No one could ever escape the aging process. However, there are ways to delay it. At our Manhattan cosmetic surgery practice, we want our patients to look good and feel good. We have an array of procedures that treat the visible signs of aging. Although you can take advantage of any of these treatments, it is still advisable that you proactively slow down the aging process. Here are the 6Ss of slowing down the process of aging.
Get enough sleep. Six to eight hours of sleep per day give the body time to repair itself. Deep sleep also promotes the production of the growth hormone. Also, lack of sleep causes stress.
Superfoods such as nuts, dark chocolate, beans, and berries are good additions to your diet as they have anti-aging benefits.
Stress is a contributing factor to a lot of diseases. It does not only have a negative impact to the brain, but it can also make you gain weight. You have to learn how to deal with stress. Deep breathing exercises are easy and can be done anywhere. Meditation is also an excellent way to deal with stress.
We can get vitamin D from the sun. But too much sun exposure means that you will have wrinkles and fine lines sooner than expected. Protect your skin by using sunblock lotion.
Too much sugar can hasten the process of aging – something you do not want to happen. It also contributes to several diseases by sending the hormone insulin to overdrive. Go for fruits as they have natural sugars rather than processed sugars.
Omega-3s, magnesium, resveratrol, curcumin, and cocoa are some of the supplements that are beneficial to the body. Omega-3s are good for the brain and heart while magnesium relaxes the walls of blood vessels. Resveratrol activates the genes that promote long life, and curcumin is an antioxidant that reduces risks of cancer. Cocoa flavanols are good for the body and lower blood pressure. By keeping these tips in mind and making the necessary lifestyle changes, you can age gracefully. Then again, if the visible signs of aging start to show, you may also reach us at 212-861-6400 to request an appointment with Dr. Wallach and learn more about the various procedures, both invasive and non-invasive, that fight wrinkles and fine lines. Restoring your youthful appearance is just a step away!