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Now Is The Time to Fight Aging

take all supplements Steve and I have always been into health and fitness since we first got married. However, Steve has always been more apt to take vitamins than I have been. Why? I honestly think it’s because of his 6 years of education, which was mostly in exercise and nutrition.

Steve has always understood the power of taking vitamins and minerals. While I’d be quick to take protein or something that delivered fast noticeable results, I was slower to take stuff that didn’t give me instant results. But, when I recently started studying a vitamin and supplement course to be a Certified Supplement Nutritionist, I learned a lot about the power of vitamins and minerals – especial antioxidants. As a result, it made me want to take EVERYTHING! Today, I’m way more apt to invest in more of the “behind the scenes products” and invest in my health.

Now, in my mid-forties, my goal is to be better about taking vitamins and doing more to fight the affects of aging – from working on my skin, to working on my body (and not just my appearance, but my overall health). One of the things I am going to be trying is MitoQ, which is a brand new antioxidant.

MitoQOver the next 8 weeks, Steve and I will both be putting the MitoQ skin serum and capsules to the test. As I have researched MitoQ, I have become super impressed with what I have found. While, like most medicines (for example, Viagra), it wasn’t originally created for it’s anti-aging properties. However, with over 30 million dollars in research, they discovered it had a significant impact on optimal cellular function, which provided the energy a cell needs to repair itself.

The MitoQ serum will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, brown spots and skin discoloration, as well as reduce the thinning of the skin that occurs with aging. The MitoQ capsules support optimal cell function and heart, liver and brain health. MitoQ also boosts energy, and reduces the cellular free radical damage that, over time, causes us to age and can manifest as disease.

I’m super stoked to try MitoQ and to start fighting my fight against aging. I’m determined to look and feel my best no matter what my age is!

What Are Antioxidants?

free-radical-neutralizedAntioxidants are a substance that removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism. Antioxidants protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals, which many experts believe to play a roll in the development of blood vessel disease (atherosclerosis), cancer, and other conditions.

We are exposed to free radicals through pollutants, through by-products of normal processes that take place in your body (like burning sugars for energy and releasing digestive enzymes to digest food), and when the body breaks down some medicines. Antioxidants are believed to help manage or prevent of some medical conditions, such as some cancers, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, and some arthritis-related conditions. MitoQ‘s secret agent is it’s powerful antioxidant delivery system – to help get the antioxidants get into the cells.

Anti-Aging Tips

Ernestine ShepherdWe often say things like “50 is the new 40″, and when I look at Ernestine Shepherd (left), it makes me feel more like 70 is the new 40! Honestly, look at her! She doesn’t look like a grandmother, she looks so youthful in so many ways – and she doesn’t have to be the only one feeling fit and healthy over 50!

When I was researching anti-aging techniques for this blog, I looked to the medical field for solid advice – and they all recommended diet and exercise above ALL other methods. While there are tons of anti-aging products that are awesome, these top 5 tips trumped any medical procedure or Hollywood fad.

1. Exercise. When I say exercise, I don’t mean you have to look like a physique competitor. I mean you need to take the time to purposefully exercise your heart and lungs, and challenge your body’s muscles. Cardiovascular exercise is essential for good heart health. Strength resistance is excellent for increasing bone density, as well as it helps protect you from injury. If you want to stay looking and feeling as young as possible, exercise must be a priority for you. It truly is the fountain of youth.

2. Eat healthy, and I’m not just talking about avoiding fast food. I mean avoid as many chemicals as you can and eat as much whole food as you can. Choose healthy fats (avocado, olive oil, fish oil, nuts and seed oils, etc) over unhealthy saturated fats. Choose fruits and vegetables over breads and processed filler foods. Eat healthy lean meats instead of fatty meats. I mean eating for fuel, and not just for taste alone. Sure, food can taste great, but we really “are what we eat”, so we need to eat healthy if we want to be healthy!

3. Control your weight. Excess weight is hard on the body – even if it’s excess muscle. It is important to get rid of any excess stress on the joints and to reduce fat around the organs so they can work properly. Practicing portion control is a big part of controlling your weight. If you can lose weight and maintain a healthy weight, you will notice a more youthful appearance to your skin – and, if you exercise, your body will look much more tone. Even if you never get a face lift, you can do a body lift in the gym!

4. Supplement what you are missing. Supplements are not intended to replace whole food. They are made to help give you what you are missing. That’s why they call them “supplements”. You are supposed to supplement your diet with them. Many antioxidants are in in fruits, but not everyone eats the amount they need – and, if you are dieting, we tend to not get every nutrient we need since we are restricting calories. So, it’s super important not to just take sports supplements to enhance performance, but to take health supplements to support your overall health. One of the things you will notice over the years is supplements will just keep getting better. Invest the extra money to get quality supplements that your body will absorb and that actually work.

Put up your best fight

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MitoQ. The opinions and text are all mine.

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