Oh, if only we could stay in our early twenties forever – that magical time when there were no body aches, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and more. As women, we tend to get insecure about our appearance and body as we age. This is especially true since we know that factors beyond our control, like genes, hormonal imbalance, women’s health issues and menopause can take a toll on our youthful looks.
While we can’t turn back the clock on aging, we can certainly fight some of its effects with the right attitude and approach. Growing older isn’t a horrible thing. It’s a natural part of our life journey, and there are ways to ensure that we age gracefully and happily. There are also tactics that we can adopt to slow down the effects of aging on our body.
1. Avoid Too Much Salt
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Eating clean is truly the key to sustaining a healthy lifestyle. As we age, the risk of having high blood pressure increases. Since salt has been ingrained into our taste palettes as Singaporeans, we often find ourselves avoiding any food that tastes bland. Unfortunately, this penchant for salt also increases your chances of developing high blood pressure, which can open doors to strokes and heart attacks, among other health complications. Reducing your salt intake would be a great start to improving your long-term health.
Also, a 2014 study from Georgia Regents University in the USA found some evidence that connected high sodium consumption with faster cellular aging.
2. Treat Yourself to a Good Massage
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Massages are not only therapeutic; they come with anti-aging properties too! Studies have shown that a good massage improves your blood circulation and also triggers an increase in endorphin release, which helps cease the transmission of pain signals due to anxiety and stress. If you have frequent body aches, get a massage to loosen the muscles and relieve your pain.
If you’re looking for an effective massage cream, Meditrana’s Ageless Herbal Cream is formulated with all-natural botanical elements such as chasteberry, fenugreek and Mexican wild yam. As delicious as these ingredients sound, they’re also powerful in combating the effects of aging while acting as ahormonal imbalance treatment. Use this in replacement of your usual massage cream, as it can assist in improving imbalance symptoms such as unexplained weight gain and mood swings.
3. Invest in Quality Women’s Health Products
We need to pay closer attention to the things we use on our skin. A lot of our daily products contain chemicals that can be harmful to our health in the long run. It’s good to invest in some high quality health products, especially herbal ones with known healing properties.
As we age, our body becomes more prone to aches and pains.
The Moxa Pain Relief Essence is amazing in relieving soreness. In just 30 seconds, this herbal oil can address and alleviate pain by acting on the underlying causes of blood that lead to chronic pain. One of its ingredients is Venus hair fern, which does a fine job soothing premenstrual cramps as well.
4. Do What Makes You Happy
Your mental and emotional well-being is just as important. Try to dwell more on the little things that make you happy. If it’s a good cup of coffee, savour every sip. If it’s a brand-new dress, flaunt it with confidence. Whatever you do, be sure to give yourself more credit, not less.
Be kind to yourself and surround yourself with positive people who colour your life with joy and laughter. Because at the end of the day, these precious moments in life that will never grow old. You’ll be able to treasure them at any age.