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Table of Contents
Introduction ...........................................................................................................4 Chapter 1 Preventing the Aging Process ...........................................................5 Chapter 2 Delaying Aging With Diet...................................................................6 Foods To Avoid .................................................................................................6 Promoting Anti-Aging With Food .......................................................................7 Vitamin E .......................................................................................................7 Antioxidants ...................................................................................................8 Whole Grains .................................................................................................8 Vitamin C .......................................................................................................8 Dietary Fiber ..................................................................................................8 Calcium..........................................................................................................8 Soy ................................................................................................................9 Specific Anti-Aging Food Choices .....................................................................9 Chapter 3 Delaying Aging With Exercise .........................................................11 The Beginnings ...............................................................................................11 Cardiovascular Exercises ................................................................................12 Power Walking.............................................................................................12 Swimming ....................................................................................................12 Biking...........................................................................................................13 Cardio Workout Machines............................................................................13 Aerobics.......................................................................................................13 Dancing .......................................................................................................13 Running .......................................................................................................14 Strength Exercises ..........................................................................................14 Bicep Curls ..................................................................................................15 Crunches .....................................................................................................15 Leg Lifts .......................................................................................................15 Push ups......................................................................................................16 Pilates ..........................................................................................................16 Tricep Curls .................................................................................................16 Kick Backs ...................................................................................................16 Arm Raises ..................................................................................................17 Chapter 4 Delaying Aging With Stress Reduction............................................18 How To Reduce Your Stress Level .................................................................19 Deep Breathing............................................................................................19 Meditation ....................................................................................................19 Yoga ............................................................................................................20 Exercise .......................................................................................................20 A Companion Animal ...................................................................................20 Taking Part in a Hobby ................................................................................21 Making Me Time........................................................................................21 Tai Chi .........................................................................................................21 Aromatherapy ..............................................................................................21

Massage ......................................................................................................21 Sex ..............................................................................................................22 Chapter 5 The Best Anti-Aging Skin Treatments .............................................23 SPF 35.........................................................................................................23 Face Masks .................................................................................................23 Moisturizers .................................................................................................24 Soy ..............................................................................................................24 Vitamin C .....................................................................................................24 Vitamin D .....................................................................................................24 Royal Jelly ...................................................................................................24 Retin-A.........................................................................................................25 Chemical Peels............................................................................................25 Microdermabrasion ......................................................................................25 Dermabrasion ..............................................................................................26 Chapter 6 Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Procedures...............................................27 Botox ............................................................................................................27 Restylane .....................................................................................................27 Radiance ......................................................................................................27 Juvederm .....................................................................................................27 Thermage .....................................................................................................28 Intense Pulsed Light PhotoFacials ...............................................................28 Laser MicroPeels..........................................................................................28 Chapter 7 Surgical Anti-Aging Procedures ......................................................29 Face Lift .......................................................................................................29 Brow Lift .......................................................................................................29 Eye Lift .........................................................................................................29 Chapter 8 So, Where Can I Get These Treatments? .......................................30 Golden Door Spa.............................................................................................30 Lake Austin Spa Resort...................................................................................30 One & Only Palmilla ........................................................................................31 Las Brisas .......................................................................................................31 Four Seasons Resort Hualalai ........................................................................31 Villa dEste ......................................................................................................32 The Ritz ...........................................................................................................32 Pinehurst Resort..............................................................................................32

Introduction
Maintaining youth is whats on everybodys minds these days. From the latest in plastic surgery to breakthroughs in skin care, anti-aging treatments are all the rage. And people are delving into the trend at younger and younger ages. People in their twenties are trying out night creams and plastic surgeries to keep aging at bay. I suppose the thinking is by starting early on the anti-aging bandwagon, youll delay the effects longer. There may be some truth in this notion, especially when it comes to taking care of your body. This e-book is designed to help you discover the treatments and lifestyle choices that will make you look years younger for years longer! The sooner you start, the longer you will both look and feel young. So what are you waiting for? Get reading now and begin your journey down your path to youth!

Chapter 1 Preventing the Aging Process


One of the best ways to prevent aging is to simply take care of yourself. Many people treat their bodies badly throughout their youth, only to discover that when they hit the age of 35 (or earlier) that theyre feeling not quite so spry and that theyre not as spunky as they used to be. The true key to preventing aging is to start early in your anti-aging endeavors. You dont have to be drastic. In fact, simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference when it comes to living a longer, healthier life. You can start your journey by: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Altering your diet Taking part in exercise Quitting bad habits Lowering your stress levels Generally taking care of yourself!

This sounds pretty simple, right? Wrong! If youve ever smoked, you know just how hard it is to quit despite your knowledge of how bad it is for you. And if youve ever tried to start an exercise regimen, you know just how hard it is to stick to it. Likewise, going on a diet or cutting out the junk food in your diet may look easy on paper, but its really much more difficult in application. I know, I know. It sounds impossible now. Why even bother starting on the road toward a longer life? Quite simply, youll gain a longer life out of it! That in and of itself should be enough incentive to hop on the treadmill and to put down the bag of chips. Now remember: these are lifestyle changes that you can make in your day-to-day life. No special equipment is required and you can complete these changes within the comfort of your own home. However, it is imperative that you know in order to truly delay aging, youll need to commit. This doesnt mean eating a healthy meal once a day or jogging once a month. Rather, it means making a lifelong commitment to a healthier, heartier you. So, have I scared you away? Apparently notyoure still reading! Well, youre in luck, because the following chapters will help you start living a healthier life, thus making yourself look and feel younger for longer.

