Hey, you. It’s me. I mean you. I’m you, 15 years ago. Remember me? I’ve noticed lately you seem a little stretched to the limit. Your to-do list is as long as your arm. Your time is more in demand, maybe even in overdrive.
Don’t lose that spark – that flicker that makes us want to keep feeling young, looking young and living young? Consider these ways to keep living youthfully:
The older we get, the more likely we are to sacrifice exercise in our busy schedules. Even reorganizing a closet burns calories, so start with something easy, and work your way up to low-impact cardio workouts. A fantastic way to reacquaint yourself with exercise that nets amazing results: ZEN Project 8, the fun and simple weight management program that teaches habits for a healthy lifestyle.
Walk around the neighborhood with a friend three to five times a week, or plan short hikes in a park or nature preserve. Bring the dog, and amplify the workout with a dozen tosses of the slobber-laden tennis ball. Just don’t forget the sunscreen. Luminesce Daily Moisturizing Complex is lightweight and features broad spectrum SPF 30.
Break up with the junk food and the vending machine at work. Try a salad for lunch a few times a week – quality olive oil, a little lemon juice or vinegar on top of lush green spinach leaves or crisp, shredded kale, and that’s a dish exploding with nutrients.
Resist the toaster oven chicken tenders and put some color back in those cheeks by stocking the fridge with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Stack Reserve next to that Halloween candy you told yourself would be for the trick-or-treaters. It boasts the benefits of five fruits that taste amazing – more than enough to satisfy your sweet tooth – without artificial colors or sweeteners.
Learn something new, or perfect a hobby
Learning new things not only challenges the mind, but it brings new purpose. Be sure to take M1ND daily. It helps maintain your memory*, so the learning curve is more of a learning bend than a loop-de-loop. Learning piano or guitar can offer stimulating opportunities you didn’t realize you were missing. Love snapping photos? Have friends told you that you have an eye for photography? Perfect your art!
Hobbies like photography can be rewarding in both results and in their calming nature. Learn how to use a photo editing software program. Have the photos printed, and decorate your home with the results of your hard work. Someone you know adores a particular shot you took? Turn it into a canvas print, a gift that will warm your friend’s heart.
Disconnect and reconnect
Start a journal or weekly coffee with a friend. Get social. Put down the phone or tablet and look someone in the eye. The more effort you make, the better you’ll feel about yourself. Reserve can help. While you’re working to keep the signs of aging at bay, its antioxidants are fighting just the same to give your healthy, happy cells a boost against free radicals.*
You know the things that work for you; things that make you feel alive, refreshed, rewarded. Capitalize on the best parts of life. Make time in your day for meaningful, memorable moments.