Best Anti Aging Secrets For Looking & Feeling Younger
The Benefits of Getting Older
Before we talk about the Best Anti-Aging Secrets lets talk about the benefits of getting older.
When we think of getting older, we tend to think of it only in terms of the negative.
Getting older means slowing down, collecting new aches and pains, losing our memory and eventually losing our sex drive and continence… Not good!
But while this might be the case for some, it’s not the whole story. Actually, getting older comes with a lot of benefits and remembering these can be a good way to avoid letting the thought of aging get you down too much. Here are just some of them…
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You Become More Chiseled
This goes for women and men alike. Women will often lose the thin layer of subcutaneous body-fat that exists under the skin, bringing out more defined cheekbones and giving them a much more chiseled appearance.
Men become generally more gristly as their jaw and foreheads continue to grow and eventually end up looking like they’re cut out of granite!
What’s more, is that our skin tends to get thinner as we age. This isn’t good news for women but it’s very good for men who want to look more ripped, vascular and muscular!
Getting a body like Sylvester Stallone or Hugh Jackman is only possible as you start to reach older age.
You Become Wiser
There are broadly speaking two types of intelligence. These are ‘crystalized’ intelligence and ‘fluid’ intelligence. Crystalized intelligence is really knowledge, while fluid intelligence is more like reasoning. While our reasoning skills often deteriorate as we age, our crystalized intelligence actually improves as we gain more knowledge over time.
As long as you protect your memory, this will only continue to improve the older you get – eventually making you some kind of walking oracle!
You Gain Respect
A big plus about being older is that you gain respect. This means people hold doors open for you, let you have their seat on the train and listen to what you have to say politely.
You Have More Time
If you’re like most people, then eventually you are going to retire. When that happens, you will free up a lot of time.
How to Keep Your Brain Young and Nimble as You Reach Old Age
Watching our bodies fail us as we get older can very often be a painful and depressing.
Over time, we can find ourselves becoming less able bodied, slower and older in our appearance as well.
But what is actually much worse than this, is noticing your brain start to fail you.
Our brain is what houses who we are.
Our brain is what gives rise to all of our subjective experiences… and seeing that start to deteriorate is very frightening indeed.
So the question is: how can you protect your brain into old age?
Here are some strategies and suggestions that may be able to help…
One of the very most important things you can do for your brain is to keep learning and to keep subjecting yourself to novel experiences.
Our brains operate on a ‘use it or lose it’ basis, just like every part of our biology.
So if you are going through the exact same motions day in, day out, then you will find that your brain loses the ability to learn and adapt to changes the way it once did.
The problem is that so many of us do stop subjecting ourselves to new experiences as we age.
Partly this is due to simple societal pressures: when we age, we tend to become less active and less social and this means we lose our opportunities for learning.
The key is to keep trying new things. Many blogs will tell you that playing chess is a good way to keep your brain healthy but in fact this isn’t necessarily the best option: playing chess is just one activity and involves relatively little learning.
Instead, try computer games.
Because each time you try a new computer game, you are forced to take up new skills and new abilities.
Each time you learn a new game, you need new controls, which will incorporate new neural pathways.
Each new game has an entirely new set of skills and that means you are continually learning.
One of the very best things for our brains is to keep socializing.
This is highly important, as social stimulation stimulates positive hormones and keeps our brain active and challenged.
As we get older, often we start to keep ourselves locked away and stop going out so much. This means less social stimulation, which means rapid deterioration.
Again, this is something to avoid.
Top Ways to Instantly Look Younger
Unless they are still in their early twenties, everyone wants to look younger.
There are very few who think that grey hair, wrinkles or age spots make them look more attractive and the unfortunate thing is that once these things start to appear, they can be extraordinarily difficult to reverse.
Many of these things can be reversed; it’s just that it takes a long time.
And you would have been much better off trying to prevent them from arising in the first place, rather than trying to turn back the clock.
What if you don’t have the time to begin an entirely new skin regime? What if it’s too late for amino acids and antioxidants?
Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do instead to look younger instantly.
Change Your Hair
One of the easiest ways to quickly look younger is to change your hairstyle.
The result of this will depend very much on your face shape and your preferences – but often choosing a shorter haircut will be the best way to look instantly younger for both men and women.
This can also be slimming, as it shows off your neck – one of the thinnest parts of your body.
Exfoliating is definitely one of the very best ways to make yourself look younger.
This will remove any dead skin cells or dirt from the top layer of the skin on your face.
