Having recently reached the age where the title OAP seems both scary and yet seemingly inappropriate (my idea of what constitutes an OAP is a million miles away from how I currently see myself) my attention has been focused on the topics of aging and anti aging. How much of the aging process do we just have to accept as “old age” and how much of it is due to our lifestyle choices? More importantly, if some of it is due to lifestyle choices, what can we do to reduce its impact on us as we approach our 3rd age?

Aging is not the result of any one factor but rather an accumulation of many factors including:

• Excessive body weight
• Changes in hormone levels
• Dehydration
• Toxic build up
• Cell oxidation
• Inflammation
• Diminished enzyme production
• Poor circulation
• General wear and tear

These are just a few of the many causes of the aging process, so you can see that the anti aging process is both multi-factoral and complex, to say the very least. In order to reverse or slow down the aging process we need to find a way to address all of these factors. We need to consider a holistic approach to our health that will address the issues at a systemic level. A careful tailored, step by step program is an excellent starting point to ensure that you feel more youthful and energetic, and ultimately more healthy.

First and foremost we need to change our lifestyle habits and reverse the effects of “what we have done to ourselves” over the years.

We need to look at:-.
• Improving the quality of the foods we eat
• Increasing our daily exercise
• Reducing the toxic load
• Detoxing regularly
• Reducing free radicals
• Boosting the immune system
• Reducing the inflammation

All of the above can be achieved relatively easily with a bit of thought and preparation. It is about re educating yourself to understand the effects that certain lifestyles can have on your overall health and in this case, the aging process. You can then make an informed decision as to whether you want to make the necessary changes for the sake of your health and longevity, and ultimately the anti aging process.