5 Tips For Looking Younger Longer
Let’s face it, we all want to look young for as long as possible. But both physical and mental health is affected by our every day lives. If there was a way to turn back or freeze time, many people would choose to do so. Because that is not possible, here are some simple life hacks to help you look younger for longer.
Managing Your Stress
Stress causes aging. Meditation and yoga are great ways to manage stress. They also prevent the shortening of telomeres, the part of your chromosomes that is responsible for aging cells. But if yoga isn’t your thing, simply surround yourself with people you like. Studies show that people who are able to maintain relationships have longer telomeres, and therefore, prolonged youth.
Slowing Your Metabolism
You can do this through caloric restrictions. Adjusting your diet and restricting unhealthy calories can improve your overall health. Some foods are considered “anti-aging” such as blueberries, dark chocolate, nuts, salmon, and avocado. A study from the University of Scranton found that walnuts contain the most anti-aging properties. Try adding some of these healthy fats and removing sugars to keep a more youthful appearance.
Exercising Your Brain
While exercising your body is important, you can’t forget to exercise your brain. Participating in tasks that involve mental activity such as speaking another language, learning new facts, or reading a book can help slow down the aging process. Your brain is happiest when it is working hard. So increase those neurons and help your brain stay younger!
Increasing Your Vitamins
This could be as simple as sitting in the sun for 15 minutes and soaking up some vitamin D. The best time to sit in the sun with the least risk of skin cancer is in the middle of the day. If you have a sun sensitivity, stick to oral vitamins. Some powerful antioxidants that assist in anti-aging include Selenium, vitamin E, vitamin C, and Omega-3.
Getting Your Beauty Sleep
Most people require 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night, but we know that doesn’t always happen. Going to sleep late and waking up early causes noticeable changes in the way we look and feel. Research from Harvard Medical School shows that people who go to bed one hour earlier than usual have positive changes in their blood pressure. Getting a good night sleep can reduce the risk of heart-related diseases.
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