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3 Ways to Hold Back Aging

According to DiscoveryHealth.com, those who hope to be lively and robust in their 80s and 90s should heed these anti-aging tips:

Consume 5 fruits and vegetables and 3 servings of whole grains. Drink five to eight 8-oz. glasses of water. Get no more than about 30-35% of daily calories from fat, 15% from protein; and the remaining calories from carbohydrates, with an emphasis on complex carbohydrates like oatmeal, whole wheat bread and wild rice.

Build endurance and strength with exercise. Regular aerobic exercise is a “must-do” for anyone committed to slowing the aging process. Hundreds of studies show that exercise combats the loss of stamina, muscle strength, balance, and bone density that increases with age.

Maximize Your Intake of Antioxidants. The evidence is “incontrovertible,” says Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg of Tufts University. Free radicals contribute to the onset of age-related diseases and antioxidants “neutralize” free radicals. Blumberg advises eating dark-colored vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, squash, and spinach for carotenoids and blue and purple berries for flavonoids. Foods are the superior source of antioxidants but because we don’t always eat as we should, Blumberg advocates supplements of the “classic” antioxidants: 200-250 mg of vitamin C; 100-400 IU of vitamin E; and a mixed carotenoid supplement of 6-10 mg.

Go to the web site for more tips, including using Renova, hormone replacement and Human Growth Hormone (unless you are a professional athlete). When you choose to use the services of Home Care Assistance Columbus, you’ll find that our care companions are trained to help clients make decisions that can keep them “Happy to 102.”