Chapter 2 Delaying Aging With Diet


Going on a diet can be one of the most difficult commitments you can ever make. So many people wish to go on a diet, yet it is this commitment that makes them shy away from ever going through with it. However, knowing that eating healthily and better taking care of yourself will make you look youthful for a longer period of time is often enough to keep you on that diet. You dont have to be overweight to be unhealthy. This is often a big misconception. I dont need to go on a diet, Im thin! you may say. However, this couldnt be farther from the truth. A thin person can have cardiovascular problems. A thin person can eat cheeseburgers everyday and end up with high cholesterol. You may not be able to see it, but when you are in your middle twenties, the aging process begins. Your internal organs may begin to be affected by that junk food you eat and your skin may start to produce less collagen. Regardless, the food you put into your body from a young age can begin to help or hinder how you will look down the road. In order to gain better control over your health, you need to eat right. Whether youre overweight and need to lose weight or youre just eating badly, maintaining a good diet is essential to maintaining your youth. To start off, lets cover a few things you should absolutely avoid in order to keep that youthful glow.

Foods To Avoid
In order to look and feel young for a great length of time, you will need to accept that there are just some foods that promote aging rather than prevent it. If you wish to keep young, you should definitely avoid eating the following foods. Of course, you may indulge every once in awhile, but making a regular habit of eating them will only add to your age factor: Foods high in fat Foods high in sugar Excessive consumption of alcohol Red meat Soda Caffeine Starchy foods like potatoes in excess Fried foods Processed foods Cheese

Pizza Bacon Milk Chocolate White flour Artificial sweeteners Olestra Hydrogenated oil Fish with high levels of mercury GMOs or Genetically Modified Foods Foods cooked in the microwave MSG Artificial colorings Factory farmed meats Canola oil Chips Etc.

The list could really go on and on. The point is that you should be aware of what it is youre putting into your body. Dont always believe what you hear on TV. For instance, many fast food chains are now touting healthy menu selections, but if you were to look at the food labels on these items, youd be shocked to find that they are really not much better than a burger and fries.

Promoting Anti-Aging With Food


Weve already established that what you put into your body can have a dramatic affect on your health and how well you age. With this in mind, it is only logical to proceed to the types of foods you can best ward off the woes of aging and stay in the best of health. So, what are the BEST foods, you ask? Well start out with ingredients and qualities of foods you should look for in order to bolster your diet to be high on anti-aging.

Vitamin E
You can ensure you get Vitamin E by means of a supplement or in foods such as almonds and mangos. Regular intake of Vitamin E or the application of it on your skin can make your skin look and feel young and supple for longer. It works by decreasing the affect of free radicals, which are cancer-causing cells by counteracting them.

Antioxidants
Antioxidants can prevent cancer and promote general youthfulness and health on the inside and outside of your body. There are many foods you can eat that contain antioxidants in order to keep you feeling and looking healthy for longer. These foods protect your skin from the damage of the sun and can even reverse some of such damage. Antioxidants can be taken in supplement form or by means of foods such as pomegranates, peppers and blueberries.

Whole Grains
Whole grains are a fantastic product that can help prevent cancer, heart disease and even diabetes. A great source of dietary fiber, whole grains are an essential part of a balanced diet. They are, essentially, grains that have not had bran and germ removed during the milling process. A healthy body means a healthy appearance and a natural glow. Great sources of whole grains include bran, brown rice, oatmeal and whole wheat breads.

Vitamin C
A water-soluble nutrient, vitamin C is vital to a healthy diet. While most effective as a topical agent, vitamin C is considered an antioxidant and helps prevent the pervasiveness of free radicals, the cancer causers. The decrease in collagen production is a common sign of aging, but vitamin C can help boost this production and keep skin smooth and elastic. A vitamin supplement or plenty of fruits can be eaten to ensure you have the appropriate amount of vitamin C in your system.

Dietary Fiber
A balanced diet can ensure you intake an adequate amount of dietary fiber, which is responsible for proper bowel function and an overall healthy body. With a lowered incidence of bowel inflammation and healthy digestive tract, your appearance will be directly affected in a positive manner. Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help keep your body young.

Calcium
Calcium has a direct affect on bone health. It is with proper calcium intake, you can ensure that you will not suffer from osteoporosis as you get older and youll maintain good posture. There is even evidence that a balanced intake of calcium

can help prevent arthritis, which is another condition that is synonymous with aging. Women should especially take heed to their calcium levels starting in their twenties, but preferably earlier than that. A calcium supplement may be more practical than drinking milk, as excessive milk intake can have negative effects for those with sensitive stomachs.

Soy
Soy is an antioxidant, but it gets its own category because it has a particularly fantastic effect on preventing and reversing the aging process. Soy has been shown to help boost the health of connective tissues and the production of collagen in the skin. As an antioxidant, soy can also reduce the damage caused by free radicalsthose mutated cells that cause cancer and are directly attributed to aging. You can make sure you get enough soy in your diet by means of eating soy nuts, soymilk and other soy products.

Specific Anti-Aging Food Choices


Youve gotten a taste (pun intended) of the types of foods you can eat in order to promote general health and anti-aging, but what about the specific foods you can incorporate into your daily diet to keep looking and feeling younger longer? The following list will hopefully get your started on the anti-aging path: Yogurt Garlic Chives Broccoli Brussel sprouts Pumpkin Oatmeal Cabbage Soy Salmon Olive oil Mangos Oranges Grapefruit Bran Trout Cantaloupe Sweet potatoes Blueberries Tomatoes Green tea

Cauliflower Cherries Grapes Squash Shallots Spinach Asparagus Apricots Strawberries Whole grain wheat bread Tofu Raw nuts Lentils Spirulina Brown rice Wheatgrass juice Aloe vera Omega 3 fatty acids Vitamin D Sea salt Sprouted beans Legumes Hot peppers Acai Barley Leeks Scallions Water!!!

