Anti Aging Manifesto

Human Growth Hormone:

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
– Mark Twain

HGH is a hot topic and has been for quite some time as more and more people are looking for ways to retain or reclaim their youth.

There are many products on the market now that are catering to people who have read about the advantages that HGH can give them in their anti aging quest.

So what is HGH?

It stands for human growth hormone and is the hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. This is the gland that is also responsible for the production of estrogen and testosterone.

HGH is important for healthy cell growth and for muscle building and bone development.

HGH, along with the liver and other tissues in the body stimulates the production of IGF-I which is insulin-like growth factor I.

Correct levels of HGH will help children to develop at an acceptable rate and when this isn’t happening doctors will sometimes prescribe HGH supplements to make up for the deficit.

It has often been used by sports people and particularly bodybuilders seeking additional muscles mass.

After the age of 30 or so the production of HGH peaks and the ability for the body to maintain the same levels of healthy cell growth diminishes.

This reduction in the supply of HGH affects many areas of the body’s development and as a result the aging process begins to increase with various factors being affected.

Hair loss becomes more prevalent and nails and bones become more brittle.

The skin begins to become thinner and loses its elasticity which causes it to become loose.

Muscle mass is harder to maintain and begins to decrease and along with the reduction in muscle mass there is a tendency to store more fat.

These are all areas of aging that we want to stop and the more we can lessen the effect that this drop in Human Growth Hormone production can have on the body the younger we will look for longer.

Obviously people have looked towards Human Growth Hormone therapy as a way to reduce the symptoms that are inevitable.

The general procedure is for HGH to be injected beneath the skin. Another option is to ingest HGH releasers that help the body to produce more of its own HGH by combining with amino acids and vitamins.

Many people now market natural products that are available at reasonable rates that are designed to assist the body in creating more of its own HGH.


“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”
– Samuel Ullman

The most popular antioxidants that are used for skin care products are the vitamins A, C and E.

Scientific tests have shown that they help to improve the condition of the skin and reduce additional damage occurring that causes the aging effect that we are seeking to eliminate.

The damage to the skin is caused by free radicals and antioxidants help to fight off these free radicals and thereby improve the condition of the skin.

Antioxidants are in no way harmful to the skin and not only can they protect the skin from damage but they have been to shown to actually reverse some of the damage that has already occurred to the skin of many people.

This has an anti aging effect and the publicity that has surrounded the discovery of this information has resulted in antioxidants being included in almost all skin care products to meet the demands of the consumer.

Sun damaged skin in particular has been shown to improve in condition when antioxidants have been applied directly to the affected area.

There are various different sources of antioxidants and some of the more popular ones are grape seed extract and green tea extract.

Grape seed extract has shown to reduce inflammation of the skin and in addition it helps to strengthen the capillary walls. It is a popular inclusion in many skin care products due to these properties.

Green tea on the other hand has shown to reduce the size of pre-cancerous skin lesions in various tests due to the active ingredient catechins.

With the use of these naturally occurring antioxidants the damage that is caused to the skin by the free radicals that degrade the collagen and elastin is reduced and the positive effect that they have in assisting the skin to renew damaged cells has the desired anti aging effect that people are looking for.

Skin Care:

“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.”
– Douglas MacArthur

When you look at someone and try to determine how old they are there are various different areas that you will look at as signs of age.

You will look at hair color and/or lack of hair. You will look at teeth discoloration and even such things as posture but there is one thing that will show a persons age more than anything else and that is their skin.

Your skin is a mirror of your lifestyle and the choices you have made thus far in your life.

Discoloration and blotches are a sign of age and the way that hormones change over the years and also a sign of years of exposure to the sun.

Dry skin is a sign of dehydration and this can also lead to flaky skin and various other problems that people will associate with aging.

Dehydrated skin will also be more prone to wrinkles and add another factor to the aging process.

The skin loses it’s flexibility as we age and good nutrition, water and the use of good quality skin care products will help to slow down the aging process and make you look younger.

By using good skin care products you can wind back the body clock and keep that area of the body that is so telling on your age in the best condition possible.

We all have different skin types, from oily to dry and all different combinations in between so it will often take some experimentation before you find the right products for your skin.

There will be products that you might not be able to use due to various skin sensitivities and so on.

Once you find a product that suits your skin type it is wise to stick with it while it is working for you but always be aware that as you age you might need to change some of the products that you use simply because your skin will change with age and you will need to address changing aspects of it over time.

