Friday, July 15, 2011

Aging Backwards - PH

Photo Hunt theme : Backwards
Exercise to slow the aging process

When a woman reaches a certain age, the signs of aging will inevitably start to show. How does one stop the effects of aging and improve the whole self – mind, body and spirit? Try keeping ourselves healthy and slow the aging process with exercise, good nutrition and stress management.

To start aging backwards without expensive and risky surgery or injections, I am following the tips given at an Active Aging workshop.

1.  There is a tendency to become less active during middle age. The less exercise you do, your skin begins to sag, your muscle tone will grow flaccid and aging signs will become more prominent.

(I dislike exercising, but I would wear my cutest workout outfit and tell myself I’m not really going to exercise, just checking out the muscle guys at the gym. I take a class or hop on  a machine pretending to exercise, but several minutes into the workout I find renewed energy I didn’t even know I had and I’m really exercising! Eyesight getting better too. lol........)

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2.  Eat the right foods. Fresh produce and whole, unprocessed foods are essential. Once a fortnight, a Detox diet helps to clear any buildup of toxins.

3.  Drinking 8 – 10 glasses of water daily.

4.  Don’t eat junk food and don’t think rubbish thoughts. Rubbish thoughts are just as harmful to the way you look as junk food.

5.   8 hours of beauty sleep nightly.

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I love it when people always think I am the sister of my 20-year-old son. :D

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  1. I am making peace with aging!

    What choice?

    Lucky to be alive, Friend

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  2. Great tips to keep in mind.

    I used to love going to gym because other than working out, I like to check out guys there too.

    Now, I don't go to gym anymore, but I still workout. Old already metabolism slowing down. :(

  3. I would be totally happy if one day got people think I'm my son's older sis. :)

  4. very nice take. informative too. thanks.

  5. All of us are afraid of aging but it is something that we can't avoid. I think looking good for your age is all about confidence, a healthy lifestyle and great skin maintenance.

  6. Don't think rubbish thoughts. Hmm what is that??

  7. Haha. I hate exercising too but checking out the boys at the gym is a good reason to go there. :)

    Have a fabulous weekend!


  8. Great tips ECL. I am not far off that age. Have a great weekend

  9. Great idea for Backwards. I am old. ha ha I don't think I want to go backwards... but your tips for trying to stay young are great!!

  10. I look at myself at definite signs of aging. Wish that weren't the case but... ah well! And yes, I'm following a lot of those tips you already mentioned... but aiyah, junk food tastes too good to completely avoid! ;(

  11. Hi ECL!

    Oh dear I miss being here! How are you?

    How I crave for more sleep. Baby is getting bigger and more hyper nowadays...that's why I don't get to blog much also.

  12. great tips, ECL! need to exercise more to improve my eyesight (i could hardly see the muscle guys at the gym!).:p

  13. I try to detox about every six week next one will first part of August.
    But I need to do more of #3 water.

    Coffee is on.

  14. Great tips! You missed out playing mahjong hahaha. Think its also our mindset should always have a young at heart attitude. I have got this inspiration from a 52 yr old Aussie friend who drove us all the way from Sydney-Canberra-Sydney with no complaints and still go wind surfing with his son. For most Asians would think that 52 is old, cant do this cant do that and the end result not doing anything.

  15. I am just as lazy to exercise but the urge to keep the flabs and wrinkles away as well as a healthy heart will motivate me going to the pool or the gymn to tone up.

  16. I like the way you think. Although to me drinking 8 glasses of water is harder than exercising.

  17. I try to do belly dancing,yoga,eat lots of kale and think happy thoughts. Will try to de-tox more though.. Thank you !
    p.s. I love your blog and your Spirit.