Tips For Healthy Aging & Longevity

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Aging is a natural process that everyone must go through, and it can be difficult to accept the physical and mental changes that come with it. However, there are some things you can do to help ensure that your age in the healthiest way possible. Here are some tips for healthy aging:

Eat a Healthy Diet: Eating a balanced diet is essential for healthy aging. Make sure to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins in your diet. Avoid processed and sugary foods, which can lead to weight gain and other health issues.

Exercise Regularly: Exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy as you age. Regular physical activity helps keep your muscles strong, your bones healthy, and your heart and lungs functioning properly. It can also help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each day.

Get Enough Sleep: Getting enough sleep is important for your overall health, especially as you age. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night to ensure that your body and mind are well-rested and functioning properly.

Manage Stress: Stress can harm your physical and mental health, so it’s important to find ways to manage it. Consider taking yoga, meditation, or talking to a therapist if needed. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your age in the healthiest way possible. Remember, it’s never too late to start caring for your health and well-being.

Stay Connected: Social interaction is important for healthy aging. Make sure to stay connected with family and friends, and consider joining a club or taking a class to meet new people.

Here we discuss with Dr. Lynn, a proponent of Proactive Aging, a grandmother, a naturopathic doctor, and a yoga therapist

NourishDoc: Hello, everyone, and happy Tuesday. I’m so glad Monday is behind us. Today, we have an exceptional guest, my friend, who has supported me from the beginning. Well, talking about Proactive Aging, Dr. Lynn is one of the proponents of Proactive Aging. She is a grandmother. Believe it or not, she looks fantastic. She’s a naturopathic doctor, as well as a yoga therapist joining me, live and a published author. Thank you so much, and namaste.

Dr. Lynn: Oh, thank you so much for inviting me today. It’s so much fun to be with you; we have traveled since the pandemic. It’s been a wonderful trip.

NourishDoc: Yes, I’ll let you explain the tips for Proactive Aging and what you are doing. That’s what I want to know as well.

Healthy diet for anti-aging

Dr. Lynn: Well, you know, as I like to tell my students and my clients, you know, it’s kind of, it’s, a lot of it is, is, is up here, it’s mental, you know, and it’s what you do every decade with your life. I’m devoted to what I do in terms of Keeping myself healthy and fit. That’s what I do for a living. Here are a few tips. I got a few essential tips, but I have a few things that might surprise people. It helps you stay a little more young and agile. The first one, of course, is a healthy diet; I mean by that, we need to stop focusing on dieting. People focus on, oh, I have to eat this diet or that diet. Start dieting. Start on health. And when you start focusing on health, you start eating healthy foods. And when you eat healthy foods, you’ll manage your weight. You’re going to slow down the aging process because you’re supporting the body with the first thing it needs, Nutrition. We can’t survive without Nutrition.

Exercise to boost longevity

The second one, of course, I’m going to say exercise. That’s where it’s at. Without exercise, we lose our balance, flexibility, strength, and aerobics; by age thirty, we start to lose our sense of balance. Just 15 minutes of daily exercise boosts life expectancy by three years. That’s a tremendous amount and a death risk of 14 percent. Another tip I want to throw in there is because we’re all getting boosters and all this kind of stuff with all this COVID going on.

Research has found that when people get a booster if they go out and take a nice brisk walk, They spend 30 or 60 minutes out getting some exercise afterward. They increase the antibodies in their body. And I bring that up because the body is designed to move. So there’s a point there where the body should keep moving. So that’s important.

Attitude for anti-aging

Now the third one; Attitude. Without the right attitude, you grow old. If you look at people who have a positive attitude in life and they’re up, and they’re enthusiastic. No matter what age they are. If you put them in a room with people of the same age, they will look younger than those around them. So, a positive attitude is essential. The next thing is curiosity. What do we lose as we get old? We stop being curious. But when you have a sense of curiosity, you reach out and learn new things, and when you learn those new things, you’re helping your brain and body stay young, active, and alive.

So, curiosity, you know, is an essential thing for all of us to pay attention to. Happiness, it’s right up there. You know, after health, it’s happiness. The two things that are the most important to people in this world are health and happiness.

So, it’s essential to surround yourself with people focused on being happy. Keep yourself in that happy state because studies have shown we are happy and grateful for life. It slows down that aging process. It improves our health in all body, mind, and soul. The next one is the beginner’s mind. What do we lose as we get older? We think we know it all. We must remember what it’s like to have a beginner’s mind.

I have a four-year-old granddaughter and the great fortune of spending a little time with her. And every time I’m with my four-year-old granddaughter, I have a four-year-old conversation and a four-year-old look at the world; she is learning the world new and what, and she’s so enthusiastic and so happy about everything that she learns. And that’s a positive thing, especially as we’re aging to hang on to that.

Lose the stress

And then, finally, stress. Let it go. It’s like we carry around all this stress when we need to realize that most of it are not that important. T

he only thing important in this world is your health and happiness, so I wanted to end with a little quote here because this quote is so excellent. It speaks to stress. It says it is the little things that fret and worry us. You can dodge an elephant but not a fly. That’s it. That’s stress. So, if they take all those things and put them together, that’s just a quick overview of some proactive aging tips, but try them.

NourishDoc: I love it. Beautiful, and that’s a perfect, you know, booster; we need to get our week, though, right? To get started our week today. I love the attitude part you talked about; it’s all in our heads. Suppose we keep that positive attitude and are always curious. In that case, we will stay young, and there are so many examples we could take like Jimmy Carter was looking at. Oh my god. Unbelievable. 95 or something and still trudging along and doing something good in society. That’s the thing, right?

Dr. Lynn: Absolutely. Having that right attitude being curious, being alive, being enthusiastic about life. If you see people like that, they automatically look ten years younger than those around them who are drooping and sad, you know? So, it’s essential to keep that positive attitude and be around people with a positive attitude.

NourishDoc: Thank you so much. This is a quick 10-minute session that we bring daily to advocate a holistic lifestyle. We have crossed 250000 followers, which I would have never imagined, and we started from zero. Thank you so much for everyone’s support. Our platform is coming up, and it will be an affordable subscription base. So stay tuned. And thank you so much, Dr. Lynn, for joining me today on Tuesday morning. Appreciate your help. Thank you.


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