It’s a common goal – looking and feeling younger. But how do you achieve it? CSL asked physician Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr for his easy to follow tips.
CSL asked renowned physician Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr., author of The Rejuvenation Solution: The Seven-Day Plan That Jump-Starts Ageless Health, for his tips on optimal health, to look and feel younger.
Q: What is the most significant change a person should make to feel and look younger?
A: The most significant way for a person to feel and look younger is to be the fittest version of themselves. That means that you should be more conscious of nutrition and exercise at least 5 days a week — exercise helps manage stress and chronic stress creates a visible stamp of aging on our appearance.
What 3 steps can a person take to reduce stress?
A) Manage your time by saying “no” when it puts pressure on you to meet deadlines.
B) Find a way to laugh and use humor to relieve the day-to-day stressors, that’s the reason I tell people to keep wind-up toys handy because it reminds you to be more childlike.
C) Meditate twice a day even for 5 minutes by learning how to slow down your thoughts, even it is a simple as listening to music or using a mantra or seeing the sunrise and set.
What is the best exercise and nutritional advice from your book?
Exercise aerobically before the age of 50 – swim, bike, run, walk, hike, at least 1 hour 5 days a week. After the age of 50 gym workouts, yoga and pilates 5 days week. Take one day a week to be vegan and then add more plants to your daily diet – 5 vegetables a day. One day a week, give your GI tract a rest by fasting on a juice or a liquefied diet. CSL
This original healthy living article first appeared in the Winter 2019/2020 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.