Rabu, 17 Februari 2010

Anti Aging: Slow the Aging Process

Since the dawn of time, we are taught to believe that aging is inevitable and there is nothing we can do about it. Is this the inarguable truth? Well, yes and no. It is true that no one can alter the flow of time. No one can turn back the clock and make old people young again. Short of plastic surgery. And even that only alters the outside appearance, not the actual age. But we can somehow slow it down a little.

Take Nicole Kidman, for example. Does she look 40? Not to me, she doesn't. To me, she looks ten years younger than her actual age. Why? Is it the slimness of her figure? Or maybe, the lack of wrinkles? She definitely looks healthy for a skinny girl, which means we have to dump the issue of anorexia. No anorexic can look that bright.

As mentioned from previous posts, the aging process is affected by both internal factors and external factors. Some of those factors can be manipulated to our advantage. The way to achieve this is rather simple. Be healthy, inside out. That's it. It means regular exercise, healthy diet, no stress, no toxin (alcohol and nicotine included), and plenty of relaxation. Think positive, think young. Everyone can do this.

Most people will argue. What about environmental pollution? It is a difficult question to answer. We don't have that much power to alter the condition, aside from doing what we all can. The three Rs from the three arrows symbol. You know, reduce-reuse-recycle. If we all do these, maybe we can bang the government to pay more attention.