Online Class: Anti Aging Techniques

Today, people are living longer, happier, and healthier lives. Medical technology and care has increased lifespan by years and sometimes even decades.

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Course Description

A New Era of Aging: Embracing Longevity with Grace and Vigor

In today's ever-evolving landscape, the narrative around aging has witnessed a dramatic transformation. With the dawn of cutting-edge medical technology, the average lifespan has extended significantly. As per recent data, the global life expectancy has risen to an astounding 72.6 years, a monumental increase from the early 20th century.

This surge in longevity is not solely due to medical advancements; it's also attributed to a conscious shift in lifestyle. The contemporary individual is better informed and more proactive in integrating anti-aging techniques into daily routines. From adopting balanced diets to engaging in cognitive exercises, individuals today are crafting a pathway to a more vibrant, prolonged life.

The allure of preserving the vitality of our youth is undeniably enticing. Imagine harnessing the same zest and energy at 75 that you had at 30! A century ago, life beyond 65 seemed a distant dream for many. But with our current understanding, the mid to late 50s is now perceived as the "new middle-age", and it's not uncommon to witness individuals leading active lives into their late 90s.

The role of education in this transformation cannot be understated. Knowledge dissemination has empowered countless individuals to explore anti-aging strategies, directly impacting their life expectancy. But it's not just about the physical. An individual's attitude towards aging greatly influences the experience of it. This course delves deep into debunking age-old myths about aging and highlights the boundless potential that lies in the latter part of life.

What does it truly take to defy the traditional confines of age? The course will guide you through the importance of physical activity, exemplified by the lesson "Move it or Lose it!". It's proven that consistent movement reduces the risk of chronic diseases. Beyond that, we will explore the cosmetic industry's contributions to anti-aging, analyzing the efficacy of popular products and procedures.

Additionally, hydration, essential vitamins, and minerals are pivotal to maintaining a youthful demeanor. The course offers insights into age-old remedies and the crucial role of hormones in our aging process. For instance, did you know that the decline in estrogen and testosterone can directly impact skin elasticity and bone density?

Course Overview:

  • Lesson 1: Appearances, Appearances
    Delving into the aesthetic aspects of aging and understanding the significance of self-presentation.

  • Lesson 2: Move it or Lose it!
    The science behind the importance of physical activity in prolonging youthfulness.

  • Lesson 3: Cosmetic Wonders
    Evaluating the world of cosmetics and its contributions to anti-aging.

  • Lesson 4: Healthy Balances
    Understanding the equilibrium between different facets of health.

  • Lesson 5: I Know I Should, But I Don't
    Overcoming procrastination and barriers to healthy living.

  • Lesson 6: It's All About Attitude
    The psychological aspects of aging and its influence on the overall experience.

  • Lesson 7: The Importance of Nutrition
    A deep dive into essential nutrients and their role in preserving youth.

  • Lesson 8: Aging Myths Exposed
    Debunking misconceptions about the aging process.

  • Lesson 9: The Good Old Days
    Reflecting on historical perceptions of aging and their relevance today.

  • Lesson 10: Anti-Oxy-What?
    Unpacking the significance of antioxidants in the fight against aging.

  • Lesson 11: Hormones - Your Body's Mirror
    A comprehensive study on the role of hormones in aging.

  • Lesson 12: Aging Gracefully
    Embracing the golden years with poise, dignity, and vigor.

Join us on this enlightening journey as we challenge perceptions, shatter myths, and chart a course towards aging with grace, energy, and confidence.

Course Motivation

There is nothing quite so alarming as looking in a mirror one morning and realizing that the person that you thought you were and looked like does not resemble the person looking back to you. Regardless of age, we all have certain perceptions of ourselves. Sometimes, these perceptions may defy gravity and time, but more often than not, we see our life experiences, emotions, and physical limitations in our reflections.

Our introduction into this antiaging techniques course will hopefully help put those lines, wrinkles, and skin imperfections in perspective. We will help to explain the connection between mind, body, and spirit when it comes to antiaging techniques and potential treatments. Regardless of our gender, our heritage, and our cultural differences, we human beings are all in the same boat in that we are not immortal. Regardless of how we attempt it, most of us, sooner or later, slam on the brakes and realize that our skin, muscles, and organs may not be defying the aging process as well as our minds do.

So let's explore the benefits of exercise, maintaining healthy balances in our lives, and maintaining the proper attitude when it comes to seeking that elusive fountain of youth that we all look for sooner or later. We will also delve into ancient myths about aging as well as antiaging remedies that have been utilized by various cultures around the world since the beginning of time.

We'll cover hormones, vitamins and minerals, and the importance of nutrition. We'll talk about what we should and shouldn't do when it comes to maintaining that youthful and vigorous appearance that we all strive for, and most of all, we'll expose the myths and reveal the truth about the aging process that we all must experience, ready, willing or not.

Lines, Lines, Everywhere
Perhaps a good place to start talking about skin, lines and wrinkles is to first understand how the skin develops and ages. Of course, no topic about skin care and antiaging would be complete without mentioning the dangers caused by a buildup of damage caused by smoking, poor nutrition, and over-exposure to the sun, either at the beach or in the tanning bed.

Young men and women enjoy new skin cell growth roughly every two to three weeks. Unfortunately, by the time you hit your mid-30s, the cell regeneration and turnover process slows to about once a month. If you're alarmed by that, wait until you're around 70 years old, when cell regeneration rates can take up to several months! What to do about this? While there is not much we can do to completely halt the aging process, there are ways in which we can help slow down such damage, especially that caused by outside factors.