Resurfacing and Face Peels:

“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.”
– Chili Davis

By removing the outer layer of the skin with laser resurfacing the skin care specialist has the ability to reduce discoloration and other problems that are signs of aging.

Fine lines and wrinkles can disappear or at the very least be diminished and even scars can be faded somewhat where they are unnoticeable or can be hidden with a light foundation.

As well as improving the colors and marks on the skin, laser resurfacing also helps to tighten the skin and has the effect of a mild face lift for many people which gives a more youthful appearance.

This tightening of the skin can help it to remain firm for several months at a time after the initial treatment.

People respond differently to the laser resurfacing treatment with some getting more benefits than others.

The laser also stimulates the growth of new collagen which helps the skin to remain tighter and appear younger looking.

A good dermatologist is always recommended as the laser treatment needs specific techniques when applied to the various skin tones.

There are also two types of lasers that are commonly used and the dermatologist will need to decide which one will be most appropriate and in some cases both will need to be used to target varying levels of scarring.

Laser treatments can in fact cause scarring to the skin with people who have dark complexions so a well recommended professional is always necessary to ensure there is no damage caused in the process.

Infection after the treatment can be a concern and often medication is required to avoid any complications.

Another concern is with those people who have sensitive skin where recovery can take longer and infection can be more likely.

While there are the possibility of problems with this form of treatment, if done right the results can be very good and help make the skin look rejuvenated and help to turn back the clock.


“Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.”
– Jim Fiebig

Good makeup can transform your look.

A good makeup artist can take years off your age in an afternoon with the right selection of colors and products and the correct application of those products.

Most women have been using the same colors and products for years and are unaware of the changes that can be made with good advice from the right makeup artist.

Often a slight change in the colors you are using for your makeup can make you look years younger and it is money well worth spending to get some advice from a recommended makeup professional.

As you will be applying makeup for the majority of your life the benefits that you can get from a good consultation can make you feel so much better about yourself on a daily basis that you might consider it the best money you have ever spent on yourself.

Good makeup artists these days have knowledge of products that you will probably never have the time to research and they can look at your skin and make recommendations that will ensure your skin remains in top condition at all times.

This advice alone is worth knowing as it will help you to help yourself look younger for longer.

Good makeup when applied correctly can hide a multitude of skin problems and the use of the correct shading and colors can have the same or sometimes better effect than a surgical face lift and look more natural too.

The majority of women who haven’t had professional advice are generally using the wrong products, the wrong colors for their complexion and skin problems and are applying those products in the wrong manner.

These facts alone would suggest that there are some good benefits to be had by most people seeking advice from those with the necessary experience.

We hire interior and exterior decorators for the house so why not for the face?


Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
– Mark Twain

Supplements can certainly help to make up for any nutrients that are lacking in your diet and that can help you to look and stay younger for longer.

Any time there is something lacking in your system there will be some form of deterioration that will be caused by that.

This can be in the form of weight gain, muscle loss, graying hair, dry and flaking skin and so on.

All these factors will make you look older as the years soon show where people have been abusing their health even to a minor extent.

The first step is to try to maintain a healthy diet with good quality foods and drink and a wide selection of the necessary fresh fruits, vegetables, fiber, water and so on.

Unfortunately many of the foods that we get these days are lacking in essential nutrients or the nutrients that are there are considerably less than we are led to believe.

This is due to the quality of the land where the food is grown having been over utilized and the goodness has been lost over time.

Even seafood can be affected by pollution in the water and while we are eating a good balance of food the food itself is out of balance.

This is why it is often necessary to supplement our diets with additional essential vitamins and minerals to maintain healthy levels in the body.

If you notice changes such as rapidly graying hair, your skin become blotchy or particularly dry and other such problems then this is generally a sign that there is an imbalance in your nutrition and using quality supplements can have a very positive effect on your health and well-being.

With so many different choices in the market it can be a little difficult deciding what you need so the best place to start without spending a fortune is to get a multi vitamin and mineral supplement and take that while looking to see whether there are any signs of improvement in areas of your health.

You can get a hair analysis for a comprehensive chart of exactly where you might be lacking in nutrition and this is where a sample of your hair is sent to a laboratory where they test it for various different levels of specific minerals.


“Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.”
– George Bernard Shaw

Without a doubt the best way to look younger, feel younger and live longer is by exercising on a regular basis and maintaining a better state of health.