Now some of these foods may seem a bit odd; however, they can easily be included in your diet and in dishes you already eat. But diet is just the first step to maintaining your physical youth and health, inside and out.

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Chapter 3 Delaying Aging With Exercise


Exercise is really the key to health and longevity. There isnt any one method or technique of exercise that promotes anti-aging; however, there are some types of exercise that work better than others. Not only can exercising make you healthier, but it can also help you lose weight if that is your goal, which in turn, will also make you healthier. If you come from a line of not exercising at all, you certainly wouldnt want to dive right in and start running ten miles a day.

The Beginnings
The key to a successful exercise regimen is to start slowly and commit. You can begin by just walking for 20-30 minutes a day. If you get no exercise at all this would definitely be a vast improvement by getting up off the couch everyday. If you are a bit older in age, you can still help slow down the aging process by walking everyday and by taking care of yourself, now. Regardless of what you may thinkit is NEVER too late to start taking care of yourself. While aerobic activity is definitely a necessity in order to have a healthy body and a longer life, strength training is equally important in order to prevent or lessen the effects of aging. Just look at some of the conditions you can prevent or reverse the effects of by taking up exercise: Back pain Joint pain Insomnia Stress Arthritis Mental fatigue Osteoporosis Muscle stiffness

And, you can gain much by exercising regularly, regardless of what age you begin, including: Flexibility Healthy weight Greater mobility Greater stamina Toned muscles Better sex life Clearer, healthier skin

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Stress reduction Improved attitude Overall better outlook on life

Cardiovascular Exercises
Now that youve been walking around the block for a few weeks, you can progress to more aggressive exercises. Of course, you should meet with your doctor prior to starting a new workout routine to ensure you have no underlying health problems of which exercise may exacerbate. If youre in good general health and want to forge ahead into cardiovascular fitness, this section is designed to provide you with exercises and fitness tips. However, as with anything, you should progress slowly through new exercises until you feel comfortable with them. Pushing yourself a bit is great and will challenge your body, but overdoing it can cause damage and prevent you from exercising for a while. And you certainly dont want that! Here are a few exercise ideas to help get your heart rate up and help you shed pounds or keep fit:

Power Walking
If you are a bit older or really out of shape, power walking is a great way to ease into more intense cardiovascular exercise. A brisk walk through your local park is a great way to get outdoors and get up your heart rate. Be sure to swing your arms fully and you can also carry light weights in your hands to boost the intensity of the workout. Even better, a slight incline on your walking path can greatly increase the calories you burn.

Swimming
Many people think swimming is a leisurely type of exercise. After all, you do just splash around in the water, right? While there may be splashing involved, swimming can be very intense and will definitely boost your heart rate. You may even notice that your muscles feel very sore after a swimming session. This is due to the fact that you use just about every muscle in your body when you swim, making it the perfect cardiovascular workout and the perfect way to tone and shape your entire body.

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Biking
Riding a bicycle around your town or simply using a stationary bike while watching TV can help you get in that cardio exercise without making it feel as though youve exerted tons of energy. Many peoples complaint about exercise is that its boring and that they simply dont enjoy doing it. But if youre biking around the city on a beautiful day, you dont notice how far youve gone or how much of a workout youre really getting. Nor do you notice when youre beginning to feel out of breath when youre pedaling and watching a beloved sitcom.

Cardio Workout Machines


Whether its the cross-country skiing machine, the treadmill or the elliptical machine, youre bound to get an effective workout. These machines can be adjusted for skill level and you can add more resistance depending on how in shape you are. Youll never get bored as these machines will always be able to challenge your fitness level.

Aerobics
Aerobics is a really fun way to stay in shape and maintain your youth. While women primarily utilize this form of exercise, anyone can do it. Step aerobics in particular workout the legs, glutes, thighs and hips mostly, but it also elevates your heart rate and allows you to burn caloriesgreat if youre trying to lose weightor simply maintain a healthy body.

Dancing
Dancing can be very freeing for some people and makes an excellent way to get fit and enjoy yourself. Depending on the type of dance, you can burn many calories in a session and you can also elevate your heart rate and keep your body long and lean. After all, how many times have you heard about the dancers body being the envy of all? And who could forget those women that are in their seventies but still have killer legs from the years and years of dancing? Wouldnt you like that to be you? Try something spicy like salsa or if youre more technically inclined, modern or jazz.

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Running
Many people prefer running as their cardio exercise of choice. Quite simply, this is due to the fact that all you need is a good pair of supportive shoes and you can be off and, well, running! Not only do you burn some serious calories when you hit the pavement, but you also keep your legs, arms, buttocks and heart in shape, which are some of the primary parts of the body that contribute to looking and feeling younger for longer.

