Mom Youth Secrets
Once you became a mom, did you feel older? I did, and as my kids get older (I now have a teenager!), I sometimes think “where did the time go”.
There is a saying that age is just a number. I believe that is true and try to live by that motto. No matter what your age is you should look fresh, healthy, and vibrant, and not just from the outside—you should feel good from the inside, too. You can’t control your age, but you can control how you feel about yourself. Staying young and healthy is all in your hands. What you do in your daily routine has a profound effect on your health. Plenty of older adults are considerably more healthy and active than many young people who are inactive or have poor habits. Looking the way you feel gives you the confidence to face the world. People are attracted toward you and it makes you feel proud. In order to stay young in body and spirit, there are things you need to add and things you need to remove from your routine. Let’s look at some of the things in your life that have an enormous impact on your health as you age.
Say goodbye to stress
Nobody likes stress. More often than not, you can’t control the situation that causes you stress, but you can adjust the way you deal with the stress. The people who experience chronic stress often suffer from a variety of ailments, such as constant headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure, and sometimes even heart attacks. The reasons for stress are many: job issues, family issues, love life issues, money problems, etc. Sometimes even the smallest things like a traffic jam or electricity failure can stress you to the max. Train yourself to handle stressful situations calmly and thoughtfully. This will prevent chronic or excessive stress and will keep you looking young and healthy. You can use breathing techniques to help with stress as well.
Exercise is often the solution to the majority of problems related to your health. Planning to exercise and actually doing it are two completely different things. Even if we start exercising, we may get tired or bored and stop it after two or three days. You can never achieve something if you are not persistent about it. Focus on the benefits of exercise to motivate you. Exercise improves your posture and multiple bodily systems. It improves oxygen circulation and powers nutrients to your skin to make you look more youthful. Exercise also helps in reducing stress. Although, don’t overdo the exercise, it could be adding more stress to you body and actually making things worse. Learn to listen to your body and if you think you are over exercising, cut back a little.
Get proper sleep
Inadequate sleep can result in high levels of stress and fatigue. Stress releases a hormone called cortisol that damages the skin. If you haven’t slept properly, you will have red or puffy eyes that add years to your appearance. Proper sleep lets your body produce the hormones needed to improve your skin’s elasticity and suppleness and prevent wrinkles. Here are some tips for getting a good nights sleep.
Consume healthy food
A proper, health-focused diet helps to reduce stress and produce hormones that fight the cells that cause aging. Food rich in protein, carbohydrates, calcium, and magnesium keeps your body young and healthy. Fruits are especially beneficial for your skin. They nourish you and make you feel fresh and young. Avoid unhealthy fats. When your body consumes too much unhealthy fat, it starts increasing the amount of cholesterol. This may eventually lead to a heart attack. Instead, increase your intake of fruits, vegetables and healthy fats (avocado, coconut oil, olive oil). Here is some more information on eating healthy.
Are you struggling with having enough energy to get through the day or feel like you’re on an emotional roller-coaster? Not sure where to start or what to do? There might be hidden internal stressors in the body that are affecting your energy and mood (and much more!). Often these internal stressors can be identified through functional lab work. If you feel stuck and would like to investigate further you can contact me for a FREE 20 minute strategy session to discuss your situation.