Did you know that the number one cause of aging skin is sun damage? Those fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin color, brown spots and broken blood vessels are all due to exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Unfortunately, precancerous areas called actinic keratoses appear on sun-damaged skin, and eventually lead to skin cancers. Thankfully, most cases of skin cancer are preventable, and nature offers options for improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin. Continue reading “Summer Skin Care”
I normally choose not to read newspapers, but I’m at a conference and a copy of USA Today was left outside my door. This article really caught my attention: “Is This the Anti-Aging Secret?” The article was talking about how exercise may be the closest thing we have to the fountain of youth. While it does the obvious (helps us lose weight, shape and tone our bodies) it’s also incredibly effective in reducing the incidence of chronic illness, can help alleviate symptoms of depression by flooding our systems with “feel good hormones,” improves our quality of life, level of independence as we age, quality of sleep, self image, confidence, gives us energy, vitality and so much more.
So here’s my question…
What’s stopping you from starting an exercise program?
Let’s get these excuses out of the way:
1. I’m too busy
2. I’m too lazy
3. I have no place to work out
4. I’m too tired
5. I’m too fat
6. I don’t know what to do
7. You don’t understand my lifestyle – there’s no place to fit it in
8. I hate to exercise
9. I don’t want to get hurt
10. I don’t get results so what’s the point
Continue reading “Exercise – A Game Changer”
Recently, on a popular morning news program, the topic of aging was discussed. I wasn’t surprised that smoking and lying in the sun can make you look years older, but some other habits were a bit more unexpected. For many people, most of these habits can be changed relatively easily and will also help you feel more energized, in general.
1. Not getting enough sleep. Juggling work, kids and a personal life can take a toll on your sleep, but getting enough sleep is important. Research links lack of sleep to high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, and even just looking tired and older. Aiming for 7 to 8 hours sleep per night is about right for most people.
2. Eating too much sugar. Not only can a diet packed with sugar affect your waistline, but now experts also believe it can make your skin dull and wrinkled, too. Continue reading “Look Younger Now: Avoid These 5 Aging Habits”