Friday, November 16, 2007

Aging tips

I found some interesting articles at the REAL AGE site that I thought I would share with ya'll this morning.
99-Second Guide to Life’s Major Agers
We all know what can happen as we get older: memory loss, aching bones, low libido, heart problems . . . But the real culprits aren't the problems per se; the biological mechanisms that cause them in the first place are. We call them Major Agers. And in our new book, YOU: Staying Young, we explain how they work and how you can slow them down before they slow you down. Here's an at-a-glance guide to life's 14 Major Agers.
-- Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz
Also this one:
RealAge Tip of the DAY for November 15, 2007

A Boon to Your Looks
Two long-touted sight savers could help your skin maintain that snap-back elastic quality of your youth. Know what they are?

Lutein and zeaxanthin -- two carotenoids found in abundance in leafy greens, broccoli, zucchini, and other yellow-green veggies. So dive into that spinach salad for your vision and your visage.

Carotenoid Combo

Your skin naturally produces lutein and zeaxanthin -- but getting a little extra from your diet couldn't hurt, right? Especially given the fact that when women in a study took both carotenoids as supplements, their skin reaped youthful rewards like better hydration, improved elasticity, and increased protection against harmful ultraviolet rays. The effect was even greater when the women also used lotions with the nutrients. (Are you using the right lotion for your skin type? Check here.)

Eye on the Prize

More research is needed to confirm the role lutein and zeaxanthin play in skin health. But the fact remains that a diet high in lutein- and zeaxanthin-rich foods can help protect your peepers. Read how the combo helps thwart cataracts

Did You Know?  You'll get more lutein and zeaxanthin out of your salads if you do this to them.  

RealAge Benefit: Getting the right amount of antioxidants through diet or supplements can make your RealAge 6 years younger.
Have a great day & hugs to all my friends!
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1 comment:

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