What is My #1 Anti-Aging Tip?

by Diane Horn on February 23, 2011

Good Posture

Let’s face it how a person walks into a room reveals a lot about them.

Nothing makes someone look older and more defeated than a bent over “slumpy” posture.

  • Stretch daily especially your hamstrings (the muscles on the back of your thighs). When these muscles are tight it can lead to “shuffling” when you walk. Lie on your back and put your hands on your calves or ankles if you can and gently pull this leg towards you. Hold for a few seconds and relax the leg. Repeat
  • Strengthen your core to have strong abdominal and back muscles

I love Pilates because the exercises work on both of these muscle groups. Pilates can be done on special machines or on a mat. There are excellent home videos available as well.

If you are just getting started make it simple for yourself. Practice pulling in your abdomen and see how long you can hold it for. This is a great exercise to do in the car, but remember to keep breathing while you are holding.

  • Stretch your neck muscles at least twice a day

Clasp your hands behind your head. Let your elbows relax towards each other. Exhale and slowly bring your chin towards your chest. In hale and on the exhale slowly raise your head up. Repeat a few times. This not only feels great it also prevents that scrunched neck look.

  • Stretch your shoulders at least twice a day

Clasp your hands behind your back. Inhale and on the exhale gently raise your arms. Let your body bend forward while you do this. Inhale and on the exhale slowly straighten up and lower your arms. Repeat. This exercise helps prevent stooping shoulders.

I guarantee that if you start looking around you will notice how very few people actually have good posture.

I think those who do, really stand out in a good way. They exude confidence, youth and energy.

That’s why it’s my #1 tip.

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