Strength Exercises
It is believed that strength training is the real aging buster. Why is this exactly? As you age, your muscles become much more lax than they used to be and they fail to maintain a healthy shape that allows you to perform strenuous tasks. This goes hand in hand with the fact that when you age, you tend to become less active and will gain weight. Be sure to keep up your aerobic activity as well, but by incorporating strength training into your workout regimen, youre sure to build up your muscle tone and your overall strength allowing you to take part in physical activities even as you become a senior citizen and beyond. So what sorts of benefits does strength training afford to your body and overall health? Just look at some of these fantastic benefits: Toned muscles Younger physique Improved bone density Improved posture Lessened joint pain Tighter, toned skin Increased metabolism Improved circulation Relief from arthritis symptoms Lowered blood pressure Relief of lower back pain Increased strength Increased stamina Improved flexibility and mobility

Now that you know just how strength training can help you and your body maintain their youthfulness, lets take a look at the type of exercises that will keep your body toned and in shape for longer.

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One word of caution: if youve never practiced strength exercises before, its a good idea to visit your doctor to get his go ahead and then hire a personal trainer at a gym to ensure youre performing these exercises properly. Improper practice of these exercises can either afford you little to no results or injury! Some strength exercises to try include:

Bicep Curls
You can find small dumbbells at your local sports shop. If youre just starting out, try the five-pound weights at first. To perform the exercise, hold the weight in your right hand. Place your arm comfortably to your side, with palm facing forward. Slowly raise your arm by bending your elbow until the weight is in line with your shoulder. Hold this position for a second and then slowly raise your arm back down. Repeat about 10 times and then switch arms. Repetitions can be increased after you become comfortable with the exercise as can the amount of weight you lift.

Crunches
Please be warned: if you have neck or back problems, this may not be the best exercise choice for you. Crunches can help tone your stomach muscles and improve your posture. To do them, you will need to lie on your back with feet flat on the floor and knees bent. Place your hands behind your headbut dont push your head with your hands, either. Slowly roll your body up by contracting the abdominal muscles. Do not sit all the way up! Rather, hold the position with your shoulder blades off of the floor and your abs contracted. Slowly lower back down to a lying down position. Repeat. You can increase the amount of repetitions as you gain experience.

Leg Lifts
You can think of leg lifts as a sort of reversed crunch or sit up. You can begin by lying flat on the ground with legs outstretched. Contract your abdominal muscles and make sure your lower back is on the floor. Next, raise your legs until they form a table top of sortsyour thighs should be perpendicular to the floor and your lower legs should be parallel. Next, slowly lower your legs and straighten them at the same time, bringing them within inches of the floor and then repeat the exercise. This one really works the lower abdominals, buttocks and thighs.

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Push ups
You know whats really great about push-ups? They provide an excellent workout of the arms and back without the high cost of a machine. All you need is yourself and a flat surface! To do a push-up, lie flat on the ground with your palms on the floor, about shoulder-width apart and your toes tucked under your feet so that they are ready. Next, push your body up off of the floor with your arms. Keep your body straight and allow your arms to completely straighten out. Next, lower your body back down until your body almost touches the floor and then repeat. You can perform a modified version of this exercise until you have built up more arm strength. Rather than tucking your toes under, place your weight on your knees. You can then perform the push-ups to great effectiveness without as much stress.

Pilates
Pilates is a fantastic form of exercise that can get your entire body into shape. In fact, it is said that after just a few days of performing Pilates youll feel a difference. Rather than going into detail about the types of exercises you can perform, I suggest you purchase or rent a Pilates video (or go to a class to really learn proper technique). A video will detail each exercise, each of which has a focus on the core of your body, with is the band of abdominal muscles that maintain your posture. A younger body is within reach with Pilates.

Tricep Curls
Remember those weights I suggested you buy earlier? Its time to break them out again for some tricep curls. Many people find the upper arms to be a particularly troublesome spot to tone and the tricep curl will get it in shape fast. Begin by placing the weight in your right hand. Bend over so that youre leaning with your arm on a table of flat surface. Bend your knees slightly and make sure one foot is slightly in front of the other. With your arm hanging loosely at your side, slowly raise it so that its bent 90 degrees, Next, slowly lower your arm back down to your side by straightening it out. Repeat five times and then switch arms.

Kick Backs
This exercise, like several others here requires no additional equipment other than your own body and something to lean on like a chair. Begin by standing about a foot away from the chair with your feet a bit separated from each other. Next, lean forward at your hips and hold onto the chair with one hand. Lift your right leg backwards and behind you without behind your knee or leaning any farther forward. Slowly return the leg to the floor. You can amplify this exercise by
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kicking your leg backwards and slowly bringing it back forward. This can increase the tension on your thigh muscle and further increase the mobility in your hips. You can repeat this exercise about 10 times and then switch legs.

Arm Raises
For the final exercise in this section, youre going to need to get out your hand weights once more. While sitting down or standing, place a weight in both hands. Make sure your feet are shoulder width apart and that your arms are pressed to your sides. Slowly raise both of your arms at the same time to the height of your shoulder. Hold this position for a few seconds and then slowly lower the arms back down to your sides. Repeat this exercise about 15 times. Dont tense your neck or strain as you perform this exercise.

It is important to begin with low-impact exercises, only as you need to ascertain the strength of your muscles currently. After several sessions you can slowly increase the intensity of your workout as the muscles around your joints strengthen. If you suffer from a condition that compromises the strength of your joints, you should be particularly cautious. I know Ive mentioned it at least two times before, but I feel it is important to mention it one more time: whenever you are starting a new exercise plan, it is important to make a visit to your doctor for a complete health evaluation. Only with your doctors go-ahead should you embark upon a new exercise regimen. Doing otherwise can be detrimental to your health and wellbeing, and you certainly dont want that!

