Gods Among Men Series: How to Master Aging (Pt. 2)

Written by Alex Reid
Posted August 6, 2020

Dear Reader,

Are you feeling more like a god yet?

Aging doesn't have to be painful...

You just need the right tools.

In part one, we talked about how to reduce stress, get a good night’s sleep, and cut out bad habits/addictions

These three things alone will change anybody's life for the better.

Not only will you have more energy and peace...

You may also notice that you can focus better because your mind isn’t cluttered, exhausted, or in a fog.

Today, we have more tools to share with you...

Because it's time you reclaimed a healthier and more vibrant body.

Start with this:

Eat a Healthy Diet

As you age, you need fewer macronutrients and more micronutrients. Macronutrients are fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.

While adolescents and young adults need plenty of macronutrients to grow and build new muscle and bone, older adults don’t need quite as much. In fact, an overload of macronutrients will only contribute to obesity.

The more you age, the more micronutrients your body needs to stay healthy. This is because the body’s natural ability to create, absorb, and use nutrients declines. Micronutrients include water-soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins, macro minerals, and trace minerals.

To maintain a healthy diet:

  • Eat plenty of nuts, seeds, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Cut back on macronutrient-dense and micronutrient-poor foods
  • Stay away from highly processed foods of all kinds

Drink More Water

Drinking plenty of water not only helps you stay full longer after meals, but it also keeps the body feeling and looking healthy.1

Being properly hydrated keeps the skin from becoming dry, itchy, and flaky. In turn, this helps the skin look more beautiful and vibrant.

Staying hydrated before meals will also help with overeating by filling the stomach, so you don’t feel as hungry.2

Try these tips for staying hydrated:

  • Drink half your weight in ounces each day
  • Drink a full glass of water before each meal
  • Replace sugary drinks with sparkling water and unsweetened tea

Try Intermittent Fasting

There are numerous health benefits of intermittent fasting. Research shows that it can reduce the growth and risk of tumors, lower your risk of deadly diseases (including diabetes and heart disease), and kill off damaged immune cells and promote the growth of healthy ones.3, 4

Even more, intermittent fasting can help you lose weight and keep it off. Convinced yet? Start with fasting for 14–16 hours once a week, and then work your way up to multiple days.

Give intermittent fasting a try with these tips:

  • Have a late breakfast and an early dinner (fasting from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.)
  • Try calorie-free sparkling water to satisfy cravings during fasts
  • Gradually increase fasting hours by skipping breakfast or dinner

Get Regular Exercise

As they say, use it or lose it. Your muscle mass declines as you age, and the only way to stay strong is to use your muscles on a regular basis. The same goes for your heart health.

Strength exercises help boost your metabolism, increase mobility, and keep your bones and muscles healthy. Cardio exercises help you feel good, and they reduce your chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems.5 Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week.

Try these tips to start exercising regularly:

  • Start small by going for walks and using light weights
  • Try swimming if you have joint and muscle pain
  • Give yoga a try to increase your flexibility and mobility

Stay tuned for part 3.

To your health,

Alex Reid
President, Longevity Insider HQ

P.S. Learn a four-minute routine that helps you build muscle and burn fat at the same time. Right here in Dr. Anil Bajnath's brand-new book, The Longevity Equation.

1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4529263/

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25893719

3 https://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/fulltext/S1934-5909(18)30163-2

4 https://news.usc.edu/63669/fasting-triggers-stem-cell-regeneration-of-damaged-old-immune-system/

5 https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/01.CIR.0000048890.59383.8D