For a woman, what would be the most important part of her body that reflects her beauty? Undoubtedly, it would be her skin! That’s obvious as it is a lady looks for in her looks and herself in terms of her overall beauty. Therefore, it becomes a necessity to keep up your skin’s prettiness. Your skin faces the harsh sun, weather, and dust that are responsible for its wear and tear. It is also known that eating habits may also affect the skin. Frequently eating junk or unhealthy food may reflect the consequences not only on your health but also on your skin. Including junk foods in your habit can disturb your metabolism which can lead to faster aging of the skin. Other important factors that are responsible for the skin’s damage and aging are pollution, daily facial movements, obesity and also the sleep position. These are some factors which a person can’t avoid even if she wants to. Your skin is at the mercy of these and it also has to look flawless. You then need to avoid these attacks from nature with an anti-aging cream.
With all of these, the aging process of your skin will also add to the loss in your skin’s agility. With aging, your skin becomes rougher. The velvet like softness is no more a thing! It may also start developing lesions such as benign tumors. Aging is the main culprit for your skin to become slack and lose its elasticity. It happens due to the tissues of elastin and collagen in your skin which gets deprived of its nutrients and starts to hang loosely. Upon aging, our body is not able to keep up with the supply of nutrients and other vital elements that keep the skin fresh. It can be understood as when the supply gets cut, the output also reduces. Due to the lesser supply of elements, the epidermis starts getting thinner and gives your skin a look which you would not want. Therefore, the skin becomes more fragile as the age increases and also your need to get an anti-aging cream to cover for it.
It is advisable to take greater care of your skin when you cross the age where your skin starts getting easily bruised. It is an indicator that the blood vessel walls are growing thinner. Due to this, the skin’s immunity to withstand pollution and other damages diminish very quickly. Therefore, taking care of your skin from the beginning of this period is recommended to avoid the consequences of the aging process. Talking about the sun, which is hard to avoid as one can’t always stay indoors. The UV rays damage the skin to a great extent. It breaks the fibers of elastin leading to the loss of elasticity along with loosening and sagging of skin. It also results in easy bruises which will take longer to heal. You may think that the sun isn’t affecting you now, but ahead of time, it will! Sun, dust, aging etc… there will be a lot of enemy to your skin from time to time… it then comes down to how you protect your skin against those various conditions!
Yoga may have a profound and positive effect in anti aging progression, some renowned institute studies suggested.
Aging is a natural process of growing old.
Yoga, the ancient technique for harmonized external and internal body well beings, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement and gesture… has been well known for people in Western world and some parts in Asia due to health benefits reported by various respectable institutes’ research and supported by health advocates.
According to the study to explore the impact of yoga and meditation based lifestyle intervention (YMLI) on cellular aging in 96 healthy individuals randomly assigned to a 12-weeks of YMLI, at the end of 12 weeks of lesson, YMLI group expressed significant improvements in both the cardinal biomarkers of cellular aging and the metabotrophic biomarkers influencing cellular aging in compared to baseline values.
The efficacy of the program in reduced cellular aging process was attributed to the activities in decreased production of ROS and pro inflammatory cytokins and hormone cortisol, and increased mean values of telomerase activity in regulated aging progression and hormone β-endorphin in reduced stress and maintain homeostasis.
Dr. Madhuri Tolahunase, the led author, after taking into account of other co founders, said,”Lifestyle is an integrated entity, and an intervention, like YMLI, that has overall positive influence on our health appears most useful versus changing only one aspect at a time, as is seen by action of certain drugs. Yoga is holistic and a mind-body medicine and is more beneficial and advantageous than individual interventions like physical exercise, caloric restriction, and antioxidants”.
Other researchers, in the study of yoga breathing in protected skin against aging, filed the following results
1. Yoga breathing reduced psychological aspects of stress and anxiety which have been found to associate to promoted aging
2. Yoga also expressed an impact in regulated advanced glycation end products (AGE) which have recently been shown to play a role in tissue aging
3. Comprehensive yoga program including breathing and meditative exercises may have a profound effect in enhanced gene expression involving oxidative stress, DNA damage, cell cycle control, aging and apoptosis and
In further analysis, Dr, Beri K the led author said, “(Contract to general belief)The interesting correlation of insulin regulation and glucose control can be translated to improvement and maybe reversal of the effects on AGE protein accumulation in the body tissue”.
In support of the above differentiation, Dr. Brown RP at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, launched an investigation of yoga breathing in anti aging progression, suggested that
1. Yoga breathing (pranayama) can have a significant and positive effect in bringing the mind to the present moment and reduce stress
2. Yoga breathing delayed the aging process through reduced expression of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and for victims of mass disasters.
3. The practices also relieved many forms of suffering.
Finally, after taking account of other risk factors, researchers concluded that yoga breathing can affect longevity mechanisms.
