Can Your Attitude Slow Down the Aging Process?


When you see someone who looks aged beyond their years you often think that they must have had a very difficult life. Everyone will go through some difficult, traumatic and sad experiences in their life, and some more than others. Unfortunately stress and worry can actually take its effect on our skin and health.

So when we reach our older years, is it fair that we need to bear the scars of our life on our face? The worry that some people have over how their skin looks and how their skin feels, adds even more stress to their skin and can age them even more.

So the first step to reducing wrinkles and harsh skin is to stop worrying and try to learn how to deal with stress more effectively.

Do you ever wonder why those ‘grumpy old men’ or ‘grumpy old women’ are the ones that are usually more wrinkled? Those men and women who are more relaxed and at peace with their lives tend to have much younger looking skin.

So I do believe that the way that you think can have a big effect on your skin. So by changing the way that you think you can also slow down the aging process. Your health in general and your skin will enjoy the many benefits that being happy can bring.

If you feel old you will be old and if you feel young inside then you will be young. Although the numbers will still be the same, let’s face it you can’t change the facts, but you can help yourself to stay young at heart and feel young inside and out.

One way to change your thought process is to make the choice to stop worrying about silly little things, like finding a grey hair or a wrinkle or two. Your thoughts are better spent thinking about the good things in your life, like the fact that you are alive, have a bed to sleep in, have a lovely family, have clothes on your back and you have air to breathe.

These might seem like little things, but these are the things that we take for granted and by being thankful for these little things you can start to change your thought process into thinking more positively.

Never get so down thinking about all the little negative things in your life that your life becomes bored and sad. Stay active in both body and mind and the more effort you put into staying active, the more benefits you will receive from it, mentally, physically and spiritually.

Although you can’t stop the aging process, by having a happy, healthy and active lifestyle, filled with positive thinking, you can certainly give your skin and health the best chance.

You can choose to let aging get you down and have a miserable life, or you can take control and enjoy your life.

You know a face looks much better straight away just by changing a frown to a smile! So enjoy what you have in life, take time to smile every day, and your face will be glowing!

Resources: Set Your Mind To Live Longer | Natural Anti-Aging


Hormones and Their Anti Aging Contributions


When you start to grow older, several changes take place in your body – and these changes often work as a chain reaction. One change leads to another. These changes take place in both men and women and contribute to the aging process.

Men usually notice these changes first when they begin to experience lower levels of the testosterone hormone. Their sex drive is off, they don’t feel the same physically and emotionally and they may begin to see baldness occur.

Women lose estrogen, but they also lose DHEA. This hormone is found in the adrenals and is doled out to different hormones within the body. DHEA works as a control tower to help other hormones do what they’re supposed to do.

Without enough DHEA, your metabolism gets wacky and you end up not being able to burn fat the way you used to – which in turn leads to weight gain. DHEA can keep aging moving at a slower rate – and having enough of this hormone helps stabilize muscles and fight against bone density loss. It gives energy and improves sex drive.

With the lessening of certain hormones, your body just simply doesn’t function the way it should and the aging process kicks in. As these levels of hormones drop, you lose the benefit that hormones give the body.

You have to have testosterone and estrogen in your battle against aging, but there’s another hormone you need, too. As you get older, you begin to have lower levels of the human growth hormone (or HGH).

Not having enough HGH robs the body of energy and weakens muscles. Without enough of this hormone, the skin will sag and bag and wrinkles and lines multiply. You begin to develop bone and joint problems and can experience problems with your heart.

You have to have the proper hormones in order to prevent inflammations and serious health risks associated with aging. Taking hormones like HGH helps the skin hold on to its suppleness.

It prevents hair loss – and this hormone is also beneficial to the immune system. For men, HGH works to fight against erectile dysfunction. This hormone can increase energy and improve memory function.

Testosterone is needed for energy and slows the aging process. It’s also needed in order to keep muscles strong. Estrogen hormones keep the memory strong, fights against heart attacks and adds to longevity. It also prevents aging of the skin. Without enough estrogen, both hair and skin can begin to thin.

Another hormone with beneficial anti aging properties is melatonin. This hormone has antioxidants that fight against aging. It protects against cell damage both inside and outside the body. Supplements containing these hormones can provide anti aging benefits for you, but always check with your doctor before taking any type of supplement.