Please read Part 1 HERE!
What you do today—literally today—determines the type of future you will experience. If you want a future of body, mind, and soul health and happiness—then follow these 2 hacks to slow your aging process!
Learning a new hobby is one of the best things you can do to improve your cognitive function—and relieve stress, have fun and make new friends - I could go on and on!
When you learn a new thing, more neural pathways are developed in your brain. Many studies, from top research institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, have found that engaging in a hobby reduces the risk of dementia and preserves your memory.
Enjoying a hobby also reduces stress—and stress is the #1 contribution of acid in your body!
What will your NEW THING be this year? Jam out with a musical instrument you have always been curious to learn? Brush your stress away with a painting class? Carve a new path with cross-country skiing this winter (an amazing calorie burner and fresh air receiver!)?
You are never “too old” or “too young” or “too this or that” to try something new! Remember our 105-year-old world champion runner friend, Ida Keeling, from part one of this series? She started running in her 60s to combat depression—and so can YOU!
Your skin is something you wear every second of your life. It can be one of the most noticeable signs of aging—depending on how you care for it.
You don't need to trash your drawer of skin care products, but one thing I know to be true is that they aren't the miracle potions their commercials and packing claim to be. (You probably have realized this as well).
Tight, glowing, supple skin is an inside job. Hydrating, eating "the rainbow" (a variety of colorful veggies and fruit), staying far away from alcohol and cigarettes, and anything else you put in your body actually determines the look of your skin. You REALLY are what you eat.
Here are a few things to put inside for a beautiful outside:
Green Tea: It flushes the body of toxins and reduces inflammation. Even BETTER: green tea contains catechins that deliver fresh blood and oxygen to the skin, keeping it well hydrated and youthful. Just make sure to make it yourself because green tea and matcha tea are naturally sugar-free. However, a medium Matcha Latte from Starbucks crams in 35-41 grams of SUGAR!
You are the captain of your ship. Today, choose the course to happy and healthy waters. Your future self will be forever grateful!
P.S. for more hacks, check out Dr. Daryl’s mini library on controlling your aging: