How to Live Longer: 7 Tips For Natural And Effective Anti-Aging (Scientifically Proven + Bonus Tip)

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I Am Young Again!

The Big Day that makes you ponder about how to live longer is approaching again.

You sign with mixed feelings. Your happiness is mixed with pensive thoughts on how time has slipped away so quickly.

You crave to turn back the clock, knowing deep inside that fleeting time cannot be caged. You wish you could at least slow it down.

Before you knew it, your loved ones are there to wish you a happy birthday.

The joyous occasion is marred by a weird emotional concoction of resignation and hope.

You want to slow down the aging process in your body. You are sick of the skin-deep quick fixes which give only cosmetic anti-aging effects.

You want proven methods for anti-aging. You desire the best, most natural methods to stem the ebb of time.

You hope that science has found ways to stop the aging process altogether.

You yearn to be young again.

My Mother’s Secret Formulas To Anti-Aging

I am blessed with a loving mother who is 82-years-old this year.

Unlike my late father whose second home was the hospital, my mother is socially active in church, mentally alert, and able to walk faster than even my younger brother without being out of breath.

As her son, I know her habits and how she maintains her youthful energy.

My fear of aging with failing health drove me to research on science-backed habits and remedies for anti-aging. Interestingly, my mother is living proof of the research that I have uncovered which are beneficial to anti-aging.

Let’s take a look at 7 of her natural and proven anti-aging habits:

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Sleeping like babies

Nature has programmed our body to repair itself while we sleep at night. The only catch is that you need to have 6–9 hours of rest every night.

Do you remember the days after a sleepiness night? You were irritable, grouchy, and could not focus on your tasks. If you suffer from insomnia, the repercussions could be worse and may include several of the following symptoms:

  • sluggishness
  • slower reflexes
  • mood swings
  • chronic aches and pains
  • frequent headaches
  • lack of mental alertness
  • impulsiveness
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • reduced attention span
  • poor memory

This is what a published research paper at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine has to say:

we could suggest that disrupted sleep-wake cycle and chronic sleep restriction, highly prevalent conditions in the modern society, are strongly associated to age-related diseases. Therefore, the practice of sleep medicine as a tool to contribute with the healthy aging population is essential.

Insomnia may be a medical condition or just a passing phase due to work stress. If your health is affected, you should consult a specialist. If you are healthy but have problems sleeping, see if the 27 tips in this article can help you.

My mother has a life-long habit that embarrassed me at times: she avoids sunlight like a vampire.

She would often carry an umbrella outdoors, not as a precaution for rainy days but to shield against bright sunlight. She would rather take a longer route through shelter and shade than be exposed to the warmth I loved to bask in.

To convince her of her “bad” habit, I did some research on the benefit of sunlight to gather scientific proof. An eye-opening passage from the Canadian Dermatology Association caught my attention:

Photoaging is premature aging of the skin caused by repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV), primarily from the sun

That threw a spanner in my plans and made me re-think my natural source of vitamin D. After deep thoughts and further research, I decided that moderation and guilt-free exposure with sunblock lotions at the beach would be the smart thing to do.

Learn to be a Day Vampire for anti-aging.

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Quit Smoking!

My mother ensured that my brother and I never picked up the habit of smoking. I am eternally grateful to her for that.

According to the World Health Organization (“WHO”), about 20% of the world population smoked Tobacco.

If you are a non-smoker, congratulations as my research have unearthed only disturbing news about the damaging effects of smoking tobacco, from premature aging to sagging skin and skin cancer.

An authoritative scientific article from the National Institute of Health concluded that:

Smoking represents an important ageing accelerator, both directly by triggering an inflammatory responses, and indirectly by favoring the occurrence of several diseases where smoking is a recognized risk factor. Hence, non-smokers can delay the appearance of diseases and of ageing process, so attaining longevity.

If you are a smoker and desire to quit smoking for health or anti-aging reasons, take a look at a recognized health guide on how to quit smoking.

My mother loves smoothies and we have our weekly fun of blending different healthy concoctions with our juicers.

One of our favorites is the nutrient-loaded avocado drink and I always stocked up on avocado before she visits.

Nature has provided us with a variety of healthy natural food. What better way to ingest them than to blend them into a cup of delicious smoothie. Here is a list of healthy ingredients you can try:

  • Kiwi
  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Bananas
  • Cherries
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce
  • Macadamian nuts

And here’s an authoritative guide from Cleveland Clinic on awesome ingredients you can add to your smoothies.

Wait. I have not shared the benefits of smoothies yet?

