So many different apps claim to help you succeed in healthier living and the fountain of youth. We all know the best tool for a long life is healthy eating and exercise, but below are five of the most highly reviewed and favorable apps on the market:
1. Anti-Aging Tips by Waikiki Sky on Android
This FREE app contains anti-aging tips and a skincare guide to help you look and feel young and gorgeous.
2. Anti Aging Skin Care Secrets by Venture on Android
Free for the time being, this app includes natural skin cares for anti aging, discussion on various products, face cream, sun protection, makeup, and even Rosacea.
3. Skin Care Recipes by bigo on Android
With 92 positive reviews so far, this app is filled with plenty of information. It details how to create your own skin care recipes. Also information on facial scrubs, masks, under eye treatments, massage oils, moisturizers and more.
4. Skin Care Secrets - FREE by AppBuzz on Android
Taking a different course from the others, this app includes herbal and organic skin care. It discusses lotions versus skin care creams and a recipe for dry skin care.
5. FaceLift by ModiFace on iPhone
Unlike the others, this app allows you to try effects on your own photo or a model's face. Some of the features you can try are a brow lift, removal of crow's feet, nose reshaping, lip enhancement, jaw contouring, and even dark spot removal. You even have the ability to save your image or share it via email.
There was a saying my dad always dropped on me when I was loafing around the house as a child: "Move it or lose it." This same quote can be applied to our long term mental health.
A mind that is at rest, while peaceful, will be one that quickly fades away. More and more research is pointing out that minds that stay engaged via video games, puzzles, reading, and conversation will last longer and operate as if they are younger.
Many researchers are finding that engaging your mind with puzzle video games is one of the healthiest ways to stay mentally engaged. Many people are going out and downloading applications for phones and computers that will allow them to play logic games with their friends and family.
If you play a game of scrabble every day, you will feel more attentive and refreshed. Guaranteed.
Try to engage yourself with more of these games on a regular basis. There are video games for people of all ages and playstyles, from fun for the whole family type entertainment to more adult themed games, so anybody should be able to stay entertained. It's never too early to start increasing mental acuity.
Never thought video games would be healthy, did you?
Birthdays come every year whether you want to celebrate the day or not, but that's no reason to toddle off into your golden years without putting up a fight. Wrinkles, stiff knees, and general fatigue tend to plague us as we get older, but there are a few foods and vitamins that will help make that next birthday easier to bear.
Broken hips, weak bones, and skeletal fragility are common with low calcium intake. With at least one in every three adults over the age of 65 experiencing a fall each year, hefty calcium intake might be the only way to avoid a broken bone or serious infection.
2. Vitamin D
Bones don't absorb calcium if there's no vitamin D in the body. Older adults don't process this essential micronutrient well, so vitamin D supplements are something to consider. Get more vitamin D from a daily walk in the sun.
3. Vitamins C & E
The word "antioxidant" is a popular label on today's anti-aging creams, and with good reason. Cells aren't damaged as easily and don't age as fast when vitamins C and E are on the case.
4. Olive Oil
Mediterranean cultures enjoy a low rate of heart disease, and scientists believe it's the olive oil in their diet. Try using olive oil to fry food instead of vegetable oil.
Fish is the best source of omega-3 and may be one of the best ways to prevent heart disease. In the U.S., cardiovascular disease kills more people than any other disease. If you don't like fish, try finding some omega-3 supplements.
Memory problems are one of the most common signs of getting along in years. It doesn't have to be that way for you. With a good sleeping pattern, eight glasses of water daily, an improvement in diet, and at least a half hour of exercise a few times per week, your memory will be sharper, more alert, and less likely to forget important details than it has been in years.
Regardless of gender, make a point to moisturize your face every morning. The moisturizer guards against the dry, dull skin that is more likely to develop premature wrinkles. To add more power to your routine, choose a face lotion containing SPF 15 or higher.
Wearing the right clothes can have a tremendous impact on the age you appear to be. A forty-year-old woman can cause herself to look anywhere from 25 to 55 based on the clothes she wears. Pick up a copy of a fashion book and see for yourself the amazing style transformations that are possible. Doing so can shed years off of your appearance.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|