January 3, 2010

January 3, 2010
Looking Ageless

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Sunday and I hope your new year is off to a safe, healthy and happy start.

Today is a travel day for me so I am writing my blog first thing in the morning before hitting the road. I am traveling to Jacksonville for a very busy and packed week. It is a very long drive from Ft. Lauderdale to Jacksonville and one I do not relish. But at least it is not as bad as the drive from Jacksonville to Pensacola.

So since I will be on the road today, I will not be online or answering emails until probably tomorrow. I will try to check late tonight but I am not making any guarantees since I will probably be very tired by the time the drive is over. At least I will get to see my four legged kids finally. It has been almost three weeks since I have seen them and I have been missing them terribly.

But on to today's topic: Looking Ageless. So what is aging you? Too much stress? Boyfriend/Girlfriend drama?

You can use botox, collagen and a top notch plastic surgeon to help fight off the ravages of Father Time, but if you stop doing certain surefire agers, you are sure to look younger and save mucho dineros as well.

Remember when you mother told you to stop scowling or your face would freeze that way? Well, your old lady had a point. Every time you cop a facial expression, tiny creases form underneath the surface of your skin. the more you do the expression, the deeper the creases become. As you age and your skin loses moisture and elasticity; these line turn into permanent deep groves. Hint: so that you will not end up looking like one of the old apple tress in the Wizard of Oz, try to keep your eyes, eyebrows and forehead relaxed. Also, try sleep on your back and avoid sleeping on your side with your face scrunched up in the pillow. Yes, more time on your back will keep you looking younger.

Yo-yo or crash diet are a no-no! While it is tempting to starve yourself or try a new gimmick to shed lard fast; such strategies can wreak havoc with your heart, cause bagging, sagging skin and make you fatter in the long run. Eat healthy and exercise regularly starting today! That waist and but did not blimp over night so it only makes sense that you can not tone up and trim them down in a week. Diet wisely by losing only one to three pounds per week and always combine a sound nutritional plan with a program of wise, consistent exercise.

Stop smoking and eating so many sweet. Both of these vices can cause wrinkles by speeding up the degradation of elastin and collagen which are both crucial skin proteins. In addition, cigarette smoking can dry out your skin and give you bad breath and yellow teeth. Lovely! Try eating more fruit instead of cupcakes and brownies. Try replacing cigarettes with more sex. Great cardio!

Life is a bitch and then you die and unfortunately stress is here to stay. But when stress makes you feel out of control certain catabolic hormones like cortisol, adrenaline and neurodrenaline rage wildly in your body speeding up the aging process. Try deep breathing activities like youga and meditation which can be done anywhere.

A great tan is sexy and a must for anyone living in Florida. But years of baking and broiling in the sun can also cause your skin to become dry, splotchy and wrinkled. to prevent these casualties and worse; always wear SPF-15 daily and your skin will retain its moisture and absorb the sun's cancer fighting and bone building vitamin D.

Use your head and your can help stay youthful looking well into the later years of your life.

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope and happiness.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab