7 anti-ageing action steps
- By adhering to the ‘time for me’ recommendations in ‘The Perfect Day’ we can actively work towards maintaining positive and active interests in our own lives.
- Improve your blood’s oxygenation and circulation with deep breathing exercises. Try holding your breath for ten seconds every half hour. Inhale and hold for ten seconds, then place your tongue on the roof of your mouth where your teeth meet your gums and release the air slowly.
- It is important to keep your bowels clean as this is crucial for warding of degenerative diseases and slowing the ageing process. Get extra fibre by eating plenty of fresh vegetables, whole grains, bran and oats. Also maintain adequate hydration by consuming 6-8 glasses of water a day.
- Learn how to relax. Keep active and be enthusiastic about life. By keeping up your appearance, exercising every day and being involved in hobbies and other activities you can keep your mind active and more restful.
- Allow yourself sufficient sleep because proper sleep is very important. See the ‘Power Nap’ and ‘Lights out Practice’ section of ‘The Perfect Day’ for tips and helpful suggestions. Extreme exhaustion can cause free radical damage so it does not work in your favour to neglect yourself and allow yourself to become run down or over burdened.
- Always wear a broad brimmed hat and sunglasses when out in the sun between 10am – 4pm to protect your skin and eyes from the UV rays from the sun. If you are requiring a sunscreen try a mineral based sunscreen lotion.
- Try to have a few days a week where you limit your exposure to environmental stresses. Give the computer and mobile phone a rest, turn off the television and avoid microwave use. These environmental stresses have been associated with an increase in formation of free radicals within the body.