Top 10 Ways To Slow Down The Aging Process

My grandmother used to say to me “Don’t get old Sherry” and she was right if you do not feel well more often than not and do not have enough energy to make it through the day and enjoy yourself into retirement. The time to start slowing down the aging process is NOW. Here are my top ten ways to do just that:

Top 10 Ways To Slow Down The Aging Process

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1. EAT MINI-MEALS every 3-4 hours – this helps stabilize blood sugar levels throughout the day and will not put undue stress on your digestive system. Make sure they are nutrient dense with plenty of WHOLE FOODS from the produce section at every mini-meal.

2. EAT LESS SUGAR – sugar compromises your immune system and we have learned that HIGH-GLYCEMIC foods are now associated with cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

3. WORRY LESS ABOUT CHOLESTEROL – this tends to divert our attention from the bigger picture when it comes to heart disease risk. Healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and decreasing your body weight will have a much more profound effect on mortality than solely focusing on cholesterol levels.

4. QUIET YOUR MIND – stress is a component of every MAJOR disease – Cortisol – a stress hormone agest he brain by literally shrinking the hippocampus which is essential for memory and thinking. Cortisol causes you to put more weight on around the mid-section. Take a few minutes each day to meditate, do Yoga or practice deep breathing to lower your stress levels.

5. EAT FISH – or take an Omega 3 (fish oil) supplement – this has been proven to lower blood pressure, improve your mood, feed your brain and reduce inflammation throughout the body. Think of the TIN MAN in the Wizard of OZ movie when they squirted oil into his joints and he was …

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What To Consume Prior To And Soon After A Workout For Ideal Results

Unsure of what to consume pre and post workout? There have been many articles and some debate, however, science and experience indicate there are some common ingredients that should be included pre and post workout for the best results.

What To Consume Prior To And Soon After A Workout For Ideal Results

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What are these magical ingredients and when should I consume them? In an effort of absolute simplicity I’ve broken it down into pre-workout consumption and post-workout consumption.

PRE-WORKOUT

Hydration is fundamental to maintaining good blood pressure, to increasing the effects of your workout, reducing the risk of dehydration, and reducing the strain on your kidneys and liver. There are a myriad of sports drinks, loaded with sugars, electrolytes, and other ingredients. Yet, despite all the advancements of the modern day, water remains your best source of hydration. Bored of water, add some lemon or cucumber to it. Studies show flavored water increases people’s hydration levels (i.e. if it tastes better, you’re more likely to drink more)

How much water should I drink and how long before my workout? If you know you’re going to do intense exercise the following day, start hydrating the previous night and the morning of. A full glass of water within an hour of bed and two glasses of water when you awake is best. It’s better to drink water closer to room temperature. Ice cold water is more likely to make you cramp. Two to three cups approximately three hours before a workout is ideal. Try to drink small mouthfuls of water throughout your workout routine. Drinking too much just before and while exercising can cause cramps, flush electrolytes, and cause it to slosh about in your stomach.

What foods should I eat within two hours of working out? I don’t suggest eating a large meal within three hours of a heavier workout. Immediately …

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