Resistance training as we age becomes even more essential considering the fact that there is strong link between muscle loss and type 2 diabetes . As we age there is a gradual loss of muscle mass . Declining muscle quality contributes to insulin resistance which is one of the prime symptoms of type 2 diabetes . With resistance training you can actually increase muscle mass once again and improve glycemic control preventing any onset of type 2 diabetes and even helping those with existing type 2 diabetes . So lift those weights to make a difference ! It surely seems worth it to me .
We can start reprogramming ourselves with this new information and wisdom too. Just think of all the thoughts that are our beliefs about aging and all the diseases attached to them.
All we have to do is rethink those old programs we have memories of and have been using to influence our body in the past. The belief that is programmed in our memories of our body deteriorating as we become another and then another year older is a misconception of programming that we have bought into and can be reprogrammed.
How do we reprogram our self to the new idea’s and wisdom of reversing our aging process? Then to sustain that youthful vitality for as long as we desire? It is by thinking differently about our body and brain, by researching for our own self all the information that is now everywhere on the plasticity of our brain and over 70 trillion cells in our body. Learning how our thoughts are perpetually giving commands to our body cells through our nervous system and actually creating over and over again our DNA this allows us to gather enough evidence that we are the one that is creating our body in every way.
Just think about it for a moment, when you go by a mirror and see yourself what are the first thoughts that pop up in your mind? Being aware makes all the difference too because this is when you pause and take notice of how you are choosing your thoughts about yourself. Instead of see any aging day after day instead by pausing and inserting new thoughts to choose from and then focusing on them is the secret to creating the changes that you prefer.
It may take some time in the beginning if you are seeing your body in the past because it was from the old thoughts focused upon that created the present beliefs that you now have about aging that has created your body to be as it now is. Once you realize it and then start to change how you react and respond with the thoughts of the desire you want your body to be then the changes are already started.
All that is needed is to continue choosing the new thoughts so that your new beliefs are being created, stored in your memory and will become easily retrieved each time you perceive yourself.
Then day after day you will see the changes, you will notice any illnesses you had start to dissolve and you will become healthier. You will notice lines you seen in the past become less and a more youthful face and body starting to appear.
Have you ever noticed that through times in your life when stress seem to take over for sustained periods of time that you looked older? Then when the stresses were resolved and you felt peaceful about the situation that your body and face then also changed and you looked younger. When we notice these seemingly subtler changes is when we actually witness how placid our body and brain really is and those experiences is the new foundation to continue to work on. It will become undeniable to you as you continue the process of choosing thoughts of youthfulness and realizing that it really is up to you to choose the thoughts that are going to give the preferred commands for your brain and body cells to recreate the body into.
Releasing the ego’s vain desire and transforming those beliefs into our deservingness of creating our divine body from the divine infinite source. Ego and vain is caring about what others think about us, reversing our aging process can be from the most highest worthy desire as it communicates that we do love our self unconditionally. We love our self to realize that continuing on the path of destruction for our body is from thoughts of the ego and not from the divine. Well being and reverse aging as in youthfulness and vitality is actually being divine as we are choosing thoughts of higher vibration.
Sustaining our physical body of youth is creating our brain and body to be in harmony instead of deteriorating in disharmony. Creating our body as it was divinely intended because any disease including aging is a breaking down of a beautiful created vessel for our soul. A divine dance playing out to the rhythm and tune of Infinite Source of harmony so our brain and body cells are responding from pure love.
Reverse aging is about using the highest potential because if aging really is another disease we have been conditioned to believe in then I believe those beliefs are not in alignment with our true infinite self.
Today I woke up to the a beautiful, sunny morning.
Early morning is my favorite time of day. The sounds of nature swirl in the morning air, and the magical glow of sunlight, illuminates the clear blue skies in the most spectacular way.
It is at this time of day especially, I get this warm sort of fuzzy feeling. For some reason I feel everythng is new, hopeful and inspiring . I feel elated, and start my day believing that anything is possible.
I can remember that this feeling I have now, is the same kind of feeling that I had as a child. I remember playing games in the school fields, paddling through streams, even climbing trees, and certainly making daisy chains without a care in the world. I’d wake up and feel energized-jumping out of bed with boundless enthusiasm. Nothing really to stress about, just a feeling of pure excitement,, simplicity and happiness.
It’s this feeling that stands to remind us is what life should be about. In another hour or so, the world once again starts to take over. All the hussle, chaos stresses and noise will return . Once again, this day will be consumed by all the other things that we are conditioned to think are more important.
Unfortunately, we are so caught up in this rut, that we fail to pay attention to what really matters- ourselves and our health. All our extra burdens, overshadow our own priorities. We eat and drink poorly, neglect the importance of exercise and true well being. Ironically this behavior takes us further and further away from the feelings of happiness that we are searching for.
