Top 4 Tips for Ageing Well
These days, you’re only as old as you feel!
Our Naturopath Diane shares her top 4 tips for ageing gracefully…
1.Beat the bloat
Does your abdomen have a life of its own?
Don’t ignore bloating, flatulence, gurgling, heavy sensations after meals or indigestion. Use these symptoms as a sign your digestive secretions, microbiome or gut mucosa needs attention. Having an optimal functioning gastrointestinal system allows you to assimilate and absorb more nutrients from your food. Your gut health also has an impact on inflammatory conditions, immunity and reducing susceptibility to diseases.
2. Sleep – a youth elixir
Sleep is a causality of these modern times so reclaim it!
For most people, sleeping during the hours before midnight is the most beneficial for replenishing DHA levels which is considered a youth serum. Recent studies have shown there is some evidence that while you sleep, your brain is able to give itself a “clean out” of amyloid. This is the substance that can form plaques which is linked with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
3. Health kicks – getting the balance right
A complete lack of exercise is a disaster for your health however sometimes a health kick can lead to burnout and/or injury due to over-training while undernourished. It is possible to exercise too much, for too long or a at dangerously high intensity. The health benefits of exercise are huge such as for mental and gut health, bone density and strength, hormone balancing, cancer prevention and longevity. There needs to be a balance of exercise, recovery time and good nutrition.
4. Plant food is King!
A diet that is predominately composed of plant foods while consuming adequate amounts of lean protein and small amounts of good oils is the way to go! This type of diet is the one that supports the best muscle and fat composition while keeping cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and diabetes at bay.
On the right: Our Naturopath Diane at her regular outdoor fitness group
Have these tips prompted you to take action and to invest more in your health? Oh, but where to begin?
This is where I can help you- I’m here to provide you guidance to help you reach an achievable outcome while enjoying the process and feeling better for it.
Written by: Diane Pascoe
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