You don’t need to do excessive exercise, and in fact too much exercise can actually make you look aged.

Look at people participating in sports such as marathon running and you will notice that many of them look considerably older than they actually are simply because they are exposing their bodies to excessive stress and also because they are exercising outside for long periods of time their skin becomes ‘weather beaten’ and aged.

Everything should be done in moderation if you are looking for the best results where you get the benefit of the exercise and also the anti aging and health factors that are associated with the correct fitness programs.

There are many types of exercise that will give you considerable benefit for anti aging and they can range from tai chi which is excellent for both young and old people to various different forms of resistance training that is also suitable for most age groups but needs to be monitored with elderly people to ensure they don’t get any injuries.

Resistance training when used correctly has many benefits that can help you to look younger.

Apart from the benefits of toning the body, the tension that you get in your face muscles when doing the exercises can act in a similar manner to a face lift and many people don’t realize that the biggest change that you can get from a face lift is from the muscles under the skin.

Resistance training will also reduce the percentage of fat in the body which in turn will make you look younger as a firm fat free body is a condition that most people associate with youth.

Attitude and Positive Thinking:

“Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.”
– Maurice Chevalier

Many people are surprised to learn how much their attitude and the power of positive thinking can have on their aging.

Quite apart from the fact that a person who has a positive attitude tends to smile more often and the affect that smiling can have on toning the face and making a person look younger there are the other aspects of better health that come with positive thinking.

Thinking positively will make a person focus more on the things in life that will deliver better results in health and mind and those alone will make you feel and act younger.

Positive thinking will help a person to set and achieve goals and do things that others of the same age might believe they are past doing.

When you feel better about yourself, as you will do with positive thinking and the correct attitude, that confidence will show on your face and that will make you look younger as people do tend to become more negative as they age and find that they aren’t able to do certain things any longer.

Most of the things that we do in life are from the habits that we have formed and by simply creating a positive attitude or changing your attitude to one that is more positive you can end bad habits that are affecting your life.

These changes can result in ceasing smoking or refraining from eating the foods that have caused a person to become overweight.

Once changes are made, more changes can be made more easily and all these little ‘positive’ steps can lead to big changes in a person’s life.

And those changes can not only extend a persons life expectancy but they can also make them look younger at the same time – and that of course will be another added boost for their confidence.

Sun Protection:

“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.”
– Anonymous

One of the biggest causes of aging is from exposure to the sun. The sun can do considerable damage to the skin and it is this damage that causes the aging effect.

There are other more serious problems that can be associated with excessive exposure to the sun such as skin cancer that should always be remembered the next time you decide to sunbathe.

The tan that you will get from the sun isn’t permanent but the damage certainly is so you should consider other alternatives such as the range of quality ‘fake’ tanning creams and lotions that are available.

These will give you the tanned look that you desire without the negative side effects of skin damage.

Some exposure to the sun is necessary for good health but only a moderate amount is required and a good SPF sun protection lotion should be applied to the skin at all times when outside in sunny conditions.

Other damage from exposure to the sun such as discoloration and sun spots will make you look more aged and while there are many excellent treatments such as skin peels and laser resurfacing that can reduce these blemishes the best solution is to avoid them in the first place so such treatments aren’t needed as they will never make the skin as good as it would be if it had never been damaged.

Skin damage from the sun on your hands is an area that will make you look more aged and a lot of this damage can come through the windscreen of your car when you are driving so make sure you have sufficient sun protection on your hands when driving and even consider wearing gloves if you live in a particularly sunny environment.

Wear a hat and sunglasses wherever possible to protect your skin and a good moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated at all times.


“Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.”
– Bob Hope

What do most people do when they are stressed? They frown. And when you frown a lot and for a long time those frown lines and the associated wrinkles on your brow become permanent fixtures on your face and the wrinkles make you look older.

Have you ever noticed how people with very little stress in their life look a lot younger than others of the same age?

It is not only the effect that the stress has on the lines of your face but also the way that it affects your health as a whole and that can age you considerably.

Stress can deplete you of nutrients in the body and this will have a negative affect on your skin, nails and hair.

Hair can start thinning in times of stress and fall out and often the hair loss becomes permanent.

With a change in your chemical makeup due to the stress your hair can suddenly turn gray too.

Nails can become brittle and lose their condition.

