Anti-Aging Tips for the New Year
It’s that time again! Time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the New Year. While many people use this time to make their resolutions to break the bad habits and create good healthy habits, here are some easy tips that you should consider that may just be able to help you live longer and age better:
- Get your levels checked at least annually. Hormones, Nutrients and the Neurotransmitters all need to be balanced to optimize your health and longevity. Out of balance symptoms may include low energy, weight gain and moodiness. Self-medication and supplementation is not the answer since you may not be taking what your body needs or is able to absorb. By understanding where your levels are at, you have a starting point and regular checks help you stay on track to being healthy.
- If you are over 40, have an annual Psychometric exam. As the life expectancy increases, maintaining healthy brain function is essential. Regular exams to measure cognitive processing, memory and attention can help detect and treat any limitations for overall better brain health.
- Manage your stress with meditation and deep breathing. Meditation and deep breathing exercises are a great way to manage your stress. Studies have shown that when we manage our stress we can actually increase our telomeres, our internal aging clock, helping us reduce our chances of developing chronic disease, thereby helping us to live longer.
- Reduce or eliminate sugar from your diet. We all know that sugar is one of the most damaging substances to the body but it may feel virtually impossible to detox on your own. We can help make it easier with our HCG diet program or other personalized detox regimens.
- Ladies, Schedule Annual Breast Thermograms. A Thermogram is a no contact, painless, non-invasive imaging modality without any exposure to X-ray radiation. It can detect any breast abnormalities in the early stages, which is key to treatment and a positive outcome.
- Asses your risk for disease. Genetic testing is one way to help identify your risk for future disease. Knowing your genetic markers helps us to create a personalized care plan that may prevent the onset of disease or slow the progression of chronic conditions. Remember, just because you have the genetic predisposition for certain conditions, your choices today can impact whether that gene is expressed or not. Knowledge is power.
Resolutions are great, as long as you stick to them. Don’t wait for a health scare to take charge of your life. Prevention is the key.
Here are some additional tips for setting goals for the New Year.