For older Real Jock....do you do or take anything to maintain your youthful look

  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 09, 2009 1:24 PM GMT
    I just curious , for those older guy in the forties or older like me. Do you guys do anything to somehow looking younger. I dont mean exercising, losing weight or fitness activities, but taking supplement, plastic surgery, dye your hair, testoron injection, botox, hair inplant, wearing hair piece or stuff like that. Do you feel the need for all this things or do you just let nature take it course.

    Lately, I been taking collagen supplement to help me to somehow reduce my saging facial and I admitted it do show some improvement. Sometimes I do dye my grey hair black in order to look a few years younger. But I would not go to the extreme of having a collagen or testoron injection, plastic surgery(not that I can afford it anyway)., or any drastic action just to look young.

    How about you guys.?

    zak
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    Aug 09, 2009 1:34 PM GMT
    We both let nature take its course.
    That said, we eat LARGE amounts of fruit and vegetables, both raw and cooked. Decent exercise - no gym.
    Avoid flus and colds with good hygiene practices.
    Keep and maintain an optimistic outlook on life.


    ...so far so good. We both feel that the looks of age are the well earned signs of a life well lived. We also feel a youthful appearance has a lot to do with our outlook on life and being young at heart.


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    Aug 09, 2009 2:44 PM GMT
    I get told I look like 32, even though I'm 45. Body by Taco Bell...the sour cream fills in any wrinkles from the inside.

    No, I think it's a combination of genetics and truthfully, not being surrounded by messed up people, cell phones, too much STUFF. And treating yourself well. Be your own best friend.


    EDIT: Oh, and one more thing, don't marry a woman. Look at how that ages the breeders so quickly.
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    Aug 09, 2009 3:17 PM GMT
    Moisturizer is your friend. I use it all over my body (1X/day) and my face (2X/day). I'm the opposite of GuyNextDoor in that I always had dry skin, so I started using a daily moisturizer when I was about 13.

    Since I don't tan, I have always worn sunblock. In the summer, I use a facial cream that has an SPF. Tanning or getting sunburns ages your skin significantly, so that has definitely kept my face looking young.

    I do dye my hair, but it's more to have the color I want than to combat gray.
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    Aug 09, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    Do some research and rather than buying name brand cosmetics that promise everything, learn about moisturizers and other skin treatments that REALLY work. Things like Strivectin, mosturizers with stable elements of vitamin C and E, Retina-A. etc.

    But I think the sexiest thing is to have a youthful attitude and a sparkle in your eyes born out of happiness and wisdom.
  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 09, 2009 10:30 PM GMT
    Christian,

    Just because you tan, didnt mean , the sun didnt damage your skin. I am an Asian guy with skin that deep tan to the point I will have two diffrent skin tone. But just like you I suffer burn skin, dry and wrinkle. This is really bad for me since I am a biker and alway expose myself to a hot merciless tropical sun. All I can do is to wear thick leather jacket (eventhough it really hot already) and put on some sun blocker to my face. However, I hate it, when those cream started to melt down and getting into my eyes.
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    Aug 09, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    Right you are. I was pointing to the fact that since I can't tan, I've never had a reason to try.
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    Aug 09, 2009 11:12 PM GMT

    I was born w/ a condition called Melanin. determined by the amount and type of melanin, the pigment in the skin. Variation in skin color is largely due to genetics So therefore I have never been subjected to the Idea of tanning but can clearly see the pupose behind it as a little color seems to make a world of difference in the appearence of some. Yet to much color tends to subject others less fortunate, all in all I feel I came out priviledged to have been chosen to benefit frm this condition as I have seen the light! Sun lt that's NOT!...LOL
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    Aug 09, 2009 11:20 PM GMT
    Can you tell me which foods promote collagen?

    Collagen is classified as part of our body's connective tissue. Connective tissue is found virtually everywhere in the body. Our bones and skin are composed primarily from connective tissue, but it's found everywhere, in virtually all of our organs. It's the job of connective tissue to hold things together, to protect other tissue, and provide our body with support. Our tendons and ligaments are all connective tissue structures.

    Collagen is one type of fiber found within connective tissue. Collagen fibers are made from protein, and they are somewhat unusual in having large amounts of two amino acids, called hydroxylysine and hydroxyproline. These two amino acids seem to be important for formation of all types of collagen and are needed to provide the different collagen types with their appropriate amount of strength and flexibility.

