Many times we find ourselves searching for that miracle product which will make us look younger without first having recourse to the basics. There exist simple necessities that we should focus on at the outset and try make them part of our routine. So here I will submit to you FIVE best anti ageing tips that we tend to take for granted and forget to put them into practice time and again. AND AT ZERO COST.
Laughter as best medicine
Studies have shown that laughter is very beneficial to our health at both physiological and psychological level. Laughter not only lowers blood pressure and prevents heart disease, but also reduces the level of stress hormones, increases oxygen to the body cells, boosts the immune system AND makes you stronger so you are less likely to get infections and fall ill.
Dr Kataria, also known as the laughter Guru has created a University of laughter yoga for health and happiness, that has become famous in over 100 countries worldwide. The popularity and success of Dr Kataria proves that practised or fake laughter is also great for healthy ageing.
I have been to laughter yoga classes when in India, though now classes have been introduced here in Europe. Generally it´s elderly people that join in India, they go to a park on a regular basis and they perform one at a time to make the rest of the group laugh and then they repeat all together. They make funny faces, stick their tongue out, make an ugly face, gesture with their hands and so on. You can hear them early morning, a merry crowd having a jolly good time.
So there is no excuse, if you cannot get yourself to laugh naturally you have to go and join a laughing yoga class. You may get those few laughing lines but you will certainly look more attractive afterwards.
Drink warm water
The first thing you should become accustomed doing every morning as soon as you get out of bed is to grab a glass of lukewarm water and drink it on an empty stomach. This will help you stimulate your intestinal muscles, enhance your digestive power and flush out your toxins. Thus, you will be performing an important ritual to cleanse the body and feel lighter and younger, besides delaying ageing.
You find this habit beneficial after a short period and once you get used to it your body will start claiming that warm water. I tend to do it on a daily basis. The benefits are many if you manage to continue taking warm water consistently. I feel I can digest better during the day and feel lighter and healthier. Add more benefit and repeat this before you go to bed. You can add some lemon or honey to make it tastier.
In Asian countries and especially in India, based on the studies of Ayurveda, it is common to drink the warm water out of a copper, brass or silver cup (more beneficial to keep the water in this metal vessel overnight). It has an oligodynamic effect that purifies the water and can prevent microbes and infection.
Eat your drink and drink your food. This is an expression I once heard from a Guru and I tend to remember it every time I´m rushing to eat and have to swallow the food. Whenever I recall the phrase I tend to slow down and if I really don´t have enough time I either eat less or prefer not to eat at all.
So what does this phrase actually mean. The way it was explained to me is that you have to chew the food well enough so that it becomes liquid before you swallow. In the same manner when sipping on your drinks you do so until it feels like chewing it before swallowing. I hope this makes sense to you. It took me a while to practice but once you have it under control you can benefit each time you apply it when drinking or eating.
Get Beauty Sleep – Make Your Skin Glow Naturally
Sorry I´ve interrupted your beauty sleep! Oh! Is the term beauty sleep for real?
Sleep is a basic and natural necessity for the human and animal being. According to scientists, lack of sleep can cause your skin to age faster.
Then how many hours of sleep do we actually need to feel and look healthy and good-looking?
Falling asleep is an instinct and at any age we should aim to find out the right amount of sleep that our body needs. Our body tissues regenerate when we are sleeping and help us to wake up refreshed in the morning. Experimenting is the way to find out your standard hours of sleep required, whether it´s between 6-8 hours or 9-11 hours,depending on how energetic you feel in the morning.
Be sure that depriving yourself of a good night´s sleep will take its toll on your health and your skin.
Exercise increases longevity
Regular exercise not only keeps you in shape but also saves you from getting diseases, whilst rejuvenating the mind and body. As we age we tend to start losing muscle strength so exercising the whole system is important.
A very complete exercise. Popular with those who practice yoga, or for those of you who want to check it out, is called the sun salutation. This exercise works on all your body muscles and excellent for circulation, and can be carried out as slowly or as fast as you want to, depending on age and health status.
So isn´t it great to be able to feel healthy and young with basic methods?
Challenge yourself and implement most if not all the above 5 tips so you keep a youthful appearance. Do let me know what you think about these simple tips and if you are conscious or not of doing them. And if you noticed any difference when making them part of your routine.
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