East well to age well

Guava is a hot anti-aging superfood

Guava is a hot anti-aging superfood

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According to celebrity trainer and fitness expert Joey Thurman, “The food you put inside your body is going to reflect on your outside appearance, and I don’t just mean as far as your waistline.” He warns, “There are some foods which can actually age you faster than others, leaving you looking tired, bloated, and years older than you actually are. Thankfully, there are also plenty of foods which can help improve cell repair and keep you looking as young as you feel.”


Here are Joey Thurman’s tips on eating well to age gracefully:


Eat healthy fats: “People tend to think that fat is the enemy,” says Thurman. “Yet that just isn’t true. There are bad fats, such as lard and butter, which are dangerous for your waistline and your heart health, but there are also healthy fats, such as those found in olive oil and avocado. Not only do they taste great, but they have properties which can help to keep you looking young and feeling great.”


Hydration: “Your body needs water in order to perform even the most basic functions. It also needs water to help it stay looking young,” says the trainer. “Work more water into your diet by making infused waters at home with watermelon and other summer fruits.”


Eat guava: “Guava is a very trendy fruit right now in Hollywood,” says Thurman. “It is very high in Vitamin C, which is an important component of any anti-aging diet. Not to mention, it just tastes great!”


Reach for sweet potatoes: “Sweet potatoes have been called the perfect food because they are low in calories but still high in fiber. They are packed with vitamins and minerals, and they can assist in cell repair. Bake or steam them, and then add some cinnamon. Or you can mash them and add a little garlic. No butter or sugar needed!”


Omega Fatty Acids: “Omega Fatty Acids are a key part of any anti-aging diet, not to mention any healthy lifestyle. You can get them from things like chia seeds or flax seeds, or foods like whole grains. You can also take supplements to help boost your intake.”




How to work out with towel

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If you think you need fancy equipment to get a good workout, think again!  Celebrity trainer Joey Thurman has a quick and effective regime you can do anywhere with just a towel.


Thurman is a health, fitness, and nutrition expert and the creator of The Lifestyle Renovation, a website dedicated to helping people achieve their health and fitness goals.

“Many people think they need fancy gym equipment to see results,” says Thurman. “The truth is all you really need is determination and a towel.”unnamed


Here is his workout:


Hamstring Curls

Lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the towel under both feet: Lift your hips off the ground to a bridge position. Keeping your hips in this position, slide your feet out and away from your body using your heels. Slide your legs back by using your hamstrings to pull yourself back into the bridge position. Do 20 reps.


Side Squats

Stand with the towel under your right food. Lower yourself into a squatting position. When doing this, keep your abs tight and back straight. Keeping steady with your left foot, use your right outer thigh to slide your right leg out to the side. Using your right inner thigh, pull your leg back so you are back in the original squatting position. Do 25 reps on your right side before switching to the left side.


Towel Twists

Start in a normal lunge position with your right foot forward, left foot back. Hold the ends of the towel with a closed fist and pull it taught and extend both arms in front of your right leg. With both arms extended lower your body into a low lunge position while, at the same time, rotating as fast possible to your right. Return to the starting position and repeat as many times as possible in 30 seconds. Switch legs and perform the same exercise, this time rotating to the left side.


Sliding Push Ups

Start in your regular push-up position. With the towel under your right hand and your hands directly under your shoulder, lower down into a push-up. Once lowered, slide your right hand out to the side so that your hands are now wider than should width apart. As you push up, use your chest muscles to pull the right hand back in so that both hands are under the shoulders again. Do 10 reps before switching hands.


Double Outs

Start in a push up position with the towel under the toes of both feet (feet are shoulder width apart). Inhale and slide your knees under your body until they reach just under your navel. Exhale and slide feet back out to their original position. Do 20 reps.