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It calculates your calorie needs depending on your weight, age, height, gender and level of activity.
Leading a stress free life and a healthy lifestyle are the two things that will help you enhance your overall health as you age and slow down the aging process, leading to better physical look.
Do not dread aging, instead embrace aging gracefully!
You may not have come to terms with the few wrinkles forming at the corners of your brows and the corners of your mouth.
Nor have noticed it takes you twice as much time to lose some few pounds compared to some few years ago when you did not have to work as much on your body.
In the same breadth, you may have successfully hidden your few grey hairs using expensive hair treatments, but the fact remains you are aging and years are catching up faster than you have anticipated.
Instead of resorting to drastic measures such as going on hunger strikes or surviving on tasteless soups and juices to lose weight or undergoing expensive, painful surgeries to remove the excess weight and maintain a youthful look, you can simply choose to age gracefully.
If you do not know how to age gracefully, here is how;
1) Lead A Stress-Free Life
In a society bombarded with work and personal pressures and where so much is expected of you, leading a stress- free life seems a far- fetched idea or a pipe dream.
Recent studies indicate that stress is a prime factor limiting productivity at workplace and national level, contributing to majority of absenteeism cases, employee turnover rates and low employee motivation.
Demands of the workplace environment, unmet individual needs and time constraints are the primary sources of stress.
Nevertheless, stress for different people is caused by different things, where what might be stressful for you may not necessarily be another person.
It is important as you progress in years, you teach yourself on how you can successfully deal with your stress by first, knowing what stress you and second, understanding why the stressors affects you.
Thirdly, cope with the stress by either avoiding what your specific stressors or dealing with the stressors effectively and efficiently.
Other than making you age faster, stress is a risk factor for many chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure among others that are prevalent in older adults.
Therefore, it is important to reduce your level of stress not only for your physical appearance but also for your overall health in the present and future.
Among ways you can lead stress-free life is by doing what you love from work to hobbies and venting out your frustrations and worries to your family, friends and even to total strangers.
In addition, engaging in stress-relieving activities such as yoga and meditation
2) Lead a healthy lifestyle
A healthy lifestyle entails two things; eating right and exercising.
It is not enough to lead a stress-free life, you need to incorporate a healthy lifestyle that includes eating healthy foods and engaging in regular physical exercises.
In terms of eating healthy foods, avoid junk foods such as deep dried foods that can increase your body’s amount of bad cholesterol.
Drink sufficient amount of water from 8-10 glasses a day.
Keep off carbonated and fizzy drinks such as sodas that contain excess amounts of sugars that interferes with the amounts of insulin in the blood.
And most importantly, eat well balanced diets that includes starch, proteins, vitamins and essential oils.
In terms of exercising, engage in regular physical exercises every day, at least for 30 minutes