What if I tell you that there are anti-aging smoothie recipes for beautiful skin and weight loss? Too good to be true? Don’t believe me, watch the short 5-minute video.

Anti-Aging Smoothie for Beautiful Skin and Weight Loss

Enjoy Your Smoothies.

To your health! Cheers!

My mother never had the slightest doubt that exercises were crucial to a long healthy life. The question was the types of exercise that were the most suitable and effective as we age.

Scientific studies by the European Heart Journal confirmed that

when it comes down to the anti-aging effects of exercise, cardio is queen. Endurance exercise–like running, swimming, or bicycling–and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) both slowed signs of aging

If you are fit enough (or brave enough) for an aerobic-type workout, follow the easy and effective work-out routines provided in the videos. They have the desirable side effects of healthy benefits. If you think you are too old for that, look at how this 95-year-old woman could still do the splits! It’s all in the mind.

My mother is not the adventurous type and prefers a less rigorous way of getting her anti-aging workout. If you are above 50 and less adventurous with exercises, try out the easy and fun way of exercising just 20 minutes daily.

Which type of exercises do you prefer?

Let’s face it.

Life is stressful and everyone experiences anxiety in varying degrees and seriousness. The secret is not to avoid them but how to cope so that your physical and mental health is not adversely affected.

A published research paper with the National Institutes of Health confirmed the importance of a resilience brain with the following conclusion:

The evidence suggests that a healthy lifestyle has a crucial role to promote a resilient brain during aging.

An article on the Harvard Health Blog recommends the following 5 healthy habits to adopt for a healthy lifestyle:

  • Healthy Diet
  • Healthy Physical Activity Level
  • Healthy Body Weight
  • No Smoking
  • Moderate Alcohol Intake

Stress and anxiety can be good for anti-aging if you let your desire to live longer converts them to a catalyst for a healthy lifestyle.

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Bird’s Nest Soup

Bird’s Nest Soup?

Heck, is it even edible?

That was my reaction when Arlene asked me to write a blog post on Edible Bird’s Nest. Arlene assured me of the immense health benefits of consuming Bird’s Nest regularly as three generations of her family have done so. I decided to take her up on the challenge and put on my Content Marketer hat.

My research unveiled an amazing trial of scientifically proven health benefits of Edible Bird’s Nest. I was dumbfounded and requested Arlene for Bird’s Nest Soup as compensation for my efforts. The mouth-watering soup made my palates danced with the smooth caress down my throat.

Let your health soar like a bird. Try the Bird’s Nest Soup.

Your Lazy F.A.S.T. Option: Fast, Accepted-widely, Safe, and Totally-dependable

I have received a lot of inquiries about whether taking supplements is safe.

The short answer is: it depends.

I am a firm believer that nature contains all the solutions we need for our health, fitness and wellness as God intended. However, as an engineer, I can accept scientifically proven solutions.

So I asked many of my senior friends exactly what they are concern about. Many complained about gaining weight and not sleeping well. So I went to research into credible supplements that can solve this problem F.A.S.T. — Fast, Accepted-widely, Safe, and Totally Dependable.

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Colorado University researchers confirmed an anomaly that lack of sleep can actually lead to weight gain:

Less sleep leads to more eating and more weight gain, according to new CU-Boulder study. Sleeping just five hours a night over a workweek and having unlimited access to food caused participants in a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder to gain nearly two pounds of weight.

CU Research has well-documented that sleep deprivation can trigger hormones that regulate appetite. To combat this problem, researchers have also supplements to reverse the negative effects. Resurge is manufactured in the USA with the state of the art FDA approved and GMP (good manufacturing practices) certified facility under sterile, strict, and precise standards.

I take heart that Resurge is 100% all-natural, vegetarian, and non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism), which makes it a risk-free option. It is prudent and recommended that you consult your doctor if you have a medical condition.

The ingredients of Resurge are backed scientifically, and it is a credible product, according to reviews by their customers. The only negative feedback I have seen is that it takes a bit of time to work. You can certainly use it for weight loss by fixing your sleep cycle.

Here are some of the reviews I have seen:

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Take a look at the Resurge Review for yourself.

The Secrets of Growing Younger

Your Big Day is coming again.

You have ordered a generous serving of Bird’s Nest Soup to delight your family and friends for your coming birthday. You can’t wait to show off the new aerobic exercises you have mastered. You eagerly anticipate the remarks that you look younger as you age.

This can be a reality and has been scientifically proven to be achievable. Read through the scientific evidence provided to convince yourself.

Start applying the proven tips to enjoy a fulfilling life of graceful aging. Let every day be as joyful as your birthday.

Happy Birthday!

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