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Chapter 4 Delaying Aging With Stress Reduction


As you may or may not know, stress is a leading cause of premature death. What? you may be asking. What about heart disease? What about cancer? Youd be absolutely correct in noting that there are major diseases that act as the leading causes of death in the world, but stress is a prime contributing factor to the onset of such conditions. Going along with this notion, high stress levels can leave you with high blood pressure, broken out skin, rashes, fatigue and a whole host of other problems. Basically, stress ages you! No matter how you look at it, consistently high stress levels put undue damage on your body and create situations in which youll begin to show your age much sooner in life than youd like. But what can I do? you say. Life is difficult and its pretty near impossible to get away from stress. If you think this, youd be absolutely right. However, there are ways in which you can combat stress head on and continue to take part in life getting your kids to school on time, making that important business deal and planning a romantic vacation for two. There are several ways you can beat stress by learning to cope with the stresses of daily life. It may be as simple as taking a five-minute break to just take a breather or attending a yoga class. Whatever works for you and your schedule is right for you. Before we get into the details of how you can become stress-free, just look at these amazing benefits of reducing your stress level: Better mood Positive attitude Better sleep Less anxiety Better ability to deal with the unexpected Better sex-life Reduced fatigue Increased stamina Improved complexion Improved circulation Lower heart rate Lower blood pressure Better joint mobility Healthier skin and tissues Improved mental capacity Improved concentration Increased alertness Lessened chances of serious diseases Improved digestion

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Increased flow of endorphins Reduction of bodily toxins Reduced muscle tension Reduced breath rate Reduction of chronic symptoms from conditions such as: o IBS o Fatigue o Migraines o Tension headaches o Heartburn o And more!

With all of these benefits, who wouldnt want a bit of stress reduction in their lives? Not to mention, each and every one of these benefits directly relates to your appearance and how you feel. Thats right: by reducing your stress level, you can look and feel younger for longer!

How To Reduce Your Stress Level


There are many different ways stress can be obliterated from your life, but it is up to you to find the method that best suits you, your schedule and your interests. The following should give you enough ideas and options so you can find the stress reduction strategy that will work for you.

Deep Breathing
Deep breathing is a great way to calm your nerves and relieve stress in a hurry. Whether youre in the middle of work or in a stressful situation, just excuse yourself for a few minutes, go to a quiet room and sit down. Sit up straight and close your eyes. Relax your body, especially your neck and shoulders. Take a slow, deep breath in through the nose, hold the breath for a count of three and then exhale slowly. As you exhale, make sure you let the rest of your muscles relax. Repeat this for a total of 5 times. Just dont breathe too deeplyyou dont want to hyperventilate.

Meditation
Mediation is something that goes right along with deep breathing, but requires a bit more time. When you have between 20 and 30 minutes time, go to a quiet place and sit with your back straight and against a supportive surface. Close your eyes. Relax your arms and place your hands on your knees with palms facing upward. Take in a deep breath, hold for a count of three and exhale slowly. While exhaling, let the tension in your body slip away and feel each muscle relax. While

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breathing like this, you can picture each part of your body relaxing completely, starting with your toes, moving all the way up to your head. Once youre completely relaxed, you can meditate on anything really, from a certain situation in your life or just an image. The key to successful meditation is keeping your mind focused on one thing and one thing only. You shouldnt be aware of your body and should maintain a single particular thought. If, however, your mind does begin to wanderas it will because its human naturejust gently focus your attention back on the desired subject and strive to maintain this as long as possible. When youre done, slowly make yourself aware of your body once again, and open your eyes. Slowly stretch your arms above your head and your legs out in front of you. Try meditating a few times a week. You will definitely notice a difference right away.

Yoga
Yoga is a fantastic way to relieve stress and in turn, maintain your youth. You should probably attend a class or buy a video that breaks down the details of how to perform yoga. Yoga is an ancient practice that combines the art of meditation and physical movement in order to create complete mind and body awareness. Once you get the whole meditation thing down, you can then incorporate the movements of yoga. Each movement should flow seamlessly into one another. The primary focus of yoga is on breathing and maintaining a specific type of breathing. Again, seek out a good yoga instructional video to gain a better idea of how to go about practicing it.

Exercise
Weve already gone over several different types of exercises in this e-book. However, it is worth mentioning the valuable nature of exercise and its effect on stress level. You know how when youre done working out and you feel exhilarated and generally good all over? Thats exactly why exercise is a fantastic stress reliever. Whenever youre feeling overwhelmed in life, having a good workout will release a ton of endorphins and improve your mood.

A Companion Animal
Studies have shown that having a pet can dramatically reduce stress, thus making you look and feel younger. By having a companion animal, you can boost your spirits and relieve stress. Whether it is playing fetch with your dog or simply relaxing with your cat on the couch, youll feel more relaxed, therefore less stressed when interacting with your furry friends.

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Taking Part in a Hobby


Having something interesting to partake in can remove a lot of stress from ones life. Whether you like to build model cars, take dance classes or experiment with recipes, hobbies are a great way to relieve the tension from the day and still be productive. If youre one of those hands-on people that need to be active often, a hobby might just be the right way to go.

Making Me Time
People are having to give more and more of their time away these days just to make ends meet. And once the bills are paid, theres soccer practice for the kids and taking care of the house to tend to. All of these responsibilities can lead to a large stress pile-up and premature aging. Thats why making time for yourself each and everyday can really help to lower your stress level and keep you sane. Partaking in an activity you love, taking a nap or simply relaxing in the bath can be just enough to make each day more pleasant and bearable.