I believe we are all searching for that feeling I described above. Freedom, happiness, hope and truth. I think these words will connect with some of you who are reading this. My goal is to help you start today to get closer to regaining some control over your life, so that you have the perfect chance to experience these feelings once again.
A healthy body, and a healthy mind, a healthy spirit all need to be nurtured. They all must work harmoniously together for true health. If one aspect is out of sync, then you will lose any hope in this area, and you will feel out of control. Your goals will overwhelm you, and they will seem impossible.
I’m here to tell you it only starts with a slight mind shift. This is the key to the start of a new ‘ YOU’. When your body feels in peak condition, when your mind starts to prioritize your personal needs over work stresses, financial pressures, materialistic ventures etc, when your spirit and emotional self feel at peace and balanced , you will see that you will start to feel sudden surges of energy and elation.
It’s never too late. Start to think about your mind and body differently today. Try to remember , how it would feel to have the same boundless energy you had a child. Start to want that back. Start thinking about your food choices, making time to exercise more, making time to relax, making time, to just sit and do nothing.
It’s only when you start to concentrate on what’s really going on inside, that you start to get to unleash your true soul once again. Once you start listening, it all starts to make sense.
I’m here to help you on your journey back to ‘YOU.’
Stop eating when you are 80% full. If you eat until you are full, your metabolism actually slows down, digestion becomes harder and you ‘age faster.’
If you stop at 80%, you protect yourself from this, since your metabolism works to protect cells from the aging damage that would otherwise occur.
Try it !
- Boosts lymphatic drainage and immune function
- Great for skeletal system and increasing bone mass
- Helps improve digestion
- More than twice as effective as running without the extra stress on the ankles and knees
- Increases endurance on a cellular level by stimulating mitochondrial production (these are responsible for cell energy)
- Helps improve balance by stimulating the vestibule in the middle ear
- Helps improve the effects of other exercise- one study found that those who rebounded for 30 seconds between weight lifting sets saw 25% more improvement after 12 weeks than those who did not.
- Rebounding helps circulate oxygen throughout the body to increase energy.
- Rebounding in a whole body exercise that improves muscle tone throughout the body.
- Some sources claim that the unique motion of rebounding can also help support the thyroid and adrenals.
- Rebounding is fun!
Have you ever seen a family member, neighbor, or family friend who never seems to age? This individual just seems to skate through life as though time stood still. Every time you see them, you cannot help but comment on how this person has not changed one bit.
Do you think that aging gracefully is something that you are genetically predisposed to or is it something that is available to just a lucky few?
Well, perhaps this was true many decades ago, but today we know better. There certainly are ways to age gracefully, and the choice is ours.
The Physical Body
It makes sense that if you take care of your physical body now, it will take care of you later. If you eat properly, exercise, and get enough fresh air and sunshine, you will more than likely be healthier as you age. Using sunscreen and staying hydrated at all times are essential to feeling your optimum best as well.
Your physical body is like a building that houses your being. You are responsible for what comes into that building. Eating right is the perfect way to protect yourself from the pitfalls of aging.
Everything from your eyesight to your muscles and joints will respond to the natural course of aging. However, the more positive input such as committing to clean eating, including organic, proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, the better chance you give that physical body of aging gracefully.
The Spiritual Body
Just about every individual has some type of spirituality – not necessarily a religion, but a spiritual point of view. For example, doing the right thing, helping others, being part of a family and a community are all spiritual habits.
Taking part in being a spiritual being is an excellent way to stay in touch with and give back to your community. It provides many health benefits as well. Just because you are aging or have aged, does not mean that you are not still a vital part of a community.
If you continue to reach out to others, especially as you age, you will be the definition of aging gracefully.
The Mental Body
How vital and vibrant your mind is depends on how you treat it as you age. If you fill your head with negative talk or surround yourself with negative situations and individuals, your body and your aging process will show this.
Your attitude makes the biggest impact. If you start to accept all the cliches society feeds us, associated with aging, then we start to become them. Think differently. Defy the stereotype. Believe all things are still possible. Every day is actually a new day to think yourself younger.
A sedentary lifestyle is beneficial to no one. Sedentary lifestyles lead to all kinds of health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even abnormal sugar levels. Some of these studies even show that sitting down for long periods during and after eating can have adverse effects.
While everyone knows the importance of exercise for a healthy life, not many individuals are aware that being physical early enough in life means keeping aging and its associated ailments at bay for even longer.
When you take on being physical at an earlier age, you provide yourself with many benefits.
Muscles and Joints
The more you use your muscles and joints appropriately when you are younger, the better those muscles and joints will serve you later in life. Of course, overdoing it by doing too much high impact aerobics will have adverse effects on those body parts; however, low impact aerobics, walking, and light exercise keep the joints and muscles moving and flowing so that later in life they are not as stiff.
Just like a vehicle that is not used or an old bicycle, your joints and muscles need exercising.
