Anti-aging

Advantages of Exercise for Anti-Aging

Bodywork keeps you fit... fitness makes you look and feel far more youthful

•    Advantages of regular exercise for anti-aging:

  • Exercise boosts circulation and oxygen use for energy.

  • Exercise reduces the risk for heart attacks and cancer.

  • Exercise fans the metabolic fires for weight control.

  • Exercise reduces stress and tension, and relaxes you.

  • Exercise stimulates hormone production.

  • Exercise contributes to strength; Inactivity to fatigue.

  • Weight bearing exercises trigger bone remineralization.

  • Exercise helps agility and joint mobility.

  • Exercise lowers insulin levels and promotes regular elimination.

  • Exercise releases heavy metals, especially cadmium, lead and nickel, pesticides and other toxic material through increased perspiration.

  • Regular exercise helps manage glaucoma by reducing intraocular pressure.

  • Regular exercise boosts immunity, especially as you age. Research shows 73-year old women who are fit have immune response comparable to women half their age!

Deep breathing is a powerful way to decrease stress and slow the aging process. Deep diaphragm breathing lowers anxiety, relaxes and loosens muscles, and generates an inner feeling of peace and calm. Diaphragm breathing strengthens heart and lungs, AND encourages more restful sleep.

  • Inhale deeply through your nose. Try to fill your lungs.

  • Exhale slowly through your mouth.

  • Breathe deeply for 30 seconds to calm and center during anxious moments. Breathing deeply for just one minute prevents the short breaths which negatively affect the blood’s oxygen-carbon dioxide balance.

  • Breathe deeply to fill the lower part of your lungs. Notice the pop-pop feeling in your chest as unused lung pockets open up. Slowly exhale; your abdomen tightens.

  • As you breathe in, think of oxygen reaching and recharging all the cells of your body. As you exhale, imagine all the stress and tension leaving your body.

And finally… limit your use of microwaves. Microwaving foods, kills enzymes, an important tool for healing, detoxification, glandular functioning and estrogen metabolism.

To Life-long health,

Linda Page

Anti-Aging Diet for Good Health

Longevity Begins with a Good Diet

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A nutrition rich diet is the centerpiece of a vibrant long life. Health experts agree that the food health pyramid needs to be modified as we age. Your diet must become even more nourishing, even higher in antioxidants as the years pass. A good diet improves health, provides a high energy level, maintains harmonious system balance, keeps memory and thinking sharp, staves off disease, and contributes to a youthful appearance. The aging process slows down if your internal environment is good.

Lower your daily calories to reduce the signs of aging. Overeating dramatically hastens the aging process; moderate food intake may extend lifespan by as much as ten years. Your body needs fewer calories and burns calories slower as you age; optimum body weight should be 10 to 15 pounds less than in your 20s and 30s. A low calorie diet protects DNA from damage, and prevents tissue degeneration.  An easy way to control a slow upward weight gain is to compose your diet of 50% fresh foods.

Fresh, organically grown foods protect your skin from aging. Your skin is a diet window. Already saturated with chemicals from pesticides, preservatives and additives, today over 70% of our foods are genetically altered. Brown age spots and rough skin texture are signs that our bodies are less able to process our foods correctly.

Keep your glands young! Trace minerals, essential fatty acids and protein are important for youthful gland function. Good gland foods: sea foods and sea greens, fresh figs and raisins, pumpkin and sesame seeds, broccoli, avocados, yams and dark fruits. Herbal digestive tonics with ginger, mineralizers from dark leafy greens like spinach, and herbal adaptogens like ginseng are gland boosters.

The best anti-aging foods:

•    Fresh fruits and vegetables! Fresh foods gives you the most vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes. Plants have the widest array of nutrients and are the easiest for your body to use. Enzyme-rich fruits and vegetables are the essential link to stamina levels. (Increased free radical production, abnormal tissue formation (fibrosis) and reduced digestive capacity are all hallmarks of aging, and directly related to low enzyme activity.) Organically grown foods insure higher nutrient content and aren’t sprayed with toxic pesticides. Have a green salad every day! European research reveals the immune cells of vegetarians are twice as effective as meat eaters in killing cancer cells.

Note: Eat fresh foods whenever you can. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices offer quick absorption of antioxidants, which protect the body against aging, heart disease, cancer, and degenerative conditions.

•    Sea vegetables are the ocean’s superfoods. They contain all the necessary elements of life and transmute the energies of the ocean to us as proteins, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes and fiber. Sea greens and sea foods stand almost alone as potent sources of natural iodine. By regulating thyroid function, they promote higher energy levels and increased metabolism for faster weight loss after 40.

