The way we live our lives and treat our bodies has a huge impact on how we age. By making some small adjustments to our lifestyles we can stay healthier for longer.
There are a multitude of different methods that can be used to help improve your healthy lifespan and reduce the effects of ageing. Centring your lifestyle around staying fit and healthy can help to keep you healthy as you age.
Restricting your caloric intake has been proven to be one of the best methods to reduce the effects of ageing. One of the most popular ways to reduce the number of calories that you consume is through intermittent fasting.
When it comes to fasting, there are plenty of different levels to suit each individual. From fasting for a few hours each day to keeping days-long fasts each week, there is something that will work for everyone. One of the most popular is the 16/8 method. This involves fasting for 16 hours each day and only eating during an 8-hour window.
If you choose to try fasting, make sure that you start off small. Not only will this help to build your stamina in the long run, but it will also stop you from getting too hungry which can lead to overeating.
Now, this can be a lot easier said than done. Stress can come in many forms from many different places. A low level of stress is normal, and can often be motivational, however, it can be damaging to your health if too much builds up.
Some stressors cannot be removed from your life, such as a big deadline at work or problems at home, but there are ways to manage your stress level. This is the UK National Health Service (NHS) list of tips to deal with stress:
- Split Up Big Tasks
- Challenge Your Thoughts
- Be More Active
- Plan Ahead
- Talk To Someone
- Allow Yourself Some Positivity
There are plenty of different methods that you can use to lessen the stress in your life. Everyone unwinds in different ways so it may take some trial and error before you figure out what works for you. By getting your stress levels under control you may be able to lessen some of the effects of ageing. In fact, your body is more capable of dealing with stress and reducing the effects the healthier it is.
Our Pure Apigenin has been designed to help reduce anxiety without having any nasty side effects. In addition, this ingredient has also been shown to help protect the brain from decline. This is what would make it a fantastic addition to your diet.
Sleep is a vital part of keeping your body healthy, however, it is something many people struggle with. By not sleeping enough, your body and brain will be put under a far greater strain. This can lead to your brain ageing rapidly, leaving you more susceptible to diseases such as dementia.
There are countless reasons why you may experience difficulty getting enough sleep. However, there are also plenty of ways in which you can improve your sleeping habits and the quality of your sleep.
One example of this is sleeping in a restful environment. For most, this means having your room cool, dark and quiet. But in reality, you should do whatever works for you to relax and have a better night’s sleep.
Other good sleep practices include:
- Consuming less caffeine
- Sticking to a sleep routine
- Leaving all blue light devices outside of the bedroom
- Wear blue light blockers a few hours before bed when using a screen (for example, watching TV or using your phone)
- Exercise regularly
Exercising regularly can not only reduce your chances of having an early death, but it can help to improve the quality of your life. Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) states that a healthy diet and a physically active lifestyle are the two main ways to prevent chronic disease and avoid risk factors.
The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends that we should aim to do at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week. For any type of activity to benefit your health, it will need to make your breathing more rapid, your pulse rate rise and make you feel warmer. This is classed as moderate-intensity activity. In short, you should be able to talk, but not sing a song.
Having a healthy diet can massively benefit your overall health, therefore it can help to reduce some of the effects of ageing. By eating a well-balanced healthy diet, the strain on your body can be reduced as you age. Ensuring that you consume all of the necessary vitamins and minerals will help to keep your body healthy for longer.
This is not to say that you cannot occasionally treat yourself to a less-than-healthy meal or dessert. We all deserve to indulge ourselves on special occasions, no one can be perfect all of the time. As spoken by the Roman comic dramatist Plautus, ‘moderation in all things is the best policy’.
Taking relevant supplements as part of your diet can help to reduce some of the effects of ageing. Providing your body with the compounds it can no longer produce as efficiently can help you to stay healthier for longer. Also supplementing vitamins and minerals that you may not be getting enough of through diet alone can be helpful.
One of our particularly popular ingredients is our Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides. Our body’s ability to create collagen on its own reduces as we age. This can lead to the deterioration of joints, bones and skin. By supplementing the collagen that our bodies lack we can reduce some of the deterioration that comes with age.
There is a wide range of supplements available that are aimed at reducing the effects of ageing. Every person is different so there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to reducing the effects of ageing. It is all about experimentation and finding which supplements work best for your body.
It is important to remember that having a healthy diet is not the be-all and end-all of staying healthy for longer. This will need to become a part of your healthy lifestyle if you are hoping to get good results.
At DoNotAge.org, our goal is to extend the healthy lifespan of as many people as possible. We do this by making sure our ingredients are the purest on the market, and we keep our prices as low as possible. This is to ensure that there are no socioeconomic barriers to extending a healthy lifespan.
We are a health research organisation so profits are rerouted back into longevity research. As well as performing our own studies, we have an expert advisory board that helps us to choose what research to support. This includes the world-renowned Professor Vera Gorbunova. Her groundbreaking work has won multiple awards and she has released over 100 publications.