Skin can become dry, flaky and other skin irritations and problems can occur, some of them causing permanent damage to the skin.

Blood pressure can rise and diets can change due to the increased need to boost energy levels. Often the choices of these energy boosters are not the best and energizing drinks or high carbohydrate foods are chosen for an instant lift. These soon turn into a weight problem where the percentage of fat in the body increases and the metabolism slows down.

If things continue along this path diabetes is something that will be an issue.

That is just a quick summary of some of the things that stress can cause to happen and it becomes very clear when reading that why stress is detrimental for anyone trying to look and stay young.

One problem quickly leads to another and before long there are more problems to contend with that increase the stress levels even more.

To stay young you need to lead a stress free life and when there is no way to avoid stress you need ways to cope with it so it has the least impact on your life.

Sleep and Insomnia:

“Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.”
– Caryn Leschen

When people say they are having their beauty sleep they are certainly telling the truth.

Sleep can do more for anti aging than many other factors combined as this is a time when the body recovers and regenerates.

With a lack of sleep the body doesn’t get a chance to recover from the rigors of the day and slowly but surely your state of health with degenerate.

As we become more and more tired from a lack of sleep other things are needed to help us make it through the day and they often come in the form of low value, high sugar energy drinks and high carb junk foods that give a temporary burst until hunger strikes again and another fattening mouthful of food is required.

Soon the combination of a lack of sleep and poor nutrition leads to sedentary lifestyle where there is no time, energy or inclination for exercise and the downward spiral of poor health continues to increase the aging process.

Without sufficient sleep you can’t hope to look your best and soon the muscles under the skin will become tired and the skin will lose its elasticity.

The face will begin to sag and you will look tired and older.

Sleep deprivation will cause the body to store more fat and that will also make you look older.

The fitter and healthier you can remain the younger you will look and it is not possible to be at your optimum level of health when you are trying to get by without enough sleep.

Insomnia affects a large portion of the population and the fast lifestyle that we all lead and the financial stress that many people are under these days certainly adds to the problems we have relaxing however there are many good resources available that can help people overcome insomnia.


“To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.”
– Oliver Wendell Holme

Keeping hydrated is one of the most important factors in maintaining good healthy skin that will make you look younger and reduce the problems that many people face with their skin as they age.

It is not sufficient to expect applications of moisturizers to keep the skin hydrated – it must come from within first and foremost and then the moisturizers will add additional support to maintaining good skin condition.

To remain hydrated you need to drink sufficient water throughout the day. Tea, coffee and other beverages are not a substitute for water and many of these drinks can actually cause dehydration.

If you are feeling thirsty then you are already becoming dehydrated.

You need to drink water on a regular basis so you don’t become thirsty and just because you might have heard that you need to drink 8 glasses of water per day you should be aware that drinking all the water at one time is in no way the correct method of remaining hydrated.

Also – drinking excessive amounts of water can be detrimental to your health as it can flush out too many nutrients from your body that are necessary to maintain a healthy youthful appearance.

Water is also a very good source of energy just as a lack of it will cause fatigue.

When you have boundless energy you can’t help but look younger and you will certainly feel younger which, at the end of the day, is the more important of the two.

Your skin will become lifeless and tired looking when dehydrated and you will be more susceptible to skin damage and wrinkles.

All other aspects of your health will be struggling when there is a lack of water and accordingly there will be other areas of aging that will be affected.

What could be easier for someone looking to stay young than drinking water? Pick up a glass now and have a drink and have a water bottle with you at all times to make sure you get enough. Make drinking water a habit and your body will thank you for it by helping you to stay young.

The Aging Effect of Hyper Pigmentation:

“An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”
– Agatha Christie

Hyper pigmentation of the skin can make you look older than your years and there are two main causes of this condition where the pigment changes and areas of color appear as freckles and spots on various parts of the face and the body.

The first and obvious cause is the sun – that villain of the skin that causes more aging problems than anything else.

The sun will not only affect the face but also other areas that are prone to more exposure such as the hands and upper areas of the chest.

Good SPF sunscreens will help a lot and also by keeping out of the sun when it is at its most damaging around the hours either side of midday will help to reduce hyper pigmentation.

The other main cause of hyper pigmentation is not quite as easy to eliminate as that is due to hormonal changes within the body.

This can be caused by any number of factors including pregnancy and birth control pills.

By using skin bleaching products the discoloration caused by hyper pigmentation can be made to fade somewhat and for some people this is sufficient for it to go unnoticed.

