Researchers tell us that our nutrition affects our aging process. Animals that are fed organic grass are best for our health.
Frequent exposure to the sun without the proper sun-block can cause wrinkles, aging, skin lesions and in the worst cases, melanomas.
Now, here is a subject that impacts us all. I think that no matter how much time and words we spend on the subject, it is a continuous, never-ending topic.
Where to start?
Studies tell us all the time that our food intake has a lot to do with our health and at the same time our health affects our aging process. The fact is that we really are what we eat, make the wrong choices and we end with deficient or insufficient health.
In this era of having little time for everything and everyone but ourselves, we must learn to make choices that will improve our health. We know that the right foods contain the antioxidants needed to at least delay the process of aging.
Enter organic foods, you know, the ones that are grass-fed meats, that compared with commercial ones have more antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin C, beta-carotene vitamin E and others, but most importantly, they do not contain the antibiotics, hormones or other chemicals.
I agree with some of you that the price of organic foods is more than the non-organic, but in the long-run, isn’t it better to spend your money on healthy foods than in doctors, medicines or Hospitals?
When you exercise, do so early in the morning if you can, or late in the afternoon if you do so outdoors. Avoid doing so between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm and certainly avoid doing it without your sun-block or shirt (guys), and without your sun-block, ladies. The continuous exposure to the sun without protection will eventually, through time, collect from us in several different forms, such as very dry skin, wrinkles, and skin cancer.
If you work out early in the morning or late in the afternoon, then you should wear as little clothing as possible and as light as possible. It is not the sweating that cools you; it is the evaporation of that sweat. Don’t wear cotton, it is too heavy, it will soak the sweat and won’t evaporate, making you feel hotter.
Keep hydrated whether you work out or not. We are mostly water composition and therefore need to keep drinking water to support the elasticity of our skin. I know this is a tip that everyone is aware of, but we tend to overlook it all the time for lack of time or because we do not like to drink water. Drink 8 ounces of water for every 30 minutes of work out, or exercise. Also drink a glass of water before you begin your outdoor activity in order to jump-start the hydration process.
Our bodies acclimate to heat, believe it or not, so we should expose ourselves to heat in order to give our bodies the opportunity to adapt itself and improve our ability to cool itself. Notice that I did not say expose yourself to the sun, but to the heat, there is a difference.
If you plan to stay outdoors longer than an hour, then the smart thing to do is to wear a broad-spectrum sun block with an SPF of at least 15 or higher.