Taking altogether, Yoga used alone or combined with meditation may have a therapeutic effect in aging progression through regulating cellular and psychological expressions
Women have a major influence on the overall health of all the members in a family. This is true whether the woman works inside or outside the home. In most households, women are the key decision makers when it comes to planning meals. They are usually the ones preparing food at home and planning grocery shopping lists. In general, women also tend to be more health conscious and care for other family members. Mothers can help get their children off to a healthy start by teaching healthy food and fitness habits at a very young age. Providing health and fitness tips to women helps the entire family.
A preventive strategy can help delay or reduce long term medical expenses associated with chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. Most homes have a television, computer, or video game system which promotes a sedentary lifestyle. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight management are crucial for heart disease prevention. Getting regular exercise has become an organized activity even for children. A busy lifestyle also means that we need to plan and schedule time for daily exercise whether it is walking, yoga, jogging, or weight training at the gym. Yes, weight training does not always mean big muscles; this is a common concern among women. Weight training helps tone the body, strengthens bones and boosts metabolism. Free fitness tips and instructional videos on weight training and yoga are available online to help educate the public. Online fitness trackers can calculate the calories you burn with different physical activities, a helpful tool if you are on a weight loss program.
Women can set an example for the entire family by eating healthy and exercising regularly. Fad diets that focus on single foods or nutrients are not healthy and result in short term weight loss. Most people regain the weight when they eventually revert to old eating habits. A healthy diet for women is well-balanced and rich in nutrients. It not only supports weight management but also includes nutrients for unique needs like pregnancy, breast feeding, bone health, and anemia (related to menstrual issues). Nutrition and diet are among the most popularly searched for topics on the internet. Use common sense and good judgment, check your online sources of information. Follow diet tips for weight loss offered by qualified professionals like registered dietitians and doctors. Beware of miraculous weight loss potions, pills and powders; remember that it takes time to gain weight and even more to lose it.
I’m sure everyone has heard the old saying, “Failure is not an option”. Usually it involves some type of spy or military action movie where the hero has declared that the characters must win at all cost. In life, especially in the area of fitness, however, failure is an option. That is you do have a choice to give up or keep going from wherever you find yourself in your journey to health and fitness.
Failure occurs the moment you quit trying to succeed whether it’s fitness, business, sports, or anything in life a person might strive to achieve a certain goal. Quitting any goal removes all hope that you will ever achieve that goal. As long as you keep moving forward toward a goal no matter what the odds are against you, you retain the hope of success.
Take away hope, and you take away a person’s will and chance at happiness. The hope or promise of something better makes today all the more enjoyable. Don’t get discouraged if you try and fail to lose weight, build muscle, ran that mile faster, or whatever your goal is. As long as you get up every morning with that goal still in your heart and mind, and you keep putting one foot in front of the other toward that goal you haven’t failed yet. The quitter is the only one who we can say has truly failed. The person that chooses to stop trying, chooses to accept failure.
Considering how vital hope is to the individual, it’s important to make smaller short term goals to go along with long term goals. Seeing success at any level does wonders to motivate and keep us going toward our more long term difficult goals down the line, and it’s much easier to reach those small steps than the ones much farther away.
Proverbs 13:12 KJV
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
While fitness takes a lot of resolve and determination sometimes, don’t make it out as an all out war all the time. Having a warrior’s mentality toward fitness isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but for the sake of not getting burned out, try to keep it fun along the way.
Switch out to different exercise programs from time to time to keep things fresh even if they don’t necessarily directly correlate with your specific fitness goals. Having a wide variety of exercises and fun things to do make it a lot easier to be fit overall. There’s a million things a person can do to live a fit life and have fun at the same time. Go walking, bike riding, swimming, play sports, toss a Frisbee, play with your dog, chase the kids, mow the lawn, garden, run, lift weights, chop wood, etc.
Just whatever you do, don’t stop. The same thing goes for eating right. If you jump off the wagon and eat ice cream one day, that’s no big deal. Just start again the next day, or the very next meal, eating healthy again. Besides, occasionally eating something fattening is fine, but just as I recommend in my book, Common Sense Biblical Approach to Health and Fitness, don’t bring unhealthy things home. Make drinking a coke, or eating ice cream something you do only on a special occasion. Junk food you take home usually comes in larger quantities, and, once you have it opened, the temptation to keep eating it will be too great. A serving or two once a week, is one thing, but all day, and part of the next is way too much.
Still even if you mess up a whole day, or even a week don’t quit, just get started again. As I’ve said before, the best way to eat right is not bring junk food home period. Make home a junk food free zone.
In the end, failure is never final, and not even a reality until or unless you allow it to be. As long as you purpose in your heart to keep trying, and mean it, then failure is truly not an option.