Tai Chi
A form of martial arts, Tai Chi is a great way to keep your body limber and to relieve stress. This art form involves concentrated breathing and very, very slow movements. These movements are similar to those of other martial arts forms, but they are so slowed down that you really can feel each muscle in your body working and each breath you inhale. The thinking behind this form of physical activity is that by moving in specific ways, you manipulate the energy around you (called chi) and bring a better lifestyle to yourself.

Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy can be used for all sorts of purposes. Whether you want to feel invigorated or relaxed, theres an aromatherapy out there to suit your purposes. However, for ultimate relaxation and stress reduction, lavender candles, oils or incense are a great way to calm the nerves. For the perfect combination, run a nice, hot bath and light a lavender scented candle to help transport to a place of stress-free bliss.

Massage
Who doesnt love a good massage? And when youve had a particularly rough day at work or just need some attention, a massage from a loved one or even at

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a massage therapy clinic can be just the relief you need. By targeting muscles that are extraordinarily tense and that cause you the most discomfort, a massage can relax your body and your mind, reducing overall stress levels and leaving you looking and feeling much younger.

Sex
You can giggle all you want, but its true: sex is a great stress reliever. When youre frustrated about your job or other responsibilities, a great distraction and great release is sex. You and your partner can share and intimate evening at home, worrying only about pleasure and not about all of the other drivel of life. While sex may cause muscles to tense and the heartbeat to rise, the release of orgasm can cause a surge of endorphins to flood the body and those muscles to relax more fully.

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Chapter 5 The Best Anti-Aging Skin Treatments


Many people can predict a persons age based on the smoothness of their skin. However, if you take care of yourself by eating right, exercising regularly and keeping your stress level down, you can battle the signs of aging and have smoother skin for longer. Even so, taking the best care of your body can still allow some small lines and wrinkles to appeara surefire sign of aging. Thats why many people take the next step in anti-aging care and treat their skin. There are many different types of skin treatments available from night creams to dermabrasion. Deciding which treatment is best for your skin is ultimately up to you, but hopefully this chapter will give you a sense of the treatments that are out there so when the time comes youll be able to make an educated decision. As always be sure to check with your doctor before you begin any serious skin treatments as you will need to know if any chemicals in these products will cause a bad reaction with any other medication you may be taking. Additionally, if you decide to perform any of these treatments at home, be sure to read the directions twice and the warning labels. There is no room for making mistakes on your face! Now lets get down to business:

SPF 35
This one sounds like a no brainer, no doubt. But, sunblock is one of the most important skin treatments available. Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of skin damage and aging. By applying SPF 35 to your face, hands and other areas exposed to the sun everyday, you can prevent sunspots, moles, freckles and wrinkles, not to mention skin cancer! Just make sure the sunscreen is oil free and non-comedogenic, so it wont clog pores and cause other skin problems.

Face Masks
Everyones seen a relative or friend with one of those goopy, gloppy masks on, right? Well, it might be about time for you to try one out as well! Face masks can tighten the skin and smooth the skin, reducing the look of lines and improving skins texture. There are many different types of masks out there on the market. One of the most popular types you can make at your own home. It consists of a mixture of avocado, honey and egg yolk. After mashing the ingredients together, just apply it to your face and feel these natural products work!

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Moisturizers
As you get older, your skin tends to lose some of its youthful glow, and by that I mean its moisture. In order to keep your skin looking soft and supple, youll need to apply a moisturizer of some sort. Those containing aloe vera are especially good as theyll work hard to clean your skin looking and feeling smoother. If you have oily skin, be careful. Too much moisture can cause breakouts and you certainly dont want to have to deal with that!

Soy
Soy is good for a lot of different reasons, but in regards to the skin, its fantastic! As we age, the skin begins to slow down collagen production, causing the formation of wrinkles and less vibrant skin. However, applying a cream containing soy to your face will boost collagen production and can actually reverse some appearances of aging! It is truly a miracle product that everyone should have in their cabinets.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is just generally good for you, but it has special effects when applied topically to the skin. Vitamin C contains ascorbic acid, which has been shown to help reverse sun damage. Since sun damage is one of the primary causes of aging, Vitamin C is a likely addition to your beauty regimen. It is available in both a cream and serum form, just be sure to read the labels, as the serum may not be right for sensitive skin types.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient to your body. Ironically, it is produced in your body as a response to sun exposure. Thats right: being out in the sun is actually good for you. Its important to not overdo it, of course, but a little bit of sun exposure can be good for you, as its next to impossible to get the amount of Vitamin D you need out of your diet alone. This vitamin is also essential in having strong healthy bonesnot osteoporosisas it plays a major role in the absorption of calcium in your body!

Royal Jelly
So far, youve probably heard of the chemicals and compounds Ive mentioned that have fantastic results on reversing aging, but Royal Jelly is probably not one

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of them. Royal Jelly is a substance that is secreted from the salivary glands of worker bees and then fed to the queen bee. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this product, especially when taken as an oral supplement. It is reported to cure all sorts of ailments even though no studies have been done to show this. However, in a cream form, Royal Jelly is great for the skin. It will tighten the pores and prevent bacterial contaminationa leading cause of acne breakoutsand helps to boost cell growth. All of this means better looking skin that appears and feels much younger!

Retin-A
Retin-A is a prescription drug that can help reverse the signs of aging by fading sun spots, lines and wrinkles. Basically, this product aims to reverse sun damage. It is also prescribed as an acne treatment by pushing acne bacteria to the surface of the skin, allowing it to run its course much quicker. This drug can make you much more sensitive to sunlight, however, so an oil-free sunscreen is an absolute necessity.

