20 secrets of eternal youth from Ekaterina Andreeva
Beauty Ekaterina Andreeva, host of the TV program "Time", looks great! Do you know how old she is? 52! And who will give? Nobody!
“Staying young is not so difficult,” says Catherine. “I will gladly reveal all my secrets!”
Sleep in the dark and cold
The bedroom should be no higher than 18-20 degrees. For health, and therefore beauty, you need some coolness. Even in winter, I always open the window at night. Hang blackout curtains on the windows. Indeed, in the dark, melatonin is produced, which helps the body recover.
Lie down early and sleep eight hours
I try to go to bed at 10 o’clock in the evening, because from 22 to 24 o’clock in the dream a hormone is produced that is responsible for youth and beauty! It is not for nothing that the British call these two hours a “beauty slip” - that is, a dream of beauty. Sleep at least eight hours a day and preferably on an orthopedic pillow!
Get up step by step
Wake up no later than eight in the morning. I sometimes get up at six! Do not immediately jump out of bed. Stretch first, and then pat yourself on the head 10 times. Then rub your ears - 15 times clockwise and the same amount - against. Then start slowly turning your head left and right. And so - 100 times! You will feel how energy literally fills you! It is necessary to rise slowly, because a sharp transition from one state to another is very harmful. And yet - buy an alarm clock with a low, pleasant sound for you.
Drink clean water
The first thing I do when I get out of bed is to drink a glass of water. In this case, it should be at room temperature. And not from the tap! It is worth having filters or buying bottled water in a store. Personally, I prefer non-carbonated mineral. A day you need to drink at least 1, 5 liters of water an hour before or an hour after a meal.
Choose the right tea
I don’t drink coffee, but I really like tea! Especially green. But not from sachets, but custard, from whole leaves. Moreover, only one that is no more than eight months from the date of collection, and stored in the refrigerator. I even have a special refrigerator for tea from China at home.
In the morning I eat only after gymnastics. I have breakfast with berries and cereals from whole grains, cooked in water. Sometimes I add dried fruits and nuts to them. I love buckwheat and black rice.
I do not eat after 19 hours. And do not eat anything fatty, sweet, salty, flour and canned! There is no meat on my menu. I eat only cereals, fish, vegetables and a small amount of fruit. I allow myself dairy products once a week or two! Almost three kilograms of various fungi, bacteria and microbes live in each person. Milk and all dairy products stimulate the reproduction of these organisms! Why burden your immune system?
Organic Raw Products
No chemical additives! Everything is only natural! Now there are suppliers of environmentally friendly bio-products. Set a goal to eat with high quality - be sure to find where you can buy such food! Try to give preference to foods that can be eaten raw: berries, sprouted grains, herbs, vegetables, fruits, nuts.
When cooking, never heat the oil, as it begins to release harmful substances! Give up the big fire. And best of all - buy a special pan in which food is cooked at high temperature due to high pressure. Then it will retain all the useful substances! If cooking in the oven, make sure that the temperature does not exceed 120 degrees.
Salt - yes, sugar - no!
Salt is essential for our body. But you need to use it in minimal quantities, best of all - sea. But I completely replaced sugar with dried fruits, honey and fructose.
Weigh yourself and fast
Losing weight is much easier than getting rid of extra pounds. I always have the scales on hand. And if the arrow swung forward, I immediately do everything to bring it back! When necessary, I can sit on the water for 10 days. Or on green tea and rice without salt! But in order not to resort to such extremes, it is enough to observe all the posts. I will also fast on Wednesdays and Fridays.
To keep the body fit and slim, it must be trained. Three times a week I go to fitness, three - to yoga, two - to tai chi - this is Chinese health gymnastics - and two more - to Pilates - a special system of exercises. Plus the pool. In general, I train both in the morning and in the evening after work.
Walk a lot and fast
Overweight problems will go away without a trace if you walk a lot and quickly. Note: fat begins to burn only after the 30th minute. Therefore, take every opportunity to walk! You can, of course, run, but during running there is a mini-concussion of the joints and brain.
Take care of your skin
Once or twice a week I go to the sauna. But I do not do peelings! But once a week I make a mask based on cosmetics of one French company. It consists of extracts from plants collected in an environmentally friendly place. Once a week, they also give me the so-called oxygen therapy and energetic facial massage with silver ailerons in the salon - this gives a strong anti-aging effect!
Do not sunbathe
Ultraviolet causes early skin aging! Therefore, I go to the beach only in a closed swimsuit with sunscreen applied on my face and body with a strength of at least 50 units! At the same time I sit all the time under an umbrella! I’m silent about tanning salons!
Do not smoke and drink wine.
I have not smoked for more than two years. Happy immensely! She began to feel much better, to distinguish even the most subtle smells, and, of course, my skin also thanked me - with a beautiful complexion. Therefore, immediately quit smoking! As for alcohol ... Dry wine is even good for health in very small quantities. I prefer Georgian, Spanish and Portuguese.
If the skin is well-groomed, makeup may not be necessary at all. But if you really want to “draw something” on your face, I get by with a minimum of makeup. A wave of a powder puff dipped in powder, gloss on the lips, mascara on the eyelashes. Bright makeup tends to age.
Re-educate your family
To lead a healthy lifestyle is very difficult if there are no like-minded people. Therefore, unobtrusively, slowly pull relatives into this matter. My husband and daughter, like me, do not eat meat, drink clean water and play sports.
Work and don't rush to retire
The later you retire, the longer you stay young! In Japan, even the very old are working. Therefore, there are so many centenarians. Work prolongs both years and youth!
Do not be angry and do not envy
Watch your state of mind. As soon as you learn to live in harmony with yourself and the world around you, stop being angry and envious, immediately notice the changes: your wrinkles will even out, your eyes will shine, and your figure will build! My motto is: “Give me, God, peace of mind to accept that I can’t change, give me the strength to change what I can, and give wisdom so as not to confuse one another!”