How To Reverse Aging and Restore Youthfulness

Do exercise and diet restore youthfulness?

Well, the straight answer would be a big Yes!!!

Diet and exercise do play a major role in retaining or maintaining youth. It’s been proved that proper exercise and a healthy diet will eventually lead to youthful skin and slow down the process of aging.

In the process of knowing more about maintaining youthfulness, it is important to understand what actually aging is and what factors cause aging. Here are a few factors we would be discussing, read on…

Factors to be considered to reverse aging:

Aging is the natural process of growing old. The gradual deterioration in the functioning of the physical body with years passing by can be referred to as biological aging.

These days, many of us are looking older than our actual age and many lifestyle factors play a huge role in this. Some of the lifestyle factors that impact the aging process are mentioned below:


1. Physical Fitness

Physical fitness is the state of being fit and healthy while having the ability to perform all the required or daily activities that are necessary to be done with no trace of physical fatigue.

Regular exercising will not only make physical healthy but also mentally and externally healthy.

Some of the benefits of exercising to our body are mentioned below.

  • Exercising increases your body metabolism and helps you lose weight by reducing the bad fat.
  • Boosts immunity and increases energy levels by making you stay active for a long time.
  • You can gain healthy and glowing skin thus by reversing all the signs of aging.
  • It stimulates collagen production and makes your skin younger and bone stronger.
  • Exercising improves the posture and flexibility of the body.
  • It helps you fight chronic pains and strengthen bones and muscles.
  • It helps in reducing stress, anxiety and stabilizes your mood.
  • It improves health and reduces the risk of diseases like heart problems, blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, etc.
  • And the best part of regular exercising is it improves the quality of life.

People who exercise regularly need to focus more on their food and liquid intake, taking more proteins, drinking lots of water, and less intake of carbohydrates at night.

Many fitness experts recommend taking natural protein shakes as protein and dietary supplements to help you regain energy post working out.

Exercising only won’t give you fruitful results; to acquire the desired results it is necessary to include a healthy diet in your lifestyle.


2. Dietary Habits

Many researchers have stated that exercise and a healthy diet go hand-in-hand, in fact, exercise plays a 40% role whereas a healthy diet plays a 60% role in acquiring a healthy lifestyle.

A balanced diet is a food habit that helps improve and maintain overall health by providing all the required nutrients for the body.

A lack of necessary nutrients for the body increases the risk of becoming prone to chronic issues, illnesses, infections, and fatigue.

Our body needs nutrients like vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, healthy fats, and antioxidants.
A list of foods to be eaten based on the nutrients is mentioned below.

For vitamins & minerals – Dairy products, Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Legumes, Leafy vegetables, etc.
For Carbohydrates & Proteins – Quinoa, Oats, Buckwheat, Bananas, Sweet potatoes, Beetroots, Blueberries, Beans, Eggs, etc.
For Healthy Fats & Antioxidants – Yogurt, Olive oil, Chia Seeds, Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Nuts, Eggs, Fatty Fish, Berries, Green leafy vegetables, etc.

Try to include some of them in your diet to obtain all the required nutrients.


3. Psychological Health

Being mentally healthy is as important as being physically fit and healthy. But the irony is many people are not aware of the importance of mental health or don’t prioritize it as compared to physical fitness.

For some of us who are not aware of mental well-being, it is all about how you think, feel and behave. If you are emotionally happy and positive, your skin glows. If your emotional well-being is low, eventually you start looking older than your actual age.

Your ability to deal with stress, depression, and anxiety plays a vital role in your emotional well-being.

Some of the ways to lead positive mental health are:

  • Staying positive
  • Being physically active
  • Developing coping skills
  • Understanding and accepting the situation
  • Getting enough sleep, etc.


4. Sleeping Pattern

After a long tiring day, our body craves some rest and the right sleeping pattern plays a massive role in our physical & mental health.

Your body prepares itself for the next day when you are sleeping and most of the body’s healing for minor issues and illnesses will be done during the night while sleeping. So, it is suggested to have a good night’s sleep.

Sleep deprivation weakens your immunity, makes you feel fatigued, and mood swings, and might cause severe illnesses like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart-related issues, etc.


5. Avoiding Unhealthy Habits

Avoiding bad habits is as important as implementing a healthy lifestyle. We might think that smoking and drinking are the only bad or unhealthy habits that affect our well-being. But we are wrong here, Sometimes the things that seem to be good harm us the most.

Some of the habits that are proven to be bad for our health are,

  • Drinking high-sugar beverages
  • Eating junk food
  • Skipping the meal
  • Eating preservative foods
  • Ignoring mindfulness
  • High intake of caffeine
  • Popping medicines frequently
  • Smoking
  • Drinking

Though they don’t affect your health immediately they eventually lead to chronic illnesses and damage your health completely.


Final Words

In Ayurveda, the Human body is compared to Forests. All the trees are different yet all of them are connected to each other. In the same way, our body and all the 5 factors mentioned above look like 5 different aspects but are deeply connected.

So, to stay younger in terms of health and beauty, you don’t need to spend a fortune trying risky stuff, all you need to do is work on all the factors mentioned above. If you are healthy inside, you look beautiful outside.

Stay Healthy – Stay Happy.

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