It is quite tiring to go from one cosmetic shop to another just to stock up on some of the latest anti-aging creams to help you look younger. But there are ways on how you can stay young and fit without spending money on different beauty products. According to some research done, people who exercise regularly are said to stay healthier as they grow old. Elite runners, for instance, have cells that look much younger when seen under a microscope.
Researchers measured the length of telomeres. As their research progressed, they found out that telomere shortening can be critical to aging. It can also make people develop diseases like diabetes, cancer, and heart problems. According to the lead researcher from Saarland University in Homburg, Germany named Ulrich Laufs, MD, “Telomeres can be thought of as a biological clock. If they are shorter than a critical length, the process of programmed cell death starts.” Unless you have availed of life insurances from companies like Aviva Life, you may have a hard time dealing with the expenses that can be brought by different health conditions. Life insurance companies usually provide their clients with affordable ways to ensure that you and your family have the best health insurance needed. But always bear in mind that this will not always be the case, especially if you are living a healthy life.
Here are some ways on how you can stay young, healthy and fit:
Watch what you eat. Due to the constant battle with environmental toxins and food adulteration, it is important that people carefully watch the food they eat. Investing in organic food can help ensure that you’re eating healthy. Eat more fruits and vegetables and reduce your consumption of refined food products.
Exercise regularly. According to a study, only 7-8 percent of adults in the US participate in different exercise routines for 3-4 times a week. Exercise is said to be the best way for people to stay young and fit. As Sir Isaac Newton said, “a body in motion stays in motion.” This means that when the body is constantly doing exercises, it will help lengthen one’s life and improve the body’s health in endless ways. So instead of sitting for hours on your couch while watching TV, why not start doing simple exercises like walking?
Do some yoga and meditation. With regular meditation and yoga, you will have a fit body and mind. This will help you become a calmer person, which is very essential for staying young. You just have to focus on your breathing and perform pranayama.
I’m on a journey; to live the healthiest life possible, and although I keep myself extremely active in the gym, there was still always something missing. What could be missing? I’m in great shape, I eat well, I’m always on the go – it wasn’t until I started feeling run down that I realized what it was. Yoga. Sure I’m fit and healthy; but in a crazy hectic life with so much outside stress and noise it’s only normal that one would start feeling a bit crazed. I searched for something to set my mind at ease – a place to let go of everything outside and just focus on the present moment in which I just wanted to devote to myself. I had taken many yoga classes and reaped extreme benefit from them; however, it wasn’t until I set my intention to my inner peace of mind and really held true to it throughout my practice that I eventually reached what I consider to be complete yoga bliss. Joy, excitement, emotion, peace – it’s everything I wanted out of my practice and more.
Years after stepping foot in my fist yoga class I’m excited to announce that I’ll be attending Caroline Klebls’ Source of Yoga teacher training in Illinois this summer. I feel honored, really, to have this opportunity as Caroline is a highly respected yogi with years of practice. She has studied with Ashtanga guru Sri K Pattabhi Jois in India where she also received her PhD. Caroline has a background in Tibetan Buddhism, Iyengar, and Viniyoga and with years as an athlete, yoga practice and teaching, I am extremely confident to say that I’ll be learning from one of the best.
Follow me on my journey up to and through my 200 hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training. I’ll be writing here on my blog as well as many other websites and magazines, all of which I will provide links to. You can find more info on the training by clicking here and I’ll be adding a page to my site for you to view as well.
Good morning San Diego! No excuses, I’m finally settled in to my new place but let me tell you…things have been crazy. I got sick! Like sick sick…stomach flu knocked me on my butt for almost a week really and I’m still working on getting my strength back. I’m working out but doing what I can, when I can – my 6am stair intervals have been pushed back to later in the day since I’m not waking up bright and bushy talied lately – More like groggy and ready for a nap. I mean look at me (not my expression please)
I think I dropped about 10 pounds while sick. So I’m listening to my body and letting it tell me when it’s ready to get back at it but I’m working on some new goals in the gym, so we’ll see how this all goes when I get my strength back.
Ahhhh so much to tell you all but I’ll start with this
That’s right, I’m running the Ragnar Relay this month with a group of 12 and I’m so excited, so nervous, so pumped! This is like an Ironman in my world, so I’ve been training and doing my long runs again once a week that will hopefully prepare me for this awesome adventure. It’s a 197 mile run from Hunington Beach to Coronado. Here’s the course
At this point I think I’ll be running a total of 10 miles which isn’t too bad actually. To be honest, I was kind of looking forward to challenging myself and going for some gnarly distance; however, I know I need to be realistic and do what I can for my team and my team is full of fantastic athletes.
I’ll keep you updated on my legs of the run.
Life in the new pad is pretty amazing. It’s tiny, cozy and steps away from the beach – all I could want for this time in my life. Oh and pretty rad lighting which means more food shots
My last place was so dark, like a cave. Depressing. So much better here!
Look who came to visit this week
My fave girl in the world, Ms. Harper Lily. It moments like these that make me happy and make me feel at home – nothing better than surrounding yourself with the people that matter the most in the world. I’m so fortunate to have the family and friends that I do.
Ok well I’m off to get some work done and when get back to the gym for some cardio.
I’m in the process of moving and getting settled into my new apartment! It’s so great – I can’t wait to share pics of the spot I’m in. Hang in there while I get set up – as soon as I do I’ll share some exciting stuff that’s been going on in my world.
I’m Dawn! I’m a certified personal trainer, freelance writer, wannabe yogi and lover of all things active. My blog features workouts, meals and daily musings. You should also know…
I have an obsession with green sauce. I crave egg whites and vegetables. I’m a big fan of doing the robot in times of celebration. Fitness consumes me. Music excites me. I pop tic tacs like they’re goin out of style and I twirl hair like nobody’s business. I’m a lost soul, ready for my life adventure to begin and strongly believe that I should be the 1st official Starbucks Ambassador.