10 Anti-aging Hacks That Don’t Cost a Thing!

22nd April 2019

SENESCENCE or biological ageing is the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics. The word senescence can refer either to cellular ageing or to deterioration of the whole organism. (Eek, deterioration!)

 

FACT: we all get older every single day and each person’s ageing process will look different.

 

But, despite Wikipedia’s definition of “biological ageing”, don’t you think it’s about time that we should embrace it, rather than fearing it, and spending lots of money trying to turn back the hands of time?

 

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That said, if you’re motivated to live a full and healthy life as you age, then you might have to make some adjustments to your personal ageing process, so you can spend more quality time doing the things you love.

 

Here are 10 simple anti-ageing “hacks” you can start trying to give yourself an edge over senescence!

 

Try as many of them as you can on a daily basis – and some of them, you might just NEED to do no matter what – like number 8!

 

Try these 10 Anti-ageing Health Hacks…for free

 

 

1. Drink more water and stay hydrated

 

Increasing water intake and being adequately hydrated is a no-brainer for both inner and outer beauty – from your cells to your skin! This includes consuming foods that have a naturally high water content.

Did you know? Each bite of watermelon contains 92% water!

 

2. Eat more whole, nutrient-dense foods rich in vitamins, minerals & Omega 3’s

 

Fruits and veggies like cucumber, watermelon, tomato, avocados, ginger, berries (especially blueberries), pomegranate, dark green leafy veggies, garlic and Omega 3 fatty acid-rich foods like cold water fatty fish, walnuts and hemp seeds.

 

3. Drink less alcohol – or none at all 🙂


‘Enough said.

 

4. Move your body, and break a sweat daily.

 

Did you know? Regular exercise has quite a potent anti-ageing effect – and best of all, to help slow down the ageing process, it doesn’t matter how much you exercise or what type you choose – just so long as you move your body regularly!

On the other hand, a sedentary lifestyle speeds up the ageing process and makes you more susceptible to age-related health issues down the road.

 

5. Rest more, and get adequate restorative sleep.

 

 

Lack of sleep can really take a toll on your entire body. We’re not just talking dark circles either – although those are still a good reason to catch enough zzz’s!

Shut the laptop (and other devices) and get into bed, preferably by 10pm every night.

 

6. Manage your stress.

 

Too much stress can have significant negative effects on your body, and grossly accelerate the ageing process. Be sure to find more ways to manage your stress on a daily basis so it doesn’t take over!

 

7. Avoid excessive sun exposure

 

A little natural sun exposure each day is fine (hellooo Vitamin D!), but excessive exposure is detrimental and undoubtedly ages the skin.

 

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Did you know? Vitamin D plays a critical role in several biological processes – skin health included, promoting a youthful skin appearance. Higher Vitamin D levels are associated with healthy ageing.

 

8. Do NOT smoke. Ever.

 

‘Enough said about that too.

 

And here’s two you probably weren’t expecting to be on the list…

 

 

9. Laugh more.

 

Laughter truly IS the best medicine.

 

10. Get outside and take in nature.

 

The outdoors and being in natural surroundings can be their own kind of therapy and should be part of any healthy anti-ageing routine.

 

 

Obviously there’s nothing that completely halts senescence or the biological ageing process, but these simple anti-ageing hacks may help you slow it down – even if it’s just a little bit.

 

More importantly, they may help you look and feel better RIGHT NOW, while promoting an overall healthier, and more energetic lifestyle!

 

RECIPE

 

 

Anti-ageing Superfood Slaw

 

Makes about 4 side portions.

 

Ingredients

 

1 watermelon, flesh cubed

1 cup jicama, cubed (no skin)

½ cucumber, washed and chopped (with skin)

2-3 Tbsp hemp seeds/hearts

2-3 Tbsp goat feta, crumbled (if you can tolerate dairy)

2 Tbsp fresh herbs, finely chopped (basil, mint, cilantro or oregano)

1 Tbsp walnut or hemp oil

1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

Salt & pepper to taste

 

Preparation

 

Assemble all fruits, veggies, seeds and herbs in a medium bowl, and gently toss.

 

Add goat cheese, if using. Gently toss again.

 

Drizzle oil, add salt & pepper (if using), and gently toss one more time, being careful not to bruise fruit.

 

Salad does not keep well – best served and enjoyed immediately.

 

REFERENCES

 

Wikipedia definition: senescence

 

Science Daily: How Much Sun is Good For Our Health?

 

Dermato Endocrinology: Discovering the link between nutrition and skin health



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