Our bodies start to show the signs of aging as we enter our 40s, 50s, and 60s. It is an inevitable result of the passing years. However, with a holistic approach, you can keep growing older at bay and reduce the signs considerably.
A Whole Body Holistic Approach to Battle Aging
The Greek word “holism” implies entire, whole, and total. It is the root of the word ‘holistic’. It also clarifies the steps that you will be taking towards a whole-body approach to slow down the hands of time not only on your physical appearance but also your internal system. Every aspect of your lifestyle matters with a holistic approach. What you put inside of your body is every bit as important as wearing sunscreen and exfoliating your skin. The entire physical body is taken into consideration with a holistic approach.
Eating Healthy to Stay Younger
As you mature, your nutritional needs change. Foods may not digest as easily. Healthy, whole foods help you maintain your optimum weight by providing nutritious energy for your body while abstaining from unwanted calories.
- Processed Foods: You should avoid processed foods and refined sugars to prevent unwanted chemicals and toxins from entering your system which can be carcinogenic and lead to other health problems.
- Healthy Food Choices: A healthy diet focuses on fruits, vegetables, leans meats, and plenty of grains.
- Vitamins: Ensuring you get a plentiful supply of vitamins helps your system function better. Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K are ideal. Upping your intake of vitamin K2 to keep your bones strong. Minerals and antioxidants are also important for the system and help prevent damage to your body’s cells by free radicals.
- Calcium: Calcium is crucial to maintaining bone density and preventing osteoporosis. More than 200 million women suffer from osteoporosis around the world, Men are also at risk for bone density issues.
Exercise Maintains Weight and Keeps You Healthy
Daily exercise prevents the pounds from piling on with each passing year, so you can maintain your target weight. Exercise also helps maintain the cardiovascular system, muscle tone, and bone density. It has also been shown to possibly prevent age-related dementia.
Skin Care Reduces Lines and Wrinkles
A regular skincare regime reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles that might reveal your age. As you grow older, your skin’s moisture production is significantly reduced. The loss of key hormones such as estrogen during menopause causes the body’s fat layer to diminish and collagen production slows which instigates wrinkle development. Applying moisturizers and creams nourish the skin and replace the body’s lost moisture. Eye creams reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. Topical vitamin C nourishes the skin and often improves its brightness and smoothness. Ascorbic acid also plumps up the skin and improves the underlying structure.
Cosmetic Procedures Reduce the Signs of Aging
Many people scoff at cosmetic procedures because they do not consider them a viable holistic approach to aging, but nothing could be further from the truth. Rejuvenating microdermabrasion is just one great cosmetic procedure used to create a youthful glow. It is a mechanical, non-invasive method of resurfacing your skin to encourage your body’s natural regeneration processes to smooth and remove lines and wrinkles. Your body naturally grows new skin and collagen after a microdermabrasion treatment.
If you want to take a holistic approach to keep aging at bay, then we encourage you to schedule a consultation with your medical experts at the Laser Skin & Vein Clinic.