    Unfortunately, we haven't seen any research studies to support the addition of high lysine or high proline foods as a way of promoting collagen formation. Nonetheless, it would seem logical for consumption of foods high in lysine and proline to be potentially helpful in collagen support. Animal foods are the primary source of both amino acids, and all of the World's Healthiest Foods choices involving animal products would be your best options here. We have seen far more research on the lysine content of food than the proline content of food.

    With respect to proline, egg whites appear to be an especially good source of proline from amongst the animal foods. And we've found one important exception to the animal versus plant proline rule - wheat germ. This plant-based component has much more proline than would normally be expected from a plant food.

    All of the lean meats that we feature on our website, the low-fat dairy products, and the fish would be especially concentrated sources of lysine. One plant food category would be an exception to the animal versus plant lysine rule - that category is legumes (and particularly peanuts). Legumes are significant sources of lysine, unlike most of their plant food counterparts.

    One final note about lysine, proline, and collagen would involve the importance of vitamin C. This vitamin is required to change proline into hydroxyproline (the collagen form) and lysine into hydroxylysine (once again, the collagen form). You can use our website's Essential Nutrients section to find foods highest in vitamin C content.

    While you are trying to support your collagen tissue, you should remember that overall protein intake - both quality and quantity - is important. You may need to go beyond the RDA protein level of 46 grams (for adult women) and 56 grams (for adult men) to achieve this goal. You may also need to include a variety of foods that provide protein. Nuts, seeds, and legumes would all be food categories to consider.

    Some of the diseases involving collagen damage have been found to improve with the addition of certain foods or food components to the diet. However, the research in this area tends to involve animals versus humans, and the experiments have often used food extracts or nutrient supplements instead of foods themselves. In this category, however, garlic has been a standout food, and two sulfur-containing nutrients - the amino acid taurine and the organic acid lipoid acid - have also shown the ability to support damaged collagen fibers.

    Finally, you may want to consider two categories of phytonutrients as particularly important in a collagen-building meal plan. Those phytonutrients are catechins and anthocyanidins. In the research literature, the catechins found in green tea have been shown to help prevent breakdown of collagen, and for this reason we would definitely recommend that you consider green tea as a potential collagen support food. The anthocyanidins found in deep-colored, red-blue berries and fruits (including cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries) have been shown to work in a somewhat different way. These phytonutrients help the collagen fibers link together in a way that strengthens the connective tissue matrix.

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    Aug 09, 2009 11:58 PM GMT
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    Christian73 saidRight you are. I was pointing to the fact that since I can't tan, I've never had a reason to try.

    And that my friend is the exact reason I cannot find a single wrinkle on your face at 35... good for you!


    Aw, shucks. You're just saying that.

    Seriously, though my younger brother (32) spent tons of time in the sun as a kid and teenager without sun block and he has fairly pronounced crow's feet now.
  • silverfox

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    Aug 10, 2009 12:23 AM GMT
    Honestly I don't do a damn thing except workout.

    (and take 742 vitamins and supplements a day)


    Kidding about the second part although Omega-3 fish oil is a must. And don't just get the generic brands at your drug store. There is a difference. I order mine through www.drsears.com (the zone).

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    Aug 10, 2009 12:37 AM GMT
    My youthful looks comes from more of what I don't do. I don't smoke and do any kind of drugs. Even at almost a half a century old, I am not on any prescription drugs. I believe nicotine will age you more than anything.

    Nutrition, exercise, adequate sleep do also affect your health and your looks. I am not a nutrition nut, but do try to eat healthy balanced food.
  • Ironman4U

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    Aug 17, 2009 3:35 PM GMT
    I have not resorted to any youth serums (besides using a moisturizer on my face and eyes) or other special fixes. I do think about what I will do or will not do to stay looking younger more and more now that I'm in my 50's though.

    Up to now, healthy living has helped preserve me...but I realize that gravity is not my friend. Would like to say that I'm ready to grow old gracefully...but I'm not likely to go down without one helluva fight.
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    Aug 17, 2009 3:48 PM GMT
    Work out eat well and drink plenty of water. That's it. I do not mind looking my age. Because it's my age. I know someone who just got work done on his face well if he's ahppy so be it. He did not need it. Now he can't stop.

