Friday, October 09, 2009

5 Ways to Age Naturally

We are all looking for that mystical "fountain of youth" but to me, it really just boils down to taking care of yourself mentally, physically and spirtually. I found these tips from the Huffington Post blog of interest. Happy Friday everybody!

5 Ways to Age Naturally

You can begin to rejuvenate yourself right away. Here are five areas of self-renewal activities:

What You Eat: It is no surprise that diet is crucial to health and longevity. A diet that historically promotes longevity is high in fish and vegetables as well as mushrooms, seaweed, corn and buckwheat. It is low in animal products like meat and poultry.

What You Do: Tai chi practitioners live longer and remain healthier. Besides being enjoyable, tai chi makes you stronger. Recent studies have found that it increases energy, boosts immunity against viruses, lowers blood pressure and improves cognitive function among other benefits.

How You Heal: "First do not harm." This simple yet profound ancient wisdom still holds true today. How can healing be effective if harm is created alongside the cure? Prevention is the key to maintaining good health. If healing is required, seek natural remedies that "first do no harm."

Who You Are: Understanding your inherited and genetic vulnerabilities and the need for prevention gives you a head start on anti-aging. Chinese Longevity Medicine promotes self-responsibility and awareness-of yourself, your relationships and your health.

Where You Are: With environmental factors causing ever more damage to our well-being, it is important to know what to look out for. You can avoid chemical compounds if you buy organic foods and use glass and recycled paper products.

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