Chemical Peels
There are two different types of chemical peels: those you do at home and those you have done professionally. An at-home chemical peel contains glycolic acid and can usually be purchased in various percentages of strength. This acidic peel will slough off the first layer of skin and stimulate new skin growth. This can really turn back the clock on aging, slowly buffing away fine lines and wrinkles and evening out your complexion and skin tone. A chemical peel youd have done in an office, trichloroacetic acid or TCA is used. It is much stronger and your skin will look bright pink and peely for awhile after the procedure. But dont worry, youll be provided with a special make up so you can venture out into the world as you heal.

Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a generally gentle and mild form of plastic surgery that works by buffing off the top layers of skin. The doctor will use a small device that sprays small particles on your face and then uses suction to removed the skin cells that are dead and causing the wrinkles and blotchiness. It will take more than one treatment to achieve the results you desire, but the treatment is mild and has a very brief recovery time.

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Dermabrasion
Dermabrasion is a form of plastic surgery that involves the scraping away of the outer layers of skin with an instrument that has a rough head and is electronically operated. The doctor will scrap away the areas you wish to smooth outwhich may be the entire facewhile you are under local anesthesia or, in severe cases, general anesthesia. Once completed you will be sent home feeling quite sore and swollen. After a few days, your skin will begin to scab over. Once the scab falls off, youll be left with a bright pink new layer of skin. This pinkness will fade over about three months, and you will need to protect your skin from the sun for about six months to a year to ensure proper healing and the return of proper pigment.

And there you have it! These are some of the best ways to battle aging at its source. By reversing or preventing sun damage, you eliminate those tell-tale wrinkles and lines that signify aging.

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Chapter 7 Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Procedures


Sometimes the conventional treatments are not enough, and you have to take it one step further to really achieve the results you want. If you have deep-set lines or wrinkles, blotchy skin or feel as though youre just looking more tired than normal, there are some great non-surgical procedures available that can spruce up your skin and make you look and feel younger! The following are just a few of the procedures you can consider:

Botox
An injectable form of botulinum toxin, Botox is a cosmetic product that is injected into the skin where areas of wrinkles are present. It works by blocking impulses sent by the nerves and paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles and expression lines. Your skin will appear much more smoother and younger after a treatment. It is administered on an outpatient basis and has only temporary effects.

Restylane
Restylane comes in an injection form and is administered to areas that have wrinkles or could be better smoothed out, such as around the mouth or the eyes. This drug is made of hyaluronic acid, a completely natural product that is present in all living things. It is injected directly under the skin and will act to plump up the area in order for it to appear smoother. Treatments will need to be repeated every six months or so.

Radiance
Also going by the name of Radiesse, Radiance skin treatment is another injectable treatment wherein small particles of Calcium Hydroxylapatite, a naturally occurring substance in the body found in bones, is injected. The substance combines with your own tissues in order to create a perfectly contoured result that matches your skin. Results last between 1-2 years.

Juvederm
Juvederm is a dermal filler that contains higher levels of hyaluronic acid than other products out on the market. When injected under the skin, it runs smoothly

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as a gel, which better allows it to shape to the contours of your face. It is also said to be less painful than some other injection-based filler treatments.

Thermage
Thermage lasts for about two years and works by stimulating the growth of collagen under the skinthe substance that keeps you looking fresh and young, not wrinkly and old. It is an outpatient procedure and uses radiofrequency technology in order to stimulate a healing response from the deeper layers of skin and thus increases collagen production.

Intense Pulsed Light PhotoFacials


A non-invasive procedure, intense pulsed light photofacials help to erase the damage from sun exposure, the aging process and some skin conditions such as Rosacea. Your skin is exposed to a special light that helps to even out pigment and the texture of the skin. It will often take more than one treatment to achieve your desired level of results.

Laser MicroPeels
A laser micropeel is essentially like a chemical peel without the chemicals. The laser penetrates only to a certain depth in the skin in order to provide deep exfoliation and increased collagen productiontwo things that are vital to younger looking skin.

You see, there are tons of different treatments to choose from in your quest to create a healthier, younger looking you. Talk with your doctor about the treatments that best suit your needs.

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Chapter 8 Surgical Anti-Aging Procedures


People tend to try to avoid surgery as much as possible. After all, it is invasive and can cause quite an upheaval in your lifestyle. However, if you are simply unhappy with how you look and wish the years of worry and stress would just melt away, surgery may be the right option for you. There are several different types of surgeries that can be performed to increase the vibrancy of your skin and overall face. A few of your options are outlined below:

Face Lift
The technical name for a face lift is a rytidectomy and it basically involves the pulling back of the skin in order to tighten sagging skin and smooth out deep-set wrinkles. A face lift can easily make you look several years younger, although it requires general anesthesia and can have a lengthier recovery time.

Brow Lift
A brow lift is like a face lift except that only the eyebrows are lifted. Sometimes when people age, they develop deep lines in their forehead or a brow that tends to sag over the eye. With a brow lift, you can look younger, more wide-eyed and alert. It does require general anesthesia, however, so be sure to discuss all of your options with your doctor.

Eye Lift
An eye lift involves the lift of the area around the eye and/or the upper lid itself. Sometimes the upper eyelid can become droopy with age, giving your eyes a lackluster appearance. With an eye lift, you can look alert and bright as well as get rid of those crows feet that plague so many people. Results last much longer than non-surgical treatments, however, care should be taken considering recovery time is longer and you will need general anesthesia during the procedure.