    I love my gray hair that I'm getting I wish it was all gray
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    Aug 17, 2009 3:49 PM GMT
    I drink LOTS of water ! I also consume large amounts of fresh fruits and veggies daily. I don't drink or smoke either.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 17, 2009 3:52 PM GMT
    I honestly don't think there is any better secret to staying youthful than just staying active, eating right, and sticking to some sort of exercise regimen to get the heart pumping and sweat flowing. Smoking, heavy drinking, or excessive anything will age you. I'm also a big believer in Retin-A every other night at bedtime, a good moisturizer with sunscreen, lots of water, and I've been getting a good facial once a month for 20 years.
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    Aug 17, 2009 4:02 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI honestly don't think there is any better secret to staying youthful than just staying active, eating right, and sticking to some sort of exercise regimen to get the heart pumping and sweat flowing. Smoking, heavy drinking, or excessive anything will age you. I'm also a big believer in Retin-A every other night at bedtime, a good moisturizer with sunscreen, lots of water, and I've been getting a good facial once a month for 20 years.


    .......Spoken by the man who really looks great - - right up close and in person! Whatever you do Todd, it works. We should all take better care of ourselves. (After a lifetime in the sun - - I should knock it off.) I buy Eucerin moisturizer in bulk, and am trying to substitute diet cokes for good water with lemon or lime juice in it instead. Hitting the gym and pools as often as possible is key for me. Todd, congrats. on passing your 3000th post!
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    Aug 17, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    Curious Jock has good advice and he looks terrific. Don't forget about drinking red wine. One or two glasses in the evening (not every night of course) will do wonders. Something about the flavonoids. Also important to have a positive attitude and help others. Amazing the energy you get by helping other people. I just turned 50, but most people think I'm 35 or younger.
  • sracer

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    Aug 17, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    I am who I am! the only thing I do is dye my hair> the reason is the gray comes in one big streak and It makes look like a punk rocker. People ask me why I do that to my hair. I don,t it comes in that way.
  • got2get2it

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    Aug 17, 2009 4:46 PM GMT
    I'll admit that during the summer months I highlight my hair in order to try to keep up with the younger guys (the operative word is "try").

    I am also interested in trying out some gentler approaches to reverse the signs of aging, like, fillers (e.g., collagen, Restalyne) or treatments like Thermage or a gentler laser treatment. I want to be able to go to work one or two days later without scaring everyone I work with.

    Would be interested to hear from any guys who have experience with these less intrusive procedures.

  • Rookz

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    Aug 17, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    My man bathes in the blood of virgin every new moon. It's quite hard to find virgins these days, younger people are becoming sexually active! It's just too much work, thank goodness he works out, consumes a healthy diet and relieves stress by pounding hard.
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    Aug 17, 2009 5:07 PM GMT
    ...i sleep in formaldehyde
  • Celticmusl

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    Aug 17, 2009 6:23 PM GMT
    I do tons of stuff to stay healthy and it works out that it probably helps me look younger too. Some guys older than myself whom I've dated tend to think that I must be vain or a real attention seeker when they assume my workouts, diet, supplements, and skin care regimen are part of trying to look young. It has always been about trying to stay healthy and trying to also feel good physically.

    I think I look better in my forties than I did in my thirties, but then again most of my thirties were spent in a miserable relationship, lol.
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    Aug 17, 2009 6:29 PM GMT
    I think its the way you treat yourself. It's not much different than the effect of how you treat a 'thing'.
    The better care you take of it, the longer it will last. Don't alter it, it was built correctly the first time. Follow the directions and don't abuse it. Once it's damaged, its damaged. You do what you can to avoid the damage. Most people, when they are young, don't pay attention to this and that when most of the major damage happens or starts.
    Although I think I look OK for my age, not bad, but not great either, I'm happy with it. I take far better care of myself now than I did 20-30 years ago. I don't want to look 20 years younger, I just don't want to feel or look any older than I am at any one moment. When I'm 60, I expect to look 60. I just want to respect myself enough to make sure it's a GOOD 60 and not a tragic one.
    There's no elective cosmetic surgery for me in the future. I'd prefer to age as gracefully as possible, not kicking and screaming and grabbing anything that will make me 'younger looking'.
    There are quite a few guys here who are about my age that I'd love to look as good as. I respect them for their dedication and I'll continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle - and that definitely includes FUN!
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    Aug 17, 2009 6:41 PM GMT
    Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol - are the things which make you age very quick. If you avoid these, eat a healthy balanced diet with lots of protein, fruits and veggies - and exercise regularly then you can stay looking young for a very long time. I know men in their 50s who look stunning.. and I know men in their 30s who look like shit - its all about how you treat your body..

    However - there is only a certain age upto which you can stay young looking - beyond 50-55 no matter how hard you try - your age catches up.. if you still want to stay looking young then the only option is cosmetic surgery - so start saving your money and investing smartly if you are so concerned about getting old one day..lol. I don't think I care about it anymore... older men are more stable and normal anyway.