The Zoomer Report: Healthy Choices and Aging

It’s no surprise. A healthy lifestyle will help look good as well as feel good! Living well is not only good for your health … researchers studied the aging differences in identical twins … and found one part was genetics, but the visible signs of aging also depend on the health choices they made. Here’s a list of the top five aging mistakes … and what you can do to fix them.

“Yo-yo dieting” alters the ligaments in the face and makes you look older. Instead… find your ideal weight and maintain a healthy diet and exercise plan to help you stay there. Don’t lose too much weight.

If you’re over 45 … remind yourself that having the body of a 15 year old, size 0 model will make you look “less” … not more … attractive.

Bad lifestyle choices such as “smoking” make you appear older. Stress is an ager. While you can’t necessarily avoid a divorce or quit your job, you can seek out ways to help deal with that stress. And eating too much sugar leads to sagging, wrinkled skin.

Cut back on sugary products with ingredients such as corn syrup, glucose, fructose and sucrose.

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About The Zoomer Report

Libby ZnaimerLibby Znaimer, a prominent Canadian journalist specializing in business, politics, and lifestyle issues, is producer and host of The Zoomer Report, a special feature on topics of interest to baby boomers and the 50+. It covers everything from health and wealth to leisure and volunteerism, from the special vantage point of the generation that has changed society in its wake.

Ms. Znaimer is also Vice-President of News and Information for Classical 96.3FM and AM740. Her first book, “In Cancerland – Living Well Is The Best Revenge” – was published in October 2007 by Key Porter.

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