Sunday, August 29, 2010

Aging That You Can't Control

Aging That You Can't Control

Although aging skin is a natural part of life, when it will start and how it will progress will largely depend on two factors— one that you have no control of and one that will depend solely on you.

Like everything else in the world, aging is a function of the genes and the natural flow of life. It is basically biological in nature and though there are some factors that can hasten or slow down the process, there is little that you can do to stop it.

There are hereditary factors that are already pre-determined. And though these aren't necessarily signs of growing old but rather hereditary characteristics that are naturally part of yourself, these may still make you appear much older. There are aspects in your skin that are already there, waiting for triggers in the environment and the time that passes. This is because we basically inherit from our parents the method or way by which we grow old. There are some people who age well while there are others who don't and appear far older than their chronological ages.

Often, these hereditary manifestations of age can be seen in the tiny lines at the edge of the eyes or the wrinkles surrounding it. This is the reason why there are some people who have these so-called laugh lines even when they are younger.

Deep creases along the sides of the nose and the mouth are other hereditary lines that people develop when they grow old. Another worthy of mentioning are the number of lines that we get on the forehead or the furrows along the browline.

Drooping eyelids are also very common even in people who are young. There are just some people who have downward slants to their eyes. And though this isn't necessarily a sign of aging, it is something that will make the face appear older than its actual age.

Some people also have loose skin along their jaw line. And though this isn't actually sagging skin, having this excess skin can appear like the whole face is melting down and sagging.

In addition to this, there are also "old signs" in areas like the legs that we can inherit from our parents such as the development of cellulite and varicose veins, which can make people look older. The same can be said of baldness especially for men and the development of white hair early in life.

All in all, just take what you have and enjoy life to its fullest.

"Remember use it or lose it."

Monday, August 23, 2010

Anti-Aging: Good Nutrition And A Healthy Brain

Anti-Aging: Good Nutrition And A Healthy Brain

The industry for anti-aging products, services and treatments continue to grow as more and more people continue to depend and demand them with the desire for the elusive fountain of youth. Instead of looking outward though, people should realize the importance of looking within to be able to successfully win the anti-aging battle.

The idea of "looking within" is more than just a philosophical argument. Going beyond cosmetic treatments as a sound anti-aging strategy is quite reliable and grounded on science. It is true that beauty is skin deep because it is our skin or our outward appearance that announces the fact that we are no longer youthful. Beneath the skin tissues are processes and bodily functions that need to be maintained in order to preserve youthfulness. The body is maintained and kept functioning with efficiency and effectiveness through the proper uninterrupted body systems and functions.

The key to keeping the body healthy in order to continue to be able to power these important body functions is proper nutrition.

We simply can't expect to fill our bodies with junk and expect it to run at optimum levels. If you have difficulty understanding this concept, you might want to use the analogy of a car. A car runs on gasoline. If you put other types of fuel in it like diesel and kerosene, the car won't work and the engine may be damaged. Now there are different types of gasoline that you can use for your car. To get the most out of your car's performance you have to understand the octane rating of your engine and use the appropriate type of gasoline.

Just like a car, the body needs the proper types of food as fuel, which can be achieved by maintaining a proper and healthy diet. Combined with just the right amounts of exercise, our bodies can metabolize our diet properly and our bodies are supplied with the proper fuel that it needs.

Aside from keeping us physically fit, exercise is also an excellent way to keep our brains healthy. Exercise promotes a healthy supply of oxygen to the brain. You see, beyond cosmetics, proper nutrition and a healthy brain are keys to truly winning the anti-aging battle.

More and more people experience dementia and other forms of brain degradation as they get older and keeping the brain healthy through proper nutrition and exercise helps stave off this phenomenon.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Aging In Your Own Terms

Aging In Your Own Terms

Everybody will grow old. The years will pile up in our lives and from 20s, we will reach our 30s, then our 40s and then our 50s. It is a natural process as inevitable as life and death. Though it is something that will eventually happen this doesn't mean that it will happen anytime soon. Although we can’t stop it from happening, we can certainly determine how we age and when we age.

This is the reason why there are people who in their 80s are still in their prime, able to work incessantly and still have sharp minds, sometimes even sharper than those who are in their 50s or 60s. However, there are also those in their 80s that are very forgetful and inactive. They find it hard to move let alone play sports or work.

This is a testament that people themselves determine how they age. And though the genes have something to do with it, it doesn't necessarily determine the whole forecast. In a study conducted by the John and Catherine MacArthur Foundation, it seems that the genes only make up a small part of a person’s aging process. The rest is dependent on the person.

Below are some of the things that you can do in order to age well.

1. Be active

One common mistake people make is that they often associate old age with rusty bones and inactivity. This shouldn't be the case. The more active a person is, the better he will age because activity and exercise will build muscles and strengthen the bones. Remember the theory of use and disuse. The more we don’t use a part of the body, the more it will disintegrate into nothing.

2. Practice your mind

One trick to avoid having Alzheimer’s disease or being forgetful in general is to engage in mental activities. Answer a crossword puzzle. Read the newspaper everyday. Keep yourself up to date with the latest news in the country. Debate with your children or even with your grandchildren. Use your mind.

3. Have a purpose

Another secret to aging well is to have a purpose in life even when you are old. Find something to do with your time whether it is a hobby that you have done in the past or a new hobby that you have been wanting to try for years.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Just for laughs….

