While most people understand that the body begins to change with age, many can’t determine healthy aging. As a result, true healthy aging is often overlooked. Consequently, we may lose focus on our thinking ability, mental clarity, and memory. Aging is something that we can look forward to and enjoy. Almost everyone we have worked with enhances mental and physical capacity and become more internally powerful.
Since Western medicine often focuses on treating symptoms and not actions that lead to symptoms, this may sound new. Most noteworthy are the following keys to anti-aging: good nutrition, good digestion, and good circulation. These things enhance our ability to continually clean, refresh, and renew ourselves. Reach out to us if you would like to learn more about how to apply these principles to your own life.
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First of all, in macrobiotics we approach aging with the attitude that we have the ability to grow and create our health through all stages of our lives. As a result, when we begin to age we can still get better at creating our own life story. Probably the most overlooked thing we notice in aging clients and students is the understanding of healthy aging benefits.
Everyone seems to be concerned about aging these days. People take special preparations and treatments to reverse the natural process of aging. Most of these treatments are based on hormonal and/or nutritional supplements, creams and injections, or surgery. Unfortunately, these treatments are only temporary and oftentimes these treatments backfire. What are the differences between those who age well and those who do not?
Macrobiotic Approach to Aging
The process of aging is a natural cycle of growth and maturity where we come to understand what is important to us in our lives. In a healthy aging process, we grow out of and discard the things that do not have lasting value and meaning. Healthy people naturally follow and enjoy this process.
In macrobiotics, we approach aging with the attitude that we have the ability to grow and create our health through all stages of our lives. As we age, we get better at creating our life. In healthy aging, our thinking ability, mental clarity, and memory enhances and becomes more powerful. Aging is something that we can look forward to and enjoy.
The natural anti-aging secrets are good nutrition, good digestion, and good circulation. These things enhance our ability to continually clean, refresh, and renew ourselves.
10 Natural Anti-Aging Secrets
- Planning meals around whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits
- Have a variety of naturally pickled and fermented foods (miso, natural vinegars, pickles, sauerkraut, micro-brewed beer)
- Choose foods that can naturally store for long periods of time without canning and artificial preservation
- Include variety in the selection of ingredients and methods of preparations for meals
These foods and practices in combination create an abundant balance of all nutrients essential for health, longevity, and vitality.
- Sit down to eat without doing other things.
- Eat slowly and chew your food well
- Stop eating at least two hours before bedtime
These practices improve your digestion, help you eat less, and feel more satisfied. Digestion begins in the mouth, and chewing well helps to keep your condition more alkaline. Sleeping on an empty stomach helps your body clean and repair itself while you rest.
- Outdoor activities including walking
- Rub your skin with a hot damp cloth for ten to fifteen minutes everyday
- Adopt practices that encourages natural, deep, and rhythmic breathing
Activity outside cleans and refreshes our energy. Rubbing our skin deeply cleans and renews our skin and activates our circulation in the deepest parts of our body. Practices such as yoga, tai chi, qigong, and meditation naturally bring in more oxygen, keep us fresh, and promote health and longevity.
Bonus: sleep and rise early
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SHI Macrobiotics, also known as the Strengthening Health Institute, is at the forefront of modern macrobiotics. We provide a unique approach that appropriately fits the needs of a modern society. Today’s lifestyles require more focus on convenience and flexibility. For that reason, all of our macrobiotic courses allow our students to learn the fundamentals of healthy diet and lifestyles, while making adjustments and additions to your current practices.
Macrobiotic practice is a unique form of plant-based approaches to diet. This is because it draws from traditional diets throughout history and the lifestyles that have been proven to promote health, vitality, and longevity. Our webinars cover many different topics and new subject matter is generally held once per month at least and can be accessed using Zoom.