Let’s be real; getting old sucks. We are all trying to stay younger, longer. We look for any pill, drink, shot, injection or diet plan that is going to keep us looking and feeling younger. All of those things aside, there are plenty of things that you can do stay ageless.
There are 2 parts to this equation. First, let’s take a look at your fitness routine. You should always do something that challenges you. The old adage “if it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you” is absolutely correct; once your workout stops being challenging, you either need to change it up or increase intensity. Another tip is to always try new things. Don’t be afraid to try new workouts and new classes, it is good to keep your body guessing and this is how to keep your body AND your mind sharp…which brings me to another point on challenging your mind! Your mind (brain) is just like any other part of the body and should always challenged. I believe that workouts and classes that make you think (require motor skills and coordination) are the key to staying young. Once your brain stops being challenged it's all over! So find new workouts as you get older that are going to challenge your coordination and that mind-body connection as well as challenge your muscles, like dance cardio or barre classes that require choreography.
The other piece of this ageless equation is, of course, nutrition. My number one tip??? Water!!!! Hydration is key to keeping young, supple skin as well as keeping your organs functioning properly. Most people walk around in a state of dehydration and don’t even know it. Water can “cure” things you don’t even realize you have like dry skin, muscle cramps, itchy scalp, fatigue, lethargy, lack of energy during your workout, constant hunger, insomnia and more. Another tip is to keep it WHOLE. Whole foods are the key to maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy body on the inside. Eat as least processed as you can and reap the benefits of all the vitamins and minerals that food has as it source.