The word ‘holistic’ is one that’s frequently misunderstood by the general population. It doesn’t mean ‘alternative medicine,’ but rather being mindful of the whole, of the complete picture. If you’re looking to keep your body young, fit, and independent for longer, it’s a good idea to take in the whole picture. As such, here, we’re going to look at some of the strategies you can implement for a more complete picture of anti-aging care.
There are plenty of great products that can help you better hydrate your skin and replenish it with the nutrients that it tends to lose over the years. However, as well as empowering your skin, you should think more about what can depower it, to begin with. Get a good idea of the habits that are aging your skin faster and try to cut them out, such as being mindful of how much contact your skin has with the sun, dehydration, sleeping in your makeup, and the like. It can be a lot easier to care for your skin when you aren’t actively sabotaging it.
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While it might sound a little funny to those who haven’t tried it before, acupuncture is becoming much more commonly used to treat a wide range of complaints. So much so that an entire field of anti-aging & regenerative acupuncture. These treatments can address a whole host of issues, with pain management being one of the most commonly touted benefits, but hormone regulation has become a recently popular boon of acupuncture as well and is even commonly used as a part of routine treatment programs recommended by medical doctors, too.
One of the most valuable things you can do to preserve your independence and the ability of your body is to exercise on a regular basis. Any kind of movement is better than no movement at all but, of course, it’s important to be mindful of your current physical ability and to minimize the risks of injury as best as possible. There are personal trainers who specialize in working with older people, and you can look at options like yoga, Tai Chi, and other low-impact exercises if, for instance, you are worried about hurting your joints.
Stress is one of the things that can age us more rapidly than anything else, and is directly responsible for a host of skincare woes, such as wrinkles and dark circles, not to mention intensifying our experience of back pain. There are a lot of ways you can get serious about destressing, such as partaking in yoga classes, but you can also learn more about mindfulness meditation in your own home. This has become a particularly popular form of de-stressing, as well as getting a better perspective on the many problems we can encounter in life.
Aging with grace, dignity, and safety in mind needs to become a priority at some point in your life and the tips above can ensure that you can do that a lot more easily.