Staying young and beautiful is an important factor in many of our lives. The thought of getting old, wrinkly and loosing our faculties is rather daunting to say least.
Scientists who have studied aging are now saying that your genes only have 40 percent of deciding factor to how old you look and feel, rest is due to what you eat, drink and your state of mind. According to these studies, this means you can delay aging symptoms by years, simply by taking small steps to improve your diet, fitness and by trying to cut down levels of stress and negativity in your life.
Cutting down on stress is one of most important things you need to think about, prolonged stress can be hazardous to your health. Studies have shown there is evidence that chronic stress weakens immune system, making us more susceptible to infections and illnesses.
Try to be positive about your life, if you are not one of life’s natural optimists it will be worth learning to become one by practicing positive thinking, such as; If you find yourself reacting to an event in a destructive way, stop for a moment and focus on positive areas of your life or think of a good time in your life and reflect on best features about yourself, once you have managed to get into a better state of mind take another look at your problem or event, is it actually as important as you first thought?
Is there an easier way to go about your problem? Or perhaps there is someone who you can ask for help to lighten load. By believing in yourself, thinking that things can only get better and that this situation is temporary, you will be surprised how much happier and calm you can become.
Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day and a minimum of one portion of oily fish a week, this will boost your immune system and help give you more energy to go about your busy lifestyle. By eating your recommended portion of fruit and vegetables, scientists also say you cut your overall cancer risk by twenty percent. Eating oily fish at least once a week can cut your risk of heart attack by forty percent. Fish also helps to reduce risk of several forms of cancers and can ease symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.