For others where these bleaching products aren’t as effective or the changes in pigment have been too extensive there is still the opportunity to reduce or eliminate it through the use of laser skin treatments.

Your hands are areas that can make you look older as they are highly visual and will also show the effects of the lifestyle that you have lead so getting laser treatment to improve the condition of the skin on your hands, along with your face can do wonders for your desire to look younger.

The laser treatment also has other positive effects on your skin such as the stimulation of collagen which is necessary for healthy skin.


“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.”
– Henry David Thoreau

Meditation along with yoga is one of the most effective ways of relaxing and eliminating or coping with stress.

Meditation can help to rejuvenate the mind and the body and the balance that it can bring to your life can increase energy levels, eliminate insomnia and help give you a more positive attitude and outlook on life.

People who practice meditation on a regular basis are calmer and more relaxed and the health benefits that it brings can add years to your life.

Meditation can help people to break bad habits and those habits are often associated with things that affect aging and make people look older than they should.

Problems such as over eating, smoking and other negative addictions can be eliminated with meditation.

Meditation will stimulate healthy circulation and that in turn will help improve the condition of the skin making it look healthier and younger.

The mind has a huge influence over the way we look and meditation will help to address any issues that are on the mind that can be affecting stress levels and decisions that are made on a daily basis that are detrimental to healthy living.

One of the benefits of meditation is the fact that once learned is can be practiced almost anywhere and the more that it is practiced the more effective it becomes.

By making meditation a regular part of your lifestyle you can expect to look better and feel better for longer while enjoying more aspects of your life.

It is not difficult to learn how to do meditation and it is also inexpensive.

Unfortunately there are still many people who don’t understand how powerful meditation can be for making changes to their life and those changes can be highly beneficial for helping to stay, look and feel young.


“I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth’s gravitational pull has become since the last time.”
– Dave Barry

Yoga is one of the most effective ways to make you look and feel younger and can add years to your life with better health, strength and flexibility.

Yoga is suitable for all ages and all health conditions and almost everyone will get some positive benefits from doing yoga on a regular basis.

Yoga is one of the most effective methods of reducing stress, along with meditation and anything that will reduce the effects that stress can have on your mind and body will make you look and feel younger.

There are various different types of yoga and you can choose the one that suits your needs the most from the simplest exercises that will help you to relax to the advanced exercises that will help you get a toned body and help to wind back the years.

Yoga helps to improve your blood circulation and that will make your skin condition look and be healthier.

Even certain inverted exercises will increase the blood flow to the scalp and this can assist with the reduction of hair loss in some people.

Increased flexibility will help to reduce muscular and joint pain and a reduction in pain can help with a reduction of frown lines that are common with people who suffer from constant pain.

Yoga helps the digestive system and this will help to get the maximum benefits from the food that you eat and in doing so improve overall health and nutrition which will be reflected in good skin condition.

By bringing about a balance in both mind and body yoga can do more for the aging process than a hospital full of surgeons.

You should consider trying it as it can be done freely at home without the cost of gym fees; it is convenient and scaleable according to your fitness levels.

Tai Chi:

“We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.”
– Frank A. Clark

Tai Chi is an excellent form of exercise that offers many benefits for people seeking to look and stay younger.

It is a very powerful form of stress management and that in itself can have a positive effect on your youthful look as stress can change the choices we make in food and drinks and also cause wrinkles from frowning.

Tai Chi is a low impact form exercise and is suitable for older people.

The exercises help to build strength in the muscles and that is very important as people age and lose muscles mass through a lack of use.

Tai Chi also helps people to become more balanced and to be steadier on their feet which reduce the chances of falls as people age.

Posture is another area that is improved through the exercises that are performed in Tai Chi and this helps people to look younger as the ability to stand tall rather than stooped as many older people become will give the impression of being somewhat younger.

The strength that you can build through the exercises will improve many areas of health and that will slow the aging process and improve the chances of living a longer life and having the ability to enjoy that life better.

Many Tai Chi instructors will adapt programs to suit the various age groups and levels of fitness and there are moves underway in many areas of the country to encourage more elderly people to start doing Tai Chi as it has been shown to improve the quality of life for elderly people.

It can also help to reduce the impact that old injuries can have on pain management and the enjoyment that can be lost when injuries affect sleep and other areas of aging.

