How To Look Younger: Things To Do
The baby boom generation should act now to prepare for their retirement so they will not have to depend on public programs that will be stretched to their limits in the coming decades. The most effective strategy for addressing the needs of the coming senior boom is to have retirement plans in place and adopt healthy lifestyles.
Heavy medical expenses can be alleviated by forming habits of regular exercise, good nutrition and medical maintenance.
A hike in Utah
1. Wildcat Trail of Monument Valley
Address: US-163, Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah 84536
Monument Valley, Utah, an iconic symbol of the American West, is the sacred heart of the Navajo Nation and the ideal setting for your next adventure in the warm, high desert climate of southeastern Utah.
This 4-mile hike, starting from the hotel, is one of the most beautiful trails that you will ever follow. Sunrise at Monument Valley greets you with a myriad of different colors. It’s as if the skies were made of molten lava.
2. Lower Calf Creek Falls
Address: Boulder, UT 84716
Three miles of hiking in the desert of Southern Utah often culminates in imaginative formations and sweeping panoramas.
The lower falls are 130 feet high, with a deep swimming hole underneath them. The entire creek is surrounded by greenery, but particularly underneath the spray of the waterfall. The lower falls are the most famous out of the two waterfalls on Calf Creek.
3. Kodachrome Basin State Park
Address: Cannonville, UT 84718
There are several short hiking trails in Kodachrome Basin, all offering slightly different views and experiences. Because of their short length (the longest trail is 6 miles) and limited amounts of elevation gain, these hiking trails are perfect for all ages and ability levels.
Read more: SIGNATURE HIKES IN SOUTHERN UTAH
Location: U OF U HEALTH CALENDAR
Resistance Training: incorporates dumbbells, resistance bands, BOSU balance trainers, and resistance balls to work, strengthen, and build muscular endurance in every major muscle group.
Resistance training is a form of training that uses resistance to encourage muscular contraction for strength improvement, anaerobic endurance increase, and skeletal muscle growth. Resistance exercise examples include free weights, elastic bands and even your own body weight.
Core and Stretch
Stretching is a vital part of your fitness routine.
The aim of these classes is to tone and flatten your stomach, help you when bending and reaching, to improve your movement/range of motion and to relieve stress. To lengthen your muscles and tighten up your abdominals.
The combination of training your core and stretching is a brilliant way to start exercising in a more relaxed environment. This class is low impact and is suitable for all fitness levels!
Location: U OF U HEALTH CALENDAR
2. Beauty Routine (HabitAge)
Every day our skin is bombarded with pollution, dirt, and all kinds of environmental factors. That is why washing your face every night is so important. Daily cleansing is essential for removing unwanted dirt and bacteria.
Often, environmental impurities and cosmetic products are not water soluble, so simply rinsing your face with water is not going to thoroughly cleanse your skin. You need cosmeceutical products that emulsify impurities. Therefore, cleansers are important.
Every month, your skin’s upper layer naturally sheds, revealing new and refreshed skin from the middle layer. This is called cell turnover.
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3. Anti-Aging Habits (HabitAge)
Anti-aging is simply a proactive plan to avoid the diseases that so often ravage those ages 50 and up, including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer ’s disease and osteoporosis.
It is a course of action taken to help an individual live healthier and thus, longer. Besides, it is only wise for one to take care of their health while they are still young, so that as they age, the good habits that they have developed will pay off and less money will be spent at the doctor’s office or under the surgeon’s knife.
Read more: Discover the secret to Anti-Aging
Want to visit a lake or river that you’ve never tried before? Ready to explore some of Utah’s amazing backcountry?
Utah Rivers & Streams: Blacksmith Fork, Duchesne River, Jordan River, Peteetneet Creek, Huntington Creek…
No time for physical activity? Consider these options:
- Do jumping jacks or pilates moves while watching TV.
- Use break time at work to stretch, walk and do simple exercises.
- Listen to a podcast while going for a walk or walk with a friend instead of sitting on the couch.
4. Eat Wisely (HabitAge)
“Eat to live, do no live to eat,” Benjamin Franklin wisely advised.
Franklin lived in a time when local and organic food was the only option available, and he probably never imagined that factory farms and processed foods would become the majority of the food that Americans would one day consume.
A healthy eating pattern should include foods from every food group: dairy, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein.
University of Utah Health Registered Dietitians have handpicked recipes that are easy to make, include healthy ingredients, and are suitable for the whole family.
Use a Meal Planner:
Make a list of all the main dishes you normally fix, as well as foods that you would like to serve but often don’t due to time constraints or missing ingredients. From this list, plan and organize your daily meals for the week. This planner will save you time and help you balance your health choices over the course of each week.
Make Your List:
Create your healthy shopping list to make your next grocery store trip more efficient. A healthy shopping list saves you time and helps limit impulse buys and overspending on extras.
5. Mental Health (HabitAge)
Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Positive wellbeing and looking for the good things in your life can help you stay mentally healthy.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults experienced mental illness in 2018, while 16.5% of youth ages 6–17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016. The most prevalent mental health issues include anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Location: UTAH Wellness Integrative Health Center
Minding Motion™: a fun and energizing 60-minute therapeutic and creative movement program done from a chair and standing to help individuals of all levels of experience and abilities to reconnect with their bodies physically, cognitively and emotionally.
Mindfulness is a way to consciously and purposely be in the present. It helps ease stress and anxiety which can distract us from living in the moment.
Utah ranks last in the country when it comes to mental health, according to a new report released by the Kem C. Garden Policy Institute at the University of Utah.
“Utahns have a great need for mental health services,” said Utah Hospital Association CEO and President Greg Bell. “We don’t have the range of services and the availability of services that Utahns need.”
Low-cost and free health services in Utah
If you live in Utah or, if you don’t have health insurance, the Wellness Bus offers these services at no or low cost. The Wellness Bus provides health screenings to check your:
- Blood pressure
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Blood (sugar) glucose
- Dental health
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