Unfortunately, the world of anti-ageing is full of myths, half-truths and outright lies. But I’m here to share the real story behind a lot of the things you hear about ageing.
Let’s dive into the five biggest myths I come across when it comes to ageing, and what the truth is behind them.
5 Massive Myths About Ageing
IT’S ALL ABOUT WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR SKIN
When you think of anti-ageing, what do you think of?
Magical masks and super serums?
Perhaps even injectables and surgical tweaks?
Because the most visible signs of ageing are on the skin, people think that you treat it by treating the skin. And to be fair, the beauty industry doesn’t do much to dispel that myth either!
But the skin is only a tiny percentage of your ageing picture.
Everything from your joints to your brain, your blood sugar regulation to your body composition – these all are affected by ageing. And only by addressing the underlying causes of ageing such as inflammation can you TRULY make an impact on it.
WHAT YOU EAT HAS NO INFLUENCE ON HOW YOU AGE
This one always makes me laugh, because it completely ignores that what we eat can fuel countless processes in the body (or in the case of unhealthy options, stall them!)
The food that you put into your body can:
Increase OR decrease inflammation
Provide protective antioxidants OR increase oxidation
Increase your nutrient stores OR deplete them further
Balance OR dysregulate your blood sugar balance
Nurture OR damage your microbiome
It is one of the most potent tools you have for anti-ageing.
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ONCE YOU’RE OVER 40, YOU’LL PUT ON WEIGHT AND THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!
Hands up if you’ve ever been told that your metabolism tanks when you hit middle age, and that’s why everyone starts to stack on weight? It’s a common one, but the truth might surprise you!
A recent study has actually countered this myth once and for all. It found that until you hit 60, your metabolism is steady. Even once you head into your 60s, your metabolism only drops by about 0.7% per year. So it’s not ageing that is piling on the kilos – which is a good thing, because it means you can change it.
This is something I see with my Glow Protocol clients all the time. Despite most of them being in their 40s, on average, they lose 12-15kg over a 3 month period!
FATIGUE IS NORMAL IF YOU’RE AGED 40+
Another symptom that gets completely written off for so many people (particularly women and/or anyone over 40) is low energy. Whether yours is just feeling lethargic, perhaps a bit apathetic and unmotivated, or completely depleted and exhausted, we’re told it’s just part of ageing.
While it might be a common symptom, that doesn’t make it normal. There are a lot of underlying causes that can exhaust you, but none of them are inevitable or uncontrollable. Make sure you take the time to figure out why you feel drained and low in energy – that way, you can take steps to alleviate it.
FEELING OLD, FRUMPY AND MISERABLE IS INEVITABLE
This is the overreaching theme of a lot of smaller myths – and it’s simply not true. If you’re in your mid-30s, your 40s, your 50s or even your 60s, that doesn’t mean you have to accept feeling:
Old, aching and sore
Frumpy and uncomfortable in your own skin
Anxious, depressed, stressed or overwhelmed
Exhausted and unable to live your life
All of these are signs that something is brewing beneath the surface – and that something is not ‘ageing’! They are your body’s way of letting you know it’s time to investigate.
READY TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT’S REALLY MAKING YOU LOOK & FEEL OLD?
To tackle the causes of premature ageing and its related symptoms, we need to look within to rebalance your hormones and give your body what it needs to thrive.
If you’re ready to feel young, vibrant and full of life again, book yourself a FREE Anti-Ageing Strategy call here.
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