Certain facts regarding the natural aging process and its effect on the skin are medically proven. These may include but are not limited to facts such as that as we age:
  • Oil production from sebaceous glands is decreased
  • Skin layers become thinner
  • Cell regeneration slows
  • Collagen breaks down
  • Skin loses elasticity
  • The production of melanin slows
  • Blood vessels become more fragile and visible beneath the skin  
When it comes to wrinkles and lines caused by a lack of elasticity in the skin as well as collagen breakdown, we can help slow their appearance by taking good care of our skin and avoiding over-exposure to ultraviolet rays. As a matter of fact, many individuals may help to slow the damage inflicted on his or her skin by avoiding the damaging impact of exterior factors. At the top of the list is exposure to the sun, which causes damage that should not be underestimated.

We're not saying you should never venture out into the sunshine, far from it. Our skin needs the natural Vitamin D provided by sunlight not only for our body's health, but our mental and emotional health as well.

However, intense or over-exposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) causes damage in our skin, or epidermal , cells that often results in mutations that cause cancer. Melanoma and other types of skin cancers are on the increase, though public awareness and education are hoping to reduce the numbers of both young and older people diagnosed with malignant and benign forms of skin cancer.

Ultraviolet radiation caused by extensive amounts of time in the sun, which also speeds the rate at which collagen is broken down in the skin. Collagen is that substance that gives our skin depth. The chance of becoming wrinkled increases through over-exposure to ultraviolet radiation too, because it increases amounts of abnormal elastin in the skin.

Last but not least in major factors that contribute to wrinkling and lines is cigarette smoking. What do all healthy cells and tissues need to thrive? That's right, oxygen. Cigarette smoking decreases the amount of oxygen that becomes available to facial tissues, not only because of its chemical ingredients, but because those components also help to constrict blood vessels.

Because our skin is our first line of defense against a multitude of environmental factors, including weather, illness, disease and injury, it stands to reason that we should all take the best care of our skin by protecting it, exercising it, and keeping it hydrated. While we may not notice the damage we are doing to our skin when were younger, or even care, the effects of that damage become increasingly evident as we hit our 30s and 40s.

Defying Gravity
Why is it that by the time we reached our 40s or 50s, our faces and other parts of our body start losing their definition and structure and start to droop? Men and women over 40 start to notice a thickening of the neck, drooping jaw lines, protruding bellies and drooping breasts. In most cases, such signs of aging are due to a lack of collagen and elastin in the body. Can these effects be reversed? In many cases, let's just say it depends.

Many people forget that the muscles in the body provide structure and support and as such should be exercised and maintained in order to provide not only good posture, but a great appearance as well. Neck and facial muscles are just as important as your biceps and abs, though many people neglect to exercise these vital areas, which may lead to advance-aging appearances. We will go over the benefits of such exercise in our next lesson.

When it comes to appearances, many of us, short of drastic cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, must do the best we can with what we have been given. However, we can take charge of our appearances to a great degree by watching our weight, avoiding overexposure to the sun, drinking enough water, and exercising. All these topics will be covered in this antiaging techniques course, but suffice it to say that many of us have the capability to slow the signs of aging at every stage of our lives.
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Appearances, Appearances

Regardless of how we attempt it, most of us, sooner or later, slam on the brakes and realize that our skin, muscles, and organs may not be defying the aging process as well as our minds do. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 1: Appearances, Appearances

Lesson 2: Move it or Lose it!

This lesson will strive to explain the benefits of exercise as well as the different types of exercises out there for every individual. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 2: Move it or Lose it!

Lesson 3: Cosmetic Wonders

Determining the truths behind many antiaging cosmetics claims as well as antiaging trends in cosmetic and plastic surgery today will be explored in this lesson. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Cosmetics and Anti-aging
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 3: Cosmetic Wonders

Lesson 4: Healthy Balances

This lesson will explore ways in which each and every one of us can maintain healthy weight and mental acuity, as well as emotional stability despite the demands of our everyday work and home environments. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 4: Healthy Balances

Lesson 5: I Know I Should, But I Don't

This lesson will explore the reasons why we should take better care of ourselves, as well as provide guidelines and options of how we can get past hurdles and obstacles in order to help increase our potential of living longer, healthier lives. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 5: I Know I Should - But I Don't

Lesson 6: It's All About Attitude

This lesson will explain how attitude plays an enormous role in the anti-aging process. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Positive Thinking and Aging Process
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 6: It's All About Attitude

Lesson 7: The Importance of Nutrition

This lesson will cover the importance in benefits of basic vitamins and minerals that are essential for longevity and a youthful looking appearance. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 7: The Importance of Nutrition

Lesson 8: Aging Myths Exposed

This lesson is going to explore various aging myths and the truths, or untruths, behind them, as well as anti-aging "secrets" that may take the brunt out of the aging process altogether. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 8: Aging Myths Exposed

Lesson 9: The Good Old Days

This lesson will briefly explore some of the methods ancient cultures used to maintain their youth. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 9: The Good Old Days

Lesson 10: Anti-Oxy-What?

In this lesson, we will go over a variety of ways that today's consumers use antioxidants to slow the aging process, reduce the degenerative aging process, not to mention lead a healthier lifestyle both inside and out. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 10: Anti-Oxy-What?

Lesson 11: Hormones - Your Body's Mirror

This lesson will briefly explore how the presence, or lack of hormones in our bodies reflects our health, emotions, and mental stability. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 11: Hormones - Your Body's Mirror

Lesson 12: Aging Gracefully

Aging gracefully will also help us to attain longevity, and maintain our youthful look and appearance beyond our wildest dreams. 69 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Course Design; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 12: Aging Gracefully
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify various techniques that can be used to make people look younger.
  • Describe the role of diet and exercise to stay and look healthy.
  • Recognize common aging myths.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Anti Aging Techniques
Course Number: 7550136
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (3,324 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: August 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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