By: The Natural Health Directory
1. Quit Smoking
When it comes to staying young, smoking is one of the most destructive things you can do to rob yourself of your youthfulness. While some people think it helps keep them slim, you only have to look at long term smokers to see its side effects like sallow skin, yellow teeth and lips, coughing, shortness of breath and those unsightly lip lines from pursed lips around a cigarette. Smokers also run an increased risk of developing lung cancer, they are severely depleted of essential nutrients like vitamin C and Zinc which can lead to frequent infections and further complications.
2. Eat Fresh Berries
Although much has been written lately about the excellent blueberry, you will find that most berries are an excellent source of “age fighting” anti-oxidants. Try strawberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, raspberries and blueberries of course. Choose organic berries if possible as they are free from harmful chemicals and they taste better.
3. Boost Your Intake of Beta Carotene and Vitamins C and E
Beta Carotene is cleansing, nourishing and stimulating to the whole body. Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients in repairing cell damage. Vitamin E has been shown in laboratory tests to slow down the aging process. Together, these three nutrients assist each other in having an even more powerful effect than any of them alone. You can take supplements or you can eat carotts, pumpkin and mango for beta carotene; citrus, tomatoes and capsicum for vitamin C; and nuts, avocado and whole-grains for vitamin E.
4. Give Yourself A Natural Face Lift
When done regularly, these exercises will strengthen your facial muscles to maintain a youthful elasticity. Scrunch up your whole face for a few seconds and release. Next, do the opposite by opening your mouth and eyes as wide as possible for a few seconds. Next, purse your lips and inflate your cheeks for a few seconds and lastly, grin widely and open your eyes widely for a few seconds.
5. Relax and Learn to Fight Stress
Learning to deal with stress is an effective way to keep your organs and body processes functioning normally giving your body numerous age defying benefits. Visit our stress pages for effective ways to deal with stress.
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