You Know You Live in 2010 When

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
2. You haven’t played solitaire with real card in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. The reason for not staying in touch with family and friends is that they don’t have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn’t have the first 20 or 30 or 60 years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around and go get it.
10. You get up in the morning and go online before getting your coffee.
11. You start tilting you head sideways to smile.
12. You’re reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly who you are going to send this message to.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that wasn’t a #9 on this list.


Monday, August 09, 2010

Aging Across The Ages

Aging Across The Ages

Different people age in different ways. This is perhaps because aging, although a natural occurrence, is a function of genetics and environment.

The genes play a role in terms of the skin that we are endowed with. People whose parents look youthful will most likely have young-looking skin compared to people whose parents already look mature. Race is also a factor as in Asian people who generally have better skin compared to their Caucasian counterparts.

But skin condition as you age isn't just the result of the genes. The way we take care of our skin says a lot about the future condition of our skin. People whose lifestyle habits include smoking and drinking will have more chances of developing wrinkles and lines than those who live cleanly. People whose stress levels are high may also age faster than people who know how to relax. The same goes with people who often have stern and serious expressions.

Our diet is also a factor in aging. People who eat right and have balanced meals will have nourished and supple skin compared to those who don’t. The same can be said of people who drink lots of water. Fruits and veggies are actually pretty important in keeping the skin healthy and young.

But what do you do if aging settles in at a certain age?

Here are some of the dilemmas that people in different age ranges encounter.


People in their 20s will have more sun exposure. This is because of their habits to sunbathe and to tan themselves.
Solution: Get into the program of using sun blocks to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Those with SPF 30 and above are recommended.
Acne and inflammations are prevalent
Solution: These should be treated immediately to prevent scarring and discoloration of the skin.
Hair loss in men may start at this time.
Solution: Have your pattern alopecia treated immediately as treatment is best done at this stage of life.


Skin may start to age.
Solution: Sun blocks are essential to your skin life. Eat a diet that is rich in anti-oxidants like Vitamin C, E, Selenium and Omega-3 fatty acids. Also, have it checked by a dermatologist especially if you have contact allergies.


Aging is already apparent.
Solution: have frequent skin exams to make sure that your skin stays healthy. If a sore on the skin is slow to heal, consult with your doctor.
Imperfections in the skin like benign keratoses and sun spots will often appear.
Solution: It is good to have them removed.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Fabulous Fifties and Beyond TV Show

The latest Fabulous Fifties and Beyond TV show is now ready for viewing.
Guest Al Knusten talks about the work of RSVP and the upcoming Legends Show.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

A Wholesome Life for Anti-Aging

A Wholesome Life for Anti-Aging

The proverbial “Fountain of Youth” is an illusion because aging is a natural process. There are many ways to be exposed to aging very rapidly. Tangible physical manifestations and inclinations come along with it as we increase in years.

The modern day human is luckier to go along with the latest innovations of how to control or slow down the aging process. With all the means created to build a make-believe world of the forever youthful looking face and overall appearance, surgical means such as liposuctions, facelifts, stretching, or other cosmetic surgeries and external cosmetic applications have been raising levels of sales on the market today.

Bone surgeries to straighten and recapturing curved bone lines have been prominently patronized by a number of people, not only in terms of curing ailments; but for restoration of lost posture.

If you dig further, what’s the big fuss to deter the aging process artificially, one in proper fame of senses will raise an eyebrow. Women especially are more concerned with this malady. It’s so feared because women’s biological make-up and metabolism is more critically at stake than her brother, the male species. Females are less endowed to reach out to flawless access to that youth fountain before she reaches the age of 60. At this age, she develops wrinkles, and impaired overall appearance seemingly obvious in particular parts of the body, if she had failed to afford all the artificial ingredients to preserve that lost youthful pleasing appearance.

Simple analysis, tact and basic common sense are all that's needed to cope with youthful looks. Anti-aging solutions are as simple as living a down to earth life of cleanliness, devoid of vices that brings the human body radicals that poison the internals of God’s image in us. When our body was created, it was not meant to be repaired thru artificial means, but to let it be as wholesome, and untainted through out the days it’ll live in this world.

Natural Ways and Means to Combat Aging

Avoid the sun’s (ultra violet rays) exposure. It induces the skin to deep wrinkles above anything else.
Simplest exercise of walking some of amount of 30 minutes daily, divided at random during the day.
Maintain a lifestyle that helps uplift your spiritual, mental, physical well-being.
Observe and implement properly the “food Pyramid” chart.
Maintain a wholesome life, free from stresses, clean internal feelings, and external (physical).
Good posture is of the essence, so you won’t look elderly in a curved body.
Always do a good massage of your scalp to avoid early graying hairs.
Keep updated with present innovations in technology to feel youthful. Feelings of contentment on being abridged and coping with time, and accomplishments takes a lot of anti-aging effects.
The formula for happiness is a fact, if you are always happy, you won't grow old as fast.
Save money for the “rainy days.” Lacking the means finances steals peace of mind and contentment, complicates the mind, and makes you depressed and insecure.
Debts make a stressful life, avoid them.
Get good sleep above all.
Have a positive outlook in life. Stay away from people with negative attitudes.