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10 Natural Ways to Defy Your Age

Skip the Gimmicks to Look and Feel Younger Than Ever


  • LOUISE3518
    Great reminder of such easy ways to live life. REALLY LIVE IT. So much to enjoy and how easy it is to forget all the ways to reallyl live and enjoy. Thank you for this excellent article. It is a great reminder for me..... and getting started one step at a time. Walking is a great way... and I'm heading in that directrion. Again thank you - 12/29/2012 9:05:24 AM
  • I think the author's article is well meaning; however, she also forgot to omit that there is also genetics involved. Thus, I agree with the comment earlier stated by one of the readers, bithoo. Unfortunately, good health doesn't prevent cancer nor neurological diseases from occurring. This is inevitable, and it's written in our genetic code.

    However, I will say that for someone to have died of breast cancer at the age of 75 is pretty darn strong (physically and emotionally). Had she not lived a healthy lifestyle, she probably would have passed away sooner. So, controlling what we consume and how we live does make a difference.

    - 12/29/2012 4:16:02 AM
  • Sometimes I tread water for an hour and sometimes I swim crawl non stop for an hour... the endorphins and feel good is more so with the crawl although maybe 10 minutes more of treading water and the calories burned would be equal - 12/3/2012 6:53:11 PM
  • This sounds well and good, but... both my parents were lean, fit, and lifelong exercisers. My mother developed and died of breast cancer at age 73; my father developed Parkinsons at about 75 and -- despite continued dedication to exercise -- is now bent over and shuffling.

    While exercise and positive thinking are fine things, they can't stop our bodies from developing a huge range of problems that can shorten or radically limit our lives. Yes, being slim and fit can HELP, but they can't eliminate inherited, infectious, or spontaneous disorders.

    It troubles me when articles like this one suggest "if only you'd done more you wouldn't have cancer/parkinsons/arthritis/dementia." Sure, healthy living CAN make the difference, but blaming folks for these disorders as if they could have prevented them if only they'd tried harder is, I think, a disservice. - 11/26/2012 9:08:43 AM
  • Yes! I'm 71 now. When I was on the border between overweight and entry-level obese I felt so old, I felt like I was 80 and I moaned and groaned when I went upstairs. Now I'm in the middle of the normal range and I exercise a lot - Jazzercise, Curves, walking (can't run because of a knee replacement), belly dancing, and I feel 50. Tomorrow is my daughter's 50th birthday, and I now feel as if I'm that same age. I highly recommend exercise, and weight loss too. - 11/23/2012 8:20:21 PM
  • This is a great article. At 69 I'm often told I look younger although I seldom wear make-up. I attribute this to keeping active, being a naturally positive person, and doing things for others instead of focusing on my problems... we all have them... but helping other people can make your own problems look pretty small. - 11/23/2012 1:44:34 PM
  • good article!! I am an artist type and enjoy going out to my studio every eve.for about two hours.I am a potter and a jewelry maker.Love to create new things and try out new ideas.Maybe in my last life I was an inventor !!anyway I love to design things made of clay or jewelry products.ALL older folks should try to find a hobby or something that gets them moving and if they are artistic do something about it besides telling people that if you can find the time then I will do it,ha,ha that never seems to happen!!I love my artsy side and work with it everyday. Claylady in Oregon - 11/23/2012 1:22:22 PM

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