Aging happens to everyone. It leads to visible changes, such as gray and white hair, sagging skin, and wrinkles. It also can lead to physical changes, such as deterioration of joints, reduced bone density, and chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
However, you can greatly affect your own path during aging. Healthy choices on a daily basis can help you maintain a more youthful appearance and reduce the risk for negative consequences related to chronic conditions. With PatchAid Patches, you can also give your body nutrients that can support your choices.* Here are 15 top tips for anti-aging, and how nutrition can fit into them.
At the top of the list is avoiding tobacco and smoking. It causes oxidative stress and increases your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and so many more health conditions. It also causes wrinkles and unhealthy-looking hair and skin.
If you smoke, there are many resources to help you quit. Your healthcare provider can offer some, and many are available at no cost. With a PatchAid Patch such as the Vitamin C Plus Patch, you can take extra antioxidants to reduce the effects of harmful antioxidants.*
The best way to protect your skin over the course of years is to use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen to block harmful radiation from the sun. Also, see a dermatologist to get a baseline assessment of any blemishes you have, and follow up regularly to note and evaluate any changes.
Maintain a Youthful Appearance
When your appearance is satisfying to you, you may feel and act younger and more confident. Biotin is a B vitamin that is necessary for healthy-looking hair, nails, and skin. The Biotin Plus Patch for Hair, Nails, and Skin Patch also has vitamin A, needed for healthy skin, and vitamins C and D.
Lose Extra Weight
Extra weight increases risk for chronic conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. That’s not all. It can make you feel tired and older, too. A healthy diet that is reduced in calories, along with regular exercise, can help with weight control. PatchAid Weight Loss Patches, such as Garcinia Cambogia, Keto-BHB, and Slim Trim Appetite Suppressant Weight Loss Patches, can help maintain normal hunger levels and metabolism to support weight control.*
Support Joint Health
Joint cushioning can degenerate as you age, leading to pain and trouble moving. That can certainly make you feel old! The Collagen Patch by PatchAid contains collagen, which is a part of healthy joints.*
It’s no surprise that you need a variety of nutrients to stay healthy at any stage of your life. The PatchAid Multivitamin Plus Patch supplies a wide range to complement what you get from your diet.* Supporting metabolism, maintaining normal immune function, and promoting healthy blood, heart, joints, and bones can be the result of staying nourished.*
It is natural for some nutrients to decrease during the aging process. You might want to ask your healthcare provider for tests to find out if you are low in any nutrients, and whether a PatchAid Patch may help if you are. Commonly low nutrients during aging include vitamin B12, vitamin D, and Coenzyme Q10. PatchAid patches are available for each of these!
Antioxidants fight cellular damage that comes from the activity of compounds called free radicals. Healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, and fatty fish, are rich in antioxidants. The PatchAid Anti-Aging Topical Patch is also a source of antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, and E, as well as resveratrol.
Get Enough Sleep
A good night’s sleep can help you feel better immediately, giving you more energy and better ability to focus. Get more sleep regularly, and your risk for chronic conditions can also decrease. Aside from going to bed on time and having a regular bedtime routine, you can try to sleep in a dark, quiet, and cool room to get better sleep. The PatchAid Sleep Aid Patch contains melatonin, which is a natural hormone that regulates sleep and wake cycles.*
Does stress make you feel old? It can make you get old, too. Worry lines, gray hair, and high blood pressure can all result from an excessive amount of poorly managed stress. Some ways to manage stress are to meditate, exercise, do yoga, practice visualization, and talk to an expert for more tips. The PatchAid Relax and Unwind Patch contains ingredients that can support normal mood and ability to relax the brain and muscles.*
Protect Your Hands
Take a look at your hands, and see if they look old. If they do, it may be from lack of care. Try moisturizing them regularly, such as after your shower or bath and before bedtime. Within days, they may look better. Getting enough iron and biotin can also help prevent brittle nails.
Stay physically active to keep your heart, blood vessels, and metabolism young. You can also help maintain lean muscle mass to prevent the appearance of sagging. Exercise even helps keep your brain young by improving your ability to learn.
Stay socially engaged by having dates with friends or going out with family. Laugh, have conversations, and be spontaneous to keep your spirits up and your mind nimble.
Train Your Brain
You can train your brain just like a muscle. Challenge it regularly to keep it strong. New things you can learn include materials from a class, a new language, an instrument, different types of puzzles, or a new hobby. The Focus and Clarity Patch is designed to support brain health and metabolism.*
See an Eye Doctor
Eyes can change with aging, but most changes are treatable. An eye doctor may be able to detect and treat glaucoma and cataracts before they cause any irreversible damage. Nutrients such as lutein and vitamin A are in the Eye Health Patch by PatchAid.*
Aging may be inevitable, but you have a say in how it happens for you. When you take precautions, you may be able to sustain a more youthful and healthier appearance, and to delay, prevent, or manage chronic conditions to minimize negative impacts. Daily lifestyle choices and good nutrition can affect your health during aging, and PatchAid Patches can be part of your anti-aging routine.* Just be sure to ask your healthcare provider which ones may be right for you, and to get approval before using any nutritional supplements.
*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid patches are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.