These are just a sampling of whats available when it comes to facial plastic surgery. These treatments can wash year away from your face and leave you looking and feeling much younger!

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Chapter 7 So, Where Can I Get These Treatments?


Weve spent the majority if this e-book discussing what you can do (that means you!) to prevent aging and keep your body and mind healthy and young for longer. But sometimes, there are certain treatments that just cannot be performed at home or you would be best advised to seek out a professional for. So, without further adieu, here are some of the top spas in the world that can bring back that youthful glow to your skin.

Golden Door Spa


Located in Escondido, California, the Golden Door Spa makes its aim to provide its visitors with an escape from the drudgeries of life and a place to truly relax. Often topping the world resort lists, Golden Door focuses on your health and fitness, helping you achieve a level of flexibility and wellbeing you never thought possible. Just look at some of the fantastic features you will gain access to at this luxurious spa: A variety of spa treatments including facials catered to your skin type. Fitness classes and facilities. Accommodations on site. Womens only and mens only weeks. Gourmet food prepared with natural ingredients.

For more information on this fantastic spa, check out http://www.goldendoor.com

Lake Austin Spa Resort


Frequently considered one of the top five spa resorts in the U.S., Lake Austin makes you feel right at home with luxurious accommodations and the best fitness centers in the world. The Lakehouse Spa is the perfect place to visit for the latest in spa treatments. You can undergo your treatments indoors or outdoors, in special couples tents or alone. As a guest, you can take cooking classes, partake in gardening and even undergo special detoxification programs. For healthy and delicious dining, the spa cuisine options are simply divine. Be sure to check out http://www.lakeaustin.com for more information.

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One & Only Palmilla


Located in Los Cabos, Mexico, One & Only Palmilla is a fantastic resort spa to visit and stay awhile. With a beautiful hotel and excellent golf, you are sure to enjoy yourself and the fabulous views of the Baja area. There are 172 rooms to choose from and restaurants with fine dining to satisfy your luxurious appetite. 13 spa villas make the trip and the money worth it, with a variety of treatments to choose from to keep you looking and feeling healthy and youthful. For more information on One & Only Palmilla, please visit http://www.loscabosguide.com/hotels/palmilla.htm

Las Brisas
With a beautiful view right above Acapulco Bay, Las Brisas is the true spa getaway resort. Whatever your pleasure for spa treatments and skin care, there is something perfect here for you. Youll find yourself surrounded by hibiscus gardens and a spectacular view of the bay. La Concha restaurant is supposedly the best around with a swim bar and dining right at the oceanside. Whether its a massage you want or have your make up done to perfection for a night out on the town, theres a little bit of something for everyone at Las Brisas Acapulco. For more information visit http://www.brisas.com.mx/?method=hotel&idhotel=1

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai


Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai is located on a historic site called Kaupulehu. The resort treats its guests to a tropical paradise with excellent amenities and access to a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. Fine dining will keep your stomach begging for more and you can keep trim as you relax at the fitness center. Of course the main attraction is the spa, which provides a traditional Hawaii dcor theme along with a variety of steam rooms, saunas and lap pools. You can have a massage or even a hot rock massage if youd rather. For additional information on the Four Seasons Resport Hualalai, please visit http://www.fourseasons.com/hualalai/

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Villa dEste
Just 45 minutes from Milan, Villa dEste is set to be Italys latest and greatest luxury resort. With an opening date sometime in March 2007, this spa resort offers a wide variety of guest rooms, suites and villas all for your enjoyment. The resort has a total of 152 rooms each with silk drapes and period furniture to set the mood for your stay. With a golf course, and its location being right on the shores of Lake Como, theres really no place better. The spa is designed to mimic Zen thinking and is sure to bring you to a place of calm and relaxation. All sorts of beauty treatments and therapeutic treatments are available. For more information, check http://www.villadeste.it

The Ritz
The Ritz Paris is undeniably one of the most luxurious and beautiful resorts to stay at. Everything you could ever possibly want or need is contained right within the decorative walls of The Ritz. With your choice of rooms from guest rooms to suites to prestige suites, you are sure to enjoy a level of comfort youve never even dreamed of. Dining is also spectacular with several different bars and restaurants to choose from such as The Bar Hemingway and L-Espadon. The Ritz Health Club is surely worth the money. With top quality beauty treatments, indoor pools, a pool bar and every possible massage and spa treatment imaginable, The Ritz has everything you could ever possibly want or need. To find out more, visit http://www.ritzparis.com

Pinehurst Resort
Situated in the heart of North Carolina, Pinehurst Resort is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy the comforts of home all at once. With several rooms and villas to select from, youre bound to find the right accommodations for your party. Theres no shortage of activities either with golf, sports and even things to do with the kids. However, if you visit, you simply must stop by the spa. The Spa at Pinehurst offers therapies that cover the gamut of service from massages and facials to hair and hydrotherapies. Your every need will be fulfilled here. Just visit http://www.pinehurst.com to find out how to book your reservation today!

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And there you have it! Hopefully by now you have a better grasp on what it is to be youthful and that it doesnt just stop at the skin. While your outward appearance is vital in helping you feel young, your internal health is what really matters. Weve discussed the types of foods you should eat, the exercises you can do and even the skin treatments you can undergo to keep your body and mind youthful and energetic for much longer than average. If you are like millions of others who wish to slow the aging process and keep their youthful energy for longer, it is my hope that this e-book has helped you take a step in the right direction. It is now in your hands to apply the information learned in this book (with your doctors permission, of course) and get on the path to youthfulness today!

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