The social interaction of joining in with others to do Tai Chi helps people to stay alert and coordinated and the positive attitude that this brings with it enhances their life keeping them younger for longer.

Anti Aging Antioxidants:

“When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.”
– Marty Bucella

The cells of the body have been shown to divide for a specific number of times for each individual in their lifetime.

By the time a person leaves their teenage years behind almost half of their cell division quota has been used up.

This causes the physical changes in the body that are represented by aging and anything that we can do to slow down this process of cell division will increase life expectancy.

As we continue to age and move towards our early forties almost another half of the remaining cells are used up leaving only 25 – 30 percent available for the rest of our lives.

Obviously when the final allotment of cells are used up the outcome is death.

So what can we do to slow this down and extend our years?

The main cause of the speed by which the cells will degenerate is from free radicals and fortunately scientific research has determined that this rate can be slowed with the introduction of more antioxidants which reduces the free radicals.

The more free radicals we have the faster the rate the body ages.

What are free radicals?

They are the harmful substances that are the result of oxidation and occur naturally in the body.

It is only when they attack the healthy cells in the body that they cause a problem however they are unable to distinguish between which cells are good and which ones are bad.

It is the destruction of healthy cells that causes the aging process and if more pronounced they can cause other more serious disorders and diseases.

By reducing these free radicals with the help of antioxidants the body clock is slowed down and we are able to look and feel younger for longer.

While the body is unable to produce its own antioxidants without help we must get a sufficient supply in the foods that we eat as it is the distinct function of antioxidants to act on these free radicals and maintain the necessary balance to maintain optimum health.

The best sources of antioxidants are found in foods such as berries, broccoli, carrots, garlic, red grapes, soy, spinach, tea, tomatoes and whole grains.

By adding these to your diet on a regular basis you should be getting sufficient in your body to maintain a healthy balance and reduce the aging process.

Anti Aging Pills:

“Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places.”
– Anonymous

People often ask whether anti aging pills actually work and if so how do they work.

There are a lot more options on the market these days simply because there is such a huge demand for any type of anti aging product and the research that has been done in recent years has helped to create many products that are able to actually make a difference to our appearance and our life span.

Most of the anti aging pills work by helping to stimulate the body to produce more of it’s own anti aging properties.

Supplements that contain antioxidants and omega 3 oils will provide the body with additional protection against free radicals that cause aging but many other supplements such as those that are associated with human growth hormone actually stimulate the body to produce more of its own human growth hormone rather than supplying it with additional human growth hormone.

Other anti aging products will help to boost collagen production which will help to ward off the aging affect that a lack of collagen will cause to the skin.

As we age the production of collagen diminishes and this causes the aging affect where the skin loses its tone.

Supplements that can stimulate the production of collagen will have a very positive affect on the way we look.

Even the natural products that are sold for anti aging will usually work towards helping the body to produce more of it’s own anti aging properties and this is often more effective as there are limitations as to what can be sold over the counter without a prescription and the quantities that are required for specific anti aging ingredients to work will usually be too large and most often too expensive.

When you are buying a product at the local health store that has the letters HGH written across don’t assume that you are actually buying human growth hormone.

You will be buying a human growth hormone stimulant.

Natural Skin Products:

“You can live to be a hundred if you give up all things that make you want to live to be a hundred.”
– Allen

The range of products that are available for skin care and therefore helping you to look ever younger is increasing all the time and none more so than the manufacture of natural skin care products.

People are seeing the benefits of using natural products on their skin and those who are searching for the fountain of youth tend to want the natural products in preference to other products on the market.

Often people will find that the natural products are better for sensitive skin although this is not something that you should just assume to be the case.

There are many naturally occurring ingredients that can be very harsh on the skin and small sample tests are required to see whether you have any skin reactions.

Where there are sun spots and age spots then more often than not natural products will not be sufficient to eliminate these and other more effective techniques such as laser treatments will have more positive results to help with aging skin.

Many people find that the best results are achieved when they keep an open mind and look at all the available treatments and use a combination of several to get the desired outcome.

The progress that has been made in recent years for skin care and the help that is available for people looking to rejuvenate their skin has been quite outstanding and ever increasing numbers of people, both men and women are taking advantage of the chance they have to look younger for longer.

Costs for many of these procedures have gone down and that has allowed them to become more affordable to more people.

People are not only living longer but they are looking better too thanks to all the opportunities they have available. Also – people are becoming better educated with all aspects of their well-being and as they make positive changes to their lifestyles they look and feel healthier and get a whole lot more out of life.

