News For Weight Loss and Aging

Here, we are again to talk about aging. I shall give you some tips to help you with your health.

In the morning when you get up, make a habit of stretching your body, it will help you get rid of the kinks, makes you limber, helps your posture and will help you feel younger.

Exercise a minimum of 15 minutes a day, physical activity improves blood flow to the brain, makes you alert, improves your mood, diminishes depression, and improves the blood flow to your skin, making it look healthy and give you a youthful look.

Alleviate stress whenever possible, it can put an unnecessary wear and tear in our internal organs which in turn makes us feel and look tired and years older. I can’t emphasize enough that we need to revise our eating habits. We need to make a change in our lifestyle in order to reach our weight goal and make that goal a permanent one, if we don’t, whatever weight we lose, will eventually be gained back and then some. Drastic diets don’t work; some of them are all about shakes, several of them a day, but what happens when you start eating regular food again? You gain it all back. I see it all the time.

The same thing happens to people who have liposuction, unless they change their eating habits, they gain the weight back. Do you smoke? You know better than that! The effects of smoke on your skin are devastating, not to speak of what it does to your throat, lungs and other organs. However, stopping is something that only you can accomplish, no one can do it for you. You need to do it if not for yourself, then do it for those you love and who love you.

Occasionally, I will address a person who is smoking and with a smile, I’ll say, “you know how harmful that is for you?” and they will reply, “Yes, but we have to die of something.” It is obvious, someone who answers that way has no clue or has ever seen the consequences of surgical procedures that have to be performed in order to extend someone’s life, to include chemotherapy or radiation, and believe me, that’s not fun!

By all means, avoid second-hand smoking.

Surgery is not the only or best way to keep your skin looking young. Taking good care of your skin can be more effective than you might imagine at keeping wrinkles at bay. The earlier you start the better chance the skin has of keeping those wrinkles away into your fifties. If you are over 60, you can still undo much of the damage caused by stress, severe weather, dryness, pollution and sunlight. This does not mean that you should over purchase on expensive lotions or cosmetics that claim to work miracles. None of them do.

However, if you have to go through the surgical route, it should be for significant skin damage. Deep wrinkles, severely sagging skin, or wound scars, including those known as keloids. Consult at least two dermatologists in order to get a balanced picture of the potential risks or benefits of any suggested procedure (including chemical peels or dermabrasions).

Furthermore, ask to see before and after photos of patients who have had those procedures. Contact those patients and talk to them, if at all possible, and find out if they are happy with their procedures!