Physicality and the Aging Mind
Studies are showing that adults in the middle of their lives who exercise are less likely to suffer from the damaging effects of diseases such as Alzheimer’s later on in life. Being physically fit and keeping your circulation flowing is a benefit to having a healthy, active and alert mind as you age.
Being physical keeps the body working and the mind sound. As an anti-aging solution, being physical works on many levels.
Physicality and Socialization
Being physical also offers the tremendous benefit of being social. More often than not when you are being physical, you are surrounded by other like-minded individuals. This gives you the opportunity to meet new people.
Whether you join a gym or walk along the boardwalk on sunny days, you are more than likely to meet someone new.
Being social and not isolating yourself is one of the greatest benefits of being proactive toward anti-aging.
If you keep your body and mind happy and add being social into the mix, you have a win/win situation all the way around for yourself and your loved ones in using physicality as a benefit to anti-aging.
If you are like most people, you are busier than busy. Family, career, responsibilities in your home, and education are all part of your life. Suddenly, you recognize that quite a bit of time has passed you by in your busy-ness. You may start to notice going up and down the stairs hurts your knees a little bit more, and you may notice that your back is not as strong as it used to be when you were younger.
During this time, it is crucial to your health and wellbeing to stop and take notice of what your body is trying to say to you. All your body really wants you to do is to listen. That’s right; these telltale signs are ways of your body asking you to please pay attention, slow down, or do things differently. Perhaps it is also your body’s way of saying, “hey, something is missing here.”
While aging is an inevitable part of the cycle of life, have you ever considered that you get to choose how you age? More and more studies are proving that the way you are in your latter years of life is the result of how you behave in your middle life years – as far as aging goes anyway.
If you take a proactive stance for your health early on, you will have amazing results. You do have a choice about how you age in your future by concentrating on that important aspect now.
Exercise and Fitness
If you have not exercised for years or if you feel that you are simply too busy, then you are almost guaranteed to experience more difficulty in your older years. By exercising now, you give your body two benefits: one for your present health and a gift for your future health.
Studies are showing repeatedly that those who exercise, simply age better. The physical body benefits from exercise in many ways:
* Improved cardiovascular system
* Lower blood pressure
* Well-maintained blood sugar levels
* Strengthened joints and muscles
On a mental note, exercise and fitness improves your mind in so many ways both now and for your future:
* Better mood
* Feeling happier
* Sleeping better
* A feeling of overall wellness
* Less fatigue
* Clarity of mind
You Are What You Eat
Foods to eat now that would benefit you later would include some of the following:
* Organic , Fresh fruits and vegetables
*Organic Nuts and seeds
Have you ever heard the expression that you are what you eat? Well, studies now show the direct benefit of specific foods on aging.
With the knowledge and power available to us from eating food that is readily available, it makes sense to tap into this wellspring of youth in our now, so that our future will be one of graceful aging.
Top Three Ways Eating Right Helps You Age Better
You have all seen the ads to eat your way slim or eat your way to a better body. However, what about eating right now not just for the benefits of having a better body in the moment. What about eating better now so that you can have and be a better you in your future.
That is right. What you put into your mouth now can equate to how you age. Scientific studies are showing more and more that what you eat has a positive effect on your body in many ways:
* Your cardiovascular system
* Your muscles and joints
* Your brain (imagine that!)
* Your eyesight and so much more
1. Eating Right and the Impact on Your Brain
You are probably all too familiar with the benefits of eating right. It is on every commercial, every magazine article, and just about every product you purchase at the market. However, did you know that fueling your brain with the right foods could decelerate the aging process?
Certain foods such as healthy fats are excellent sources for optimal brain functioning:
* Olive oil
* Coconut oil
* Omega 3 fatty acids (excellent anti-inflammatory properties)
2. Eating Right Aids with Cardiovascular Disease
Millions of individuals over the age of 60 are suffering from cardiovascular disease. Sometimes cardiovascular disease is due to genes and other times it is due to poor lifestyle choices.
Eating a Mediterranean-based diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and olive oil, with no processed foods , along with nuts and grains can decelerate the risk of heart disease.
There are several factors contributing to heart disease:
* High blood pressure
* High cholesterol
* Poor eating habits
It makes sense to eat right while you are younger in order to avoid heart disease as you age.
3. Eating Right and Avoiding Arthritis
If someone told you what and how you eat now will aid you in your aging years, you would probably be more inclined to follow up with this idea. Osteoarthritis is one of the more common types of inflammation from which the aging population suffers.
Recent studies have shown that herbs such as ground ginger may be effective in reducing inflammation.
Eating more fruits and vegetables (especially organic), including spinach, kale, citrus, and even garlic are all said to reduce the implications of arthritis. Reducing sugar and eating raw nuts along with staying hydrated aid in reducing inflammatory processes as well.
So, as you can see eating right most definitely can help you to age gracefully.