Resistance Training:

“I don’t do alcohol anymore – I get the same effect just standing up fast.”
– Anonymous

Resistance training is the best form of exercise you can do for the anti aging process.

Contrary to what many people mistakenly believe resistance training is suitable for people of all ages.

Even elderly people can get a lot of benefit from resistance training although as expected they will be using a lot less resistance than their younger counterparts.

Resistance training helps to increase muscle mass.

Women often show concern when this is mentioned fearing that they will look like the female equivalent of Arnold Schwazzenegger but there is no fear of that happening.

The average women will never be able to add bulk muscle without extreme weight lifting and considerable supplementation of specific muscle building products.

The women who compete in the professional bodybuilding competitions use steroids to get their extreme muscles mass.

The amount of muscle mass that the average women will gain from resistance training will be sufficient to tone the body and reduce the percentage of fat in the body that will benefit overall health and give a more youthful appearance.

Men will be able to gain more muscle mass and they will also benefit from the fat loss associated with more muscles but they too have no fear of gaining excess muscle.

When working out with weights and other resistance training machines all the muscles of the face are also constantly being tensed and relaxed and this helps to tone and lift the muscles of the face having the effect of a mild face lift.

Obviously this will have an anti aging effect as the face ‘lifts’ and looks more youthful.

Energy levels will also build over time as the effects of the resistance training exercises help to improve the functioning of the body and the skin will also look better and ‘younger’ as the exercise stimulates blood flow and improves circulation to the skin.

Action for Health:

“The elderly don’t drive that badly; they’re just the only ones with time to do the speed limit.”
– Jason Love

There can be no improvement in your health and no expectation of living to 100 if you don’t take action.

You know that eating the right food will make you healthier and if you are healthier you will be less inclined to succumb to illness and disease.

You know that you will be more likely to live longer if you don’t become ill or diseased.

You know that smoking makes you ill and for many people it is an early death sentence.

You know that the sun can cause skin cancer and skin cancer can result in death.

We all know many things that we intend to do something about but more often than not, after the initial inspiration to improve our lives or increase the length of our life we fall back into the same old habits where we eat the wrong food, go without sufficient water from one day to the next even though we know we are feeling lethargic most of the time, smoke cigarettes, get too little sleep or eat too much food and many other vices that we know are wrong.

So what does it take to get started in the right direction and make the changes that can totally transform your life?

Action – that’s all you need. Just a little action to get started doing one thing that will take you in the right direction to better health and a longer life.

Once the initial step has been taken and you begin on that path more positive steps will follow.

Where you are today is a direct result of your beliefs and actions. If you change your beliefs and take action you can change your life.

The action that needs to be taken is often so small that there is no pain – you won’t feel that you are missing out on anything and the upside of this is there are so many more things in life that you WILL be able to enjoy with better health.

Take action today and feel pleased that you did when you look back in the distant future.

Dump the Baggage:

“The number one factor in aging is burdens. Your burdens, or how you carry them, make you old.”
– Scarlett Bene

Imagine carting a big bundle of baggage around with you day and night for the rest of your life when there is nothing worthwhile in it and you have the choice to leave it on the sidewalk at any time and move on without it.

Consider the benefits to your health if you didn’t have to cart that ‘weight’ around all the time. You wouldn’t be so tired would you?

Throughout the world a big portion of the people have the burden of unwanted baggage that they just can’t seem to offload.

It is unfortunate because by hanging on to that baggage they are not only shortening their life but they are not enjoying the life they have nearly as much as they could.

Emotional turmoil is very destructive for your health; for your mental health and for your physical well-being.

If you want to live a long time and enjoy the journey then you need to travel light and emotional baggage always weighs heavy on those who choose to keep it.

Do you want to look back when you are old and think of how stupid you were to waste all that mind time on something that never had a solution?

Something that didn’t matter anyway?

How will you feel if you realize that you could have had another number of years of fulfilling life if you had dumped the baggage way back then?

If you are currently hanging on to any baggage then today is the day to get rid of it and move on.

If you can’t do that without help – then get some help as soon as you can.

You will live healthier.

You will live happier.

You will live longer.

What could be better than turning a negative into something positive where you decided today that baggage was the reason why you decided to make the changes that will help you to make the most of the life that you are about to extend for more years than you were heading?