When it comes to taking care of your mind and body, there's so much you can do—including what you do for stress relief and what you eat. Whether you're thinking about skin health, brain power, inflammation, or gut health, there are lots of secrets that'll help you age gracefully. From healthy foods to dietary supplements, my colleagues and I have tips aplenty to help you. Make it a goal to celebrate Healthy Aging Month all year long!
The countdown is on for the start of 2019. I'm sure you're thinking about resolutions. Just like all of the years before, gym sign-ups and diet starts will be at a height in the new year, but progress often halts just as quickly as January ends. If your resolution is to lose weight or to simply get healthier, I'm here to arm you with success so you can stick to your goals for the long run and see the results you want all year long. Here's to a long, happy, and healthy life.
You know those nights when you're trying to fight the rumbling in your tummy right before bedtime? I've been known to stay up late for a deadline and wander my way into the kitchen in search of a quick and healthy snack. When it comes to nighttime snacks, it's best to reach for something on the small side that also has staying power. The right nighttime snack (and possibly even a nightcap!) can significantly impact how you sleep and consequently how you feel the next morning.
If you were to come over to my house, you'd find a cupboard overflowing with tea. I love tea and not only because it provides so much flavor for so few calories. I find drinking a cup of tea to be an incredibly calming activity. And tea has some pretty major health benefits. Our ancestors were onto these benefits way before we started #teatime or coffee shops created signature blends. Not only can you whip up a delicious mug of tea in minutes, you can also incorporate it into recipes.
Happy Healthy Aging Month! Before you get all bummed out about aging, let me tell you this is your chance to change how you age. The older I get, the happier I feel. I know what foods my body needs for fuel and how to keep it active with exercise. I show it plenty of self care and compassion, too. So is it so strange that my subjective age, the age that I feel, is lower than the age I actually am? Nope. I truly believe that treating your body with kindness and respect helps you age gracefully.
I have something to admit, err...share with you. My sweet tooth is pretty sweet, and there's no way in the world I would be able to live without it. So while I'm not a fan of the term "cheat meal," I also wholeheartedly believe there's no shame (or harm) in indulging occasionally! But one indulgence can easily turn into an entire day—or week—of overdoing it. I know a few simple tricks that will help you satisfy ice cream cravings and the like without sabotaging your health.