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Habits That Will Make You Age Gracefully

Habits That Will Make You Age Gracefully

Are you preparing for the inevitable? Aging is coming for us all no matter what we look like or where we come from. Are you prepared to fight it or will you let it overtake you? If you do choose to accept this mission and fight, do so gracefully. Here are a few habits to aid you in your aging journey.

As a 30-something it’s important for me to be my BEST SELF and create habits that will last a lifetime.

As a 30-something it’s important for me to be my BEST SELF and create habits that will last a lifetime.

DRINK MORE WATER

You’ve heard this since you were kid, “drink more water!” I’m not going to tell you to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day recommended by many doctors and nutritionists, “Oh wait I think I just did!” Drinking plenty of water flushes out toxins, keeps you energized and nourishes your skin. Not drinking enough water can make you dehydrated causing the skin to become dry, thus leading to early aging.

MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE

In the modeling industry I learned very quickly that moisturizer is your friend. Serums, creams, oils and lotions should be an essential part of your daily routine. Even if you have acne prone or sensitive skin there is something on the market for you. I personally have combination skin (meaning an oily T-zone) and normal everywhere else. I just discovered Palmer’s Skin Therapy face oil and use it after my usual bedtime routine. This restorative oil has natural Cocoa Butter, Retinol (wrinkle reducer) and Vitamin C, all needed for aging skin.

Side Note: Using a moisturizer with SPF or sunscreen is also a great way to prevent wrinkles, moles and spots from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Wear shades outside to prevent wrinkles around the eyes.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Face Oil $10.95

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Face Oil $10.95

EXERCISE/MOVE YOUR BODY REGULARLY

Keeping your body active has so many benefits that for me it’s a part of my lifestyle.

  1. Increases blood flow and circulation which gives the skin a natural glow

  2. Great for our cardiovascular health

  3. Releasing endorphins gives you a great feeling and improves energy levels.

  4. Feel more confident

    I work out 3 times a week and if I can’t make it to the gym. I am doing jumping jacks in the living room, stretching, or following along to a workout video. I take the stairs instead of an elevator and sometimes skip every other step while doing it (yeah get that toned butt). In addition to cardio, strength training is a way to tighten the skin and strengthen your back and shoulder muscles. As we age having a strong posture becomes the focus, therefore strength training will keep you looking youthful and confident.

    If you don’t have time for gym, just move your body at least 10-20 minutes a day. These small steps add up and can keep you healthy overall.

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WATCH WHAT YOU EAT

I’m also not going to tell you what’s healthy and that you should eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains, blah, blah, blah. You already know that you shouldn’t have eaten that double meat cheeseburger or that extra serving of ice cream. I’m a strong believer in eating whatever you want but in moderation. Overindulging is not a habit you want to stand by, it can lead to all sorts of health problems as well as accelerate the aging process.

I get it, we all lead busy lives and sometimes it’s just easier eating convenient or processed foods. The best thing you can do for your body is to stay away from processed foods or keep their consumption at the bare minimum. Keeping a healthy body weight is more about what you put in your mouth on a daily basis not just exercising.

DESTRESS

Life can be overwhelming at times and taking a few minutes out of your day to just relax and “BE” can take the edge off. Meditating, journaling, reading the bible, watching something that makes you laugh or talking with a friend are great ways to destress. Reduce those stress hormones by going for a walk or jog this can also clear your mind. Never hesitate to step away from all forms of social media. It’s all right to unplug because it can be stressful to have information and images constantly bombarding you. If you don’t hear from me for a while, I’m destressing and getting my mind right.

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Mother Nature is coming for us and there’s no escape, if you know me and we’ve had a chat about aging then you know, I’m giving it all I’ve got and then I’m going out in a Blaze of Glory!

How do you all feel about aging? Do you embrace it and what habits do you do to age gracefully?











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