by Justine Glenton
An Ashtanga & Zen Yoga Teacher
We often hear of yogis living to a very old age. In his book 'Autobiography of a Yogi', Yogananda speaks of Trailanga Swami, who was reputed to be over 300 years old, and Shankari Mai Jiew, who was born in 1826, was still alive in 1946. Maharishi Raghuvacharya lived to the age of 115 and Devraha Baba was believed to have lived to over 250 years old. Yogis well-known in the west who lived to a very old age include Krishnamacharya (101), Pattabhi Jois (93) and Indra Devi (103).
by Matthew Powell
A Body Aware Specialist
Why is it that some people seem to age so much better than others? Take a group of classmates, fifteen to twenty years after they left school, and you will see vast differences in how each of them has aged. Indeed, this fictitious class reunion might seem as if the invitees range in birth date by as much as ten or more years.
by Lucy Miller
A Fitness and Nutrition Expert
I’m not old by any means, but the thought of turning 30 does scare me.
I’ve already noticed that my muscles are tighter than they used to be and I recently had to give up alcohol because I couldn’t handle it like I could when I was in my 20’s. For me, there is nothing worse than waking up with a foggy head and having to drag my sorry ass to the gym whilst feeling sluggish and bloated after a night out - I’m definitely getting too sensible in my old age.
by Maureen Cromey
An Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Expert
Ageing- don’t you just hate it? There are a few good points, but if not managed, it can be a depressing and uncomfortable process. This article is about healthy ageing from the view point of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
by Dr. Sarah Brewer
A Nutritionist and Doctor
5 Foods for Healthy Ageing
The elixir of life that can turn back the clock and prevent ageing has been sought since time began. Scientists now realise the food we eat may hold the answer. The foods that provide the strongest anti-ageing effect are those that contain antioxidants which protect against free radicals. Antioxidants are found in all fruit and vegetables. Those featured in the top 5 anti-ageing foods here are a mere selection of those available. Also think carrots, pawpaw, avocadoes, kiwi fruit, strawberries, grapes ….the list of healthy, anti-ageing foods is endless!
by Steve Halsall
A Celebrity Personal Trainer
The hands of time wait for no one, that’s for sure. Our world is increasingly obsessed with the need to look younger and it is looking like people are prepared to go to extremes to achieve this. My view is that we will look back on the ‘botox generation’ in horror and they will be cast into the archives of history like some kind of freak show. I am sure having eyebrows like Jack Nicholson and a large shiny forehead may look attractive in limited cases but essentially, people are kidding themselves. It is not just women who fall victim of the rogue dentists with syringe in hand, but men are also increasingly morphing into TOWIE extras with spray on tan and all. The passing of time, like it or not, is much harder on women. They are under more pressure to keep young and beautiful, to stave off the younger secretary and the live-in Swedish au pair. Men are under pressure too, but find it easier to develop the aphrodisiac of a fat wallet to take the pressure off their fading looks.