That in turn will make the level of your skin more even, thereby making your wrinkles much more shallow.
Another benefit of exfoliating is that it reveals the much healthier and more youthful skin underneath.
This has a much more natural glow, which can make you appear healthier and younger at the same time!
Whiten Your Teeth
Another very easy way to instantly look that bit younger is to whiten your teeth.
Our teeth are one of the biggest give-aways when it comes to our true age and if you keep these looking fresh, strong and white then you will look younger and healthier by default.
Many people think that the best way to look younger is to wear younger clothes.
In fact though, the opposite is normally true.
That’s because very young looking clothes risk making you look older by comparison.
Dressing your age is surprisingly one of the best ways to appear younger in many cases!
How to Prevent Your Body From Deteriorating As You Age (And Why it Does)
What does an old person look like?
- Hunched over?
And how likely are you to see an older person in their 70s+ go running or performing gymnastics?
Our assumptions about the elderly are generally fueled by stereotypes and perhaps the people we know in our own lives.
But just because a lot of people lose their ability to move well as they age, that doesn’t mean you have to.
Just take a look at Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.
These guys are approaching their 70s and they’re still more muscular than most of us every will be in our whole lives!
There are old Grandmas in their 80s who can perform top-level gymnastics and at any marathon you will see a lot of elderly contenders.
The reality is that your body does not have a ‘best before’ date on it. Actually, your body should be more than capable of lasting your entire life.
The problem is the way we use it.
How Your Body Deteriorates
Think about what most of us do between the hours of 9-5, 5 days a week.
We sit in an office, hunched over and working.
No doubt most of us will pick up some kind of injury and this then teaches us that we need to slow down and stop being active (which is encouraged by most people we know).
We spend our retirement also sitting down and during all this time, our bodies start to lose their flexibility, their muscle tone and their dynamism.
This is when imbalances arrive and it’s when we start to experience chronic pain.
Sometimes this is exacerbated by illness or inflammation but very often it is simply the result of a lack of use, improper movement and muscular imbalances.
How to Fix It
So how do you fix it?
Simple: you start to move again.
And you stop treating yourself like you’re made from glass!
You need to push your body for it to adapt and become stronger and that is how you avoid aging.
That doesn’t mean you should launch straight into an intense CrossFit regime though.
Instead, you need to make sure that you introduce yourself to exercise gently with walking or swimming and then build on that.
Work with a trainer and find someone who understands functional movement.
In no time, you’ll be moving better than you ever did in your youth!
Will We Ever Live Forever?
Many people interested in staving off the effects of aging will mainly be so for vanity reasons.
They don’t actually want to be immortal but rather they’re just interested in looking younger for longer and perhaps having a few less aches and pains.
But there are those with greater ambitions. There are those who want to slow their aging so that they can live forever and then enjoy all of the existential changes that would come from that.
This is completely impossible of course. Right?
Well, not if you listen to certain thinkers.
In fact, most scientists believe that the first person to live forever has already been born.
The argument goes that someone born today who lives for 120 years will get to benefit from all of todays modern medicine and lifestyle/health knowledge.
In 30 years time, we might have even better medical technology and be able to cure a lot of life-ending diseases. 20 years later and we might be able to extend the average life span with gene doping (perhaps by rejuvenating the telomeres).
30 years later and we may be able to perform a brain transplant.
250 years later and we might be able to upload our consciousness to the computer.
It sounds far-fetched but so too would the internet, were you to explain it to someone alive 100 years ago!
The Top Methods for Extending Lifespan Greatly
To demonstrate just how possible this is, let’s take a look at some of the best options we have for extending lifespans in the near future.
Insertional gene doping is already being used by doctors and essentially allows you to permanently alter your DNA through a single injection. Among other things, this could someday enable us to strengthen cell walls ñ extending our lifespans by approximately 30% and making us less susceptible to fire or toxins.
In the distant future, we may be able to emulate the abilities of some species of jellyfish that can actually restore their entire bodies by returning to a polyp state.
Right now, we don’t know if it is truly possible to upload our consciousness or even if we would want to. One speculated methodology though, involves potentially replacing each brain cell or brain structure with mechanical parts, one piece at a time.
Think this sounds like something out of science fiction?
Actually, such a procedure is being attempted in the near future. Hitler experimented with head transplants during WW2 as well!
Not ready for a head transplant just yet?
Don’t worry! In the meantime, the best you can do is simply to live as healthily as you possibly can.
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