How to ease the effects of ageing

How to ease the effects of ageing

Ageing is inevitable, but there are ways you can help stem the issues which tend to go hand-in-hand with the process...

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Nobody wants to grow old, but the reality is that we have no choice in the matter.

However, we do have a choice when it comes to living a happy, healthy life, so if you are starting to feel the effects of the ageing process, check out the options you have below to ensure you are not bogged down by the inevitable:

Effects on skin

Wrinkles... oh, the dreaded wrinkles. Throw in dry skin and things like skin tags and age spots, and you know you are starting to show your age.

There are other weird and wacky things that happen to your skin as you age (check those out here), so, in order to keep yourself looking as youthful as possible for as long as possible, why not consider using some products to help you out?

Collagen powder is all the rage and has shown to help significantly in keeping your skin in good shape.

Adding collagen to your diet not only helps the skin, but it also has the potential to relieve joint pain, prevent bone loss, promote heart health, improve gut health, and maintain brain health.

What's not to like?

Healthline explains: 'Collagen is a protein. Your body makes it, and it’s important for healthy joints, skin, bones, muscles, and more. But as you age — just when it’s harder for your body to make collagen — the collagen you have begins to break down.'

Therefore, it is advised that you add collagen to your diet and you can check out the various options HERE.

Additionally, seeing as it is winter and our skin is prone to drying out during this season, why not add a moisturising routine to your day?

Moisturisers replenish the lost moisture in your skin, which in turn keeps it looking younger for longer.

Check out some moisturiser options HERE.

Effects on bones

It kind of goes without saying that our bones are pretty important when it comes to functioning as a human being.

Sadly, as we age, our bones weaken, lose density, and can be prone to issues such as fractures and the like.

Rheumatologist Chad Deal, MD, Head of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease, explains: "Natural bone loss accelerates in mid-life. This is especially true during menopause (typically around age 50, defined as premature menopause if it happens before age 45). During this time, levels of protective estrogen decline. For men, the loss is more gradual because testosterone declines slowly."

“For each five years that passes after age 65, your risk of fracture essentially doubles.”

In a bid to assist with keeping your bones healthy for longer, why not look into using a supplement?

Supplements are designed to:

  • Promote bone density
  • Maintain healthy bone function and density
  • Reduce lower grade inflammation
  • Reduce the risk of hairline fractures caused by minor injuries

You can check out a supplement option HERE.

Effects on hormones

Remember being a moody teenager with all those fancy new hormones floating around your body? It took some time to get used to those hormones, but as you age, some hormones become less and less effected, meaning you need to find a way to assist in bumping them back up to their normal levels.

According to Medline Plus: "As we age, changes naturally occur in the way body systems are controlled. Some target tissues become less sensitive to their controlling hormone. The amount of hormones produced may also change.

"Blood levels of some hormones increase, some decrease, and some are unchanged. Hormones are also broken down (metabolised) more slowly.

"Many of the organs that produce hormones are controlled by other hormones. Aging also changes this process. For example, an endocrine tissue may produce less of its hormone than it did at a younger age, or it may produce the same amount at a slower rate."

As men age, testosterone levels usually decrease, while women will see a decrease in estrogen and prolactin levels.

For men looking to boost their testosterone levels, why not give THIS a try? To find out more about testosterone, click HERE.

Disclaimer: Health-related information provided in this article is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems. It is always advisable to consult with your doctor or pharmacist on any health-related issues.

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