Stay Healthy And Fit After Your Fifth Decade—Best Skin And Beauty Tricks
Guest Article By: Windy Dessler www.OutReachMama.com
The Way You Think Is The Way You Are
There’s an old story about a teacher getting a class of children, and asking a senior educator some advice. The senior educator says something to the effect that: “Oh, you’ve got the gifted kids for your third period class, they’re great.” Sure enough, that class does better than any for the new teacher—they’re a joy to teach.
At the end of the semester, he says: “Boy, I don’t know about those other kids, but it’s great to have that gifted class—I hope I get them again next year!” It’s at this point in the apocryphal story that another teacher says: “…but there is no ‘gifted’ group.” The senior educator told the new guy something which changed his perception of the class to inform his treatment of them.
Though all his classes had the same “level” of student, he pre-conditioned his mind to believe one group was better than the rest—and they were; they even got better grades. The moral of the story is that how you think about things in your mind plays into how you act, and subsequent reality related to that action.
If you hit your fifties and you think: “I’m going to just get worse and die,” then you probably will. If instead, you don’t think about age, but go on with life, you’ll likely retain your youth much longer than your peers. Staying fit and healthy after fifty has a lot to do with your mind—but there are some proactive steps you can take beyond conventionally balanced diet and exercise. We’ll cover a few of those steps here.
- Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
One thing young people do all the time is play in the sun. Now it’s true, UV rays can crinkle your skin and give you skin cancer. However, it also naturally provides you with vitamin D. So what’s your balance? Well, for one thing, you want to expose yourself to the sun in balanced amounts. For another, you want to use proper lotions to nourish your skin.
If you can’t be in the sun directly, supplement with vitamin D as provided by the right natural vitamin and mineral stores. Do a little research. Vitamin D isn’t only about keeping your skin healthy; it turns out this vitamin plays a fundamental part in your immune system.
Vitamin C is likewise important for your immune system. To round out your supplemental program, get some vitamin E as well. What makes sense for most in this region of life is taking an adult multivitamin regularly.
2. Oils And Lotions Designed For Healthier Skin
Many lotions feature things like vitamin C. They also feature aloes and perfumes, as well as spices like myrrh or cinnamon. Rose Hip Extract & Oil can be good for your skin and hair as well. This homeopathic has been used for centuries as an alternative medicine. Keep in mind that different types of skin will respond to different sorts of lotions. You may want to do a little research and try different skin supplements for best results.
Some lotions include synthetic substances like parabens, and these can be very bad for the skin. It’s important to research what skin products you use. Avoid cheap options which are imported. Not all imports are bad, not all substances which are disallowed in America are unhealthy. Research, but using a nutrient rich daily moisturizer is essential for your skin—provided you get the right kind.
- Get Recommendations From Professional Physicians
Unless your professional occupation involves health and medicine, you’ll do best to inform your approach using advice from those who’ve made it their business to provide regular medical solutions. This can be costly. Accordingly, one of your most important strategies in maintaining comprehensive health past fifty will be finding the best health insurance.
- Eliminate Bad Stress And Manage Good Stress
Stress erodes telomerase, which, in the form of telomeres, acts like tape does at the end of shoestring—but at the end of your DNA. As you age, you lose telomerase—the tape falls off, and the genetic shoestring that makes up “you” unravels. This is an imperfect analogy to help you understand how science in the modern world regards the aging process.
Here’s the point: stress wears down telomerase faster than a life lived without it. Good stress puts “tension” on your “mortal coil”, if you will. That tension keeps it strong. So you need to find ways of eliminating bad stress and encouraging good stress. Exercise is good stress. Learning something new is good stress. Jumping to conclusions is bad stress.
- Conform Habits And Thinking To Things Encouraging Beauty
As you think in your heart of hearts, you are going to be. There are a lot of sayings like this. There’s science behind this. Activity actually facilitates genetic alteration. When you learn something new, it forges a neurological pathway in your brain. Every time you learn something new, you get new brain cells.
This is something called “neuroplasticity”. So if you get in the habit of doing things that are good, and thinking things that are good, that are beautiful, that are wonderful, you will actually genetically alter yourself at the most basic level toward the standard you seek. This is the case regardless of your age. So think on good things, and develop good habits.
Age Truly Is A State Of Mind
There’s an apocryphal story about Clint Eastwood: when, in his eighties, someone asked him how he kept so energetic and youthful, he replied: “I…just try not to let the old man in.” There’s a lot of wisdom in that. How can you be like Clint?
Think on good things, form good habits, eliminate bad stress, encourage good stress, get doctor recommendations, use the right skin products, and incorporate an adult multivitamin including vitamins D, E, and C into your regular diet. Such tips fundamentally transform you, and will maintain youthful skin as well as beauty well past your fiftieth year.
Wendy Dessler – Outreach manager
Wendy Dessler is a super-connector who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.