When you think of an anti-aging routine, your mind probably goes to a cosmetics routine centered on aesthetic wellness.
While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel your best, most anti-aging routines out there miss the mark on helping you age well both inside and out.
Feeling beautiful is extremely important for most people as it pertains to becoming healthy and this is an important component to overall wellness. But the health and wellbeing of skin is linked to your internal health and wellbeing as well.
At Well Theory, our goal is to help you increase the duration and quality of your “healthspan.” We don’t want you to just have a long life - our goal is to give you the tools and resources you need to curate a long life that is also lived well.
Here are our best tips for improving your overall wellness, so you can enjoy a vibrant lifestyle for many years to come:
MAINTAIN YOUR FUNCTION
As we age, conditions like osteoarthritis, caused by time-related wear and tear on joints, can arise. While there is no known cure (as of yet) for arthritis, you can slow its progression, and manage your symptoms without heavy pharmaceuticals or painful injections that only provide short-term relief.
Movement has been shown over and over again to promote healthy cartilage and to improve symptoms related to arthritis.
One of the best forms of exercise to incorporate into your daily life is a well-rounded yoga routine. This allows for joint movement and provides resistance at the same time. This way, the joints remain strong and flexible.
Yoga is also a proven way to improve strength, conditioning and flexibility as well as endurance. Yoga has been shown to promote the growth and maintenance of bone.
In addition, yoga is also very good at producing peace of mind, tranquility, and reducing stress and chronic pain. Yoga provides you a way to retrain your body’s pain pathways and to reduce the amount of pain you may feel. It seems that most of this work is done by stimulating the parasympathetic pathway to become more balanced with the sympathetic pathway via the vagus nerve.
Yoga involves some poses that improve balance, which is especially important as we age.
And when you’re done practicing, it’s always a good idea to have a recovery plan in place. Go on a short walk afterwards to feel the changes in your flexibility. Make sure you stay hydrated.
And incorporate naturally antioxidant and anti-inflammatory foods and supplements into your recovery plan as well – so you won’t wake up sore the next day and can keep up with your routine.
PRIORITIZE DIET AND REST
Most of us are dealing with inflammation – and we don’t even know it. Low levels of chronic inflammation may not result in pain you can feel or swelling you can see – but can create wear and tear on your body.
Prioritize eating anti-inflammatory foods, like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and only small amounts of red meat. Include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant fats like olive oils and essential Omega-3’s like those found in fish.
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FILL THE GAPS WITH ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTI-AGING SUPPLEMENTS
An essential part of your anti-aging routine should be having a plan in place to combat the effects of oxidative stress.
“Aging is a process characterized by the progressive loss of tissue and organ function. The oxidative stress theory of aging is based on the hypothesis that age-associated functional losses are due to the accumulation of ROS-induced damages. (this is damage caused by reactive oxygen species). At the same time, oxidative stress is involved in several age-related conditions (ie, cardiovascular diseases [CVDs], chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer), including sarcopenia and frailty.”
The reactive oxygen species made by cellular metabolism and from outside insults like toxins effectively destroy our cells over time.
Get ahead of the curve with our best anti-aging supplements. These are targeted to reduce the effects of oxidative stress and chronic low-grade inflammation.
Our Immune Boost Multi contains clinically high doses of vitamins D and C, which many of us are lacking in our diets. As you age, your body may absorb nutrients less efficiently – so increasing your intake is recommended.
Pair this with our Nervous System Multi. This multi contains anti-aging ingredients like chlorella, luteolin, and resveratrol.
Resveratrol in particular has been shown to have several key anti-aging benefits due to its high antioxidant content. It has been linked to slowing the progression of Alzheimers, improving the health of neural tissues, promoting cardiovascular health, and so much more.