Maintain your mojo and age gracefully

1. Create Movement Dance. Do a jig. Go hiking. Play a sport. Garden. Practice yoga. Walk like an Egyptian. It all counts. Movement shifts lymph, aides in the detox process, boosts endorphins, diminishes emotional stress, and oxygenates tissues. Exercise really is natural medicine.

2. Manage your stress If the weight on your shoulders really is starting to tax you beyond your means to balance, it might be time to re-evaluate your professional and personal relationships and release whatever is causing you to feel drained. Unproductive stress increases cortisol levels, which is associated with less than ideal gene expression. Don’t stress about stressing. Just do something about it. Even if that means seeking temporary professional support.

Maintain your mojo and age gracefully

3. Enjoy a diet of Nutrient dense, hydrating foods This is really just a fancy way of saying eat your fruits and veggies and drink your water. But since you already knew that, consider this a courtesy reminder. Proper diet is such a large part of creating wellness. It’s a pillar of your health!

4. Emotional Balance So, you can’t control everything that happens in your life but you can choose how you respond to it. Exercise. Do Yoga. Practice deep breathing. Enjoy time with family and friends. Things such as these help balance you and make dealing with the ups and downs of life easier.

Maintain your mojo and age gracefully

5. Minerals Inside and Out Fantastic to soak in and even better to eat, get your minerals. Our soils are pretty depleted so supplementing these minerals is not a bad idea. One major stand out is Magnesium. It’s responsible for nearly 300 different metabolic processes within the body, keeps muscles from cramping, and soothes frazzled nerves.

6. High Quality Omega 3s Studies show omega-3’s from animal sources are the most bioavailable, but not all omega 3’s are created equal. Make sure you are choosing a high-quality Omega 3 supplement. Omega 3’s keep systemic inflammation in check, nourish the nervous system to ward of depression, and keep those joints nice and lubricated.

Maintaining your mojo and aging gracefully

7. Sleep Quality sleep decreases cortisol levels, increases your ability to concentrate, and may even help to keep excess weight off your body. Get your beauty rest!

8. Play You are never too old to be a kid. Play connects us directly to our personal joy. Feeling happy can reduce blood pressure, lower heart rates and reduce stress. Plus it’s just plain fun!

Maintain your mojo and age gracefully

9. Spend Time in Nature Besides the oxygen rich environment created by all the green, leafy goodness, being in nature brings us back to our natural rhythms and significantly decreases stress. Go hug a tree! Or better yet sing and dance among them.

10. Learn One of the best parts about aging is losing one’s inhibitions. If there is something you’ve always wanted to try or learn, there is no time like the present! Not only will you have new things to chat about with your friends, you’ll get to broaden your experiences and keep those neurons nice and cobweb free.

11. Antioxidants inside and out Antioxidants quench free radicals to keep systemic inflammation in the body in check. Studies show supplementing quality CoQ10 can have a positive impact on health and can offer much needed support to the cardiovascular system. Quality CoQ10 is one of the most important antioxidants you can take for and apply to your heart, liver, skin, and pretty much all of your organs.

Dr. Stephanie Gajus NMD of Naturopathic Primary Care and Cardiology,

*This blog was written by an outside source. This blog does not necessarily reflect the views or positions of Natural Partners.