This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Gracefully Aging


It’s No Mystery: We Now Know How by Kathleen Barnes


Natural Awakenings asked agree on a core strategy that can extend life and improve its quality in later years: Take a walk. Or, undertake another enjoyable form of


outdoor exercise for about 30 minutes a day. Greet the sun. Exposing bare skin to sunlight for 15 minutes three times a week allows natural production of vitamin D. Researchers at Boston University, Harvard Univer- sity and others attest that sufficient doses of the vitamin help prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, obesity, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, relieve menopausal symp- toms and support longevity. Drink plenty of water. Hydration is key to cell health


and overall proper body functions. Aim for consuming one ounce of water every day for every two pounds of body weight.


M


ost of us like to think that we’ll be vibrant, ener- getic, smart and yes, gorgeous, until the end of our lives. This isn’t an unattainable fantasy—even if


past poor lifestyle choices may have tarnished some much- anticipated Golden Years. Fortunately, it’s never too late (or too early) to make key


small changes that will immediately and profoundly influ- ence our ability to live long and healthy lives. Experts recom- mend that a handful of simple, scientifically validated health strategies will help us age gracefully and beautifully. “Most of us are living longer, but not necessarily better,”


advises Dr. Arlene Noodleman, medical co-director of Age Defy Dermatology and Wellness, in Campbell, California. “Many people face decades of chronic debilitating disease, but you can minimize or even eliminate that period of life and maximize health. It’s all about your lifestyle.”


Rules to Live By


Whether the goal is disease prevention, retaining a sharp mind, weight control, balancing hormones, maintaining good posture or supporting glowing skin, all the experts


natural awakenings May 2013 21


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40