There’s plenty of advice out there about slowing the appearance of ageing – but how do you slow down ageing itself? Marisa Peer tells all!
To be younger physically and mentally you must change how you think about ageing. However young you may look you need to feel young too – and that means changing your mind-set.
Thinking younger is about keeping your mental faculties, staying sharp and on the ball and using techniques to physically slow down the ageing of your body. That way, you stay quick-thinking, focused and have a fantastic memory. Here are some simple things you can do to extend your life span and delay ageing – so you feel and look younger at every stage of your life
1.Words to the Wise. Stop saying I feel old, knackered, past it or anything else along those lines. Don’t refer to yourself as ancient or geriatric. Your mind believes every word you say so describing yourself as an antique, even jokingly, causes your mind to picture what that is – then your body works to meet the picture. Your mind and body act in a way that matches how you describe yourself – so instead of saying I look old – which is permanent – say I look tired which is temporary.
2.Mix It Up. Embrace change and new challenges and you will slow down ageing. Make routine your enemy. It stops your body and brain being challenged. Make variety and change your friend. do things that communicate to your brain and body that you are young. Tufts University Medical School ran a series of tests proving the power of thought can cause the body to become 12 years younger than it really is.
3.Exercise Your Mind. Sudoku, crosswords and joining in with quiz shows keep your brain agile. The neurons in your brain remain strong and continue to renew themselves with use, whereas they wither and become inert without use. The mind and body work on the use it or lose it principle, so use your brain like a muscle and you will slow down mental and physical ageing.
4.Supplement Your Youth. You are not what you eat you are what you are able to absorb. Take Co-enzyme Q10 to help your body to absorb nutrients from food. another great supplement is Gingko Biloba, which forces blood through micro-vessels and helps keep ageing illnesses at bay. In Scandinavia it is given to older people because of its agedelaying properties.
5.Have Sex. Have Fun. Sex tricks your body into thinking you are younger. Having frequent sex tricks your mind into believing you must be trying to conceive and as a result it has an anti-ageing effect on older people. orgasm is very good for your skin and makes nK (natural killer cells) that fi ght illness . Become Immune to Ageing. Skin brushing boosts immunity. Brushing lymph sites in your groin, armpits and neck boosts your lymph system keeping you healthy and looking and feeling younger.
6.Keep a Spring in Your Step with Exercise and Music. If your body isn’t active you begin muscle wastage – so why not bounce back to health on a trampoline? Tests have shown that jumping on a mini tramp for 10 minutes a day gets rid of bags under your eyes. The age you feel is also affected by time listening to music, dancing and laughing, all of which cause your body to produce hormones and chemicals associated with youth. My Cd younger skin from within is designed to send messages to your body that slows down ageing.
7.Don’t Irradiate! Keep your phone or laptop away from your bed at night. The electro-magnetic frequencies will age your body. Move appliances out of the bedroom, use a battery clock and a non-cordless phone, too.
8.Get Your Beauty Sleep. Be in bed by 12.00 several nights a week. at 2.00am your body begins its cycle of cell repair, which it can’t do if you are still awake. Staying up late every night means your body sets aside cell repair which accelerates ageing.
9.Nut-brown Hair? It doesn’t matter whether you’re blond, raven, brunette or ginger, eating walnuts (which are rich in copper) stops hair going grey.
10.Hair Circulation. Hair loss is linked to lack of blood supply across the scalp. Brushand massage your scalp to stimulate blood flow. Standing on your head will boost hair growth. It’s as effective to kneel with your head cupped into your palms, then move on to your feet so your head is more inverted. This boosts blood flow to your scalp, nourishing hair follicles and encouraging healthy hair growth. b www.marisapeer.com