Here’s an anti-aging tip so obvious we shouldn’t have to mention it: Water. We’re bringing it up because water doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Water is versatile stuff: As ice, it forms glaciers and keeps our drinks cool. As a liquid it arrives as rain, and lurks below in underground reservoirs. As a gas, it’s fog, steam and clouds. Used properly, water helps us look, feel and act younger than we are — keeping healthy and enjoying life to the fullest. If you’re not already doing it, drinking 8-12 eight ounce glasses per day is the guideline. If you prefer it bottled, four per day would do the trick. But don’t cheat. Tea, coffee and soft drinks don’t count. Substituting these for water will actually dehydrate you – something you don’t need and don’t want. Since it has zero calories, drinking water helps you lose weight. It’s a natural headache remedy too, and keeps skin looking healthier. It keeps you more productive, regulates body temps, helps in digestion, and wards off illness. In general, consuming enough water helps keep you in a good mood. Water is just plain super. If you don’t like it from the tap, and worry about too many bottles, purchase one of those filtering gizmos that removes tap’s impurities. Doing the latter helps reduce bottled water’s carbon footprint, if that’s your thing. If you want to feel better, knock back at least 8 glasses of water a day. You can’t live without it, so drink up!
Late last year, just a few months following her 100th birthday, the actress Gloria Stuart died. A working actor for years, she became widely known in one of her last roles, as “old Rose” in “Titanic” — the character portrayed as a younger woman in the film by actress Kate Winslet, who survives the sinking of the ill-fated ship. Stuart was 87 years old when the film was made, but looked and acted remarkably younger, and had to be ‘aged’ with make-up to resemble better what the producers thought an 87-year old should look like. Her character’s projection and bearing (and revealed later, as she was in real life) provided an excellent example of what it’s like to age dynamically — something we should all strive for. While caring for ourselves physically as we age, and with a little genetic luck thrown in, the good mindset must also come into play. This means having and maintaining a good mental balance and attitude — which can include continuing to do in life what pleasures you the most, and establishing a code of ethics ‘tailored’ to your own personality, based on values that are specific to you. This outlook should also include liking yourself, your surroundings and those you call your friends — and taking pleasure in being a useful, involved person. Growing older should be looked upon as just another of life’s adventures, and instead of slowing down, should be part of a continuing learning process. And if a daily dose of Prevagen can help you secure and build on this course of action, all the better.
In three words: Can’t be done. Recent research on the phenomenon of aging has found that having a stable relationship and clearly defined goals in life have as much to do with growing older as an active, vibrant person as being blessed with good genes. If you take the steps to care for your physical self by eating the right foods, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep (and taking Prevagen,) the critical factor remaining is love — which encompasses not only your feelings about the living beings around you, but the great things you can do in your life — like being persistent, curious, having a sense of humor, and caring about what you do. Having love in your life is in itself a source of energy — helping provide reason, purpose and direction. Generating, building and maintaining social connections are not only of immense help mentally, possessing these traits bring physical support too. Having these attitudes percolating from within not only brightens outlook, they strengthen overall well-being. Not all of us are lucky enough to be equipped with the full array of genetic longevity, excellent physical and mental health, and lots of love in our lives, but we can still do best with what we have. Maximizing the efforts over that in which you have control gives you the best shot of coming out on top. Then when you face life head-on, you’ll be making the most of its positives and dealing firmly with its challenges. If nothing else, it gives you a good reason to get up in the morning.
We live in a pressurized world, dealing with challenges that produce stress and anxiety – things we don’t need. To alleviate these burdens, we look forward to getting away from it all – for a week, or more if we’re lucky. But what do we indulge in during these getaway times? Many are taking “a vacation from their adult side,” going beyond sightseeing or reading 3 books in one week while sitting beside the pool (and getting more sun than intended,) by reliving their childhood pastimes. As an example, today, one in four who visit Disney World orDisneylandare adults without children. And older women are engaging in the growing popularity of slumber parties, gathering at hotels, donning their p.j.’s and enjoying each other’s company over a long weekend. Psychologists tell us that adults who turn up their noses at Harry Potter, Glee or MTV are being prudish – and withdrawn from the mainstream. Conversely, those who do take part in new ways to chill out remain youthful in a culture that grows younger by the minute. Unless you’re a recluse, it’s difficult to avoid the 24/7 media thrust aimed at those a lot younger than we are. There are those who say that if you don’t make an attempt to blend in now and then, you’re not only going to miss out, you’ll become one of the missing. Moderation is key. If you’re 50, healthy and happy but affected by those everyday problems that bring grief, you can know what it’s like to be young again, re-experiencing those fond remembrances of childhood; just don’t go crazy. SOURCE: Rejuvenile.com
The late comedian Lenny Bruce once said, “I’m so dumb I don’t know how much a whole lotta nines are!” Fortunately, most of us are pretty good at adding up our nines, plus other numbers as well. And some remember certain numbers long after they’ve vacated our short-term memory files. And it’s done via a psychological connection concocted in their brains. Our very survival depends greatly on the ability to process numerical information. Remembering pin and phone numbers—and even passwords, is a must, but many surpass those basics. For example, some can evoke numbers that figured heavily during a significant time in their lives — like the combination of the lock that kept the contents of their first school locker secure, or the phone number of their first love. Others employ memory-applied methods, converting numbers into words and phrases that form vivid images in their minds. Others use a substitute alphabet by converting numbers to letters, enabling them to remember numbers the same way they recollect a famous quote. No one knows what our respective memory limits might be, but one way to extend them (in addition to Prevagen®) is using techniques that work best for you, continuing to ‘tax your brain’ in an effort to learn even more. Numbers are everywhere; no matter what our lifestyle or location — they must be reckoned with. So, make it an ongoing learning experience, and most of all, make it fun. SOURCE: UniversityofMelbourne