•    Whole grains, nuts, seeds and beans for protein, fiber, minerals and essential fatty acids. Sprouted seeds, grains, and legumes are some of the healthiest foods you eat… living nutrients that go directly to your cells.

•    Cultured foods for friendly digestive flora. Yogurt tops the list, but kefir and kefir cheese, miso, tamari, tofu, tempeh, even a glass of wine at the evening meal also promote better nutrient assimilation. Raw sauerkraut is especially good for boosting friendly bacteria. (Avoid commercial sauerkraut processed with alum)  Bonus: Cultured foods act as a mild appetite suppressant for better weight control.

•    Six to eight glasses of pure water every day keeps your body hydrated and clean.

•    Green drinks, green foods, miso and brown rice keep body chemistry balanced for optimum health.

•    Two to three tablespoons of healthy, unsaturated fats and oils keep your body at its best.

•    Fish and seafoods 3 times a week enhance thyroid and metabolism for weight control and brain acuity.

•    Eat poultry, other meats, butter, eggs, and dairy in moderation. Avoid fried foods, excess caffeine, red meats, highly seasoned foods, refined and chemically processed foods altogether.

To Life-long health,

Linda Page

Deep breathing is a superb anti-aging technique

Deep breathing is a powerful way to decrease stress and increase calm energy. Low body oxygen can cause anxiety, depression, tight muscles, aches and pains, and exacerbate chronic illness. Diaphragmatic breathing is the deepest kind of breathing. Deep diaphragm breathing lowers anxiety levels, relaxes and loosens muscles, and generates an inner feeling of peace and calm. Diaphragm breathing also strengthens heart and lungs, encourages more restful sleep and slows the aging process. Some basic diaphragm breathing steps:

1) Inhale deeply through your nose. Try to fill your lungs.

2) Exhale slowly through your mouth.

3) Breathe deeply for 30 seconds. It takes less than a minute to calm and center yourself during anxious moments. Breathing deeply for just one minute prevents short breaths that negatively affect the oxygen-carbon dioxide content of your blood. 

4) Now breathe deeply to fill the lower part of your lungs. Notice the pop-pop feeling in your chest as unused lung pockets open up. Your abdomen extends slightly as you fill it with air. Slowly exhale — your abdomen moves inward.

5) As you breathe in deeply, think of oxygen reaching and recharging all the cells of your body. As you exhale, imagine all the stress and tension leaving your body.

To Life-long health,

Linda

The Best Anti-Aging Foods

In this post, I'm going to talk about something that people ask me about almost every day: aging, and what we can do about it. While it's obviously true that nothing can literally "turn back the clock", it's been confirmed by hundreds of studies that we can improve both the length and quality of our lives through wise use of nutrition. A nutrition rich diet is the center piece of a long, vibrant life. Your diet must become even more nourishing and even higher in antioxidants as the years pass. A good diet improves health, enhances energy, keeps memory and thinking sharp, staves off disease, and contributes to a youthful appearance.

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables provide critical vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes. Enzyme-rich fruits and vegetables are the essential link to high stamina levels. Organically grown foods insure higher nutrient content and avoid toxic sprays.

  • Seaweeds are the ocean's superfoods, rich in vitamins, minerals (especially iodine), trace minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes and fiber. By regulating thyroid function, they promote higher energy levels and increased metabolism for faster weight loss after 40. Include them in soups, healthy sandwiches or salads. If you don't like the taste of seaweeds, try them in capsules like Ocean Minerals caps.

  • Whole grains, nuts, seeds and beans offer plant source protein, fiber, vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Sprouted seeds, grains, and legumes are some of the healthiest foods you can eat. They are living nutrients that go directly to your cells.

  • Cultured foods contain friendly digestive flora. Yogurt tops the list, but kefir, raw sauerkraut, miso, tamari, tofu, tempeh, even a glass of wine at the evening meal also promote better nutrient assimilation.

  • Plenty of pure water every day keeps your body hydrated. Water keeps the body mositurized and hydrated from the inside out. Water helps keep the skin supple and prevents premature wrinkling.

  • Healthy, unsaturated fats and oils keep your body at its best. Olive oil, evening primrose and flax seed are good options. Also, include seafoods, greens, avocado and cantaloupe in your regular diet.

  • Green superfoods like alfalfa, chlorella, spirulina, barley and wheat grass are potent antioxidants and alkalizers. Try Energy Green Renewal drink mix for long term health.

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Natural anti-aging techniques are not a magic potion. They are an integrated, hard-core approach to sustaining vibrant health.

To Life-long health,

Linda Page