr. Oz tells us that you can't just get rid of your bad habits if you want to stay young, but that you must replace those poor habits with new actions.
When Dr. Oz was asked about how to stay young - and specifically "What is the number one MAJOR Ager"? His simple, but bold response was - STRESS! But we shouldn't all get stressed out when hearing this, because there are some specific keys - to how we manage our stress, when can then affect if we stay young... longer.
Everyone has stress, and some stress is actually good for us... really! How we manage this stress, is the critical skill that must developed, if we want to stay young - longer.
Living well is a choice - that YOU can make for a more healthy life!
If You Want to Stay Young - Then You Must Learn How to Respond to Stress
We all have stress in our lives. Learning how to become more responsive to that stress, if we want to stay young - means learning how to actually deal with our problems - and even engage with them. You cannot ignore that which causes you stress and stay young. The key to staying young - is learning how to manage our inevitable stress. It is like saying to the big bad stress monster in the closet... bring it on dude!
Understanding how the body responds to stress - is the key to dealing with stress. Helping the body to manage stress will keep it much healthier... but you must involve yourself with this process. The body always has it's own antidote for handling stress - and Dr. Oz explains this in his book - You Staying Young.
When you find yourself in a highly stressful mode, this can overload your brain... literally. We breath faster, sweat more, and become anxious. Some of us even become irrational at times - when under too much stress. Many of us take medication to manage our stress... so we don't need to take responsibility for how we are responding. We let the meds take over...
However, there are things that can be done, which will help YOU stay young - if YOU are willing to take control - - that will then assist the brain with managing your stress in more healthy ways. Some people meditate, do yoga or pray, etc... to manage their lives in a more calming way - and these are just some of the ways that we can actually help ourselves.
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We Can Help Our Brain to Think More Clear by Our Conscious Actions in Response to Stress
It is human nature to feel as though we can't change the way our lives make us feel or are... This is the victim mode, which causes a lot of depression in many people. This is simply a false state of being. It is how we respond to those things that happen to us and because of us - and the choices that we ourselves make in how to then respond - that can ultimately give us control over our own lives. Or at least as much as we are able to control. Knowing the difference is important.
It is the process of...
According to how we choose to respond to a given situation or circumstance, is completely within our power to do so. We cannot control what other people do, nor that which is outside our ability to choose.
Therefore, if we desire to stay young and turn back the clock of aging - then learning how to manage our stress in healthy ways, is the key. Knowing and understanding that this is possible is empowering. When we use choice to manage our lives - we have much more peace.
Regulating our own stress in order to live well, has everything to do with not only taking care of ourselves mentally and spiritually, but also - physically. Dr. Oz has developed a 14-day plan which encompasses all of these facets of a healthy lifestyle. Change isn't always easy... especially as we age. Therefore, it is imperative that we educate ourselves in such a way - that we choose to make the necessary changes to improve our health.
The two-week plan that is laid out in detail - by Dr. Oz in his book, YOU Staying Young - will put you on the path of living longer and helping you to stay young not only at heart, but truly changing the aging process overall.
Here's to living longer and aging well!
Scrolll down for some great tips and advice from Dr. Oz - to help you get started with the YOU Staying Young 14-day-plan.
Foods Can Help Us Manage the Affects of Stress
- Cereals, wholegrain breads, beets and raisins are all rich in magnesium, which is known as the anti-stress mineral. It calms down your nervous system and promotes restful sleep.
- To lower blood pressure, Dr. Oz suggest trying citrus fruits that are rich in vitamin C - like oranges and grapefruit, and potassium rich foods such as bananas avocados and yogurt.
- Finally, fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants that can boost your immune system and help your body fight off the negative affects of stress.
Dr. Oz - Stay Young - The Two Week Challenge - She did it and so can YOU!
Tips From Dr. Oz - Reducing Your Stress in Less that Thirty Seconds
Lick your lips and suck in some air... do you feel that cooling sensation. The lips are wet and then then get a little bit cold as you inhale. That cooling sensation is a calming effect on your body.
Now, open your mouth up wide - and insert a cork upright - between your teeth. (you all have a spare cork, right?) This causes you to first stretch your jaw muscles and then just relax them while the mouth is stretched wide open. Again, a calming effect on the body.
Now, don't laugh until you try some of these little exercises... because according to Dr. Oz - they can work in helping YOU to reduce the stress in your life.
You are probably going to need to read the book for yourself though, to really understand just why these weird exercises actually do reduce stress and help you to stay young - longer?
YOU Stay Young - Your Daily YOU-Do List
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.
- Walk 30 minutes. If you can't walk 30 consecutive minutes at a rate that slightly elevates your heart rate, walk three times for 10 minutes. Buy a pedometer, so you can also note how many steps you take every day—the total number of steps you take everywhere, including to and from the bathroom, not just those taken during these 30 minutes. A good goal is 10,000 steps. But don't worry. As long as you get the 30 minutes, about 3,000 steps, you can gradually build to 10,000 a day.
- Floss and brush the teeth that you wish to keep. Or do it for the heart you wish to nurture, the wrinkles you wish to prevent or the erection or sexual satisfaction you wish to have.
- Drink several cups of green tea with your copious water intake.
- Take your pills. Specifically, these:
- Get into the habit of popping omega-3s in doses of either six walnuts or one gram of metabolically distilled omega-3 fatty acids about 30 minutes before lunch and again before dinner. Or have 4 ounces of non-fried non-shell fish a week.
- Take vitamin tablets by leaving them in a convenient location like your car or by your desk, so you're continuously reminded. Same goes for calcium supplements.
- If you are a woman over age 40 or a man over age 35, take two baby aspirin at breakfast—162 mg—with half a glass of warm water before and after. Get your doctor's approval first.
- Take 300 mg of co-enzyme Q10—purchased with a USP verified label—at breakfast and dinner.
- Sleep seven to eight hours a night. Starting with day one, adopt a sleep hygiene program that will help you sleep like a 19-year-old cat. About 15 minutes before bed, finish any must-do tasks still hanging (even if it's just making a list of what you need to do tomorrow, so you can avoid stress-related sleep problems), do any before-bed hygiene, and spend a few minutes doing breathing and meditation. If you have trouble falling asleep, avoid stimulatory acts before bed, like watching TV or working out. Sex, though stimulatory (we hope), is okay. And recommended.
- Meditate for five minutes at some point during the day. You'll work up to 15 minutes in future weeks. For some of you, meditation will take the form of prayer. The key is to search for a path that gives you comfort and offers an
opening to finding deeper meaning in life. In a world with more noise than a pre-school classroom, our brains and souls need moments of silence to re-charge, re-focus and become rejuvenated. Give yourself a chance to think through your spirituality.
YOU Staying Young - The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty
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