Growing older brings with it some great things like wisdom and more opportunities in life, but one down side is the actual aging of your body. In recent decades there have been many discoveries in anti-aging, each with their own various ways of fighting the onset of age. Of course all of the wrinkle cream, Botox and surgery won’t half as much good if you aren’t doing a few key things to help with the anti-aging process. The fight against aging starts with simple habits and routines that can help prolong not only your life, but the quality of it by keeping you looking and feeling young even into your senior years. We’ve put together 4 anti-aging tips to help you stay young for a long time to come.
There is the saying “you are what you eat” and that applies to your body in more ways than whether or not you’re overweight. A diet filled with junk foods, processed foods or other unhealthy items can add years to your overall look age-wise and can severely shorten your lifespan as well. On the flipside, if you have a diet filled with fresh vegetables & fruits, heart healthy whole grains, healthy proteins (salmon, tuna, chicken, turkey, etc) and so forth, you will add years to your life and supply your body with the vital nutrients it needs to function properly and combat the signs of aging both externally and internally.
Studies have shown that people who exercise 5 hours or more a week have a longer life and stay more active into their senior years than those who have a fairly sedentary lifestyle. By incorporating exercise into your daily routine you can help your body in a variety of ways that aid in the anti-aging process such as bike riding, yoga, running, walking, surfing, rock climbing, etc. You aren’t restricted to “boring” gym exercises like situps, pushups and so forth, as long as you get your heart pumping and your body moving, it can help you stay young in both mind and body.
Find Ways to Reduce Stress in Your Life
Stress can be one of the biggest reasons why a person looks and feels older than their actual age. It overtaxes the body and wears it down, making the aging process more pronounced. To help combat that, try to find ways to reduce stress in your life such as restricting how much time you spend at work, taking a vacation every so often, take a scenic drive after a long day at work, incorporate mediation or deep breathing into your daily routine, etc.
See Your Doctor Routinely
Men are notorious for avoiding the doctor, but doing so can allow a health problem to go unchecked that not only effects your internal body, but your external one as well. There are many health issues such as heart disease, cancer and high blood pressure that can make you look older on the outside and shorten your lifespan even if the issues is caught later on. Anti-aging is about taking care of your body both on the inside and the outside, and routine exams with your doctor can help do that.