SENESCENCE (the fancy word for biological aging) is the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics. The word senescence can refer either to cellular aging or to deterioration of the whole organism. (aka, decline!)
HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW: although we all (hopefully) get older every single day, each of us will experience the aging process a little differently.
And, despite Wikipedia’s definition of “biological aging,” I feel it’s high time that we should embrace it, rather than fear it and spending futile energy and gobs of hard earned money trying to turn back the hands of time?
That said, if you’re motivated to live a full and healthy life as you age, then you might have to make some adjustments to your personal aging process, so you can spend more quality time doing the things you love.
Here are 10 real anti-aging “hacks” you can start trying for yourself in your fight against senescence!
My advice? Give as many of them a try as you can - daily. You might just NEED to do some of these hacks no matter what - like number 8! The good news is that all these Anti-aging Health Hacks...are free!
Drink more water and stay hydrated
Increasing water intake and being adequately hydrated is a no-brainer for both inner and outer beauty - from your cells to your skin! This includes consuming foods that have naturally high water content.
Did you know? Each bite of watermelon contains 92% water!
Eat more whole, nutrient-dense foods rich in vitamins, minerals & Omega 3’s .
Fruits and veggies like cucumber, watermelon, tomato, avocados, ginger, berries (especially blueberries), pomegranate, dark green leafy vegetables, garlic and Omega 3 fatty acid-rich foods like cold water fatty fish, walnuts and hemp seeds.
Drink less alcohol - or none at all :)
Move your body, and break a sweat daily.
Did you know? Regular exercise has quite a potent anti-aging effect - and best of all, to help slow down the aging process, it doesn’t matter how much you exercise or what type you choose - just so long as you move your body regularly!
On the other hand, a sedentary lifestyle speeds up the aging process and makes you more susceptible to age-related health issues down the road.
Rest more, and get adequate restorative sleep.
Lack of sleep can really take a toll on your entire body. We’re not just talking dark circles either - although those are still a good reason to catch enough zzz’s!
Shut the laptop (and other devices) and get into bed, preferably by 10pm every night.
Manage your stress.
Too much stress can have significant adverse effects on your body and grossly accelerate the aging process. Be sure to find more ways to manage stress, so it doesn’t take over!
Avoid excessive sun exposure .
A little natural sun exposure each day is beautiful (hello Vitamin D!), but excessive exposure is detrimental and undoubtedly ages the skin.
Did you know? Vitamin D plays a critical role in several biological processes - skin health included, promoting a youthful skin appearance. Higher Vitamin D levels are associated with healthy aging.
Do NOT smoke. Ever.
‘Nuff said about that too.
And here’s two other hacks that you probably weren’t expecting to be on the list…
Laughter truly IS the best medicine.
Get outside and take in nature.
The outdoors and being in natural surroundings can be their own kind of therapy and should be part of any healthy anti-aging routine.
Obviously, there’s nothing that completely halts senescence or the biological aging process, but these simple anti-aging hacks may help you slow it down - even if it’s just a little bit. More importantly, they may help you look and feel better RIGHT NOW while promoting an overall healthier, and more energetic lifestyle!
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Until next time, #KeepovingTowardaBetterYou
Want to dive deeper? Check Out My Informative References:
Wikipedia definition: senescence
Science Daily: How Much Sun is Good For Our Health?
Discovering the link between nutrition and skin health