- Drink plenty of water. Studies show that drinking sufficient amounts of water daily (about 60-80 oz) will keep your skin hydrated and looking youthful. Some studies also show that being well-hydrated increases your metabolism, so you’ll burn calories better. If you tend toward constant snacking or binge-eating, substitute water for your snacks, when possible. Also drink a large glass of water about 20 minutes before a meal and you will feel more “full” and eat less. (Our bodies often mistake feelings of “hunger” that are really feelings of “thirst.”
- Eat a well-balanced diet. A diet filled with fruits and veggies, lean protein and whole grains provides your body with disease fighting nutrients. High-fiber foods will aid in digestion and will help move some fats through your system more efficiently.
- Exercise. There is NO such thing as a magic weight-loss pill and no diet is going to keep the love handles off long-term. Regular weight training helps keep bones strong and muscles tone! Cardiovascular exercises keep your heart ticking and your weight healthy. Remember that muscle burns more calories than fat!
- Get plenty of sleep. A good night sleep allows your body to recuperate and rejuvenate for the next day. When you fail to get enough sleep, your body is stressed, your immunity is lowered and your energy is lagging. As you get older, you’ll need fewer hours of sleep but don’t push it at the bar! Target 6 to 8 hours of good, uninterrupted sleep per night for optimum performance. Avoid nights with 4 or less.
- Wear sunscreen. Years of the sun’s ultraviolet rays can weather your skin and make you look wrinkly! By wearing sunscreen, you can prevent age pots and pre-mature wrinkles. Even though you can’t get a “diet” out of a bottle, you can get a tan from one that will be safer for your skin than ultraviolet rays!
- Supplement wisely. The JAMA now recommends every adult supplement their diet with a daily multi- vitamin/mineral. Also, studies show that supplementing with a hGH anti-aging formula may help you look and feel younger-longer.