Are you aging too fast? Medical doctor and longevity expert shares his tips for feeling and looking younger
Hint: unclench your teeth, put down the donut, and mist this on your skin
When you got up this morning, did your energy level and appearance more closely match your children or your grandparents? Maybe it’s finally time to stop procrastinating and start living a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Daniel L. Johnson, M.D., founder and medical director of the Desert Longevity Institute in Palm Desert, California, says everyone needs a plan for naturally maintaining their youthful looks and stamina.
Exercise, good nutrition, and reducing stress top Dr. Johnson’s recommendations for anti-aging. Below is his handy, clock-slowing checklist:
Try for 30 minutes of exercise daily – As a way to improve fitness and decrease stress, exercise offers a double bonus. What you do doesn’t matter as much as if you enjoy it. “If someone is forced to lift weights, it can add stress to their lives because they hate it,” says Dr. Johnson. “One exercise that yields the maximum benefit for the least amount of effort is rebounding – jumping up and down on a little trampoline.” And remember, exercise should make you feel better. If all exercises, even gentle ones, make you feel worse, Dr. Johnson suggests consulting a holistic doctor for adrenal testing.
Avoid stressing your body with poor nutrition – “When you eat sugar, starches and highly processed foods, your blood sugars go up dramatically. That’s a real stress your body must deal with,” explains Dr. Johnson. Replace sugary, processed foods with fruits and vegetables. Get plenty of fiber. And contrary to popular belief, you should get plenty of healthy, natural fats such as extra virgin olive oil and the fats found in coconuts, avocados, egg yolks, fish and nuts.
De-stress at your desk – It may be no great revelation, but Dr. Johnson says taking a mini-vacation in your mind’s eye is very effective. “Close your eyes, take slow breaths and imagine yourself in a pleasant situation,” he advises.
Consider using a topical product to compensate for the effects of aging – “The newest most amazing treatment in my arsenal is Ageless Secret (www.agelesssecret.com),” says Dr. Johnson. “It’s an all-natural, invisible solution that can be sprayed onto the skin to improve elasticity. My clients absolutely love it. One of my front office staff has been using Ageless Secret for about four months and is already looking five to 10 years younger. Because it’s invisible, it can be used any time, any place – even while at work. I would not have believed it if I had not seen it with my own eyes.”
Don’t smoke – “There’s just no good reason to do it,” says Dr. Johnson.
Go ahead and have that glass of wine – Alcohol in moderation can have a pleasant, relaxing effect. But Dr. Johnson cautions, “Excessive alcohol causes the pendulum to swing the opposite way by increasing stress on the body.”
Enjoy the sun – “We’ve been brainwashed to avoid all sun,” Dr. Johnson explains. “We now know that’s not correct. We need a moderate amount of sunlight every day. But certainly avoid excessive sun exposure.”
Get enough sleep – Sleep enables our bodies to rebuild, repair and rejuvenate. Dr. Johnson says 7-1/2 hours is a minimum for most people. But some may need as many as nine hours to feel refreshed.
Take a top quality, high potency multi-vitamin without iron.
Fix any hormone imbalances/deficiencies – “Thyroid is one of the most common and important ones to pay close attention to.”
And lastly, Dr. Johnson suggests that everyone try to maintain a positive attitude, “This is huge!” he says. “When you are negative, hostile or angry, you’re adding internal stress to any external stress your body is enduring. So you’re compounding your stress problem.”
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Biography - Daniel L. Johnson, M.D.
Daniel L. Johnson, M.D. is Founder and Medical Director of the Desert Longevity Institute in Palm Desert, California. His practice consists of chelation therapy, nutritional and herbal medicine, natural hormone replacement, family practice and integrative medicine. Dr. Johnson previously practiced at the Prevention Medicine Clinic in Palm Springs, California.
Additionally, Dr. Johnson is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He earned his medical degree in 1980 from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California.