You can’t stop aging – it’s a part of life. We all get older and pass through different stages and their associated challenges.
Moving through those difficulties comes with a reward: wisdom. And that wisdom – when used to its full potential – can help make the rest of your life easier and more fulfilling.
At the same time, aging can be a challenging process. The aches, pains, and wrinkles can make some people long for a time when they felt better in their bodies.
But did you know that there are people in the 80s, 90s, and beyond that live life without pain?
It’s true! People in their senior years continue to work, travel, produce art, and have great sex.
What Causes Aging?
As you get older, parts of your body will wear out and get damaged. These include your organs, skin, and nervous system. The key to slowing down or reversing the aging process is to look at your body as a machine and understand how parts age and how they can be rejuvenated.
As for how we age, the primary cause is driven by accumulated cellular damage from many factors that include:
- Pesticides and herbicides
- Industrial chemicals
- Air pollution
- Electromagnetic fields (like WiFi and 5G)
- Mental and emotional stress
It may appear as if the world is full of things that cause damage – and there seems to be no escape!
But you can take confidence in the old saying that “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Short-term stress – whatever the cause – will actually prep your nervous system and help you fight these factors, heal your body, and live longer.
How to Reverse the Aging Process
Let’s start off by saying you can’t reverse the aging process and go back to when you were ten years old. But what you can do is reverse premature aging and realize full biological potential at your current stage of life.
Our recommended strategy consists of the following components:
Each part of this strategy feeds off the other. When you have the right mindset, you can make better food choices. When you make better food choices, your workouts are more effective. When you choose the right supplements, you support the entire process.
So let’s begin!
1. Get the Right Mindset
What’s your approach to life? Do you expect things to be easy? Or do you like a challenge? Do you wait for others to tell you what to do? Or are you in command of your own choices?
People that desire freedom must also accept responsibility for when things don’t go their way. The traumas and dramas of life come with challenges, but if we have the correct mindset, we can overcome our obstacles and emerge victorious on the other side.
So what does that have to do with aging?
Stress is the primary cause of aging. Some stressful events – like the death of a family member or a large financial loss – can be debilitating.
It’s ok to want to hide out for a while – even a long time.
In fact, take as much time as you need.
But at some point, it’s important to come back with the understanding that life isn’t meant to be easy or joyful all the time. With that mindset, our nervous system recalibrates and gets stronger.
And strength is what keeps you young!
2. Regenerate with Proper Nutrition
Most of our readers know how to use nutrition to keep the brain healthy.
The food we eat builds our tissues, and that’s why cultivating a healthy eating style is super important.
Here are some basic guidelines everyone can follow:
- Consume foods in their most natural state
- Avoid processed foods
- If you can’t pronounce it, try to avoid it
- Limit canned and packaged foods
- Eat when hungry, stop when full
- Stay hydrated
Finding your own unique eating style is a skill. Learn to listen to your body and choose foods that best help your body regenerate. That way, your muscles, skin, and tissue remain strong and flexible.
3. Move every day
When it comes to aging, always remember that “if you don’t use it, you lose it!”
Find activities you enjoy and do them consistently. Thirty minutes every day for 40 years is far superior to constantly starting and stopping.
Avoid extreme workouts that leave you tired and injured. It’s also important to mix up activities to fully maximize your fitness. For example, people who only lift weight develop inflexible muscles prone to injury. Others that only do yoga develop joint instability and reduced cardiovascular capacity.
Try to do a bit of everything, and stay consistent.
4. Invest in a supplement stack
Supplements work best when your nutrition, workouts, and mindset is on point. That’s because vitamins and minerals are the “jewel in the crown” of your wellness program – so make sure everything else is in order first.
Here are some options that help combat and reverse aging:
Vitamin C protects cells from oxidative damage and plays important roles in regulating inflammation, boosting immune function, and producing collagen.
Found in some types of tea, L-theanine is an amino acid that supports brain function in middle-aged adults and protects against inflammation, oxidative stress, and age-related liver dysfunction.
Collagen is found in fish, chicken, and eggs. It is a critical protein abundant in skin, bones, and tissues. Help support collagen formation with Vitamin C.
Rhodiola is a medicinal plant with potent anti-inflammatory properties. Since inflammation is a leading cause of aging, Rhodiola helps promote longevity.
Zinc acts as a catalyst for over 100 different enzymes and the transcription of DNA. It is critical for physical development, healing, and preventing infection.
Aging is a normal part of life, and it can be very rewarding with the right frame of mind. At the same time, aging can be difficult.
Help rejuvenate and reverse aging with the right mindset, nutrition, exercise, and supplements so you reach your maximum potential.
After all, the higher you go, the better the view!